New Year Goal or New Year Mantra?

New Year Goal or New Year Mantra?

New Year Goal or New Year Mantra? by Nicole Vega, LMSW Anyone else feel like 2018 kicked their butt when it came to their goals? Maybe you had a new year goal to lose some weight, maybe your goal was to change careers, or maybe your goal was to beat […]

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Meet Sarah

Meet Clinical Health Coach Sarah Bramstedt, M.Ed., CHHC

From the desk of Coach Sarah: “Being healthy shouldn’t have to be hard.” This is what I had read online by a website trying to sell me a one-size-fits-all program. This is what we are subconsciously told everywhere we look--eat clean, exercise more...practice self-care… it’s simple. But what if it [...] Read More



Clinical Health Coaching

Health for Life Grand Rapids now features Clinical Health Coach Sarah Bramstedt who provides a range of programs customized to help you improve your health. What is Clinical Health Coaching? 1:1 Health Coaching is a wellness partnership for people who feel stuck or frustrated by trial-and-error in their pursuit of [...] Read More



Health Coaching Programs

Get the Answers You Need: Laboratory Testing & Coaching for Optimal Gut Health Food Sensitivity Testing & Health Coaching Take the guesswork out of finding the diet that is best for your unique body, and eliminate nasty side effects of food sensitivities like fatigue, bloating, constipation, IBS, gas, brain fog [...] Read More



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Overactive Bladder Relief with Hypnotherapy

Overactive Bladder Relief with Hypnotherapy by Stacey Prefontaine Is your overactive bladder affecting your daily life? Tired of planning your day around the bathroom? Searching for restrooms anywhere you go?  Hypnotherapy can provide real, sustained relief from symptoms of overactive bladder. The International Board of Hypnotherapy just released the results […]

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When You Are Feeling Stuck

When You Are Feeling Stuck by Nicole Vega, LMSW, CHC                So if you are a Midwest resident like me, it may feel like this past winter lasted a year. The skies have been grey, the temps cold, and sunlight was quite limited. It is environmental factors such as these, […]

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What is the deal with the Gut Brain Connection?

What is the deal with the Gut Brain Connection? If you are suffering with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or a variation of another mental illness, it’s likely you’ve perused the archives of “Dr. Google” and found many blogs or articles talking of the benefits of a healthy diet. And you […]

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Rewind, reset, and give yourself “permission” in the New Year!

How to rewind, reset, and give yourself “permission” in the New Year! by Jen Belmonte, LMSW, CHC It’s that time of year again!  Gym memberships significantly increase, families and individuals adopt healthier food choices, and many homes experience greater organization, cleaning, etc! But how do we approach the New Year […]

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Health for Life starts a Free Postpartum Support Group

Free Postpartum Support Group in Grand Rapids, MI The journey of motherhood often evokes so many different emotions…. excitement, joy, and wonder.  However, these are often accompanied by fear, worry, and confusion.  The responsibility of caring for a new life, combined with sleepless nights, work/home balance, and conflict with partner/family […]

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7 Days of Self Care Challenge

7 Days of Self Care Challenge by Nicole Vega, LMSW, CHC  (A counselor in Grand Rapids, MI) In a world of expectation, chaos, and struggle, it is vital that we find time to center ourselves and create a body that allows for inner and outer resilience. One of the best […]

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