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Being Grateful in Challenging Times

This Memorial Day weekend will be unlike any other in history as we battle for our freedom from the COVID-19 virus. The one thing that remains the same is that we recognize the lives sacrificed by our men and women of the military on Memorial Day.

Here are some interesting facts about this holiday:

It initially was called “Decoration Day” in observance of those lost in the Civil War. During World War I, it recognized other soldiers and grew as the wars followed.

It was officially made a national holiday in 1971. The federal government named Waterloo, New York the birthplace of Memorial Day.

The date was chosen because it was not the date of any significant battle.

People began wearing a poppy as a result of a World War I poem written by Canadian soldier Lieutenant-Colonel John Alexander McCrae.

A National moment of recognition occurs each year at 3 pm local time.

Memorial Day is also known for its long weekend of parades, family gatherings, and the kickoff of summer. We all know that this year is going to be very different.  It is important to get outside of our homes for our physical and mental health but remember to respect the health of others by keeping your social distance of six feet, wearing a mask, and avoiding large gatherings. It is safest to mingle with family in the same household and keep your extended family and friends at a social media distance. If you travel to a park, try to stay local and away from crowds. If you have been exposed to someone sick or are not feeling well, stay home to reduce the spread of the virus.

I wish everyone a safe and healthy Memorial Day weekend! Enjoy the nice weather, traditional barbeques, and social media gathering. Let us pray that this is the first and last COVID -19 Memorial Day!


Let’s Address Your Stress

It’s a different and chaotic world we’re living in right now! The stresses of life have grown or changed for many of us. Figuring out how to work from home, loss or reduction of employment, and restricted contact with friends and family all have the potential to affect us both physically and emotionally. In these times where so many people have stepped up to help others, we must monitor and maintain our well-being.

Everyone is unique, as is the formula for addressing health needs. What is similar among humans is our body’s reaction to stress. We crave foods high in fat and sugar and gain weight due to excess calories. Also, our body’s immune system becomes suppressed, increasing the risk of illness or disease. It is important to address stress before it leads to chronic health conditions. Health coaches are trained to help individuals find the best way to reduce stress.

As a Master Certified Health Coach, I want to do my part to help others reduce stress during this pandemic. I am offering a free health coaching session to anyone that reaches out to me. During this free session, we will explore your strengths, identify relaxation strategies, and establish some personal goals to improve your quality of life. All we need to connect is a telephone or an internet connection. Sign up below.


Do I Need A Health Coach?

Health coaching has become a more recognizable title in the world of healthcare as obesity, diabetes, and chronic disease continue to increase. For those who are skeptical, there is measured evidence that health coaching provides multiple health benefits including more energy and weight loss. Does this sound like something you might need?

Dr. Peter Grinspoon MD of Harvard Medical School recognized the benefits and became a health coach to help his patients. “Unlike health fads that come and go, health coaching has strong evidence behind it backing its effectiveness for improving health and well-being”.

Other supporting studies are mentioned in an article published by Dr. Amitha Kalaichandran. Eighty percent of patients showed improved health and weight management from working with a health coach. She agrees that “health coaching gets to the heart of what providing good health care is about: acceptance, partnership, compassion, and helping patients feel respected and understood.”

More extensive research results indicate that health coaching has shown promising results in reducing chronic disease, weight loss, and diabetes.

Today is the best day to begin living healthier. Let discuss your health needs. https://www.bestrecipeforlife.com/contact/


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Welcome to the Best Recipe for Life. As a Health Coach, I want to share my “ingredients” for living a healthy, happy lifestyle. I will begin posting clear, up-to-date health information from reliable sources as well as a variety of nutritious, seasonal recipes to keep you excited about preparing your next meal! My job is to inspire you to take “The First Step” toward developing positive lifestyle habits, giving you more energy to enjoy life! As your health coach, we will work together to attain your goals. Sign up below today for a better tomorrow!

P.S. I also welcome your questions and comments below. This website is being developed to help you and will continue to evolve. Thanks!