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Live Your Life Without Regret

Live Your Life Without Regret

I want to ask you a question.  It’s a deep and probing one so get ready!no-regrets

There is one guarantee in this life. You will die. If you are 50 or older, it is very likely that you have maybe 30 more years to live.  That is 1,560 weeks and approximately 11,000 days.

So here is my question to you:  

When all is said and done, will you regret that you did not uncover and take action on your life’s calling before it’s too late?

When I reached my mid-fifties I asked myself this same question.  I had already created a good life but I was exhausted and loosing passion for my work. I was a successful acupuncturist and I was suffering. I craved more self-care, more balance and more joy but believed I could not succeed without personal sacrifice and stress.

The day I asked myself if I would die with regret was the day I committed to uncovering my life’s calling.

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The Secret To Uncovering Your Purpose

The Secret To Uncovering Your Purpose

People ask me why, when I had a thriving, well-established acupuncture practice, I returned to school to become a coach.  Good question. My answer? So that I could create a life of inspiration, joy, satisfaction and alignment!

Let me explain. I feel my healing hands are a gift I was given and using them is part of what I’m here to do, yet there is much more for me to offer. It is my purpose to help women and men who seek a more meaningful life, to deepen their satisfaction, live with more peace, and celebrate abundant love – regardless of the circumstances around them. That is why I modified my acupuncture practice in favor of working with coaching clients to help them create the life of their dreams.

Coaching begins by doing the work to uncover the clients unique purpose as they begin to build self respect and clarity, awaken their vibrant life force, and ignite their passion. Everyday actions become a playing field for authentic expression, satisfaction and joy.

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Life’s 3rd Act

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"

~ Mary Oliver ~

Life’s 3rd Act

September is my birthday month!  (Scroll down for my gift to you).

Believe it or not, I’ll be 60 years old. This is not what I imagined 60 to be. I’m not old. I’m vibranblack-and-whitetly alive, growing, reaching, learning, and exploring my potential.  I’m launching my teenage daughter, expanding mybusiness, and looking for love. This is not what I expected 60 to look like.  It’s so much better!  This stage of development is called “Life’s 3rd Act” says Jane Fonda in her TedX Women’s talk.  It’s as different from mid-life as childhood is from adolescence. In this stage we are empowered to climb the staircase of the human spirit towards wisdom, wholeness, and authenticity.

So tell me…what do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Will you dare to acknowledge your greatest gifts? Will you take the risk to develop and express them? Will you create more happiness by offering your unique gifts to others?  

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Estrogen: The Belly Fat Connection

Estrogen:  The Belly Fat Connection

Are you ready to lose your belly fat, sleep more deeply, improve your mood and increase your energy?Goddess with Belly

A hardy yes is the right answer.  I am.  And, since I’m approaching the “wisdom years”, and belly fat gets harder and harder to loose, I am learning all about the hormone/fat connection in maturing women.  If you’re experiencing the same, come along with me. There is a great amount of new research available on the keys to success.

Loosing belly fat….it’s not as simple as calories in, calories out.

There are  7 primary hormone imbalances that can lead to belly fat, exhaustion, stress, cravings, excessive appetite, moodiness and depression in mid-aged women. Let’s review them one blog at a time, and  I’ll show you some simple rules for how to begin to heal these imbalances in your daily lifestyle. Continue reading

Balance Your Insulin, Lose Your Belly

Balance Your Insulin, Lose Your Belly

waist measuringMeet my client Marcie.

Tired of a lifetime of abuse by the little voice inside her head Marcie enrolled in a 12-week coaching series with me last fall.  She wanted to lose weight, but more importantly Marcie wanted to feel more comfortable in her body.

Like many of us, Marcie suffered with belly fat.  She was a conscious eater, never stopping at a drive through and rarely choosing packaged foods.  She had reduced her red meat intake preferring chicken as her main source of protein and was not fond of fish.  Marcie loved fruit and ate Mexican food often.  She ate whole, organic bread, grains and cereal.  And yet, even though Marcie was making good whole food choices, she carried 30 extra pounds that was with her since she birthed her son 20 years ago.  Totally frustrated Marcie came to me for help.

How could such clean eating lead to excess weight and belly fat?

Can a calorie, which is a measurement of available energy, behave differently depending upon what it is made of? The answer is yes, and the explanation lies in understanding the function of the hormone insulin.  Continue reading