What Is a Family Health Coach and Why Do You Need One?

What is a Family Health Coach?

A Family Health Coach is someone who works 1:1 with you or in a group coaching program to help you facilitate change in your life and in the life of your family through science based programs, trusted information, positive encouragement and continued motivation. As a Professional Health Coach I work with YOUR families individual needs and adapt programming to fit YOUR NEEDS.

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Strategies To Help Your Child with ADHD Manage the Holidays

The holidays can be a very stressful time for all of us with all the holiday gatherings, trips away from home, school parties, gift exchanges, shopping, trips to see Santa and the list goes on and on.

Today, I’d like to chat about some practical ways that you can help your child navigate the holidays to make them less stressful for you and them

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Which Foods Affect Our Kids' Brains?

Our Kids’ Brains

The brain grows faster in the first year of life than at any other time. These are important years of social and academic learning and brain development is critically important to support these changes. 90% of a child’s brain is developed before the age of 5. Why is that fact so important? Well, this is a critical time for nutrients to get to that growing brain and as parents we want to grow the healthiest brain possible for our kids.

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Back to School with Essential Oils

I can't believe it's September and no matter where you are in this great land of ours, it's Back to School time.  We started seeing back to school signs in our local stores right after July 4th, but now it's time to get down to business.  It's time to make sure that we have the right backpack, lunch container, pencils, pens, markers and the like.  Our kids are all set, but are they?  There's one thing that I believe every home should have and especially at back to school time.  Want to guess what that is?  I'll give you a hint, it's in the title :)

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How to Use Essential Oils to Calm Anxiety

Anxiety is a natural part of our development and it is designed to warn us of upcoming danger.  If we get to a point where we are always in a state of anxiety, then it becomes an anxiety disorder and the fight or flight response is being triggered when there doesn't seem to be a trigger which is causing the anxiety to come on someone.   Anxiety can appear in different forms such as phobias, panic attacks,  or social anxiety.  Some signs include the following.

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5 Easy Ways to Include Sensory Play into Everyday Activities

So, when we think of sensory play, we think about our 5 senses, taste, touch, sight, smell and sound. Sensory Play plays a very important role in childhood development.  There are some children, mine included, who have a diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder or Sensory Integration Disorder.  These children have a hard time processing all of the input their senses are giving them and in turn can have meltdowns, difficulty with balance, low muscle tone, difficulty climbing as well as many other symptoms.

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