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Caring for a Parent is the True Form of Giving Back

I’ve always been annoyed by the phrase “giving back.” Before I found my calling as a Wellness Coach, I practiced law for 23 years, re-careered myself as an aging specialist, and then worked for non-profit for 6 years. People presumptively characterized my work for the non-profit as “giving back.” My

5 Reasons We Keep Doing Something with a 95% Failure Rate

I’m referring to dieting.  Any diet. Despite the fact that the vast majority of dieters are doomed to regain not only the pounds they’ve shed, but to pack on a few more for good measure, we continue to try and try again. At any given time, 108 million Americans are

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

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 First Step Towards a Healthy Lifestyle

Hmmm…I know everything about nutrition and exercise and what needs to be done to maintain a healthy lifestyle….well maybe not everything.  I’ve battled weight issues my whole life, had Thyroid cancer, and had the great pleasure of being an Educator for Whole Foods Market, where I learned about “fueling your

Dana’s Blog: Slowly Making Lifestyle Changes

Sleeping Habits An honest appraisal of my habits revealed my trend of going to bed around 1:00 or 2:00 am, which after talking with Ms. Eber, I knew I had to change. A change in lifestyle I wanted to make was to go to bed early enough that I could

Amy’s Blog–Healthy Habits and Stress

From the Coach: Amy has had some nasty curveballs thrown at her recently. She is struggling to manage her stress level and to maintain healthy habits. She chose a healthy response instead of feeling sorry for herself or getting angry.  It's all about attitude. My session with Coach Lorie today

Amy’s Transformative Experience on her Wellness Journey

I recently returned from chaperoning a ten-day trip to England with a group of students. The trip had many artistic and professional dimensions to it, but for the purpose of my wellness blog, I will focus on a more personal dimension.  The subject of my piece is not about chopping