Screening Our Way to a Cure?

Long before I became a reasonably healthy person, I told a friend that when I reached 40 years of age, I had no intention of undergoing mammogram screenings. She looked at me like I had lost my mind. “That’s so irresponsible.  If you don’t get them, you’re just asking for cancer!” I countered that, well, … Continue reading

Breast Cancer is Big Business

Some years ago, an acquaintance asked me to participate in a “Race for the Cure” event.  It made me laugh because, well, I wasn’t a runner.  I hated running.  The only thing you’d ever see me racing for would be the couch at the end of the day.  But I asked what the race was … Continue reading

Final Reflections on the IIN Conference

I enrolled at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition two years ago this month.  I haven’t yet had the opportunity to attend an IIN Conference live, in person.  But this weekend’s livestream was certainly the next best thing.  And being able to watch the livestream gave me a better perspective from which to blog my thoughts … Continue reading

Relationships are Key

Jane Ashley is a great model for how to approach our coaching practices.  You can’t force things – you must be in alignment with yourself and your values in order to be authentic.  Building relationships and genuine connection with potential clients goes so much further than going through the motions. And the cool thing is, … Continue reading

Embrace Your Mortality

I love how Bernie Siegel’s talk actually addresses some of what John Douillard had to say.  “Embrace your mortality,” he says.  Our collective addiction to small mood altering activities stands in stark contrast to that rare person completely at peace with her mortality, who sees the end of her life as not something to be … Continue reading

Doped Up on Dopamine

John Douillard had a lot to say this morning about detoxing, liver function, blood sugar, and what should be our bodies’ natural ability to cleanse themselves.  But his most poignant point was that as a society, we are are addicted to dopamine – or a need to look to outside stimulants to make us feel … Continue reading