What to Expect in the CMWC (Certified Mental Wellness Coach)

UPDATE (Sept 1): Registration is OPEN NOW at this LINK Our next CMWC course will open for registration on Sept 1 (this Friday) – and we will keep registraton open for a week. (signup below for alerts)… [form] What does the CMWC course include? 11 primary educational sessions spanning ~16 hours of video education on

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Getting Off Melatonin

I’ve written a lot about why melatonin supplements are a terrible idea for most people – especially kids and teens – because of this and that and the other – including my recent white paper and seminar making the case against melatonin and how you can do other things to improve sleep naturally. The “case

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Natural Sleep Guide

This is an edited excerpt from Mental Fitness – Maximizing Mood, Motivation, & Mental Wellness by Optimizing the Brain-Body-Biome – available in hardcover, paperback, Kindle, and audio versions. Poor Sleep as a Unique Form of Stress Easily the most effective stress-management technique you can practice is really very simple: get enough sleep! Even one or

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The Case Against Melatonin (White Paper)

Here is my narrated video about this post. In the U.S., melatonin use has increased 5-fold since 1999, and sky-rocketed during the pandemic to include millions of kids, teens, and adults – leaving many struggling with “melatonin dependence” – described as the feeling that they “need” melatonin to fall asleep. It has been known for

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Unsung Heroes

Short videos highlighting some of the support products at Amare. Digestive and Probiotics – to help improve the gut environment, gut motility, and digestion/absorption. Strain-specific probiotics, digestive enzymes, and phytonutrients to support overall gut function, reduce bloating, and alleviate heart burn. https://youtu.be/UxojFPiGtg0 GBX Fit and GBX Burn – the world’s only microbiome focused regimen to

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What Makes a “Quality” Supplement?

In our Weekly Webinar (Aug 10) for Certified Mental Wellness Coaches (CMWCs), we talked about how to determine whether (or not) the ingredients in your supplements are high quality. Some of the topics we covered included probiotic strains, omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil), and a variety of phytonutrients. Watch the video here – and see

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Claims – What Can/Can’t You Say About Supplements?

Here is a recent discussion (last week) on the Weekly Webinar for Certified Mental Wellness Coaches (CMWC) – about WHERE dietary supplements come from (product development) and WHAT we can (and cannot) say about them (Claims)… Topic = How to Talk about Dietary Supplements – Science versus Claims? (and open Q&A) This is an important

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Last few “free” Garmin watches…

Thanks for such a generous response to my “birthday wish” last week – to donate to the Erika’s Lighthouse #MentalWellness charity! We have just a handful of Garmin VivoSmart 4 watches left for anyone who wants to donate $75 for a “free” watch – and when they’re gone, they’re gone… These are the same watches

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Birthday Wish (and a free smart watch)

Today is my 56th birthday – woo! We have a fun day planned – I started with a morning track workout with some running buddies – this afternoon we’ll take a tour of our local oyster farm (Island Creek Oysters in Duxbury) – and tonight we’ll go to a concert with Lyle Lovett and his

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Ingredient Sourcing?

Do you know where the ingredients in your products come from? Most people have no idea – and most companies don’t want to tell you (usually because they might be using the cheapest, poor-quality, low-potency, generic ingredients). At Amare Global, the Mental Wellness Company that I helped start, we have been educating our customers about

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