limiting beliefs and limitations

Check out my blog post (and some of the links in it) on the topic of limiting beliefs and limitations—I’d love to know your thoughts on the subject! make the…

being in control

The pandemic. The killing of George Floyd and the protests that have followed. Increasing political polarization. Something I’m hearing over and over in 2020 is that the world is spinning…

got pets?

Every time I do the Kale + Kryptonite exercise in a workshop, someone points out that I’ve missed a primary food. What’s the most commonly mentioned omission? Time with pets….

spring has finally sprung—maybe?

Spring has sprung—maybe? This week saw some temps in the 40s at night in Michigan—and it’s the end of May/beginning of June! The season can bring increased energy, a desire…

the flying trapeze

How is change like letting go of a trapeze swing? What changes are you facing in your life right now? How are you feeling about them? I really loved this…

slow down, you move too fast…

During the pandemic, some of us have slowed down while others—especially front-liners and moms of younger children—have ramped up. The truth? We could all benefit by slowing down more often!…

what’s in your backpack?

Here’s a great podcast from one of our original Big Sisters, Donna Doyon: “Unpack Your Fears” on her Finding My Way podcast. I love this hiking metaphor, which made me…

physical activity

Physical activity is a major primary food—it feeds our bodies, minds, and spirits! four bases to cover in your physical activity Just as with secondary foods, physical activity requirements vary…

identifying + relieving stressors

If you want to understand the science behind our hormones and our response to stress, be sure to check out Chapter 4 of Dr. Sara Gottfried’s The Hormone Cure. I…

it’s here….

Since it’s just about the only news out there other than the presidential primary, let’s talk about the coronavirus taking the world by storm. I found this article by Dr….

resources | podcasts

Don’t have time to read but love to learn? Welcome to the world of podcasts—great for long commutes, workouts, while you’re cleaning the house…. Some of these podcasters are in…

mental + emotional health

Something I hear a lot from women in their 40s and 50s is that they are questioning their sanity—many confess that they feel like they’re going crazy. And judging by…

your ideal vacation

Both the quantity and the quality of our down time are vital primary foods—and like all SOUL food, our needs are different. make the connection Tell us in the comments…

primary + secondary foods

When we talk about nutrition, we normally think about the foods we put in our mouths, which we certainly need to survive. In Integrative Nutrition®, we actually consider these foods…

kale + kryptonite

In the Integrative Nutrition® health coaching world, we often talk about primary and secondary foods. The simplest explanation of this concept is: Secondary foods are what we put in our…

the gift of menopause

I loved this article, The Gift of Menopause by Margaret Renki, forwarded to me by one of our members: it really flips how we tend to look at peri/menopause from…

food, glorious food!

Tell us about your eating style—not your diet, because as Garfield says, the word “diet” is just “die” with a “t” at the end. Do you stick to a particular…

what’s your free square?

Victoria Moran, author of Creating a Charmed Life, talks about the fact that every one of us has “a FREE square,” something like in Bingo, where each of us automatically gets…

curve balls

As we enter our 40s and 50s, it’s not uncommon to feel some shifts—some subtle, some more like a fast ball to the head—in how our bodies function. I’ve compiled…

where do you turn first?

Where do you turn first for advice on health and wellness? conventional medical doctor alternative health practitioner (let us know what type) Dr. Google/the internet family friends inner wisdom other…

introduction to the coaching exercises

In the “inspiration” section of the clubhouse, you’ll find some concepts and activities that I use in my coaching practice—if you have ever wondered what a health coach does, you’ll…

ages + stages

What’s your age and/or stage of life, and what do you like best about being in it? And what is most challenging about it?

say hello!

Tell us who you are, where you live, when’s your birthday (so we can give you a shout-out!) and anything else you’d like us to know about you! If you…

how did you find us?

[ufbl form_id=”9″]   Please use the comment section to get more specific—I love to thank my referrers, so if you found us through word of mouth, give your source a…

welcome to the clubhouse!

welcome! We’re delighted you’re here! I’ve written a fair bit about the (not so) secret sisterhoods, the ones that remain hidden until one of us is brave enough or broken…