Entries by Elissa

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What’s a Health Coach?

That’s the first question a lot of people ask when I tell them what I do. There’s a simple answer: as a holistic Health Coach, I help people set goals and stay focused as they work towards becoming a healthier person. What makes me qualified to do that? I spent a year studying at The […]

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Valentine’s Day Love

How do you show someone you love them? Well, if it’s Valentine’s Day (which is just around the corner) traditionally you do it by giving them a giant box of chocolate. Of course, Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks removed from the extravagant meals and decadent desserts you shared with your loved ones on […]

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Right Now

So, last night I got a call from my son’s summer camp, asking if we’re planning to send him back in August.  Later, I found myself researching houses in Cape Cod, because if we want to go this summer, we need to book a place soon or there won’t be anywhere left to stay (or […]

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Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2013!   If you’re like many people, you probably just made some New Year’s resolutions. And if any of those resolutions have to do with dieting, you might want to read this article from The New York Times.  Here’s a synopsis: most people don’t stick to diets.   But don’t despair! Instead of […]

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Managing Your Cholesterol

Many people these days seem to be “watching their cholesterol.” Are you one of those people? If so, did you know that doctors often recommend using food (either instead of, or in addition to, medication) to battle cholesterol issues? If high cholesterol is an issue for you, you should consult with your doctor. But it […]

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Fighting Sugar Addiction

You don’t need to be a scientist to appreciate some of the basic chemistry behind the foods we eat. And the better you understand what’s happening in your body, the easier it can be to make better food choices. For example, you’ve probably heard the terms “simple carbohydrates” and “complex carbohydrates”. You may also have […]