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What’s the Deal with Winter Blues?
Portland, Oregon is a city that has many things going for it. Amazing community. A thriving farm to table food scene. Easy access to both the mountains and the ocean. Not a day goes by that I don't thank my lucky stars t Read More »
Just Say NO to Holiday Stress!
Every December, as the year winds to a close, I get a few dozen emails from patients and clients begging me to squeeze them in. It's cold and flu season, no doubt, but most often that's not what's causing the emails and Read More »
Survey Says You’re Stressed. Now What?
A few months back I ran a stress survey online in order to gather some data points for my forthcoming book with Sounds True Publishing—Overcoming Overwhelm (pub date 1/1/19!) I had nearly 1400 responses, I wasn’t h Read More »
Strength training: a key to feeling strong and healthy (Guest Post)
Jeremy and I have been working together off and on for decades. He's a rockstar personal trainer here in PDX and truly knows his stuff. I asked him to put together a short post with some ideas about home strength trainin Read More »
There’s Magic In Changing Your Perspective
If you've been visiting the blog or opening my emails of late you know I've been working on a new project...The Stress Less Strategy. It's currently a workshop and a talk, soon to be a webinar and and course, and finally Read More »
Why Adult Coloring is Good for Stress
The fact that I just released a free set of printable coloring pages might lead you to believe I’ve been into adult coloring from the get-go. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. I'd say I was wary, but Read More »
Introducing My Free, Printable Stress-Less Coloring Pages!
I know that it’s hard to make the time for self-care. Life gets in the way, and there are so many other things to do all the time. Even if you lived on Mars and could capture an extra hour in every day (fun fact, Mars Read More »
Rethinking Your Relationship with Stress
One of my favorite things to do with patients is to illustrate concepts with drawings (I actually do this across the desk and draw upside down which makes it even more fun, but that’s another story.) For allergy patie Read More »
Why You Need to Snack, and Why You Don’t!
Just like everyone doesn't need breakfast, everyone doesn’t need to snack! Some people enjoy snacking and some people don’t- you've got to keep that in mind when you're deciding about snacking. That said, whether Read More »
Do I HAVE to eat breakfast?
I used to spend a great deal of time trying to convince my patients how important it is to eat breakfast. The studies point to many reasons why this is the case. I even have a litany of those reasons listed in my breakfa Read More »

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