Are you getting in your own way?

Are you getting in your own way?

Can I tell you a secret about my work as a health coach? There’s a misconception that health coaches prescribe a diet plan or exercise regime to their clients. In fact, that’s not what I’m up to at all. The reality is that most (not all) people come to me knowing...
My unexpected struggle with aging.

My unexpected struggle with aging.

I recently heard an NPR interviewer tell his interviewee that in his experience we never feel completely grown up, no matter our age. This struck a chord in me as I near my 43rd birthday and trip-out on the fact that I am “middle aged” when so much of me still feels...
How to look great naked while running from a mountain lion.

How to look great naked while running from a mountain lion.

If you know me you also know that I actually don’t care if you look great naked. And I honestly don’t care if you’re carrying a round a little spare tire. My mission as a health coach, massage therapist and yoga teacher is stress relief not weight loss. In some cases,...
How not to be S.A.D. this Winter

How not to be S.A.D. this Winter

I spent most of my youth in rainy Oregon. When I moved away it was to even gloomier England. Throughout my childhood I was known as grumpy, bratty, moody… i.e. a “difficult kid.”  I’ve done a lot of work on myself since then, arriving finally...
Full Up

Full Up

I can almost still taste last weekend. Tacos, tequila, BBQ, sausages, mimosas, ceviché, beer, benedicts, ice cream…Two of my best girlfriends and I spent the weekend eating around Austin, TX. Sure, we caught a little bit of live music, did some window shopping,...
Why we practice corpse pose

Why we practice corpse pose

“For a star to be born: a gaseous nebula must collapse. So collapse. Crumble. This is not your destruction. This is your birth.” – Zoe Skylar Last week, buzzed on the sweet anticipation of Halloween, I wrote about the importance of play. Today, through my sugar...