Do you know your value?

For those of you in San Diego, we would love for you to join us for a time of reflection, connection and a break from the to-do lists, deadlines and have-to’s at PLNU’s Wonderfully Made Know Your Value Conference. Sometimes you need to push back on noise between your ears and show up, connect, reflect, […]

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Q&A Series: Should We Care About BMI?

In our Q&A series we’ve unpacked the paleo diet, the gluten-free diet, cleanses, and yoga therapy. This week, Kayla Walker, MFT Intern, spoke with Megan Holt, MPH, RD, Potentia’s Coordinator of Nutrition and Wellness to learn about using BMI as an indicator of health. Note from Rebecca: The following post may be triggering for some who are early in their […]

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Do You Need a Prescription for Play?

  Play is of one of Potentia’s core tenants of true health. It is a crucial component to your well-being. I actually prescribe play to my clients on a regular basis because many need permission to play. In our culture, we have had the joy of play shamed, guilted, pained, busied, spent, devalued, and worked […]

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Weekend Wonderment: Inspiration from the Interweb 9/22/13

Happy Weekend! Here is a dose of light, hope and courage to push back on darkness, cynicism and fear. And do not forget to laugh and breathe deeply.  Because it is good for your soul. ——– Will.i.am + Sesame Street tell it like it is. ——– Soap box issues alert! This article sums up the […]

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Obsessing about eating healthy is not healthy.

This morning my beloved cousin and life-long friend, Lissa Rankin, sent me an email noting a post she wrote for Mind Body Green, titled 10 Signs a Juicing Habit is Hiding an Eating Disorder.  In it, she addressed an issue near and dear to all of us who work at Potentia: when eating healthy can […]

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Weekend Wonderment: Inspiration from the Interwebs 9/15/13

  “Being courageous requires faith.” Heartfelt words from a mother of a Sandy Hook victim to teachers and school employees as they start their school year.  Wow. ——– “Failing forward means using mistakes or failures in the service of moving ahead.” via Karen R. Koenig.  And if you have not checked out Karen’s workbook, Food […]

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Q&A Series: Yoga Therapy

In our Q&A series we’ve unpacked the paleo diet, the gluten-free diet, and cleanses. This week, Kayla Walker, MFT Intern, spoke with Kelly Schauermann, CPRYT & Yoga Intructor, to learn about yoga therapy and Kelly’s upcoming “Seasons of Life, Reaping + Harvesting: Acknowledging Growth” workshop. Kayla: You are a Certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. What […]

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Weekend Wonderment – Better Late Than Never!

No surprise those with weight issues are more vulnerable to developing eating disorders. As long as we make weight a primary factor in determining health – and rewarding weight loss over overall wellness – we are contributing to the serious food and body issues in our culture. Spread the word: You cannot be replaced! A […]

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Weekend Wonderment 8.24.13

This was a week where the topic of loneliness went viral. Check out this incredible 3-D perspective on loneliness in our very “connected” world. And here is a spot on article noting how loneliness is a bigger threat to our health than weight issues.  Truth. ——— Raw, real and gloriously authentic, Dr. Brené Brown talks […]

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Discover the Power of Your Wanted and Unwanted Identities

I am ____________ (fill in the blank). Many of you can finish the sentence above with a variety of descriptors and attributes. The core beliefs about your identity directly impact how you make decisions in your relationships, at school, work, and in life. Culture, your family of origin, your faith community, schools, and places of […]

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