Your Guide to Embodied Wellness and Loving Life

Sneak Peek into My Morning Ritual

Welcome to my morning ritual!   I have found that the best way for me to ensure that I make self-care a daily priority is to make it a habit, or even better...a ritual.   The difference between a routine and a ritual is intention.  My intention as I complete...

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Breathe Easy

Post may contain affiliate links. This means if you make a purchase using this link, I may receive a small percentage of the sale, but you will pay the same price.   What’s the relationship between stress, chronic pain, and your breathing?   Let’s start by...

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Healing Autoimmune Illness with Nutritional Therapy

Listen in as I speak with Stacy Yocum of Loveday Nutritional Therapy.   Stacy and I talk about healing autoimmune illness with a nutritional therapy approach. Learn about Stacy's journey with Rheumatoid Disease (Arthritis), what Nutritional Therapy is, her take...

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Self-Care Strategy: Evening Ritual

Say it with me:  Self-care is healthcare!   And an evening ritual is a great way to support your self-care strategy, while integrating healthy sleep hygiene into your life. Your evening ritual should be personal (meaning it should make sense to YOU), doable, and...

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The Art of Connecting to Your Body’s Wisdom

                    As I think back over the years, both before and after developing autoimmune issues, I realize how little I listened to my body. It actually makes me cringe when I think about it now.   It took...

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A Whole New Ball Game for Autoimmune Sufferers!

  *This post contains affiliate links. See below for what that means. *Disclaimer: Keep in mind that I am not a doctor or medical professional.  Always check with your doctor before beginning a new exercise regime/treatment.  Remember that you are a unique...

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Take a Deep Breath!

Just Breathe…   How many times have your heard that when your emotions are getting the better of you? Probably at least a few times, I’m sure, but did you ever stop to wonder how breathing helps?   Conscious breathing keeps us firmly in the present moment,...

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Dealing with a Diagnosis, Part 4

Mastering Your Mindset:   A HUGE part of enjoying your life, post-diagnosis, relies upon having a positive mindset. I’ve talked about mindset in previous posts, and I will continue to in future posts, so I’m not going to go too deeply into it here, but here are a few...

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Dealing with a Diagnosis, Part 3

When confronted with a diagnosis, you will most likely want to learn as much as you can about it. My advice: research, but with discernment. Endless Google searches of your diagnosis will undoubtedly lead you to some pretty dark places. Know when to get off the computer. Look for varied sources, and focus on finding the positive, encouraging ones.

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Dealing with a Diagnosis, Part 2

Getting the support you need:   Creating a strong support system for yourself is crucial. In fact, it is important for EVERYONE, whether or not they have a chronic illness. Connection is our reason for living.   I choose to look at my illness as a gift that...

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Dealing with a Diagnosis, Part 1

  Getting a diagnosis can fill you with conflicting emotions. On the one hand, it might be a relief to finally put a name to your “issues,” especially if you have been unwell for a while without knowing what to call it. Maybe you feel like now you know the name...

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The Cure for What Ails You

Restorative yoga is a passive style of yoga where your body is totally supported by blankets, bolsters, blocks and other props, while resting in various yoga poses. Unlike most forms of yoga, you aren’t meant to be stretching or strengthening, rather the supportive nature of restorative yoga allows your body to completely relax, to peel off the layers of long-held habitual tension. Can you imagine what that would feel like??

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2015 Word of the Year!

The word you choose becomes a sacred reminder of where you want to expend your energies this year.

It is a lens through which you filter where you will focus your attention.

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Diet, LDN, Herbs, Yoga and More!

I haven’t blogged for a while, but for good reason. I really had to make my health a priority. Yes, even more than before. The good news: it’s working! I’m feeling great and have renewed energy to dedicate myself to coaching and yoga teaching.   I thought you...

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