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Golden Opportunity for a Second Childhood

The power of lived experience and perceptions. What a golden opportunity I was given to write a blog for the upcoming Healthy Aging: Embracing Life’s Seasons week that I will be facilitating at the end of the month. Elated, I began. And stopped. Feeling stuck, I pondered how to start a blog about a topic no…

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11 Tips for Sustainable Wellness & Weight Loss

Why is it so easy to regain weight after dieting? Messages about how to lose weight in media and popular culture often promote the latest fad diet or product. For some reason, we flock to these diets like lemmings. If you only eat these particular foods and nothing else, the propaganda proclaims, you will magically…

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Uncomfortably Numb: Overfilling the Emotional Void with Food

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Compulsive and binge eating as a coping mechanism. Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder in the United States and affects an estimated 2.8 million people. If you are touched by binge eating tendencies, even if your behavior doesn’t fall on the clinical scale, you are not alone. And you know how frustrating,…

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Finding Freedom from Overeating

Freedom from Overeating, Binge Eating, and Emotional Eating

Why can’t I stop overeating? If you are a binge eater, emotional eater, or compulsive overeater, you probably spend a lot of time asking yourself this question. You’re not alone – many overeaters are extremely accomplished in other areas of their lives but struggle to change their eating behaviors.

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An Introduction to Self-Care

Introduction to Self-Care

Scroll through social media and there’s a good chance you’ll see someone pampering themselves in the name of self-care. So what exactly is self-care? Is it an indulgence or a necessity?

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Your Body on Breathwork

What is breathwork?

Breathwork is a daily practice here at the retreat, and for good reason: connecting with your breath is a powerful and easily accessible way to boost physical and mental health. So what is breathwork, why do we do it, and how can you get started at home?

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All About Fascia: Keeping Your Connective Tissue Healthy

All About Fascia

Have you ever had pain or discomfort you couldn’t identify, or lingering tightness and tension that you just couldn’t shake? Have you ever wondered why techniques like foam rolling can “hurt so good,” or why a massage can trigger an intense emotional reaction? The answer lies in understanding fascia – the thin sheath of fibrous connective tissue that surrounds every muscle, bone, nerve, artery, and organ in the body.

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How to Meditate: Guided Practices & Tips for Beginners

How to Meditate

Meditation is headline news these days, and for good reason: this ancient practice has major benefits for modern-day problems. Medical researchers and mindfulness experts agree that it can do everything from ward off stress to boost your physical health and increase cognitive function. Sounds great – but how do you do it? Here’s a practical…

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