Lean Into Fear

My Mom in Law’s Walk from Nova Scotia to Missouri

Motivation, purpose and vision. Topics of discussion most seminars and coaching sessions as a crucial ingredient in the arduous recipe of changing your life. My words encouraging thought and emotion regarding the what , why and for whom does it truly matter? An upside down version of the long lists of things clients dislike or […]

First Do No Harm

When I was SEEN a Nurse. When I was seen as a nurse my entry to a room was greeted with sighs of relief.Aid and comfort an assumption of pure intent versus acceptance with hesitant skepticism .Offers of education and knowledge with enthusiasm and gratitude.Instinctual trust of my heart’s intent.Favors appreciated as kindness, not as […]

Why and How I Can Offer You Change

“Is this it?? Is this what my life will feel like forever? “   Decades in the “Health” field had exposed me to the suffering of the very sick, but I often found myself personally touched by the individuals termed “well”. Everyday people who are surviving, but not thriving. It may show up as weight […]

Our Profound Need for A Third Place.

Most of the women I know can relate to the yearning of a third place. Home and work often symbolizing the never ending list of to do’s and responsibilities. We crave a place to merely be. To dream. To remember who we really are as beings. What makes us laugh and wounds our hearts. Our […]

When it is NOT about What You Eat

  So many woman I am blessed to meet are forever searching for the beacon of light and find themselves surprised when they have a consult and I don’t have a “diet” plan for them to follow. As a RN and a Board Certified Health Coach, I have all the suggestions and latest information in […]

Mind/Body Change Expert

I am beyond fortunate to belong to an amazing collective of talented business women. One of the astute ladies posed the question of what we call ourselves and it had me stumbling. I always go back to my titles but they are so lacking in clarity and description that I find listeners eyes glaze over […]

Health Coaching /Permanent Lifestyle Change/Disease Management.

This is a referenced medical article that I am posting for those in or familiar with ,healthcare . Patient activation has been studied in relation to tailored health coaching for a myriad of disease processes. This article specifically makes note of two of my certifications. Permanent lifestyle change is a complex process involving psychosocial and […]

Can I use my FSA or HSA to pay for Health and Wellness Coaching?

I wish I had one answer for this question. One of the reasons I became Nationally Board Certified is because rigorous standardization of certification and billing is one of the many goals of the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching. I am an RN, which does help with some companies, especially when using supplemental finances offered […]