Stretch Out Your Stress

Stress is a killer. Literally. All that time spent sitting at a desk, dealing with job stress and the health complications associated with it along with the reality of life and it’s messiness – they can all take a toll on you – physically and mentally. Stress doesn’t just weigh on your mind, it also creates tension in your body. Luckily, there’s things you can do to alleviate both the mental and physical stress creating a happier, healthier you. Desk Stretches Stretching releases endorphins that improve your mood and combat feelings of stress, anxiety and depression. Stretching will also release lactic acid and Continue Reading

Scan Your Skin and Stay Safe in the Sun This Summer

I think of myself as a mind-body/stress management/health coach – helping clients deal with pain, distress and life’s imbalances using manual and mind-body therapies. But, really – I am in the skin business. I don’t always think of myself this way until I find something on a client’s skin that looks different or new.  Then I snap a photo for them, or circle it with a pen, and send them to their dermatologist. Well, this time it was my turn.  My dermatologist, at my annual full-body screening, found something on the back of my arm that looked suspicious.  She took Continue Reading

It Only Take 3 Minutes to Reset Your Day – Mini Meditation

Are you having a rough day? Does it feel like NOTHING is going right? Do you have three minutes? Did you know you can reset your entire day in just three minutes?  I love taking the time for mini meditation – it’s the perfect way to refocus and calm your mind. You can do it anywhere – there’s no preparation involved. If you aren’t sure if meditation is right for you consider these points. Meditation reduces stress. Meditation allows us to control our emotions and put things into perspective. When you feel agitated and full of unrest due to outside pressures, meditation has been shown Continue Reading

Paying Attention – What Your Body Is Telling You

Have you ever eaten something and thought to yourself – I’m going to regret that later… Have you ever wondered why that is and what your body is telling you? I can assure you – it isn’t saying – “Thank you,” or “More please!” If you’re paying attention to what your body is telling you there is so much to learn. My Seasonal Clean Eating Program is an elimination diet as its core.  The idea is that you are letting go of foods that are typical allergens for some people (corn, wheat, dairy, eggs, soy, nuts) and allowing your body Continue Reading

Paying Attention – Roadblocks Ahead

Have you ever been really excited to try something yet the more you think about the more reasons you find that you will fail? It’s pretty common for us to sabotage our own best efforts by putting up roadblocks to our success. We tend to be our own worst critics and that extends into our personal realm as well – diet, exercise, a more positive mindset – we can always predict our own failure. It’s important to make sure we’re paying attention to the negative thoughts in our heads and have detours prepared for the roadblocks ahead. Does doing a Spring Continue Reading

Take The Focus Off The Fork – Think Before You Eat

“Last winter, I did the clean eating program with Jane. I have discovered things about myself, my relationship to food, my personal plan for eating, and now I feel great. I lost 5 pounds in the process and feel like myself again. I’ll do the program each season because I always learn something! I enjoy having new recipes to try and the daily reminders to pay attention to ME!”” Have you ever had a really busy day and suddenly you realize its 3pm and you haven’t had lunch yet? Without thinking, you find yourself pulling into the drive through at a fast food joint just Continue Reading

Paying Attention – Super Heroes And Confidence

The first step in changing anything is awareness. How can you change your pain level if you don’t pay attention to your stress levels or contributing posture? Ignoring something doesn’t make it go away. Instead you will usually find it has made it worse. So what should we be aware of when it comes to alleviating our pain and generally feeling better about ourselves? Pay attention to your posture. Are you developing text/computer neck from being attached to your devices all day? Does your lower back hurt from slouching in your seat? Are your shoulders sore from hunching over? I’ve recently started Continue Reading

Get Up! The Human Body is Made to Move

Sitting is the new smoking, so they say. As I sit here at my desk writing this article, I’m distracted by this video that came across my desk – so what did I do? I got up and danced, of course! Before reading any further, where are you now? — at a desk, in bed, a car, or a train? Take a moment to watch and participate! We often spend over 15 hours a day sitting. We all know being a couch potato is bad for us, but the truth is that even with regular exercise – sitting all day has a negative effect on Continue Reading

Benefits of Acupressure

Acupressure massage has its roots in ancient Chinese practices dating back over 5,000 years. Similar to acupuncture, practitioners discovered that applying pressure to certain points on the body relieved pain in the immediate area and benefited other areas of the body removed from the immediate pain source and pressure point. Over time, they discovered other locations that also improved the functioning of certain internal organs in addition to alleviating pain. Today, Acupressure is used to combat a variety of ailments including stress, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders. Many Americans have discovered the benefits of acupressure massage. Sleep disorders affect 50 to 70 million American’s Continue Reading

5 Sweet Valentine’s Day Recipes Without The Guilt

Sweet Treats Without the Guilt! Valentine’s Day is around the corner. It’s typically a time full of indulgences. Lavish gifts, splurging on meals, and who can forget the chocolate and desserts. Commercial chocolate is usually full of added sugars and chemicals. If you’ve been trying to stay conscious of what you’re eating then that heart shaped box can derail you! Don’t let it! Here’s some healthier options  – Dip strawberries in semisweet or dark chocolate.Or offer a variety of fresh fruits to dip in chocolate fondue.Blackberry Sorbet (Makes 2 servings) 2 cups frozen blackberries 2 tablespoons water or dairy free Continue Reading