Holistic Health, Mind-body, Stress management

Are you fatigued? The superhero herbs to the rescue!

Recently I had the honor of hanging out with the dynamic duo behind Transformation Cafe, host Robin Masiewicz with co-host Amy Frost. The conversation centered on natural ways to overcome stress-induced fatigue, including the superheroes of the herbal world, adaptogens. So, pour yourself a comforting cup of tea and join us as we explore the… Continue reading Are you fatigued? The superhero herbs to the rescue!

Holistic Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Physical Fitness, Stress management

Spring Forward: How to Successfully Transition to Daylight Savings

Winter has shed her mantel and given way to the rebirth and rejuvenation of spring! Learn how to tap into the energy of this season by participating in this FREE online course. You'll learn simple ways to use diet and lifestyle to... Enhance your energyBoost productivityClear brain fogRejuvenate your skin During this 60-minute self-directed course,… Continue reading Spring Forward: How to Successfully Transition to Daylight Savings

Holistic Health, Lifestyle, Mind-body, Stress management

Hello new decade! Let’s talk

Many of us start a new year with a commitment to self-growth and self-improvement. I admire this habit and take this action myself. I take a slightly different approach than the traditional goal and resolution setting most people equate with the New Year. I shared my approach, RISQ Take, on the radio show Transformation Cafe… Continue reading Hello new decade! Let’s talk

Holistic Health, Lifestyle, Physical Fitness, Stress management

Go outside and play; it’s National Relaxation Day!

It’s National Relaxation Day, a holiday initiated on August 15, 1985, at the prompting of nine-year-old Sean Moelle of Clio, Michigan (Levine, 2017).  This young person noticed that constant work without any down time could make us ill.  Science supports his conclusion: too much work and no play can lead to chronic stress which contributes… Continue reading Go outside and play; it’s National Relaxation Day!

Holistic Health, Mind-body, Stress management

Weekly Health Quest (July 15-19, 2019) – Relaxing Tea Ritual

Join Amy Lynn Frost and me for this week's practical self-care action. This week, we'll be practicing a virtual tea ritual each day. This mindful exercise serves as both a method for reducing stress and hydrating the body. Want to join us? At 3pm (PDT) each day this week, make yourself a cup of tea as a… Continue reading Weekly Health Quest (July 15-19, 2019) – Relaxing Tea Ritual

Holistic Health, Lifestyle, Stress management

Introducing the Weekly Health Quest – Practical steps you can take to enhance your health

While having a nice chat with my friend Amy Frost this Sunday, we realized that we had allowed some of our daily self-care rituals to fall by the wayside. One of our favorite rituals involves us simultaneously preparing and enjoying a cup of tea at 3:00 pm each week day from our respective offices (mine… Continue reading Introducing the Weekly Health Quest – Practical steps you can take to enhance your health

Cardiovascular health, Nutrition, Osteoporosis, Recipes

On the Hunt: Recipes Using Swiss Chard

I have a bumper crop of rainbow Swiss chard in my veggie garden. I gathered an armful for lunch. Now I'm on the hunt for what to make with these dark leafy greens. Rather than rely on my go-to-greens recipes from Rebecca Katz, I decided to look around in my cookbooks and my favorite blog… Continue reading On the Hunt: Recipes Using Swiss Chard

Holistic Health, Stress management

RISQ Take in 2019

As part of the StressLess for the Holidays series hosted by Transformation Cafe, Robin, Amy, and I discussed the Pre-resolution Solution. What is the Pre-resolution Solution? Simply put, it is a process that helps you leverage your 2018 results (or lack thereof) to craft your goals for 2019 and define an effective action plan. During… Continue reading RISQ Take in 2019

Cardiovascular health, Diabetes mellitus, Nutrition

Sweet on the sweet stuff? It isn’t sweet on you!

Added sugars can lead to health problems such as weight gain and obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease (CDC, 2016).  Added sugar refers to human-made sweeteners included in packaged foods.  These sugars do not naturally exist in whole foods such as fruit and full-fat milk.  On the food label, added sugar goes by many… Continue reading Sweet on the sweet stuff? It isn’t sweet on you!