10 Simple Tips to Keep You Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

I am sure you are like me and you want to do everything you possibly can to avoid getting sick at any time of the year.  Of course, these cold winter months bring on more unfortunate opportunities to get blasted with being sick.  

Doing these 10 things regularly, will help you create a healthy foundation so that you can either avoid getting sick or minimize the severity and length of time something will get you down.

  • Wash Your Hands Regularly and Very, Very Thoroughly

This is going to be one of your best defenses against any cold, upper respiratory infection or the flu.  It is really important to not rush through doing this.  Make sure to completely wash your hands with warm/hot water and soap for at least 20 seconds.  Avoid touching anywhere on your face unless you have clean hands.  Try to stop using antibacterial soap if possible.  Just like in the gut, the skin is a host to many microorganisms (good and bad).  It’s important to know that antibacterial soap doesn’t just kill some of the bad bacteria it will also get rid of the good bacteria. The good bacteria on the skin works to keep you healthy because it communicates with the immune system. The beneficial/good bacteria can alert the immune system when something is wrong so that it can take the appropriate action.

  • Reduce Your Sugar Intake (A good tip at all times)

I know this is a lot easier said than done especially during Holidays and different times of celebration.  It really is worth the effort to create that strong, healthy foundation.  When your diet is high in sugar (sugar is present in almost all processed foods in some way or another – it has many names), your immune system becomes suppressed.  When your immune system isn’t working at an optimal level, you can bet it will be that much harder once you do get sick to beat it.   When there is too much sugar in your diet it can lead to infections in the gut such as SIBO (small intestinal bacteria overgrowth) and Candida.  These will also affect your immune system in a negative and unsupportive way.  Strive to consume more whole foods and far less processed food.

  • Fix Your Gut

Did you know that about 75% of your immune system resides in your gut?  That’s a big number.  This is one of the many reasons it is so important to keep your gut healthy. Your gut truly is the pathway to a healthy mind and body.  Eating probiotic (fermented foods like Kefir, Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Miso, Tempeh, Kombucha, Pickles and Natto) and prebiotic(Chicory Root, Dandelion Greens, Jerusalem Artichokes, Onions, Garlic, Asparagus,Leeks, Barley, Bananas, Apples, Oats, Burdock Root, Cocoa, Jicama and Yacon Root, Flaxseeds, Sea Vegetables and Wheat Bran) foods can be very supportive to gut health because it will help to make sure the good gut bacteria are at an appropriate level. This will help your body fight off any illness threatening to run you down. NOTE: Prebiotic foods contain fiber, which feed the friendly bacteria.  However, those with SIBO or IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) may want to avoid consuming prebiotic foods, as they can be irritating. 

  • Drink Bone Broth

When I was little, any time I started to get sick, my mom served me chicken soup. Your immune system will benefit greatly from bone broth.  Bone broth has been shown to reduce inflammation due to the amino acids it contains such as glycine and proline.  Bone broth contains collagen, which can assist in repairing the gut lining.  It is a great resource to improve the amount your body can heal and recover from being sick.

  • Minimize Your Stress

Chronic stress has been shown to suppress the immune system.  Regular self-care, yoga, hot baths (add 1-2 cups Epsom salts so your body can absorb the magnesium to help calm your muscles and around 10 drops of therapeutic grade lavender essential oil to relax your mind), relaxation techniques such as massage and meditation can help to keep you more Zen.

  • Get at Least 7-8 Hours of QUALITY Sleep Each Night

All your hormones reset when you sleep.  If you are not getting enough quality sleep at night, your cortisol (your stress hormone) levels will remain elevated.  When cortisol is raised, the other hormones will be out of balance. When your stress hormone is high, your body only focuses on dealing with that.  All other bodily functions take a back seat until that cortisol is reduced to a normal level.  Think metabolism and digestion.  Have you ever noticed how your hunger seems to be off after a not so great night of sleep?

  • Eat Foods High in Antioxidants

They are great immune system boosters.  Antioxidant rich foods are wonderful at protecting cells from free radical damage.  Try to up your daily/weekly intake of food high in antioxidants.  These are foods such as red berries, blueberries, purple and red grapes, nuts, dark green vegetables, sweet potatoes and green tea.

  • Exercise Regularly and Often

Exercise is great for your mind and your body!  It will help to boost your immune system because it increases circulation.  When your circulation is improved, it allows your antibodies to move through the bloodstream at a quicker pace.  This is a great support to help your immune system fight against illness.  Exercise is a great stress reducer as well.  Have you ever noticed that you even sleep better when you exercise?

  • Drink Your Water

Make sure that you consume the right amount of water for your body (take your body weight and reduce by ½.  That is the amount in ounces that will be ideal for you to drink daily).  When your body is properly hydrated it allows your throat to stay moist and it helps loosen mucus.  When your nose and eyes are dry, it can make it harder for your body to catch and sweep away viruses.

  • 10.  Make Sure to Consume Foods Rich in Vitamins Cand E

These are very supportive to the immune system.  Foods such as sunflower seeds, almonds and organic peanuts are rich in vitamin E.  Foods such as oranges, broccoli, green peppers and citrus fruits are high in vitamin C.

Always listen to your body!  Make sure to give it what will support it as often as possible.  It is a good idea to consult with your doctor and find out if you can test for any vitamin or mineral deficiencies you might be suffering from.  Your doctor is your best resource to guide you to know what supplements you might benefit from in addition to eating a balanced diet. 

To your health!

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Chances are, you, or someone you love, is struggling with autoimmune disease.

Autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, colitis, Crohn’s, IBS, thyroid disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and dementia have devastating effects on sufferers and their families. Sufferers can experience a range of symptoms, from debilitating lethargy, mood swings, weight gain or rashes, to chronic pain, infertility, hair loss, depression, anxiety or even suicidal thoughts.  

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Over 80 million Americans are suffering right now because of autoimmune disease.

But that’s not the worst part…

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Wishing you the very best in life always,



Important! Quick check-in regarding the protection of your privacy!

Be sure to read all the way to the end!  I am sure that your inbox has been over flowing  with announcements from lists you subscribe to regarding updates to the Privacy Policy for their sites.  This is definitely a good thing!

A new privacy law (GDPR) was just passed by The European Union which goes into affect today, May 25, 2018.  This is a policy that is meant to better protect it’s residents in regards to their personal data.

I just love that other areas of the world, specifically The European Union, in this instance, are always looking to hold the safety and protection of their residents to highest of standards.  Protecting your personal data  is important to me as well!

This policy does not only protect the residents of the EU.  It is good policy and is more secure than previous policies.  It’s good for all people no matter where you live.  It is very important to me to make sure my site is compliant with the requirements of GDPR.

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The warm months bring us more time outside soaking up the rays of the sun, which can be a stressor for your skin and your skin’s resiliency.  “People tend to subject their skin to more damage in warm weather,” says David Colbert, MD and founder of New York Dermatology Group.

Beyond the natural benefits of Vitamin D, the sun’s glorious rays can actually be responsible for wrinkles, sagging skin, redness, irritation, enhanced aging and uneven pigmentation. Yes, you can still enjoy the outdoors without subjecting your skin to added wear and tear.  The key to radiant and glowing skin doesn’t just rely on sunscreen protection.  You can protect your skin internally as well as externally.

  1. Use a hydrating cleanser and nourishing serum and moisturizer morning and evening.

Use safe and natural skincare products to remove dirt and sweat as well as any make-up or sunscreen remaining on the skin especially at the end of the day.  Use an antioxidant rich serum followed by sunscreen in the morning and moisturizer at night. “Antioxidants absorb damage-causing free radicals and act like an extra layer of protection when worn under sunscreen,” says Francesca Fusco, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.  There is no sunscreen that can completely block out all of the sun’s rays and free radicals are created from exposure to these UV rays.  Look for products with antioxidant ingredients such as vitamin C and E, green tea extract and resveratrol powder to name a few.  Make sure to wear your non-toxic sunscreen even when it is cloudy outside.  When you moisturize your skin all year round and not just when it is frigid outside, you are giving your skin the opportunity to look and feel it’s best at all times.  We don’t stop eating well or stop working out when it’s hot outside, the same should apply to our skincare routine.

  1. Use a safe, non-toxic and natural sunscreen.

It is important to choose a sunscreen that is at least 30 SPF.  You need to provide your skin with the proper armor to combat against the harmful UV rays of the sun, which could cause skin damage and/or wrinkles.  You can find a list of safe and non-toxic sunscreens on the Environmental Working Group’s website  Make sure to reapply your sunscreen about every 90 minutes to ensure you are adequately protected.  If you find yourself faced with a sunburn, be sure to react immediately by hydrating and nourishing your skin with an after sun product that contains Aloe Vera.  It is very hydrating and wonderful at soothing the discomfort.

  1. Exfoliate once a week or every other week if you have sensitive skin.

Your skin will appear dull, dry and rough when dead skin cells hang out on your skin’s surface. When you exfoliate and remove the dead skin cells, you allow the cells of the skin to regenerate faster, which gives your skin a plump and gorgeous glow.  Make sure when you purchase and exfoliating product that you opt for one that is more natural and gentle on the skin.

  1. Stay hydrated every day by drinking filtered water.

Your skin will certainly thank you for being properly hydrated.  When you give your body the amount of water it needs, it allows toxins to be flushed out. We want the toxins to be flushed out because the build up of toxins circulating in our body can cause the detoxifying organs such as your liver and kidneys to not work optimally.  This in turn can have a negative impact on your skin’s radiance and health.  How much water is right for your body?  Take your weight in pounds and divide it in half and that is the amount of water in ounces you should consume each day.  When exercising rigorously or spending a lot of time in the sun, make sure to increase your daily intake.

  1. Get quality sleep each night.

When you aren’t getting enough rest (ideally 7-8 hours), your hormones aren’t able to reset.  Cortisol, which is your stress hormone, can increase without enough sleep, and this in turn could cause the production of collagen in the skin to slow down.  Collagen is important to healthy skin because when collagen isn’t produced in our skin, it can start to look dull and tired and lose elasticity.  Your skin will seal in it’s own moisture and stay hydrated with adequate collagen production.  Look for collagen boosting foods such as organic bone broth and those that contain amino acids, probiotics, Vitamin C and antioxidants.

  1. Eat the colors of the rainbow each day.

The colors of fruits and vegetables have a unique benefit to different body/organ systems.  Certain foods, such as those containing lycopene like tomatoes and watermelon have been known to be sun-protective.  That is, they can act like a defensive guard in a natural way to your skin against sunburn.  Foods that are rich in antioxidants will help prevent free radicals from damaging cells on the skin and in the body.  Consume lots of berries, tomatoes, melons, cucumbers and dark leafy greens.  They are loaded with the nutrients that your skin needs and loves.

  1. Exercise regularly.

When you exercise, more oxygen is brought to the skin’s surface, which nourishes the cells of the skin and contributes to the skin’s radiance. The increased blood flow that occurs as a result of exercise will also help push out cellular debris through sweat from your body.  It’s like a gentle cleansing for your skin from the inside.  Exercise is also great for reducing stress.  I am sure you are aware that stress is problematic for your skin.  Hello blemish!

Love your skin from the inside out and you will have a radiant glow no matter what season it is!

How Sharp is Your Brain? Take this Free Quiz to Learn More!

Do you misplace your keys more frequently? Do you often mix up names of coworkers? Forget meetings and appointments you’ve made? Enter a room and immediately forget why? Do you have to re-read passages often just to understand the meaning?

Maybe you blame these symptoms on the “natural” aging process. Or maybe you chalk it up to being busy and stressed at work.

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In fact, even if work causes you great stress, you don’t have to suffer from loss of concentration, focus, or memory.

Regardless of your age or your stressful environment, there is always room to improve cognitive function.

Being mentally sharper and more productive, and preventing (and reversing) memory loss IS possible—because regardless of what you’ve been told — memory loss is NOT caused solely by genetics or environmental factors.

That’s why I’m eager to share an amazing resource with you today.

My friend, Steven Masley, MD, created The Brain Symptom Score Quiz to help you determine how sharp your brain truly is.

Dr. Masley is a physician, nutritionist, trained chef, author, and the creator of the #1 health program for Public Television, 30 Days to a Younger Heart. More recently, Dr. Masley has set his focus on helping people like you tune up their brain to prevent, and even reverse memory loss.

He has created The Brain Symptom Score Quiz to help you determine whether or not you’re experiencing a drop in cognitive function, or have early signs of memory loss.

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To your health,

Abby xo

Do You Know the Difference Between Primary Food and Secondary Food?

As a health coach, I work with my clients to not just improve the food that they put on their plate. We focus initially on their Primary Foods, which is made up of these four areas: Relationship, Career, Exercise and Spiritual Practice. The physical food on your plate is actually your Secondary Food. When your primary foods are in balance, the physical food you put on your plate (your Secondary Food) will also be in balance. Together improving the Primary and Secondary Foods in your life will lead to total mind, body and soul wellness.

Relationships: Think back to a time in your life when you were newly in love. You probably felt energized, vibrant and beyond happy. I bet when you where in the beginning of this relationship, you lost track of time and didn’t focus on what was going to be on your plate at your next meal. I also imagine that you didn’t come home after an amazing date and plop down on the couch with a pint of ice cream. When you can surround yourself with relationships that lift you up and bring joy to your life, you will be more likely to make healthier food choices.

Career: How are things going with your career these days? Here’s a hypothetical to imagine for a moment – If you think of yourself as a beautiful plant sitting on your desk and your coworkers, job title, boss, daily activities, etc. as the water that nourishes your plant. How much water does your plant get each day? Is your plant happy and healthy or is it looking a bit sluggish and starving for good “water”? Does your career fulfill you? Does it bring you joy? Do you wake up each day excited to go to work? If not, what could you do to feel positive and uplifted in your job.   Think about what your day would look like if your career were a source of contentment and inspiration. How do you feel? When you get home from the office, what do you prepare or choose to eat for dinner? I bet if you enjoy your job it’s not a greasy burger and fries.

 Exercise/Movement: We all know we need to keep our bodies moving consistently. It is one of the key components to a healthy body and mind. Don’t you feel good about yourself when you know you are taking great care of your body physically? I know I certainly do. When I skip a workout or don’t exercise regularly, I feel not so great emotionally or physically. When I do exercise consistently, I feel great. I feel inspired, motivated and energized. I also make sure to fuel my body with nutritious, whole foods as often as possible because goodness knows, if I make the effort to be physically active, I am definitely not going to sabotage my efforts with unhealthy, sugar, chemical and additive loaded processed foods. You don’t have to go all P90X here if that’s not your gig. Just choose something that you will enjoy and look forward to doing each week. Be sure to mix up your types of exercise as well so your muscles don’t get bored and plateau.

Spiritual Practice: I know this is a super sensitive issue for many people and I respect that of course. I would just like to encourage you with whatever your spiritual practice is to strive to nourish it every day. It is a very important element that connects us to our amazing spirit and the core of who we are. How do you feel in this are of your life? Is your spiritual practice one that you chose for yourself? Is it one that your family or loved one chose for you? I hope that in this part of your life you are actively honoring it in a way that completes you. This is food for the soul my friend!

An exercise you can do to visualize where you are in these areas of your life is to complete The Circle of Life below. The Circle of Life is your wheel of life. When all the spokes on your circle are even (hopefully at a high level of contentment) your wheel will be balanced and roll smoothly. How well does your wheel roll?

Click on the link to print your Circle of Life Form –  CIRCLE OF LIFE



What a wonderful time of year it is! All the hustle and bustle of the Holidays can be very exciting and also a little draining. It’s super important to make sure you are taking fabulous care of yourself during this time to ensure you feel your best emotionally and physically. As lovely as the holidays are, they can also bring a little added stress with all of the parties spent with friends, coworkers and extended family. If you are like me, sometimes these moments can be a little exhausting and quite frankly, stressful. Family is wonderful, but there have been times when issues have come up.  Staying focused, positive and having a heart of compassion and forgiveness has always helped me get through it in a genuine and peaceful way.

 1.  STAY HYDRATED – Proper hydration is so important to your body functioning at an optimal level. Did you know that sometimes if you find yourself craving sweets, you could actually be dehydrated? Your body is in need of water at that moment, not something highly processed or loaded with sugar.  Strive to drink the amount of water each day that is right for your body.  What’s the right amount for you?  Take your body weight and divide it in half.  That is the amount of water in ounces you should be drinking each day.

2.  GET ENOUGH QUALITY SLEEP – Getting quality sleep is what your body needs to set you up for a healthy day ahead.   When you give your body the amount of sleep it requires, it is able to replenish and rewire. Your hormones are able to come back to balance, which is so important to your entire body and mind.

3.  MINIMIZE THE SUGAR – Sugar is such a hot topic today. What does it really do to your body? Does it actually cause negative health problems? Yes, the answer is yes! Sugar is highly inflammatory in excess. We are consuming far too much in our daily lives. Sugar is in almost every processed food today. Eating more of a whole food and seasonal food diet is exactly what your body needs to be at its best throughout the year. It is also important to eat less sugar because over consumption of sugar causes chronic inflammation, which can weaken the immune system.

4.  TAKE THE FREE VIA CHARACTER STRENGTH QUIZ (HERE) – Taking this quiz shows you what your top strengths are. When you are aware of your top strengths, you can learn to access them throughout each day and week to help you feel strong and centered.  This tool is perfect for this time of year!

5.  MOVE YOUR BODY – Movement is very important to healthy bones and muscles. Daily movement is also a key component to living a long and full life. Don’t you notice when you exercise that you not only feel better physically, but emotionally as well?

6.  EAT BALANCED MEALS THROUGHOUT THE DAY – Skipping meals is no good! When you have too much time between meals, your blood sugar levels get out of whack and you start to crave something that will quickly bring you more energy. Usually, this tends to be something overly processed. Instead of giving you lasting energy, this form of food actually causes an increase or spike in alertness and then it is followed by a drop, which leaves you feeling lethargic and foggy headed.

7.  PRACTICE A GRATITUDE EXERCISE EVERY NIGHT BEFORE GOING TO SLEEP – Our days are full of crazy and hectic schedules especially this time of year. Not just with schedules, but the Holidays can be a very emotional time. Family stuff, relationship stuff, etc. can all come to the surface in a time where we are meant to be merry and jolly. Make a habit of saying a few things that you are grateful for each day, as part of your nightly ritual. This way when issues do come up that make you sad or bring you down, practicing gratitude can help shift your focus back to a more positive mindset.

8.  PRACTICE DEEP BREATHING – When you practice deep breathing, it really does help reduce stress and take you out of the heat of the moment. My favorite way to get back to “Zen” throughout the day is with Dr. Andrew Weil’s 4-7-8 breathing technique (learn more here). If I start to feel a little stressed, this really helps me rewire and feel more balanced.

9.  HAVE A HEART OF FORGIVENESS – Forgiveness is so important to our overall soul centered way of life. Holding a grudge or staying angry about something really only hurts you in the long run. Why not forgive those in your life whom you might feel wronged by even if they aren’t asking for it? You might be surprised to notice how much better you feel.

10. FIND HUMOR IN EVERYTHING – LAUGH HARDER AND SMILE MORE – There is a lot of serious stuff going on in our lives and in the world around us. I truly believe that if we all try a little harder to bring more joy, humor, laughter and smiles to the people we interact with it will create a ripple effect of positivity. This way, more and more people can be lifted up and find genuine happiness in their lives each and every day!


From my family to yours, have a fantastic, balanced and lovely Holiday Season!

Abby xo



It starts by eating a diet full of colorful and nutritious whole foods, along with eliminating and/or reducing harmful toxins from our environment and our bodies. I am talking about the emotional as well as physical toxins here. Negative thoughts don’t serve you or your potential. I encourage you to find ways to remove them from your life, which will be very beneficial to your emotional (internal), well-being. The physical toxins are those that are in the air we breathe inside as well as outside of our homes. It’s the added and unnatural chemicals found in our carpets, paint, furniture, skincare and haircare products, cleaning products, certain types of pots and pans, plastics, etc.

What we eat on a daily basis affects our body on the inside as well as the outside. Eating foods rich in vitamins and minerals will give you beautiful lustrous hair, vibrant, youthful skin and healthy nails. Who doesn’t want that?! How many of these foods find their way to your plate every day?




LEAFY GREENS: Leafy greens are packed with vitamins, minerals and fiber. Fiber is a great nutrient to help with weight loss because it provides you with a feeling of fullness, which assists in controlling hunger. These glorious plants are also loaded with water, which benefits your hair, skin and nails. You can eat as many leafy greens a day as you want  because they are low in calories.

BERRIES: These beautiful little gems are powerful in helping to prevent disease and control inflammation in your body as well as reduce the LDL (bad) cholesterol.

CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES: They can help prevent the growth of cells that can lead to cancer because they minimize free radical production. These vegetables include Bok Choy, Kale, Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, Cauliflower and Broccoli. Enjoy these vegetables sautéed, steamed or roasted.

CHIA SEEDS: Are the highest plant based source for Omega-3 fatty acids. They are packed with fiber, minerals, protein and antioxidants. They help you feel full fast because they expand when added to liquid.

WILD SALMON: This is a good source for Omega-3 fatty acids. It is also high in vitamin D, B2, B3, B6 and B12. Of course it is a great source of protein as well.

WALNUTS: They are rich in omega-3’s. About a fourth of a cup is the perfect amount for a single serving. Walnuts are so great for brain health. Add some to the top of your salad for a great plant based source of protein.

AVOCADO: These little beauties are full of healthy fats, which help defend your body against heart disease and cancer.

DARK CHOCOLATE: It is packed with antioxidants. It helps stabilize your mood. It can lower blood pressure and enhance blood flow. Look for organic dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa. YUM!

MUSHROOMS: A great source to help prevent cancer. They are high in antioxidants. Mushrooms contain minerals such as selenium, potassium, copper, iron and phosphorus. These guys are also a great source of vitamin D and B.

BEETS: Are a great liver detoxifier.

SWEET POTATOES AND CARROTS: They contain vitamins A, B6 and C. They also contain potassium, calcium and fiber. Orange vegetables are high in phytonutrients, which help prevent disease. They are also high in beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A.

SEA VEGETABLES: Are high in iron and vitamin C. Some of the benefits are prevention of chronic disease and slowing the aging process. They are a good source for detoxifying your body of heavy metals and other pollutants in the environment.

GREEN TEA: It is high in antioxidants, which can help in preventing cell damage. It can also assist with blood flow and lower cholesterol.

WATER: Your skin requires adequate amounts of water to stay hydrated. Dehydrated skin will show more wrinkles and look dry. The best way to determine what is the right amount for your unique body is to divide your body weight in half. Drink that amount in ounces of water every day. If you live in a warmer climate or exercise rigorously, you will         need to up your intake a bit to stay properly hydrated.

Eating healthy, seasonal and organic as much as possible along with a healthy and balanced lifestyle equals a vibrant, healthy and radiant you!

Abby xo

6 Simple Steps to Make Your Big Dream for Your Life a Reality!

What would your life look like if you could make your dream come true?

The stories are everywhere, always uplifting, always inspiring:

  • The woman who created a wellness clinic in her inner city neighborhood.
  • The man who lost 200 pounds after being housebound for a decade.
  • The mother who worked tirelessly bringing her sick child to radiant health.
  • The grandfather who quit cigarettes to realize his dream of running a marathon.

Every day, people just like you go out into the world and make their dreams come true.

They did it. Why not you? You’re no different than any of these successful individuals.

Why Couldn’t Your Dream Come True?

True, it sounds hard. In fact, it probably is hard, with a number of obstacles to overcome. That may be reason enough to put your dream on permanent hold.

“Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them… they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.”—Orison Swett Marden, writer.


Could a Plan Help?

The easiest way to turn a dream into reality is one step at a time:

  1. Choose one thing to get done. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
  2. Identify what scares you most. Ask yourself: What’s the worst thing that could happen if I face this fear? Write down the worst-case scenario, and also write how you would confront it.
  3. Identify a small reward for yourself once you’ve accomplished that activity.
  4. Then just do it. Complete and check that task off your list.
  5. Now treat yourself to the reward, rejoice, and celebrate!
  6. Repeat the above steps as many times as necessary and watch yourself get happier and healthier by pursuing what you love.

 Would you like support in making your health dreams come true? Connect with me by phone at 614-620-7420 or email at