May 24, 2018

Contributing to someone else’s well-being refocuses one’s attention from oneself to others and what one can do for them. We can distract ourselves from our own pain and difficulty by focusing on and helping others. Through this we can mindfully notice that we are not alone, all humans suffer, and that we can help one another.

May 11, 2018

Plan ahead for the day. Do you want to be alone? Would it be better to make plans with friends who have family out of town? How will you celebrate your mom? Ideas: Do something to honor her. What was unique about her? Was she giving…honor that spirit and help someone in your life. Did she love margaritas?…go get one with a good friend or family member. Did she love sports?…go see a game! Buy or plant her favorite flowers. Celebrate her memory rat...

November 23, 2017

I am thankful for your dedication to your own personal wellness and self-care. It is so important for each of us to uphold our own personal limits and take care of ourselves so that we can show up in our lives, live our values and be there for our loved ones.

November 22, 2017

The holidays can be wonderful, enchanting and filled with joy! They can also be stressful, overwhelming and chaotic...set yourself up for success by reducing your vulnerability with the DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) acronym PLEASE!

October 12, 2017

Sometimes life can be overwhelming...  There are so many things on most people's to-do lists today: work, trying to eat healthy, finding time to workout, spending enough time with family & friends, going to the grocery store & other errands, taking care of your loved ones or kids, paying the bills, the list goes on and on!!! When you become stressed with everything that is expected of you, self-care can feel like just one more thing. When...

September 22, 2017

It's officially Fall!!!! And that means....pumpkin everything!!! I know that it is super tempting to get your PSL from Starbucks on the daily...but those calories can add up. Try this slightly healthier version with the same amazing taste!

September 22, 2017

Lessons We Can Learn From Autumn/Fall -Change is natural  -Change is constant -It's okay to let go -Letting go can create space for new beginnings and a fresh new perspective -Letting go of something old and stale can bring forth even better opportunities

September 20, 2017

We all have those days…we all have those moods…they are unavoidable in our daily lives. Our moods and emotions have ups and downs; it’s natural! Our emotions provide us information…they tell us what we enjoy through excitement, joy, and love! They also tell us when something is off…when we need to slowdown, do something differently, set a boundary, have a conversation, et cetera. It can be challenging to notice what we need when we are feeling sa...

September 13, 2017

One thing I am immensely grateful for is the ability to start anew each and every day. No matter what happened yesterday- what came about, how we showed up...we can choose again.  Today I am choosing to be grateful and positive. I am choosing to work toward my goals and live my values.

September 8, 2017

I am obsessed with Sweet Potato Toast! I have eaten it 3 times this week! Sweet potato is a great option if you are trying to reduce your bread or gluten intake and can help keep you feeling full longer! This recipe is both is delicious & nutritious! Did you know that in one medium sweet potato, there is over 400 percent of your daily vitamin A requirement, plus loads of fiber and potassium. They have more grams of natural sugars than regular pot...

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         I believe that taking care of one self is of the upmost importance. When we take of ourselves we feel rejuvenated, relaxed and ready to face what the day brings. This blog will be the destination to learn about whole wellness. Whole wellness is the practice of integrating intentions and actions that take care of every aspect of yourself: body, mind and soul. I will present posts about healthy eating, exercise, gratitude, mindfulness, improving relationships, managing stress and more! My mission is to help you achieve your best self through healthy self-care practices. My hope is that you feel empowered and balanced to live your values and achieve your goals. Let’s get started!

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Nora Josephson is a licensed professional counselor, certified yoga instructor, and wellness advocate. She is passionate about teaching others to take care of themselves---mind, body and soul!


Nora received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She then achieved her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Denver. She worked as a counselor in Colorado for four years and received her Professional Counselor License before moving back to California to be near her family.


Self-care and wellness are lifelong practices. Nora’s education, professional experience, and personal practices provide an extensive background to wellness solutions. This blog provides numerous ways to take care of your whole wellness through self-care, hygiene, and wellness practices.


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