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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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Be A Pineapple!

By | January 23rd, 2017|Health Coach Blog|

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Recipe for Wellness During the Holidays

By | December 16th, 2016|Health Coach Blog|

1 cup of quiet reflection an ounce of being fully in the present moment 1 heaping tablespoon of exercise 1 liter of water a dose of fruits and veggies a sprinkle of joy a dash of chocolate Stir and enjoy!

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Small Steps + Consistency = a Magic Combination

By | December 2nd, 2016|Health Coach Blog|

“Extraordinary results don’t require extraordinary actions – they require ordinary actions done daily.” – Lee Jordan; health coach/personal trainer Do you find yourself setting lofty goals and getting discouraged when you fall short? Do you push yourself to extremes in order to lose weight or run a half-marathon only to “fall off the wagon” a few weeks later? An all-or-nothing approach when trying to make healthy changes is common, but does it set us up [...]

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Maintain Don’t Gain Over the Holidays

By | November 8th, 2016|Health Coach Blog|

There’s a reason why January 2nd is the most popular day of the year for new gym memberships. For many, the holidays are festive, a time for celebration and to connect with our loved ones, but for some people, it can be lonely or overwhelming. Either way, it can equate to consuming more high-calorie food and alcohol, less exercise, and - the dreaded weight-gain. Yes, grandma’s spiked eggnog is delicious, plus it’s cold outside, but [...]

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Breast Cancer Awareness

By | October 21st, 2016|Health Coach Blog|

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and chances are that everyone reading this has been, or knows someone, affected by breast cancer. As the most common cancer in women of all races, and even affecting a small percentage of men, there were 230,815 females and 2,109 males diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013 (CDC). Fortunately, incidence rates have been going down since the year 2000 when a connection to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) was discovered, [...]

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The 80/20 Rule

By | September 30th, 2016|Health Coach Blog|

Let’s face it, it’s not realistic to eat healthy and avoid all vices 100% of the time. We crave flexibility, indulgence, and fun once in a while…and that should be o.k.! Based on this truth, the "80/20 Rule" is my favorite way of eating. It’s not a diet. Instead, it’s a way of life that allows for a little give-and-take and discourages deprivation. Here’s how it works: make healthy food choices 80% of the time [...]

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Maintaining Human Connection When Technology Rules the World

By | September 2nd, 2016|Health Coach Blog|

It’s hard to go anywhere today without seeing people peering at electronic devices. While we sit at coffee shops, walk down the street, gather with friends and, perhaps most disturbing, while we’re driving, we are often preoccupied by the small, rectangular screens in our hands. If extraterrestrials came to earth and witnessed this phenomenon, they would probably assume we need these devices to live – an external organ we depend on for our survival. And [...]

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Eat local – for a healthier (and tastier) plate!

By | August 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Have you given much thought to your produce lately? Chances are that you’re always hearing that you should eat more fruits and veggies, but does it matter where they come from? It turns out that, YES, it does. Eating locally grown produce is not only better for the environment, it’s better for your health. More nutrients, better flavor: Eating fruits and vegetables grown close to home means that what you are eating is in-season. This [...]

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Spirituality – What does it mean to you and how can you enhance your Spiritual Wellness?

By | August 5th, 2016|Health Coach Blog|

Spirituality is a broad term, and it isn’t only for those in an organized religion. It means a connection to something larger than ourselves, and a search for meaning and purpose in our lives. Some call it god, the universe, or even mother nature. Feeling a spiritual connection is very important to our overall well-being. When we seek and find a meaningful connection to the world around us, we experience positive emotions like joy, gratitude, [...]

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Bucket Lists – They’re Good for Your Health!

By | July 15th, 2016|Wellness Tips|

Have you heard the term bucket list? It's a list of things you want to do or experience before you, well, kick the bucket, and they can have a big impact on our wellbeing. Bucket list items can be small (paint my kitchen bright red) or big (climb Mt. Everest), and they tend to force us into the present moment. They can flood us with positive emotions like joy and awe - two emotions that [...]

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