NOW IS WHEN WE NEED TO K.I.S.S.

From my knowledge as a Licensed Health Coach and Physician Assistant S-2, I have designed a 5 point approach to Keeping our Immune Systems Strong.   Clearly we are far from eradicating COVID 19 from our environment, but we do have the power to boost our own defenses.  As we learn how to increase our protectionContinue reading “NOW IS WHEN WE NEED TO K.I.S.S.”

COBRA POSE – “I RISE JOYFULLY”

BHUJANGASANA:Cobra Pose MANTRA: “I rise joyfully to meet each new opportunity.” Benefits: *Helps you feel relaxed and reduces anxiety *Stabilizes digestion *Stretches muscles in the shoulders, chest and abdominals *Lifts your mood *Tones the arms *Decreases stiffness in low back *Invigorates the heart HOW TO PERFORM COBRA POSE: Lie face-down on the floor with yourContinue reading “COBRA POSE – “I RISE JOYFULLY””

Life Lessons From A Remote Medical Professional

I recently returned home from a month-long Wilderness First Responder and Emergency Medical Technician course in Leavenworth, Washington. The course content was invaluable, but the icing on the cake was the people I interacted with daily.  Having served in the military I have crossed paths with many folks who dedicate their lives to the serviceContinue reading “Life Lessons From A Remote Medical Professional”

DIRTY DOZEN – ORGANIC OR BUST!

Last week the EWG (Environmental Working Group) published it’s 2018 Dirty Dozen list. According to the working group’s tests, the 12 fruits and veggies on the list below contain the highest amount of pesticides. WHY SHOULD WE CARE? While opting out of “organic” may save you a few buckaroos, when it comes to the dirtyContinue reading “DIRTY DOZEN – ORGANIC OR BUST!”

Weight Loss: Is timing everything?

For millions of years our genes have been reacting according to our patterns of behavior.  If we keep this in mind when looking at our bodies tendency to store or use fat as as energy, it makes weight loss quite simple.  Let’s say you walk 10 minutes after a meal as opposed to before aContinue reading “Weight Loss: Is timing everything?”

Day 19-early am New Brighton beach (wow) run

“One Look Worth Ten Thousand Words”… Today’s first – early a.m. beach run at New Brighton State Park *You can park at corner of Park Ave and Coronado St, beach is a 2 minute walk across tracks, see end of blog *Suggest winter time or early a.m., only saw 3 other folks – all lovelyContinue reading “Day 19-early am New Brighton beach (wow) run”

Day 10- Orange Theory Fitness- “good things come to those who sweat”

Today’s first – morning group fitness class at Orange Theory Fitness, Capitola.  I have seen these fitness centers all over, but never knew the concept behind them.  Their method boils down to heart rate based interval training.  Backed by the science of Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (or EPOC), Orangetheory’s heart rate monitored training is designedContinue reading “Day 10- Orange Theory Fitness- “good things come to those who sweat””

Day 9 – “Move with your feet, dance with your heart”

Today’s First – Argentine Tango at the Bayview Hotel Details: Every Monday from 6:30pm – 9:30pm $5-10.00 donation Location: The Bay View Hotel-GG Restaurant 8041 Soquel Dr Aptos, CA Map What fun! Open dance in a historic hotel – friendly atmosphere, even towards a complete beginner. Great way to kick off the week.  This styleContinue reading “Day 9 – “Move with your feet, dance with your heart””

Day 8- electronic upright bass

Today’s first: Attempt to play the EUB!  Very challenging, didn’t even know this instrument existed until I saw it at my friend’s house.  I opted to learn to pluck a scale (Gmajor) and then picked up the bow to play the strings.. brand new at this, bear with me! What is it? The electric uprightContinue reading “Day 8- electronic upright bass”

Day 7 – Movement to be moved

Fly, Fly, Fast, Grow do not stop Do not be afraid to see all A masterful shape shifter adapts to all circumstances and situations with magic, speed and agility. Today’s First: Ecstatic Dance at the 418 project perfoming arts center. Ecstatic Dance is “a unique expression of global movement”.  The guidelines are as follows: MoveContinue reading “Day 7 – Movement to be moved”