• Transformations and Fear

    : “Don’t let fear of change keep you from experiencing the joy of positive transformation.” — The WHS Health Coaches With the new year close at hand, our thoughts are centered on ways we want to improve our lives. Optimism and good intentions are abundant. Plans for weight loss and promises to exercise more are ubiquitous. Unfortunately,

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  • Holidays…without holiday stress!

    As the days get shorter and colder, we  find ourselves filled with glee because the holidays are approaching. While the thought of warm pies and wrapping paper may provoke feelings of joy, the holidays may also produce a tremendous amount of psychosocial stress. If we do not prepare for and minimize the stress,  it can induce illness. Psychosocial

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  • Health is a Gift

    “Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.” ~ Buddha Good health is often considered to be a personal issue, one that is only significant to the individual. But our personal health is inexorably linked to our personal relationships, just like any other aspect of our being. Your good health is one

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  • Willpower Strategies

      by the WHS Health Coaches “It’s not that some people have willpower and some don’t. It’s that some people are ready to change and others are not.” ~ James Gordon, MD     Willpower is not a ‘secret power’ that some possess and others don’t. Willpower is simply a set of good strategies.  

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  • Tips to Avoid Thanksgiving Day Food Comas

    by the WHS Health Coaches Here are some tips to help navigate the holiday cornucopia of temptations which often derail good intentions for the day. Don’t view the holidays as a time to overindulge. Recast Thanksgiving as a holiday to celebrate and give thanks for plentiful, wholesome and fresh foods. Choose fresh, simple vegetables (take

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  • Benefits of Gratitude

    Benefits of Gratitude by the WHS Health Coaches “The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see.” ~Dr. Robert Holden In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, it’s important to pay attention to gratitude outside of the one day of the year specifically

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  • Ten Steps to Adopting an Active Lifestyle

    Ten Steps to Adopting an Active Lifestyle by the WHS Health Coaches Exercise is a vital component of aging well, fending of disease and feeling great. If you’ve struggled with shifting from a sedentary lifestyle to an active one, here are ten steps to help you get (and stay) moving. Remember as you make changes,

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  • Diet Dilemmas – Just say no

    Diet Dilemmas – Just say no     With so many diets to choose from, how do you know which one is best for you? Here’s a one-question, multiple-choice quiz to get you started: Q: Which is the best all-around diet that offers balanced nutrition along with fast and lasting weight loss? A:     1.

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  • The Head and the Heart

      The Head and the Heart ~Partners in Change~ The greatest obstacle to replacing old habits with new ones and making these changes permanent is getting the heart and the head to agree. Intellectually we know we should eat better, exercise more, etc., but emotions win whenever the battle begins. We are stressed, and we

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  • Turning “I should” into “I WANT”

    The buzz of the alarm shakes me from sleep and I groan and roll over, briefly considering turning it off and catching a few more z’s.  But then I remember that I have promised to meet a friend to walk before we each engage in our busy lives.  I know that this half hour of

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