An Attitude Adjustment

When I lived in Florida, I had a friend who rode dirt bikes and needed a temporary place to store them so I offered up my garage.  When he came to pick them up, in order to get the dirt bikes into his truck’s trailer he had to park his truck so that is was blocking the residential street that I lived on.  We figured it wasn’t that big of a deal, I lived on a block with very little traffic and it would only take 3 minutes or so to get them loaded up.  Furthermore, there were other streets that cars could use to get through to get to the main road.

After loading up the first bike, a car with a man pulled up in the road and wanted to pass through, but of course could not due to the fact that my friend’s truck was blocking the road.  The man rolled down his window, and shouted, “What the #$%* are you doing?”  As my friend walked over to the man’s car to apologize and tell him we would be done in 2 minutes, the man shouted more expletives, “$%^#&*#%^$@&” out of his car window and gave us the finger!  The man then turned around his car and drove the other way to take another route.

We had just proceeded to load up another bike, when another car stopped in the road with a man it in.  This man rolled down his window, and started to yell at us.  We assumed he would be another angry driver and just as we were getting ready to tell him how sorry we were, we realized he was yelling, “Do you guys need any help?”  We said yes, and he got out of his car and helped up load up the rest of the bikes all the while talking about how neat and exciting he thought the sport of Motocross was.   He shook hands with us, my friend moved his truck and trailer, and the man was back on his way.

Life is all about having the right attitude.  Daily, I can choose to be a Hindrance or a Help.  I choose the latter!

What’s cookin?

cabbage and carrots     onion2

I’m boiling up one of my favorite side dishes tonight… cabbage and carrots.  (with a little tasty seasoning of course).  It’s super yummy, healthy, and makes my stomach feel great.  I can smell it cooking in the kitchen now and I feel like shouting, “Erin Go Bragh!”

I’m also making some onion soup– yep, that’s a whole onion in there (Skin and all!).  I learned this trick from the founder and owner of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Joshua.  The flavors that come out from cooking an onion this way are magical–and the preparation time is next to none!  I like that—simple and tasty!

Bet you wish you were dining with me tonight!

Is this love?

Marley tea      sleeping gnome

I made a trip to the grocery store yesterday and I came back in love…with Bob Marley.  I stumbled upon some beverages called “Marley’s Mellow Mood” and decided to give them a try.  It’s a blended decaf green tea drink–with all the good things that create relaxation–chamomile, valerian root, lemon balm and passionflower. Let me just tell you–I slept like a hibernating gnome last night (photo included).

It made me want to wake up and sing a little Bob Marley this morning, “Is this love, is this love, is this love, is the love that I’m feeling?”

Welcome to my blog–Happy Health Coach!


Oh happy day, Oh happy day!  I’m doing my “happy dance” because I found out today that I was approved for my business license!  Now that’s a reason to celebrate!!  This exciting news brought forth the idea that today would be a great day to start my very own blog– now I have two reasons to celebrate!  (Cue the confetti and balloons!)

I am the official owner of my very own business, Pacific Northwest Health!  I founded Pacific Northwest Health to provide one-on-one coaching to adults and children with digestive and /or immune system issues who want to improve or eliminate their symptoms through diet and lifestyle changes.

This is not only my passion but also my purpose– having years of personal experience with my own health issues and every kind of doctor you can imagine.  I am happy to say that I am much healthier and happier now than I have been in a decade–due to the dietary theories, alternative healing methods and mind-body medicine I learned through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.  Now I can’t wait to share my extensive knowledge with others!

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