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This is Your Body on Stress (and how it's hurting you)

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Hope your day got off to a smooth start – especially because I want to talk to you about STRESS. We’re heading into a busy time of year with new schedules, etc. and I know a lot of you are feeling some pressure …


… and I also know a lot of you think you should just toughen up and “push through it”.


Spoiler alert: You can’t do it. That’s because stress isn’t all “in your mind.” It’s also in your body.


Your stress response system is a primal reaction... it’s hardwired into your system to …

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Why I needed to shut down everything

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” – Anne Lamott

I have a story for you today about my overworked WIFI router. (Spoiler: this story really isn’t about my router. :) )


A couple of weeks ago my router was giving me major problems – among other things, some of my devices kept dropping their WIFI connections.


It was as if they WANTED to connect, but they just couldn’t.


I’d see the WIFI icon pop on and I’d start working, but then my laptop would suddenly starting buffering and it would fall back off – honestly it was driving me a little cr…

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Nourishing Evening Routine

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It’s amazing how one little habit and mindset shift can turn everything around.

I’ve shared a couple of stories recently about my personal experience with morning routines.

I thought it’d be a good idea to talk a little bit about my nighttime routine! Because it plays a huge role in my wellness.

As a life coach, some days are crazy busy, and they also can be pretty physically demanding.

And a lot of the time, I used to get to the end of the day feeling WIPED OUT.

I’m all about keeping it re…

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Night Owl?

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Are you one of those people who likes to burn the midnight oil?

That means you probably fall into the NIGHT OWL category … which is linked with being open-minded and creative.

But as it also turns out, people who are night owls are more likely to be LESS ACTIVE than early birds.

Plus, being a night owl is associated with a higher risk of many health issues.

But scientists say with a few routine shifts, it doesn’t have to be that way!

Check out these studies:

  • Study 1: In a study published…

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Recipe for Sleep - Chamomile Chai

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I’ve got a delicious recipe for you today that just might help you sleep better!

Which means this makes a perfect little nightcap drink – but you can enjoy it any time you want to relax.

It combines the best tried-and-true home remedies … and it also tastes great. 

Each ingredient in this recipe is believed to have sleep-inducing benefits. 

Chamomile Chai

(serves 1)

1 cup (240 ml) oat milk (or your favorite milk variety)

1 chamomile tea bag

Dash or two of cinnamon and turmeric

1 tsp hon…

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Up to 85% of Us Start Our Day With This

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I was not surprised when I saw this fact a while ago.

Did you know that there is a drug that 85% of us use every single day?

If you’re one of them, I have a little assignment for you. :) No, I am not going to ask you to quit.

It’s caffeine … and we use it to get going in the morning, power through workouts or work, and keep us going through the mid-afternoon slump.

The upside of caffeine?

  • It gives you energy
  • It boosts your alertness and ability to concentrate
  • It can come in beverages fi…

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Are You a Fan of Routines?

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First, I want to wish you a very happy Labor Day! I hope you get outside and have some FUN today! 

Do you ever struggle to get out of the house in time for work/school – with no plan or schedule.

Have you experienced a “clothing” emergency? Is there frequently a daily last-minute struggle to slap deli meat or peanut butter between two slices of bread to bring for lunch … as well as some yelling and sometimes even a few tears?

Not to mention fighting over the bathroom! Or doing battle over the…

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Good Morning/Good Night Ritual Workbook

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Here’s something I’ve come to realize about daily routines: When you have one that works for you, it helps you live your best life!

And when you don’t have one that works for you, you ALWAYS feel like you’re playing catch-up.

This has been true for me … and it’s also been true for my clients!

That’s why I’ve created my latest eBook, the Good Morning, Good Night Ritual Guide + Workbook.

It’s designed to help you create routines that reduce stress, make your daily life easier, AND move you for…

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Shifting Your Mindset to Improve Your Health

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Can you believe that we’re turning the corner into September!?

This is the perfect time to check in on how you’re doing with your 2021 goals for the year.

Are you where you’d hoped you’d be in terms of your progress … or are those goals a distant memory?

As we’ve taken a deep dive into aging this month, it can be pretty eye-opening to realize that your goals are about SO MUCH MORE than what size jeans you’re wearing.

Don’t get me wrong. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with having weight- or…

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Let's Talk (About Your Digestion)

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Let’s talk about a topic a lot of people feel uncomfortable talking about:

DIGESTION.

When it’s working great, life is GOOD! And when it’s not, well … you can feel bloated, gassy, sluggish, and just plain BLAH.

Lots of factors can affect your digestion – including getting OLDER.

Research shows that about 40% of older adults have at least one age-related digestive problem every year!

That includes constipation … reflux … sensitivities to certain foods … ulcers … polyps … and more.

Plus, as …

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