What is non-negotiable?

Sometimes I notice that I feel pulled by others' behaviors and expectations of me. No matter where you are stuck or overwhelmed, how does remembering that you get to decide your own "non-negotiables" support your optimal health? And I notice that with my clients, as well. One of my very favorite clients feels the strong pull of her daughter-in-law's expectations of what needs to be done, how doctor's appointments should be handled and who should be in charge, without ever asking my client what she wants for herself. It leaves my client feeling anxious and confused. For another client, it is workplace that demands too much, too often, leaving her feeling overwhelmed and depressed. And for ano

What does "delicious" feel like to you?

I noticed something interesting about myself the other day. No matter where you are stuck or overwhelmed, how does noticing what feels delicious support your optimal health? I had a couple of hours to myself one afternoon and was lying on the couch with the window open, engrossed in story about Madagascar from the most recent issue of The New Yorker. The kitty was tucked in next to me, my phone was turned to silent. It was fabulous. And then something interesting happened. A gentle, cool breeze blew in through the window and I closed my eyes and said to myself "This feels absolutely delicious!" What? I started to think about what feels "delicious" to me and I realized that there is a patter

What if harmful conversations were like eating poison?

Have you ever had a conversation with someone, or overhead a conversation that others were having, that left you feeling as though you were eating poison? No matter where you are stuck or overwhelmed, how does increasing your awareness about how the conversations you ingest either nourish or poison you support your optimal health? I have. In fact, I've swallowed several giant spoonfuls of poisonous words in the past month and it feels disgusting and gives me major indigestion. And It also makes me very curious about two important things... Are the people who are spewing the harmful conversations aware they are poisoning themselves and those around them? Are they filled to overflowing with p



Hello, I'm Ricka -

I'm a Nationally Board Certified (NBC-HWC) Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coach. I specialize in working with physician leaders, corporate leaders, non-profit executives and their families to navigate complex work and personal issues so they can strengthen their relationships, heal, and feel hopeful about the future again. 



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