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Author: Dr. Lisa Lewis

What Coaches Need to Know About Postpartum Depression

Your clients who have or who will have a baby are amazing. These women endure a 40-week metamorphosis to grow a human, involving constantly changing size and shape, as well as increasing their blood volume by approximately 50 percent, their estrogen production exponentially, and the world population by 1. These women have experienced a powerful […]

How to Talk to a Loved One About Alcohol

Drinking alcohol is common. In the United States, for example, the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reported that more than 86 percent of people 18 and older have drank alcohol at least once in their lifetime, and over 50 percent reported they drank some in the last month.1 Many people can […]

Why Therapy Can Be Beneficial for Everyone

If you’ve ever had an issue, experienced intense feelings, or otherwise felt human at some point in your life, you’ve probably wondered, “Should I go talk to someone?” For many of us, the follow up to that initial thought is something like: “But what would talking to someone actually do?” “How is seeing a therapist […]

Creating a Safe Training Environment for Clients Who Are Survivors

Are you working with clients who are survivors — of trauma, of negative experiences, of stress? If your clients are human, then you likely are. Laura Khoudari, a Manhattan based trauma-informed personal trainer puts it best, “If you are working with people, you are working with trauma.” Khoudari provides somatic-based treatment specifically for women and […]

A Sound Mind in a Sound Body

Imagine you don’t feel well… Let’s say you have a sore throat. Aches. You’re feeling chilly, yet you’re sweating. You’re exhausted, and you can’t breathe through one nostril… What would you do? Call out sick? Ask a friend or coworker to feel your forehead? Go the drug store to get some medicine, vitamins, or cough […]

Addiction Transfer: Are you swapping “unhealthy” behaviors for “healthy” alternatives?

When you think about addiction, what images does it bring to mind? Negative, overt, unhappy-ending sort of images? Loss-of-everything images? Think you know an addict when you see one? Life’s a mess, face is a mess, no job, no friends or loved ones left to help out – maybe even homeless, helpless, and shameless… The […]

Is Perfectionism Your Greatest Motivator or Your Biggest Enemy?

Are you a Perfectionist? Perfectionism is simply defined as the “refusal to accept any standard short of perfection.” This characteristic is often used to describe fitness enthusiasts and self-improvers. Is this a quality that has been ascribed to you? Have friends, family, teachers, coaches, or coworkers noticed your drive to succeed? Your need to excel? […]