body & health, pain management, psychology

Should You Work Through Pain?

Should patients work through pain? When it comes to pain, an individualized approach that takes all factors into account is best.

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Aging Well, body & health, wellness

How to Reduce Sugar From Your Diet

Sugar and I have a dysfunctional relationship. We usually hang out with each other daily, and although no good comes of it, we keep trying to make it work. We've broken up many times only to reunite sometimes days, sometimes months later. There's a lot of research to support the many evils of sugar. Most… Continue reading How to Reduce Sugar From Your Diet

Aging Well, body & health, coaching, mental health, psychology, wellness

Want to Reach Your Goal? Change One Thing!

Reaching your goals can be a simple process, all it takes is changing one thing. Use this simple technique and start seeing positive changes in your life.

Aging Well, body & health, mental health, psychology, Uncategorized, wellness

Adults Need Movement Breaks Too

There have been a lot of articles recently about the importance of recess or movement breaks for kids. Exercise in all its forms is crucial to healthy development, mental health and wellness. However, this need is not exclusive to childhood. Movement is as important for adults as it is for children. As parents and teachers,… Continue reading Adults Need Movement Breaks Too

body & health, mental health, Uncategorized

How You Breathe Impacts Your Health

Take a deep breath, and slowly let it out. Breathing is one of those life necessities that we all take for granted. Although it's automatic, we could all stand to pay more attention to it. Why? Because you're not doing it right. By the time we reach adulthood, most of us are shallow breathers. We hold our breath… Continue reading How You Breathe Impacts Your Health

body & health, Uncategorized

Better Sleep Hygiene So You Can Get Your Zzz

Sleep is a precious commodity for a lot of us these days. Our busy schedules are filled with important activities competing for our attention, and sleep too often gets pushed to the bottom of our priority list. Sleep deprivation affects more than just your energy; it also negatively impacts your productivity, memory, ability to process information, immune system,… Continue reading Better Sleep Hygiene So You Can Get Your Zzz

body & health, mental health, psychology, Uncategorized

How to Build a Good Life

I have been pondering about life lately, or should I say aging well? Like a mason building a wall, all of us can build the life we want with the right tools. The secret resides in being aware of our values and gaining an understanding of what truly matters over time. But let's face it,… Continue reading How to Build a Good Life

body & health, mental health

Why We Need Sunlight

Growing up in the sunny south of France, I loved the occasional rainy day. The cadence of rain on rooftops and the musty smell in the air felt so comforting. Seven years in the Pacific Northwest cured me of that: my energy ebbed with the seemingly unending cloud cover, my skin itself felt thirsty for… Continue reading Why We Need Sunlight

body & health, Uncategorized

Healthy Eating

Eating healthy is a challenge when you're busy. It's especially hard when you are juggling the nutritional needs of your whole family. Preparation is half the battle. We're six people in our family, so over the years I have developed helpful habits to ensure that we all have healthy options for meals and snacks. Guide to… Continue reading Healthy Eating

body & health, child development, mental health, parenting, Sensory, Uncategorized

Calming Activities for Your Brain

Anxiety, anger, boredom, stress and restlessness alert us to issues that need to be addressed. The discomfort they trigger is sometimes hard to deal with, and can send us spinning. Although I have found that calming techniques for adults are not always appropriate for kids, the reverse is not true. Children calming activities can be very effective… Continue reading Calming Activities for Your Brain