A medical diagnosis can be life-changing, frightening and confusing.  In order to heal, your body needs gentle, loving care, not a battle with disease.  Our healthcare system is designed to treat disease with a seek-and-destroy mentality, often times leaving you feeling dis-empowered with limited choices. Your thoughts and reactions can have a powerful impact on your ability to heal.  This is a place where you have complete control.  Which ones feel best in your body?  This is a great time to learn to tune in to what your body is telling you, and what you may have been missing.  A diagnosis can be a wake-upRead More →

Why would you want to work with a Wellness Coach? Are you unable to access the level of health that you desire? Are you frustrated with your current healthcare and don’t know where to turn next? Your body has an innate wisdom and intuition from which you can learn exactly what is most needed to help it heal. I will help you access this information as you make treatment and lifestyle choices and choose healthcare providers. You are a unique individual with unique health needs, not only for your body, but for your mind and spirit as well. Our traditional Healthcare system will lead youRead More →

Your body is meant to exist in a state of relaxation.  Taking a few minutes to do nothing and quiet your mind will help your body to relax. Why is this so important?  The opposite state of relaxation is stress.  When your body is in a stressed state, hormones such as cortisol increase, causing changes that dramatically decrease your body’s ability to heal. Changes such as increasing blood glucose, shutting down digestion and reducing immune system function will significantly reduce your body’s ability to heal. The changes associated with the stress response are meant to be short-lived; once the crisis is handled, your body shouldRead More →

If you start your day with caffeine and a sugary breakfast such as donut, pastry, or muffin, you are likely noticing an energy crash mid-morning. Eating healthy can be challenging with a busy schedule.  Getting your day off to a good start with proper nutrition can improve your energy, boost your immune system and eliminate cravings for unhealthy foods during the day. I have found that starting my day with a nutritious smoothie can pack a lot of nutrition in one easy drink.  It is easy to prepare, you can take it with you on the road if necessary.   Here are the basic ingredientsRead More →

Do you listen to your body?  Trust me, it is talking to you ALL the time.  We have been conditioned in our culture to focus more on the external world, than the internal messages.  What if I told you that your body has all the information you need to get healthy; even heal chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, cancer, or multiple sclerosis? Would that be of interest to you?  The tricky part is learning to listen and following leads. Your body may tell you that it desires certain foods, or certain types of movement.  You may be lead to read a certain book, or see a certain typeRead More →

Springtime on the trail….always an adventure.  Here in Colorado, spring season is notorious for wide swings in weather patterns – 70 degrees one day, 10 inches of snow the next, which melts in 48 hours with the strong spring sunshine.  This brings a variety of conditions on the trail – everything from dry trail to mud to slush to snow to ice.  The conditions vary widely with elevation and shade – anywhere the sun does not reach will hold the snow and ice much longer.  What does this mean?  Be prepared for anything, and be able to adapt with each step.  I actually enjoy theRead More →

Spring is here, in life as it is on the trail, with the beginning of a new career.  It is often hard not to look back and contemplate the meaning of past endeavors, but what purpose does this serve?  I have found none.  In my experience, trying to figure out, or understand, the past brings up feelings of self-doubt, regret and a hesitation to trust my intuition in moving forward.  Now I am trying a new approach:  I spend much more time looking forward and trusting my intuition than looking backward.  The past can provide some information and resources, but to move forward, I mustRead More →