• JANUARY 13, 2016
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    Visionary Health

    During this month of resolution-making, it’s useful to remember that without a vision to guide our actions, the chance of success is greatly diminished. Diets and exercise plans are just tools to help create a vision of health, they are not the vision itself. Tools are not motivating. Visions are. Consider these questions: Why is

    • JANUARY 12, 2016
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    Health Insurance 101

    by Brandi O’Kelley, director of operations, Women’s Health Specialists The most common question we hear at our office is not, “Is this going to hurt?” Rather, it’s “Will this service be covered by my insurance?” For many, the New Year brings health insurance plan changes and uncertainty about coverage, deductibles, co-insurance and more. Arming yourself

    • JANUARY 6, 2016
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    Real Life Transformations

    Each January, we look forward with optimism and hope to the promise of new beginnings. We hope that we’ve inspired and informed you for the past few months about caring for your health. To kick off the new year, we want to share two real life stories (below) of how health coaching helps people get to a

    • DECEMBER 23, 2015
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    Healthy, Hopeful Choices

      “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” ~ Nelson Mandela   There are plenty of concerning diseases that result from unhealthy lifestyle choices ~ diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer…the list is long. Research shows that we are more likely to be successful in making lasting lifestyle changes if we choose from a

    • DECEMBER 15, 2015
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    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,

    • DECEMBER 11, 2015
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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