Tuesday, September 18, 2012

An Amazing Woman You Need To Know

Deborah Allison, CHHC

As a Certified Holistic Health Coach, I'm your personal guide to living a healthy and energized life.  My mission is to support women and professionals in making the food and lifestyle choices that heal their body and renew their spirit.  I cherish my role as a change facilitator and healthy living advocate for my clients!I didn’t know it at the time, but my early love of cooking would later become a lift-off point for my career as a holistic health coach.  From my early 20’s on…I always thought I was making the right food choices, yet I struggled to maintain my ideal weight and feel healthy.  At 29, and again at 42, I learned that my symptoms of weight gain, sinus infections, allergies, early signs of arthritis and a complete lack of energy were primarily due to food intolerances.  In the process of taking control of my own health, my energy level skyrocketed, my digestion got back on track, my joint pain disappeared, I rarely experienced cravings and, as a natural side effect of all the delicious whole, clean foods, I lost those stubborn 10 pounds. I recognize others who are in the pain that I was once in, who don’t know where to turn and feel frustrated and exhausted.  It became my mission to be the “Nutrition Detective” for women and professionals who have the struggles that I did.  I attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and, upon graduation, opened Integrative Holistic Wellness, my private health coaching practice located in beautiful IthacaNew York.  I am board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and a member of the International Health Coach Association.I take great delight in introducing my clients to the power of eating a clean diet, and what a huge, positive impact this can have on how they feel.  If you’re interested in how I can support you in your health goals, let’s talk!  

Please visit my website to learn more about my programs at www.CleanDietChallenge.comCall 607-269-5411 to schedule by phone.Wed and Sat hours, by appointment only.  

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Introducing Norabloom's Fabulous Massage Therapist, Jenny Chorba, she is our guest blogger of the week. Clap, Clap, Clap!

Change is the only thing constant. As I was driving early this morning I enjoyed the bright sun rising above the horizon, I noticed the change in the air. First of all I was dressed in jeans a sweater and my down vest but there are other subtle changes going on leading us from summer into fall. Have you noticed the days becoming shorter and the cooler nights and mornings leading into a warmer daytime, there are a few trees just starting to look like they may change, the students are back and the kids and teachers are getting ready to head back to school. I’m happy to live in a region that experiences the change of season. I must admit however that autumn is not my favorite time of year. I’m a spring and summer girl. Fall challenges my optimism. This seasonal change is a reminder that life in general is always shifting and moving. It reminds me to join the flow of things without resistance. When I can surrender to change and give up the fight I notice the small joys in it. My natural response to this summer to fall change is to wrinkle my eyebrows and feel cranky that old man winter filled with darkness and cold is on its way but when I practice letting go and joining the dance of change I start to appreciate even more the crisp mornings and the flowers outside and the green grass. So with fall upon us my shift begins with settling into a routine. Being in the massage business I get to witness people go through this as well. Clients that I would see weekly in the winter and spring started coming less in the summer and now have recently started back up their regular self-care routine which for them includes massage. I too have set up my bi-weekly massage appointments to support me emotionally, physically and mentally during this transition of change. I’m learning bit by bit how to take care of myself, how to support my well-being and from past years’ experience I know that although autumn is a beautiful time of year it’s a challenge for me to let go of care free hot weather summer. This fall I know that self-care is my top priority and it will include massage, exercise, cooking lots of veggies and taking time out of my busy schedule to notice the beauty of the changing season. 

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