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Find the Key to Your Partner's Heart

The Health Journal - Williamsburg, VA February 2018

Which expression of caring from your partner would make you feel most loved?

  1. A big hug.
  2. A gift of your favorite candy.
  3. A compliment about your wit.
  4. Washing your car for you.
  5. A picnic in the park together.

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Meet Your Future Self: You Might Like Her  

The Health Journal - Williamsburg, VA January 2018

Why is it that by mid-February our New Year’s resolutions are faded memories? It’s easy to be optimistic in your declarations with a glass of champagne in hand. Your future self is always disciplined and will never lack determination. However, when that alarm clock goes off and it’s time to hit the gym, your present self has a much harder time being dutiful.

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Keep Your Sanity by Practicing Self-compassion During the Holidays  

The Health Journal - Williamsburg, VA December 2017

Taking in the enormity of your holiday obligations, you wonder how you got into this predicament. Seven parties, three school concerts, a non-profit gala, cookies for the office, gifts, entertaining and visiting family. How are you going to make it to the other side of New Year’s without gaining eight pounds, incurring debt and becoming resentful? 

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10 Tips for Surviving Family Holidays

The Health Journal - Williamsburg, VA, November 2017

Vegans versus carnivores,
early risers waking night owls,
smokers teasing runners…

For any routine or belief you follow, there’s bound to be a disapproving family member. Holidays with family should be fun, but a clash of conflicting opinions can result in more stress than enjoyment. How do you stay firm to what you want out of your holiday while maintaining the peace? Here are tips for a smoother holiday gathering for guests and hosts alike…

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Balancing Stones

Identify Your Work/Life Balance

The Health Journal - Williamsburg, VA, October 2017


If you feel this kind of exasperation, your life is out of balance. The definition of a balanced life is different for all of us, but the basics are the same. Work/life balance is having an overall feeling of being in control and knowing that we have a manageable workload, which allows for meaningful relationships as well as self-care.

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Play Isn't Just for Kids

The Health Journal - Williamsburg, VA, August 2017

What if I told you there was an elixir that could relieve your stress, improve your relationships, stimulate your creativity, give you a flood of endorphins and boost your brain function?  Are you wondering how there can be one remedy with such a plethora of positive benefits? This well-kept secret is something we have all spent thousands of hours doing: the simple act of playing.

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Boost Your Energy by Zapping 10 Irritations

The Health Journal - Williamsburg, VA, August 2017

How blissful would it be if you could eliminate ninety percent of your daily irritations? Imagine opening your front door without that annoying squeak, always being able to find your car keys and having matching lids for all of your food storage containers. Do you already feel more energetic as you envision a day free of irritations?

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Say Yes to What Matters by Learning to Say No

The Health Journal - Williamsburg, VA, July 2017

All day long we are asked to do things we don’t want to do, to give our time to causes we don’t really care about, and to expend our precious energy on projects that aren’t on our to-do list. How do you say no without hurting people’s feelings? How do you keep your time and energy for yourself, only giving it away for the important stuff? When you reluctantly end up saying yes to someone else, the result is that you are saying no to yourself.

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Streamline Your Meal Planning Forever

The Health Journal - Williamsburg, VA, May 2017

When you don’t have your main meal planned in advance, convenience food is the fallback. “Realistically, there is little nutritional value to be found at the drive-thru,” says Caroline Fornshell, a registered dietician-nutritionist in Hampton Roads, Virginia. What if there were a way to map out all of your dinners so you would never again have to agonize over what to make or race to the store at the last minute?

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When and Why You Might Need a Life Coach

The Health Journal - Williamsburg, VA, January 2017

We could all use guidance when life sometimes becomes overwhelming. While some people seek support from family and friends, others may find it beneficial to hire a life coach to help get their lives back on track. A life coach is someone who counsels and encourages clients on career or personal life challenges.

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