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“The Word Should”

How often do we say or hear others say, “I should” or perhaps, more frequently, “you should”. I have observed that the use of the word "should" often significantly impedes our well-being and ability to live an authentic and fulfilling life.  To better illustrate my point, let’s look at the definition and how the word is frequently used or misused.  One...

Integrative Medicine – Energy Medicine

This is the second part of an article I have written addressing Integrative Medicine.  In part one, I provided an overview of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and identified Energy Medicine as one of the five categories. In this part, I will focus primarily on Energy Medicine and energy therapies, (also referred to as biofield therapies or modalities) a term used...

Integrative Medicine: Part 1

What is CAM?CAM is an acronym for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Complementary usually refers to using a non-mainstream approach togetherwith conventional medicine. And, alternative usually refers to using non-mainstream approach in place of conventional medicine. Today in the USA, more healthcare practitioners and healthcare systems are offering integrative health care (another term to mean CAM) to patients in treatment and to help...

Business Wellness

If you are a business owner, your business is your lifeline to your quality of life and you need to consider every realistic and ethical advantage you can use to raise your quality of life inside and outside your business. At Front Range Support Services, Inc., we have learned that in order for individuals and companies to achieve and sustain...

Q & A on Some Personal Characteristics of a Professional Coach

My clients periodically ask me questions. The following questions and answers regard some of the many personal characteristics that a professional coach possesses. Client: What are some of the personal characteristics that are essential for the professional coach to have and how do they influence the coaching relationship?   Coach Sandra: I find there are numerous personal characteristics that are essential for the professional...

What is Your Definition of Wellness?

There are many dimensions to wellness and most people associate it with pampering oneself (manicure, spa day or massage). However, wellness has many dimensions that go beyond a day at the spa. Wellness is an attitude; a way of being regardless of a bad day at work or challenging situations one is enduring. Wellness is a constant companion that reminds...