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June 23, 2016 By Reggie Marra Sentence length impacts our attention, breath and understanding as we read. Sentence complexity, which emerges amid the maze of sentence length, diction, punctuation, metaphor, imagery, content and reader capacity, provides the sentence with a unique rhythm and sound – each of which is affected
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June 22, 2016 By Joel Kreisberg, DC, CCH, ACC An essential feature that differentiates coaching from medicine is the identification and clarification of a coaching topic.  In Integral Health Coaching, I call this the healing topic.  Whether a patient or client comes in for coaching or for medicine, I always
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June 21, 2016 By Dr. Joel Kreisberg, DC, ACC Research on Health Coaching was well represented at the 2016 International Congress of Integrative Medicine and Health.  Leading researchers including Karen Lawson and Ruth Wolever presented several posters of recent research.  As well, I (Joel Kreisberg) presented Reggie Marra’s and my
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May 16, 2016 By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC A traditional narrative arc – whether onstage, onscreen or on the pages of a book – often includes an exposition, in which we learn some background information about what has happened already – a pre-story or prequel, if you will; followed by
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April 29, 2016 By Joel Kreisberg, DC, ACC Ever wonder why some people are so good at selling? Or why politicians have such an easy time seeing the truth of their own argument?  Turns out that it’s in the way our minds work – it’s much easier for us to think
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April 20, 2016 By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC Diction refers to word choice as we’re using it here, and not to the expanded meaning in which it connotes a style of speech that results from a combination of accent, inflection and tone – i.e. someone’s diction is deemed “good” or
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April 11, 2016 By Lois MacNaughton, BA, ACC In the lyrics of “Let’s Dance” David Bowie sings about “serious moonlight”.  Every time I heard those words I wondered what he meant by them – the intrigue lasted for years.  Not long ago, on the occasion of the Blue Moon, the
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March 24, 2016 Listen to Dr. Joel Kreisberg and Reggie Marra discuss the four principles of Narrative Health Coaching and the importance of allowing the Narrative into the process of Health Coaching. Interview Transcript Related Post Creating a Healing Topic Narrative ‘Tradecraft’ #7 – Rhythm & Sound: G… Narrative Healing,
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March 11, 2016 By Reggie Marra, MA, ACC We’re taking a look at the power of comparison, consciously intended or not, in our language. While “metaphor” grabs the headline above because it is for many the glamorous go-to word, more alluring than its partner, simile, this post’s title is more
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February 29, 2016 By Joel Kreisberg, DC, ACC “Slim by Design is about changing your eating environment – what I call your food radius – so that you, your kids and even your neighbors will eat less and  eat better”   -Brian Wansink Turns out when we eat on a bigger
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