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Your Food Plan: Is it All or Nothing?

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Many people know they need to change the way they eat for health, feeling better about their appearance, or raising their self-esteem. Their relationship to food has to be adjusted if it is a source of comfort, entertainment, or escape. Sometimes when people get a physical or mental illness, it’s hard to get the motivation […]

Going your own way with serious illness diagnoses

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A dear friend of mine was recently diagnosed with cancer and received a lot of pressure to go the traditional route of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. Cancer is a pretty serious illness and has a lot of fear connected to it. Fortunately, he had some friends who were knowledgeable about alternative medicine and learned as […]

What can a health coach do for chronic illness?

Just as we think of people who use health or wellness coaches as wanting help with losing weight or developing healthier habits, we might assume that these people don’t have other health concerns that challenge their quality of life as well. Chronic illness affects 117 million people in the United States (as of 2012; see http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/overview/index.htm). Some […]

Procrastination as an attachment

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Many people need help with putting off what they know they need to do, but can’t seem to bring themselves to do until it’s almost too late. Some people take it as far as paying late fees, penalties, and missing opportunities that would have been available had they acted promptly in the first place. So […]

“Do I Look Fat in This?”

This question is so common that it’s a cliché by now, but it’s an apt phrase that captures our flawed relationships with our bodies (especially among women). It also epitomizes the bind we put ourselves and our loved ones (usually our significant others) in when we ask it. We are essentially placing our self-worth about […]