I have been talking to my clients and in the community talks that I’ve been giving about the importance of values. When our behaviors don’t match and support our top values we feel, well...icky and blah (very technical terms). It’s as if you are driving a car with deflated tires or you are cross-county skiing outside the packed path. It makes the task (and life) feel difficult and not fun. I’m not unfamiliar with this icky and blah feeling. It often happens this time of year-post-holiday and smack dab in the middle of a cold, cold, (did I say cold???) icy winter. During the cold months, I don’t get out to exercise or spend as much time in nature as I do in the warmer months. Those things align with my top values. I also don’t have as much social connection as naturally occurs in the warmer months.Read More
This is the time of year when many of us start to feel a little down and sad. This can be called the winter blues or seasonal affective disorder if the symptoms meet a certain criteria and have been present for at least 2 years. I’m not a huge fan of diagnoses, so call it what you like. The important thing is to understand how to feel better! And you can use many lifestyle medicine techniques such as sleep, nutrition, activity, light, nature, social connection, your thinking and more to make real changes in how you feel during the winter.Read More
I love books. For real. And I even like writing book reports, so when I found out that I could obtain continuing education units for my nutritional therapy certification by writing book reports, I was all in!
The book that I reviewed was Dr. Kellyann's Bone Broth Diet by Kellyann Petrucci, MD, ND. I chose this book for several reasons. First, many of my clients want to know how to lose weight, and some of them are ready to take drastic measures to drop some pounds. Second, it's cold here in the mid-Atlantic, and a cup of hot bone broth sounds really good on a rainy 30 degree day. Third, I've heard Dr. Kellyann on a number of podcasts, and she seems very relate-able plus she looks AMAZING, so she must be doing something right :)Read More