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How do you gently move into the holidays so your hair doesn't catch on fire?

As Thanksgiving, the winter holidays and travel edge closer, I notice that many things in my life seems to be moving, shifting, changing... just when I think I'm at capacity, I'm challenged with something new. No matter where you are stuck or overwhelmed, how does remembering to turn towards things you know and trust before your bursts into flames promote your optimal health? Lives full to bursting looks different depending on where you sit. A key employee is creating protective roadblocks within an expanding market and an HR intervention needs to be carried out in the next two days. You are expecting 23 guests for the holidays and your furnace just stopped functioning. Yes, below zero tem

How do you gently move through the holidays so your hair doesn't catch on fire?

As Thanksgiving, the winter holidays and travel edge closer, I notice that many things in my life seems to be moving, shifting, changing...  just when I think I'm at capacity, I'm challenged with something new. No matter where you are stuck or overwhelmed, how does remembering to turn towards things you know and trust before your bursts into flames promote your optimal health? Lives full to bursting looks different depending on where you sit. A key employee is creating protective roadblocks within an expanding market and an HR intervention needs to be carried out in the next two days. You are expecting 23 guests for the holidays and your furnace just stopped functioning.  Yes, below zero tem

What feels "delicious" to you today?

I heard it again yesterday... "It felt delicious!" No matter where you are stuck or overwhelmed, how does noticing what feels delicious support your optimal health? A good friend wrote to check in after spending several days with her new grandchild. "It felt delicious!" she said. And that made me smile because I can feel the deliciousness through the email. Kissing the soft cheeks of a baby, finding an hour to luxuriate in a nap in the sunshine, looking at my calendar for the day and realizing I am looking forward to every single moment of what is scheduled. Those things feel delicious. Getting an unexpected text from someone saying "I am thinking of you..." Sharing a loving moment with a

What feels "delicious" to you today?

I heard it again yesterday..."It felt delicious!" No matter where you are stuck or overwhelmed, how does noticing what feels delicious support your optimal health? A good friend wrote to check in after spending several days with her new grandchild.  "It felt delicious!" she said. And that made me smile because I can feel the deliciousness through the email. Kissing the soft cheeks of a baby, finding an hour to luxuriate in a nap in the sunshine, looking at my calendar for the day and realizing I am looking forward to every single moment of what is scheduled.  Those things feel delicious. Getting an unexpected text from someone saying "I am thinking of you..." Sharing a loving moment with a d

What is non-negotiable for you right now?

I notice that at times it feels difficult to pull apart my expectations of myself from others' 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 a lot of the people I work with, as well. One person feels the strong pull of her mother's dominant voice - expectations about what is working and what is not, how money should be spent, how children should be disciplined, how her daughter's house should look, how holidays should happen, and the list goes on and on, without ever asking her daughter what she wants for herself. It leaves the daughter feeling anxiou

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RICKA

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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