Q&A Series: Gluten-Free Diet Unpacked

After getting the scoop on the Paleo Diet, I sat down with Megan Holt, DrPh(c), MPH and Registered Dietitian, to get more information about another popular diet craze–the gluten-free diet.  –Kayla —- Kayla: So, what exactly is gluten, and what is the gluten-free diet? Megan: Gluten is a protein found in wheat and other grains, […]

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It is so hard…

On my way to Potentia earlier this week, I listened to an interview on NPR with Dr. T Berry Brazelton.  He is known as the “baby whisperer” and has been a go-to resource for parents for six decades.  You can catch the whole interview here. Towards the end of the interview, Dr. Brazelton shared about […]

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How are you dealing with your fears and doubts?

Last week, two women I think the world of personally and professionally, Tara Gentile and Brigitte Lyons, wrote to their list of business owners and thought leaders about how fear, anxiety, and the “not enough” storyline can hold us back from living out our purpose; our calling.  I am grateful for their words on a […]

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I have a confession to make to you…

2013 has been full of some serious body image blues. You know how it goes: not feeling comfortable your skin feeling like none of your clothes fit well not wanting to see your image in a mirror or a picture struggling not to be tempted by the false promises and quick fixes of the diet […]

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Q&A Series: Paleo Unpacked

Lately, I’ve noticed a lot of chatter amongst my friends about the Paleo diet. Naturally, I’ve been a little curious about it, so I thought I’d talk with my fabulous colleague, Megan Holt, Ph(c), MPH and Registered Dietician, to get the scoop on the science behind the Paleo diet and her thoughts on how to […]

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Yoga Buzz Words Part 1: Grounding

Recently, our team was talking about the lingo of all of our various professions and how distancing it can be to those who are not in the loop of our profession’s vocabulary.  For me, this is especially true for the world of Yoga.  Potentia’s Yoga Coordinator, Kelly Schauermann, has taken on the challenge of breaking […]

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You are not alone.

To those who: are fighting the paralyzing pain of depression; have survived those whose lives were taken by the devastation of mental illness; think life is too unbearable to keep going and hurt deeply beyond words; tirelessly walk with your loved one struggling with mental illness; feel like no one understands the darkness of deep […]

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A Twist on Dealing with Negative Body Image

Negative Body Image. In my tribe of Eating Disorder Treatment Specialists, we often say negative body image is the first to come and the last to leave in the treatment of food and body issues. And that is a pretty constant truth from the many recovery journeys I have witnessed over the years. My clients […]

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Seeking True Health in a Health Obsessed Culture

Is your definition of health keeping you unhealthy? Maybe. Maybe not. But I recommend taking a critical look at how you define health in your life and to reflect on how your definition of health is impacting your overall wellness. When you say something or someone is healthy, what drives your sentiment? I usually hear the […]

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Doing the Work: We are in it Together

Source: raredevice.net via Rebecca on Pinterest   When it comes to shame, we are all in it together — it levels the playing field. There is no “us and them” with shame. Shame just levels. Like thousands upon thousands, I deeply resonate with Brené Brown’s research, books and Ted Talks.  I have been integrating her […]

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