In Between Visits

Blogs

Within these blogs, you will find everything and anything that I say every day in practice about Lifestyle Medicine.
Each blog offers a focus on -stress, sleep, nutrition, movement, elimination and mindset with an intent to motivate and support you on your journey.

These 3-5 minute reads are intended to keep you focused and inspired between visits.  

I hope you enjoy reading them as much I love writing them.

Stress

On stress: when good enough is enough! 

I see so many people in practice who are feeling tired and overwhelmed, they are stressed and exhausted and wondering why they are unable to manage their lives and make better choices. They feel shame and embarrassment because they perceive themselves as...

Maybe you don’t need more time

Let me start with this: 5 minutes ago I was sitting on my couch writing this blog with a very strong need to use the bathroom. It is 6:47 am and I am acutely aware that my daughter is going to wake up within the next 15 minutes. I have set a...

Get your butt out of bed

Have you ever had one of those dreams where you miss a plane or are late for an important exam? Awful, right? I get the same feeling when my daughter wakes up before me and comes running into my room yelling my name. My day starts with a nervous tummy, tight chest and...

Are you living your values?

I don’t watch my daughter’s hockey practices, gymnastic lessons or soccer games. There I said it. My little girl is very active and loves to be on the move. Her energy needs an outlet and so far, sports has been that for her. This means she is...

Sleep

Keep it light before bed 

This is a very tricky one for me. I am a thinker and have been since I was a little girl. It is my natural tendency to analyze, re-visit the past and plan for the future. My thoughts left to their own devices can be easily lost in hours of...

Permission to Nap 

Studies show that a daily nap is both restorative and can actually contribute to good night sleep. We are much like our toddler children. I remember the first few times my 2-year-old, would miss her afternoon nap, I would mistakenly think, no...

My husband and I sleep in different beds

My husband and I have a wonderful connection, fantastic sex life and are totally in tune with each other’s lives and yes this all happens despite the fact that we do not sleep in the same room Our story is one of hope, I was 38 years old very,...

Let’s talk about Sex!

My husband, I have sex.  In fact, we recently set a goal, to have more of it.  I agree, this sounds like it lacks spontaneity and excitement but setting a goal, with actual numbers, is how we know we will have more sex.  We are very committed...

Passing out is not restorative sleep

Are you one of those people who crash as soon as your head hits the pillow? You sleep 8 hours, yet wake up every morning exhausted? 
Is your first thought of the day, when can I go back to bed? 
When asked you report back with confidence that...

When quality sleep is just not an option

You are not lost on me, new mamma with 3 children under the age of 6.  I get that quality sleep is not going to be something that you have access to at this time. Quite frankly, you are not who I am talking to right now. Your nights have turned...