Moving On

I saw a funny the other day that said, “Is it just me, or did June and July last for like five minutes?”   And it’s so true! This summer has flown by for me. It’s been challenging and good. And now it’s that time to start thinking about new schedules and school clothes and […]

Firm Leadership

Kind, gentle, respectful and FIRM.  What does it mean? It seems to me that the first three words are pretty understandable, but what does firm mean to you? In a nutshell, I would have to say that firm means: That we mean what we say. That we can, and must, be decisive even when we […]

Nourishing Traditions

One of the first books that I purchased during my health coach training was Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon. While there are recipes calling for ingredients that are a bit “out there” as far as the SAD goes, my favorite being a fish recipe where she says something to the effect of, “Have your fishmonger […]

Declare, Declare, Declare

  As you are honing your skills of validation, I hope that the voice you are hearing in your head, when you are speaking to yourself and about yourself, is becoming more and more kind, gentle, respectful and FIRM. That’s where validating starts. Without knowing that your feelings matter and someone cares about you, it’s impossible to validate […]

Slow It Down

Have we discussed this idea before? Ha! I’m sure we have, but it bears repeating!   When you are feeling harried and thinking of too many things at once, shift your attention to your breathing. Consciously breathe in and out, slowly, and observe the change you feel in your body. When you feel pressed with […]