• MAY 16, 2017
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    Medicinal Food

    Medicinal Food

    “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” ~ Hippocrates Blueberries are one of nature’s “super foods” that become more plentiful (and affordable) as summer approaches. These beautiful, plump blue gems are filled with antioxidants, probiotics, fibers and vitamins ~ they are a powerhouse of nutritious, disease-fighting nutrients. Dr. Amy Howell, a nutrition researcher at Rutgers
    • MAY 8, 2017
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    Weight Loss Struggles

    Weight Loss Struggles

    If you are feeling stuck or struggling for traction on your weight loss goals, we hope you'll consider these benefits of partnering with our WHS wellness center weight loss/health coach. Everyone deserves to feel happy, love their physical selves and enjoy good health! Accountability We all begin with strong determination to shed unhealthy weight; staying
    • APRIL 18, 2017
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    Getting HealthiER Is Empowering

    For many people, the idea of getting fit (exercising, eating healthy foods) seems like a chore, something that (sigh) needs to be done. Giving-up favorite foods or drinks, finding time to exercise during a busy day, eating more vegetables (yuk) or choosing healthy options (tastes like cardboard) are accompanied with a grit-your-teeth-and-do-it attitude. A simple

    • MARCH 21, 2017
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    Emerging from Stuckness

    Emerging from Stuckness

    "Embrace the possibilities that come from change. Transformation can be  joyful." --Weight Loss Coach Gayle  When we think of ways we want to improve our lives, optimism and good intentions are usually abundant. Plans for weight loss and promises to exercise more are ubiquitous, especially when we embark on a wellness journey. Unfortunately, resolutions for
    • MARCH 15, 2017
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    The Joy of Movement

    The Joy of Movement

    Intro video from Health Coach Gayle Research tells us that most people underestimate how much they eat and overestimate how much physical activity they get. If making time for regular exercise is a challenge, then a shift in thinking can prove helpful. Too often, perceptions of exercise start from a place of negativity and shame.
    • FEBRUARY 22, 2017
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    License to Indulge

    License to Indulge

    "I can resist everything except temptation" ~ Oscar Wilde We are wired to choose "bad" food in times that we've also eaten good food - a tendency researchers call the "licensing effect." If you select a kale salad for lunch then follow it with a brownie for dessert, you're likely experiencing this common phenomenon. Subjects