Nutrition Tips: The How and Why of Making your Own Salad Dressing with Paula Szloboda

Making a salad dressing is easy, and fresh salad dressing brings out all of the flavors in your salad. To make a salad dressing that tickles the taste buds, combine all of the flavors: sour, sweet, spicy, savory, and salty. Use both sweet and bitter greens to get all of the tastes in each bite. Use roasted vegetables and crunchy fresh vegetables along with seeds and nuts to add the textures of creamy and crunchy to your salad. When you bring together spicy, savory, sweet,…

FEATURED GRADUATE: Colleen Delaney

Dr. Colleen Delaney is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Connecticut where she is the coordinator of the RN-MS program and founding director of the Graduate Certificate Program in Holistic Nursing. Her clinical specialty area is community/public health nursing. She is currently the Treasurer of the American Holistic Nurses Association and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Holistic Nursing. Dr. Delaney conducts clinical and health outcomes research with the major goal of improving the health status and healthcare…

The Importance of Coaching Research

WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO HAVE COACHING RESEARCH?    We hear such inspiring stories from students and graduates about meaningful coaching sessions that impact the health and well being of their clients in so many positive ways. We want the world to know about the good work you are doing, and the value coaching has not only in healthcare, but also the world at large. Research is what convinces others that coaching is a viable interaction that can produce lasting change by engaging clients…

Featured Graduate: Kate Lockhart

The Emotion of Awe Do you ever have the impulse to share a beautiful or amazing sight with someone else? Lately I’ve been noticing how much I love sharing my enthusiasm for the natural world. When I do this with other people around me, I get a lot of different responses. Some people avidly agree, “Yes, the clouds are amazing today!” while others merely grunt or outright ignore my commentary. I feel disappointed when I attempt to recruit a companion into reverie and they greet…

5 Reasons Why Coaching is a Hot Topic

Twenty years ago not very many people had even heard of “coaching” outside of its traditional sports application. These days, this new profession, which could very well be the answer to many of our current problems, is experiencing incredible growth and quickly becoming a hot commodity throughout many industries, such as business, education, and healthcare.   Business coaching and life coaching were the first coaching specialties to really take off and emerge as distinct professions over the last few decades. Because of their success, coaching…

Featured Graduate: Romina Portas

Romina Portas is an International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC). She is a project manager and entrepreneur currently developing a program about cross-cultural coaching. She was born in Italy, and works in Italy, Spain, and Pakistan. Here is more about Romina and her story: Three years ago, I decided to move to Pakistan to broaden my horizons and develop an inter-cultural coaching program. After one year living in Pakistan, I then became involved in another project to better understand the culture and country.…

The Art & Science of Coaching

We are excited for our inaugural Wisdom of the Whole (WOW) coaching conference to take place in Rochester, Minnesota, September 9-10. The conference theme is “The Art and Science of Coaching: Wholeness for Transformation.” Coaches and health care professionals from all over the world are invited to join us at Assisi Heights in Rochester.   This conference offers something for everyone!   If you are Wisdom of the Whole Alumni: Take your learning to a new level. See how the brain and energy systems work…

Nourishment

NOURISHMENT           Part of our Holistic Assessment is a great tool when considering nourishment because feeling nourished is not just about the food we eat, but about all kinds of things that “feed” us, as well as how it is balanced with cleansing, activity, and rest. Many of us tend to think about taking care of others and feeding others, but how do we really feed ourselves? How much time do we allow to feed ourselves? On April 4th our Nutritional Coaching Masterclass begins,…

Compassion and Coaching

February often brings up thoughts of love, hearts, and Valentine’s greetings; it’s the perfect time to talk about compassion…and more specifically, compassion and coaching. Compassion is a very useful coaching tool; it can help a coach be in a place of non-judgement during a coaching session.  What might compassion look like for a coach, before or during a coaching session? It could be: expressing kindness to oneself and to your client, replacing negative inner dialog with positive dialog, or experimenting with a loving kindness meditation.…

One Coach’s Story-A Featured Graduate

FEATURED GRADUATE: MARIAN LONG RN, MSN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC, ND, CHTP/IMarian has a long history of using holistic nursing concepts and practices in hospital and community settings. She has been a nurse for more than 30 years in ambulatory care, long term care, home care, hospice, hospital and private practice settings. She has a MSN in Holistic Nursing from Tennessee State University and is an active member of the American Holistic Nurses Association. She has a Naturopathic Doctoral degree (ND) and holds certifications as a Healing…