My Resilience: Resourcefulness + Grace

Modifying how I do things is the difference between actually doing it verses not doing it. Modifying acknowledges the barrier, but then allows me to pivot to a more advantageous position. 

Modifying takes back control from chronic pain and fatigue. 

It says I can’t do much, but I can do something.

Doing something is the start of lifestyle change.

Lifestyle change is adaptability.

Adaptability is strength. 

Strength is resilience. 

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Video | DIY Habit Busting Toolkit!

Want to beat those long-term habits in a fun, involved way? Join me and create your own DIY, physicial toolkit to break your habits!

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Real Talk: Depression, Autoimmune Disease, and Infection

It’s no mystery that individuals with chronic diseases are at higher risk for depression. Who’s mood doesn’t drop when confined to a bed or coughing up a lung?

Battling my autoimmune condition is also battling my mood. My mood is intrinsically (and maybe biologically) linked to the flares of my Rheumatoid Arthritis. I once read a meme that said something like, half of the time I’m trying to convince others of my autoimmune condition and the other half of the time I’m pretending like it doesn’t exist. It’s like this: on one hand, people tend to think I look young and healthy, like I don’t have serious health problems, when in fact I do. On the other hand, I’m trying to look (and feel!) young and healthy, like I don’t have serious health problems, even though I do.

Today I feel the tension and frustration acutely.

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Video | Stress Reduction: Daydreaming + Mini-Vacations!

Want to harness that daydreaming energy for good. Why not take a mini-vacation every day, even in your most stressful moments?

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Five Signs You Should Hire A Health Coach

It’s the question I get all the time.

“So what exactly does a health coach do?”

An integrative health coach partners with you to achieve long-term health goals that line up with your most important values. 

And really honestly, a health coach is only as good as the sustainable results you see in your life.

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A Year Of Clarity - A Year Without Alcohol

My intention for 2017 was ADVENTURE. 

And adventurous it was.

I decided to follow my gut. To listen to my needs, my dreams, my wisdom. To go places I’ve never gone, learn things I’ve never learned, and achieve things I’ve never achieved! I did all of this over the past year and I’ve never felt more alive.

My adventure in 2017 was full of inspiration, roundedness, and risk all at the same time!

Unexpectedly it’s also brought incredible clarity.

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Five Tips to Travel Smart

Traveling used to be traumatic for me. Everything from carrying luggage to sitting on a plane for extended hours. Whatever my travel time was, double that for my recovery time. I became so frustrated with the recuperation because it took away from quality time meant for family and friends. 

Of course, some of the fatigue and pain with traveling comes from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), an autoimmune condition that affects my energy and joints. My threshold for sitting in the same position or hauling a bag over my shoulder across the airport is comparatively low. But even still, traveling even to fun places (like Cancun for my honeymoon) felt tiring and burdensome.

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A Woman's Place - Wherever She Damn Well Chooses

A woman’s place should be wherever she damn well chooses. And wherever that place is, I hope she feels strong and healthy. 

I speak to women and serve women and care about the health of women because too often society has been taught not to.

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Know Your Rules So You Can Break Them

I’m a foodie. And we landed in New York City for a week.

New York seems to have a surplus of fresh foods - and a surplus of foods to indulge in.

Life is about balance. I’ve found the healthier I eat (healthy meaning fueling my body well, knowing what it does/does not tolerate) the better I feel. And I wanted to feel great, with lots of energy to explore the city!

I’ve learned to make all my own food rules so I can also know exactly when to break them.

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