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Health Coaching for Prediabetes in Primary Care

by Ryan Sherman In the United States, primary care has historically treated patients using a “sick care” model, a system which waits for patients to become ill before they are treated.   However, the advent of the Affordable Care Act, gave rise to patient centered medical homes, which are designed to support a primary prevention model, […]


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A “Digital Therapy” Using Wellcoaches Model

FareWell Pilot Results In a February 16, 2017 release, Dr. Mark Berman (Head of Health at FareWell Company) shared the results of pilot testing a new digital platform providing a means for weight loss, using Wellcoaches trained coaches.  FareWell is a physician-led program to help people improve health by making lasting changes to diet and […]


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Coaching…it’s turtles all the way down

The story goes: a prominent thinker, perhaps William James or Bertrand Russell, delivered a lecture on the nature of the solar system. In response, an elderly woman proposed an alternate theory, that the world is flat, sitting on a turtle, and it is turtles all the way down. Her wacky notion has a kernel of […]


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Gratitude When Values Clash

Every four years, families sit down together after a presidential election. They set aside their political differences to appreciate each other and feel gratitude for the gifts of family, and the wonders of being alive. Political divisions are as old as democratic societies that make room for diverse and opposing views. At least now we […]


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Coaching Intervention for Fibromyalgia

See study in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders Client Testimonials “I am more comfortable with having fibromyalgia and being able to get through it; I know I am going to be okay; I started going to the gym twice/week; I still have a lot of fatigue but the pain has subsided” “I’ve always been a goal setter […]


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Emotional Health Hacks

Originally printed in Family Circle, October 2016 If you’re arguing with your partner… Take a step back and consider what needs your mate may believe are not being met. It’s likely one of you is feeling a little controlled or neglected. Talk things out with compassion to address what requires more attention. When you have […]


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Harvard Coop Book Launch, September 8 at 7pm

Join Margaret Moore and Eddie Phillips for their Harvard Health book launch event, September 8, at the Harvard Coop. Their  book, Organize Your Emotions, Optimize Your Life, will be released on September 6 by publisher William Morrow. Read the introduction and first chapter now.


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The Gift of Presence

“The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed — to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is. When we make that kind of deep bow to the soul of a suffering person, our respect reinforces the soul’s healing resources, the only resources that […]


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Innovative Coaching

In addition to a reliance on a breadth and depth of psychological theories on behavior change, our coaching protocols also honor what we can learn from other disciplines, such as design and innovation. In reviewing Fast Company’s recent article on the concepts of design, Seven Essentials from the Harvard Innovation Lab, there are many principles […]


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Holding our Clients in Positive Regard

Travis Bradberry’s article in Entrepreneur Magazine was a great reminder of the importance of the beliefs we hold about our clients. In “8 Unrealistic Expectations That Can Harm You“, Bradberry alludes to the great quote from Henry Ford which goes something like, “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” “Your expectations, more […]


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