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The Glow Warrior’s Guide to Picking the Right Doctor

Here’s a no-brainer: When most people get sick, they go to the doctor. The doctor diagnoses them and (hopefully!) prescribes a cure, maybe an antibiotic combined with a few days of chicken soup and Netflix. Easy! But for those of us living with chronic health...

Aromatherapy: An excerpt from Kicking Sick

There are so many ways to soothe yourself and bring yourself back to the present moment. Aromatherapy is something that has really helped me. Give it a try! Here is an excerpt from my book Kicking Sick: We’ve all experienced the power of scent and how it can shift our...

A Stress-Free Day

A Stress-Free Day Begins with a Good Morning In both my personal life and my coaching practice I am a firm believer that how you start your day dictates how the rest of your day will be. In an earlier post we talked about the importance of getting a good night’s...

Exercise Benefits: an excerpt from Kicking Sick

No matter where you are in your healing journey, there is always something you can do that will help you to feel better. Movement is a great place to start! Here is an excerpt from my book Kicking Sick: Get Your Tush on the Happy Train Illness, especially a chronic...

New Year, New You: 6 Tricks to rock your resolutions

If you are like me, there have been some December 31sts in your life when you looked back at the year and thought “I didn’t keep all of my resolutions I had wanted for myself this year.” Well, you’re not alone in realizing that those big promises you make to yourself...

Practice Self Care – an excerpt from Kicking Sick

This time of year, it is typical and far too common to feel tired, rundown, and spread in too many directions. The first thing that we seem to forget is taking care of ourselves. We can't do it all, all the time.  We need to rethink the way we care for ourselves on a...

Snooze Fest

Give your brain and your body the rest they need to keep you at your best. Do you ever find yourself staring off into space during the workday? Falling asleep while your sexy significant other whispers sweet nothings into your ear? Or feeling so snappish you might...

Hooray for a Healthy Halloween!

Halloween is my all-time favorite holiday. As a kid I loved visiting the pumpkin patch, picking then bobbing for apples, and getting scared out of my wits on haunted hayrides. Now as an adult, I love shedding my grown-up skin and replacing it with an alternative...

Fall into a New You

Labor Day brought summer to a close, and with it the end of hot weather treats. We all have our favorites—and it’s no wonder the jeans feel a little snug. Had a few too many tequila shots? Did the guac and chips get a little too out of control the last few weeks? Do...

Detox 101: Break a sweat

I go out of my way to break a sweat, at least three times a week. You should too. Why? Because sweating is good for you—good for your skin, good for your body, good for you on a cellular level and good for your stress levels. Conspire to Perspire The skin is the...

Detox 101: 5 Ways to Cut the Crap

I’m sure you know the old saying, “you are what you eat.” Well, it’s true! Glowing skin, a bright smile, and happy insides are the result when you take care to eat “the good stuff.” My doctor, who is also a great teacher of mine, Dr. Mark Hyman has some simple advice...

Detox 101: Cleaning House – 5 Tips for Healthy Digestion

Now that we've discussed how important it is to be mindful of your self-care—and you've had a chance to try some of the mindfulness strategies for achieving health and serenity, because, you know, good self-care is a head-to-toe undertaking that starts at the top—...