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About Emily Lysaght

Emily is a certified Health Coach. She graduated with a BA from Bates College in 2001 and, after a career in the film industry, went on to study nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition . As an OMC Health Coach, she coaches employees at a large bank in Southern Maine. Emily has a passion for nature, photography, and finding joy in the little things in life.
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Mindful Eating During the Holidays

By | November 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

We’ve all been there. It’s the holiday season, you get to your office, a neighborhood gathering, or a family party, and you’re faced with what seems like a mountain of cookies. Before you know it, you’ve eaten three, shoved a few in your coat pockets for later, and you’re on to the cheese plate (or is that just me?). It’s easy to get wrapped up in mindless eating on any given day, but it is [...]

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The Power of Positive Psychology in the Workplace

By | October 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

“If I get this promotion, then I’ll be happy.” “If I land this deal, then I’ll be happy.” Sound familiar? Sure, we’ve all had goals like this in our working lives, but maybe we have it all backwards. With each success at work comes an even higher goal right on its tail. If we’re always waiting for the next big promotion or sale, are we ever truly happy? In his Ted Talk “The [...]

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Can You Live to Be 100?

By | August 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

In his book, “The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest,” Dan Buettner shares his research after studying regions around the world where people live longer and healthier lives. In the Barbagia region of Sardinia; Ikaria, Greece; Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica; the Seventh Day Adventist community in Loma Linda, CA; and Okinawa, Japan, a high percentage of people are living well past the average life expectancy of 78.2 [...]

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How does Environmental Wellbeing Affect our Personal Wellbeing?

By | July 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Many of us don’t think of the health of our planet when we think of our own health. But the two are more closely connected than you think. Contaminants and toxins that damage the earth, also damage our health. Air pollution causes respiratory illness and can make chronic conditions like asthma much worse. Contaminated water and other environmental toxins have been linked to cancer. Not only do these pose problems for us now, but these [...]

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A Practical Guide to Getting More Fruits and Vegetables

By | June 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Summertime is a great time to find fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables, but even under the best circumstances it can be hard to fit at least five servings into our day. Yet fruits and veggies have the vitamins, minerals, fiber, and water content that keep us healthy and vibrant, so finding creative ways to hit five a day can help us feel our best, mentally and physically. Here are some tips to help you [...]

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Benefits of Moving More During your Work Day

By | May 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Many of us have sedentary jobs and, as we are learning, sitting all day is not great for our health. “Sitting is the new smoking,” is an idea that comes from Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative and inventor of the treadmill desk. Could sitting really be so bad that it rivals smoking? A large amount of research says exactly that. Sitting all day has been [...]

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The Stress Effect

By | April 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Stress is an everyday part of life for most but, like environmental toxins and toxins from processed foods, poorly-managed stress can act like a toxin in the body. It raises our cortisol levels which can lead to higher blood pressure, poor sleep, skin and hormonal problems, headaches, raised cholesterol levels, slow metabolism and poor digestion among other things. That's a long list! Do you have too much stress in your life? What can you do [...]

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Today is American Diabetes Association Alert Day

By | March 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

One in three American adults is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and an estimated 86 million American adults have prediabetes, which means they have blood glucose (sugar) that’s higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Prediabetes is reversible. Through daily exercise (ex: walking five days per week for 30 minutes) and weight loss, if needed, you may delay Type 2 diabetes or prevent it all together. [...]

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When the Winter Blues Hit

By | February 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Winter can be hard on us, especially when we live in an area where snow and ice are prevalent for months on end. It’s not surprising that many people report feeling sad, irritable, and fatigued, and have difficulty focusing or lose interest in social activities during the winter months. You might feel off and not know why, but there could be a good reason for it. If you’re feeling depressed this winter, it could be [...]

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No Wonder We’re Confused!

By | January 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

When you walk into a book store, or search online, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of diet books. It's no wonder we're all confused about what to eat! The truth is, no one diet works for everyone. The concept of bio-individuality suggests that foods that are a boon to one person's health, can wreak havoc on another's. We are all different. So the question remains - what the heck should we eat? Here at [...]

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