Open Mindset is the Key to Healthy Eating Habits

  For over 3 years I resisted getting the eye glasses I needed to improve my vision. I simply “got by” using the drug store “cheaters.” In my mind I had a “fixed belief” that because I had had corrective surgery on my eyes 20 years ago, I shouldn’t EVER have to wear glasses!! It’s…

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Health Habit Change Made Simple

Do you have a health habit that you’re trying to change? Three years ago, we rescued a quirky 4 year old 98 pound labradoodle named Winston. Even though there was no mention from the Foster Mom about most of his aberrant behavior, we soon realized that he had numerous bad habits. And one of the…

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Your Key to Successfully Reversing T2 Diabetes

I was so embarrassed that I was crying at the nurses’ station. We had just learned that one of our well-liked patients, a 43 y.o. pilot, had to have his toe amputated due to Type 2 Diabetes. I wasn’t the only one wiping back tears, but I felt so defeated. Our medical team had tried…

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The Truth about Heart Health

  February is Heart Health Month! Although you might not hear it from your Health Care Provider, a heart healthy diet is most certainly one of the best ways to improve your heart health. But this can difficult, as there’s an abundance of conflicting information in the media and on the internet. Do you remember…

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Conquer Food Cravings

When Covid hit in March, 2020, my business as a Health Coach and Holistic Nurse Practitioner floundered.  As we were all sheltering in place in a time of great uncertainty, many of us felt highly stressed. So, to maintain my sanity and feel that I was still contributing to my community, in April of 2020,…

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Cucumber Sandwiches: Part of your self-care?

  Many years ago (I won’t admit how many), my husband and I were in the Peace Corps, living in Apia, Samoa, in the South Pacific. I was teaching nursing at the College of Nursing, and our Principle was a woman from New Zealand. On most days, we observed the British practice of Afternoon Tea,…

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Deadly duo: Foods can become addicting

Some days I hate my job. When Covid hit, my business as a Health Coach and Holistic Nurse Practitioner floundered.  As we were all sheltering in place in a time of great uncertainty, many of us felt paralyzed and highly stressed. So, to maintain my sanity, in April of 2020, I started delivering groceries to…

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2021 Immune System Reboot

  Is your immune system neglected or in need of repair? With Covid all around us in our communities, and being in the peak of cold and flu season, NOW is the time to fortify your immune system. We know that certain medications and other lifestyle measures can unknowingly damage our immune system, but in our…

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Covid & Comfort Food

Are you like me and afraid to get on the scale these days? Dozens of people I’ve talked to in the past few months are bemoaning the fact that they’ve gained the “Quarantine 15.” And others have said “I always lose weight over the summer, but not this year.” The Covid pandemic has affected us…

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Covid: What’s ahead for your health?

The novel Corona virus, officially named SARS-Co2, has wreaked havoc around the world. And we know that this virus is not going away. As stores, restaurants and businesses re-open, a high degree of uncertainty prevails concerning our personal health and the health of family and friends. What lies ahead in the next 2 months? Will…

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