Category Archives: Emotional Health

How Creativity Improves Health

Drawing or painting; doing arts and crafts; cross-stitch or needlepoint; dancing; singing; playing an instrument – do these activities have any impact on your health? You bet they do! Probably more than you even realize. Maybe, like me, you have … Continue reading

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Healthy Living: Be Crabby and Embrace Change

I was reading a beautiful Holy Land Moments devotional recently and the writer used the way a crab grows to make a spiritual point. As I read the devotional it spoke volumes to me about why some people have such … Continue reading

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Weight Loss: Are You Good or Bad Today?

We have to lose the belief that some foods are “good” and some are “bad.” You’re probably thinking I’m being hypocritical because I often write about the dangers of certain foods and ingredients in them. But hear what I am … Continue reading

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Health: My Best Simple Tips For a Healthier Year

Last month I was interviewed by The Iron Jen McDonough and shared some really simple steps to make this your healthiest, best year ever. One of the basic principles of my coaching is to use what I call “baby steps” … Continue reading

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Health: How to Begin New Habits in the New Year

The beginning of a brand new year just screams out for establishing new, better, healthier habits! And most people try to do just that. Unfortunately, their efforts are woefully short-lived and totally ineffective. Making New Year’s resolutions usually doesn’t last … Continue reading

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Healthy Holidays: My 7 Best Tips for a Healthy Holiday (and Minimal Weight Gain!)

I’ve been reading articles and posts about how to transform traditional holiday goodies into more healthy fare. You know making them gluten free, or low fat or whatever your idea of “healthier” is.  My thoughts on the holidays are a … Continue reading

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Health and Inflammation: What Does “Awe” Have to Do With It?

In case you didn’t realize it, your emotions influence your physical health. It’s long been known that the emotions of love and compassion activate your parasympathetic system (the healing and restoration system) and stress activates the sympathetic system (fight or … Continue reading

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