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What Accounts for the Obesity Epidemic?

Why do two-thirds of American adults now shop for XXL sizes and huff and puff on the rare occasions they are forced to walk more than 50 feet? Is it due to “fat” genes? Lack of information about nutrition or exercise regimens? The purportedly high cost of fresh fruits and

Dana’s Blog–Reflections on the Wellness Coaching Experience

Dana's Blog My Experience with Wellness Coaching I finished my three months working with Coach Lorie, making major changes to my lifestyle, thanks to her suggestions and advice.  I found her readily available, responsive to my needs and flexible--this last virtue included that fact that she was able to change

3 Tips for Attorney Stress Management

Lorie's Blog I practiced law for 23 years, so I know that legal practice is one of the most stressful careers on the planet. Therefore, practicing stress management is crucial. Who hasn’t awakened in the middle of the night thinking “Did I miss a filing deadline?” We work very long hours.

Nancy’s Blog–The Beginning of the Road to Healthy Living

Nancy's Blog I have been working with Lorie over the phone for three weeks. My main "goal" is to lose weight and be healthier. I just had my 41st birthday in January and have had to deal with a bucket load of stress already this year. My husband and I

Brianna’s Blog–Reflection on Wellness Coaching Experience

Brianna's Blog--Reflections on Wellness Coaching Experience I just want to share from my heart and convey my excitement! My coach, Lorie, is one of my greatest encouragers. I would not be making this progress if it weren’t for you, Lorie! Thank you for taking a chance on me and for

Lifestyle Change is About “Getting Real”

When I was finally tired of yo-yo diets and decided to get real, I started to realize the difference between lifestyle change and all my prior failed attempts to live healthier. Here’s the way I think about “getting real”:  It’s developing a new kind of comfort zone that doesn’t include things

Helane’s Blog–Week #3–Healthy Foods

I can’t believe it’s been 18 days since I first met with Lorie for my first appointment. I have a renewed sense of direction and especially felt it after New Years as I knew all of the goodies, holiday treats and holiday events were done! I have continued to cook

Helane’s Blog Week #4–A Temporary Setback

Helane's Blog All has been going gloriously in my forth week. I’d finally hit my stride with my workouts, going to the gym and even started taking Zumba classes again. Then BAM! For four long days, I felt nauseous and out of sorts.  For you ladies out there you know

Helane’s Blog Week #5–How Wellness Coaching Helps Me

Helane's Blog--Week #5 I made it through week #4 after not feeling so great, and I must say, week #5 is an interesting week.  I feel totally motivated to continue down this current path of health and wellness. The discussions I have with Lorie around my goals and progress are

The Indulgence of ‘One’

Eating has never been about ‘one’ for me. I’ve always been a ‘big number’ gal; six, seven, twenty. Or, measured a different way, handfuls, platefuls and dishfuls --- you get the idea.  So when the holidays would roll around, I’d plan on a racking up some high numbers. Hey, it’s