There are basically 4 reasons why we eat!

When was the last time you really felt hungry? Many of us eat every 2 hours to keep our energy and blood sugar levels up. Here are the basic four reasons why we eat: 1. We want to feel full, to satiate our hunger with processed carbs and inexpensive food items. In this category, maybe we haven’t begun exploring how our food and moods are connected. Most of us have been here at one time or another. We might rationalize “it’s just this once”. No judgment, just notice if you’ve experienced this step before. 2. We begin to notice our health, possibly correcting a condition that has shown up, and start eating more salads and veggies. We may begin to choose organic/non-GMO in our food choices. We start taking vitamins and supplements, and possibly begin to actively seek out support and accountability. 3. We are eating for wellness, in recovery from illness, or trying to ease discomfort in our body. We begin to minimize meat, grains, processed foods, and alcohol consumption. We experiment with dairy, sugar and gluten-free lifestyle options, trying to figure out our relationship to food and how our body responds. 4. We’ve had an awakening of sorts, and realize that a vegan or raw, plant-based diet may suit us best, but not sure how to proceed healthily. We’ve removed chemicalized foods from our diet, and understand the connection between what we put in and on our body actually does affect us as a whole being. Where do you find yourself in this pattern of human evolution? For certainly, we are all human and begin somewhere. Please...

Self-care idea’s for continuing past Mother’s Day!

Self-care habits or rituals… do you think they are important? Can you think of just one that you perform on a daily basis? Self-care is truly the basis of self-love! The more you perform the act or acts you choose, the more it becomes part of your daily routine, the more you tune into your own needs and desires… often fulfilling a strong need to create a loving relationship with self. It is our heart’s desire. Self-care practices may even help to alleviate stress, anxiety and depression. Let me share some self-care resources with you today. From this list you may make your own checklist of sorts. Choose some items that you can commit to everyday for positive shifts in your life. Self Care checklist… what appeals to you? What can you commit to? Dry skin brushing daily before showering. Gentle yoga poses (at least 3) upon rising. Gentle stretching exercises (at least 3) upon rising. Take note of what makes you feel grounded each morning, even if its standing with your feet shoulder width apart while brushing your teeth. FEEL your feet firmly anchored to the ground and FEEL in-your-body… Take an early morning walk in nature, if you can, for a similar grounding experience. Infrared sauna – great for helping your body get rid of toxins. In the Ithaca area, my friend Lori has one at her salon called Dodge City Clippers. Practice a 5 minute daily meditation. Enjoy a daily practice of gratitude with feeling. Imagine and FEEL your gratefulness. After lunch, schedule in a rest period for 10-20 minutes. Read, sun-bathe, journal, or nap. Schedule...

Empowering women to thrive

When complaints pile up, we often don’t think of one-stop shopping. We call different doctors and different practitioners thinking that each individual area of our body needs the attention of a specialist. What if there was someone that could help you navigate the confusing world of health and wellness, without trying to sell you something…  a pill for this and a pill for that. Even supplements add up over time. I’ve worked with clients taking fistfuls of supplements prescribed by another, only to go back to the same practitioner a month later and be told “oh here, take these 5 supplements instead, your body is testing differently today!” Yikes! This is what sets my practice apart. I don’t sell anything. I listen to you. I help you navigate the often-times confusing array of issues you  may present with: headaches, migraines, bloating, allergy symptoms, food intolerances, joint pain, obesity, underweight, anxiety… all of it. I practice a holistic approach. Like Functional Medicine, we get to the bottom of what is causing your particular symptoms. Together we discover the best route for you to take- to get relief! Working with me, you’ll know exactly which foods to eat for your particular body, which foods to avoid, and which foods will bring you the most energy and vitality! I like to keep it simple. We begin wherever you are in the confusing world of nutrition and diets. Let pain, bloating and headaches be a thing of the past… -empowering women to thrive, in body, mind and...

Happy New Year 2015

I’ve been thinking today of how to inspire each and every one of you! And I have a plan. I’ve created a beautiful template of a goal setting exercise that I viewed today on this video. I’ll explain below… Just click here to download the form and be inspired!   According to MindValley.com, there are 3 very important questions to ask yourself around setting goals. What EXPERIENCES do I want out of life How do I want to GROW and be a more creative being  What do I want to CONTRIBUTE to the world… what will my legacy be…   To view the instruction page, click here Basically, this is how it works. There are 3 columns on your page, one for Experiences, one for Growth, and one for Contribution. You are only to spend 90 seconds on each column. Set a timer. Go with your gut instinct, don’t think too much, just write whatever comes to you. First you list all experiences that you want to get out of life. What would you really want to experience? Pretend there is NO limit to time and money. Some idea’s would be around health, fitness, love, relationships, family, friends… What type of home do you desire, what type of car? What places do you want to visit? What do you want to see and experience? holidays… travel plans… think big! Second you list all the various ways you want to grow and BE a more creative being. Look at your intellectual life… what books do you want to read, what new language do you want to learn? Look at your...

Past Life Regression Therapy for healing

The type of Regression Therapy that I facilitate is not for curiosity seekers, but for individuals seeking to heal on a physical, mental and emotional level. In addition to visiting past lives, we also explore your birth experience. The manner in which you experience your own birth will determine your formula for coping with stress for the rest of your life… According to Dr. Netherton, the diabetic body remembers staving to death… And a person experiencing migraines may have had serious blows to the head during a past life experience… Releasing shame is also a big part of regression therapy. “Shame is Universal, it is a fear of disconnection (I’m not good enough). Is there something about me that if other people know it or see it, I won’t be worthy of connection? Shame is excruciating vulnerability! (taking emotional risk)” -according to Brené Brown, there are 3 keys to fully embrace vulnerability: 1. Let ourselves be seen. Be authentic. Love with our whole heart, even though there are no guarantees. 2. Practice gratitude and joy. 3. Practice: “I am enough”. Be kinder and gentler to ourselves and others. “The aim with every client is to obtain freedom from the issues which are affecting their behavior” “The human consciousness has a natural drive toward resolution” “Many traditional therapists create relationships with clients that foster long term dependency” “One past life regression is equal to one year of traditional talk therapy!” -Dr Morris Netherton I invite you to read the many testimonials on my website, and determine if regression therapy is a good fit for your soul evolution. I am so...

What we might learn from Robin Williams

Thank you Robin Williams… we love you to Never-land and the moon and back. When I attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition several years ago, my most memorable moment was a man in his 50’s from the audience, accepting the microphone from the beloved founder of IIN, Joshua Rosenthal. Holding back his tears, this student and now my colleague, told us that he was standing there that day because of IIN. His father, brother and uncle had all committed suicide! Because of our education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, he now understood the correlation between gluten and depression! He was living proof that omitting gluten from his diet had led him to a life without depression and the medication it typically required. There weren’t many dry eyes in that conference hall On a personal level, my one daughter is 100% gluten free due to severe emotional crying when ingested, and my one little granddaughter due to extreme emotional outbursts and crying for no reason before we realized what was happening! I share this today in hopes it will help one person understand themselves or another a little better. What if, just what if a life could be changed around from the depths of despair?? What if avoiding all gluten and the offending products could really change the direction of a life? I ask you to ponder this story… Many Blessings, Coach...