Author Archives: Jill Scott

Communications Workshop

A Workshop for Parents of Adolescents: Speaking to be Heard & Listening to Understand Learn and practice skills for speaking to your children in ways that they’ll be most likely to hear you. Find out how concrete observations and taking responsibility for your own feelings and needs can enhance your...

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The New Four Letter Word: Busy

One of the most common complaints that I hear from patients is being too busy to take care of their health.  Busy has become one of the major obstacles to taking responsibility for our health.  We even wear our busy like a badge of honor: “I am so busy I...

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Communication and Expressing Yourself

The NVC model is comprised of four main components: observations, feelings, needs, and requests. The following article will briefly outline the particular manner in which the NVC model addresses each of these four items.   OBSERVATIONS Imagine yourself sitting quietly in the back yard enjoying a cup of coffee and...

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Non Violent Communication

Every word we use is an opportunity to connect with ourselves and the world around us. It’s an occasion to express what we’re truly feeling and wanting in the moment and to connect with that same energy in others. Similarly, words have the power to catalyze conflict and disconnection. Our...

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Start Your Exercise Plan Today: Here’s How

Many years ago during our hunting and gathering stage of civilization, we spent our days walking across the land foraging for vegetable matter and hunting animals.  Most of our days would have been spent at some level of activity.  No one was lifting weights or running laps in fact I...

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Book Recommendation: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver is a beautiful and heart warming true story about a family who decides to move from dry Arizona to the fertile lands of Appalachia.  Over the course of the book, we follow the family’s eating habits as they commit to growing all the food...

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What Type of Water Should I be Drinking?

First of all, if you have decided your beverage of choice is water over juice, pop, and coffee then congratulations.  You have made a major step up river in your health.  The first goal is to drink water.  The second goal is to drink enough water.  Focus on this first.  Once you are comfortable...

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