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Take What You Need: Nourishing Resources for Mind, Body, Heart, and Spirit, Part 1

Reading Time: 9 minutes

My mind and heart are overwhelmed by all that is happening in our world right now. The feelings are big and hard, and while I know they’ll get smaller and easier someday, the uncertainty and unknowns will likely be here for a while. I’ve seen so many people showing up to support each other in so many ways, and that makes me feel hopeful even as I grieve and move through the feelings. I’ve been contemplating how I can best serve from home as I also teach my kiddos and nurture my family. I shared on Instagram this week that I’m offering six weeks of free […]

Tools for Managing COVID-19 Anxiety for You and Your Family

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Fear. Worry. Anxiety. I know them all intimately. I have years of experience healing through anxiety. And as a mom I now hold my kiddo’s hands as they walk through their own flavors of anxiety.

Anxiety is high in our collective consciousness. Even though I’m not feeling overwhelmed by it myself, I can still sense physiological changes in my body. The concern I feel for the vulnerable among us weighs on my heart. I also feel a bit confused and disoriented as we orient to a new, albeit temporary, normal (I’m suddenly trying on the homeschooling that I’ve wondered about). Everyone’s experience looks and feels a bit different, and still, we’re […]

Navigating Transitions through Self-Awareness and Mindful Practice

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*This post provides a tool for you to use at another time, hence the longer than normal reading time!

Transitions are ubiquitous. They’re not only big, life-altering events, but they’re also daily occurrences. If you’ve shared your day with a child, she’s likely made you aware of all the transitions that are happening in her day. Shifting from playtime to mealtime, sleeping to waking, or school to home can ignite a variety of emotions. Adults make similar transitions throughout the day from sleeping to waking, work to home, or home to work, too. It’s understandably hard for kids and adults to switch gears—we are creatures of habit, […]

Three Important Things I’m Still Learning

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I’m still learning how to be who I know I am.

There was a time when I was disconnected from my essence. I was trying to find myself, although I wasn’t lost. Rather, I was yearning to re-member myself. I was, quite literally, trying to reconnect all the parts of me to each other. Healing has called for increasing levels of self-awareness, and this self-awareness has, in turn, offered the deep healing of remembering myself, even as I evolve through space and time. And yet, I’m still learning how to be who I know I am in a culture that has often asked me to be […]

How We Approach “Flu Season”

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I’m not fond of the term “flu season.” I tend to think of this time of year as the season of inadequate sunshine  coupled with excessive proximity to others. This cooler, darker time of year may also equate to eating differently, exercising differently, consuming media and alcohol differently, and even thinking and emoting differently than we do in the warmer, brighter months. All of these things, among others, can make us more susceptible to the viral and bacterial agents that proliferate in cooler temperatures. And then, when we do develop symptoms in response to a cold or flu virus, how we respond to them has a profound impact on how […]

Coaching & Healing: What I Do and What I Don’t Do

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My husband trades energy. I remember feeling confused and intrigued when I first learned about his job. I found it difficult to grasp the idea of buying and selling things that don’t actually exist, especially because I’d immersed myself in the realm of health psychology, not economics or finance. He explained it to me in English, of course, but to me the language of his work was a foreign language that I struggled to comprehend.

I think this happens with my work sometimes. When I talk to people who don’t have experience with coaching and healing, the language I use to describe it may, indeed, feel like a foreign language. I […]

2020: Taking up space, your theme, and a free workbook.

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I remember trying to make myself smaller in various ways throughout my youth. At sixteen years old, this meant making myself thinner. I never intended to take up so little space, but my brain became addicted to the drug that is starvation. And later in my adult life, despite trying to gain weight, Lyme disease robbed my pancreas of enzyme production and thwarted my efforts. While I’ve healed through both challenges, I’ve recently come to understand that this theme still permeates my life, albeit in different ways.

I’ve been addressing the foundations of healing for years. Only recently, after […]

On Cultivating Joy

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We’re right in the middle of the holiday season, and I know there’s so much happening for all of us. In addition to the fullness of the holidays, I’m in the midst of new homeopathic cases and follow-ups, and I’m writing a lot, both of which I love. But all of this calls for a lot of my time. The list of to-do’s is long, of course, and I’m noticing that even the things that bring me joy are feeling like another thing on the to-do list, because there’s a bit too much. So, something’s gotta give—I’m in the business of cultivating joy and healing, not […]

An Intentional New Year

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I’m writing this post from my family room floor, comfortably snuggled in front of our colossal Christmas tree, and I can’t help but think about the power of vision and intention.

It’s December—just letting you know in case it snuck up on you, too. I’ve been thinking about my process for reflecting on 2019 and visioning for 2020. Side note: I don’t do resolutions. I do like to harness the energy of a new year to zoom out and look at the big picture, but I focus on vision and intention throughout the year as well. I’m not one to devote myself to a singular tool or […]

How to Take a Coaching Approach in Your Life

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I first learned about coaching eighteen years ago. I’d recently graduated from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and I felt uncertain about how I wanted to apply my new skills and knowledge out in the world. While I can’t remember how I learned about this burgeoning profession, I remember immediately knowing I wanted to work with people in this way. I immersed myself in coach training and started coaching for a health promotion company shortly after that. Two years later, I started my coaching business. I witnessed countless people accelerate their self-discovery and sense of fulfillment, deepen their learning, […]