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Jolene Park
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Some really nice and recent testimonials from my 'Overcome Your Craving Brain' coaching program.

"Jolene's support and ability to identify the resources you need to 'dislodge' stuck patterns is incredible. She is a wealth of knowledge and generously imparts personal experience, empathy, mentorship and a solid pillar of strength to pull you through the sludgy mental mud when you need it." ~SH, Perth, Australia

"Getting emotional and practical support from Jolene has meant I can tackle this with someone who understands, does not judge me and who is always at the other end of a Skype call or an email to help me." ~JD, Coventry, United Kingdom

"Jolene helped me understand so much about my brain, my body’s response to alcohol and real life practical strategies to help me recover. I no longer feel ashamed, I feel affirmed."~JB, Atlanta, Georgia

For more info on my coaching services, click the link below. http://www.healthydiscoveries.com/coaching/
What little “indulgences” are you relying on to get through your day? Could you make it without them? Do they sometimes feel out of control? The bottle of wine you go through all too easily after a long day's work. The multiple cups of coffee you need just to see you through to 3 p.m. ...
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I was on the HOME podcast last week and wanted to share the interview with you. I told my drinking story publicly for the first time with Holly Whitaker and Laura McKowen. I wasn't easy, but I'm glad I did. I've been overwhelmed and surprised with how many people have emailed, commented and reached out to say they identify with my story. I thought I'd share in case you relate and also in case you're interested in some of the research and resources that we talked about for anxiety, stress regulation, brain chemistry, functional nutrition etc. http://www.homepodcast.org/episodes//episode-62-the-craving-brain
In this episode, the girls talk to Jolene Park, a functional nutritionist, and an expert in the craving brain. They talk about the intricate connection between anxiety, depression, trauma, nutrition, addiction, relationships, and more. Jolene is a goldmine of experience and resources, and she's got a compelling personal story to back it up. What's more, Jolene's personal story is common, but not often head: successful woman approachin...
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Thank you, Christian. I honesty didn't expect the response, it's been crazy good. So many professional, executive women and women working in the healthcare industry, therapists, nurses, yoga instructors etc have emailed Laura, Holly and me saying this is their story too...!
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New Healthy Discoveries consulting program http://www.healthydiscoveries.com/coaching/
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Have you ever said, “I’ll start again tomorrow.”

I’ll drink less.

I can cut back on the sugar.

I’ll eliminate the caffeine.

But then the next day you hear that voice in your head again:
“Don’t deprive yourself. You deserve it. After all, it’s been a looong day.”

It might be time to rewire your brain chemistry.

Introducing Overcome Your Craving Brain consulting with Healthy Discoveries.
What little “indulgences” are you relying on to get through your day? Could you make it without them? Do they sometimes feel out of control? The bottle of wine you go through all too easily after a long day's work. The multiple cups of coffee you need just to see you through to 3 p.m. ...
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Are you curious about life w/out booze? Have you stopped drinking but still feel like things aren't quite right? https://thisnakedmind.com/coaching-jolene/
Encouragement to rethink your drinking habits - Deconstruct your reasons for drinking - Learn how to improve your self-confidence - Understand how alcohol actually increases stress and anxiety - Guidance from someone who understands. - Learn more about social situations, if you really need ...
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The Sticks & Carrots Of Employee Wellness Programs
Some companies offer incentives for sharing medical data and undertaking health-improvement regimens. Others impose penalties for not doing that. Either way, the programs raise troubling questions.
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On the eve of the 2016 American Presidential Election. One day after the time change and the holiday season is right around the corner; I wrote down some stress reduction ideas and reminders.

There are a lot of links below. I hope you’ll click on them, but if you only click on one, click on #19, it’s good, especially when you want to change your state of being and feel better now.


http://www.healthydiscoveries.com/2016/11/25-things-to-do-instead-of-drinking-alcohol-or-eating-junk-food-when-youre-stressed/
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For #Stoptober2016 I'm running a 30% off special on my "Overcome Your Craving Brain" coaching packages.

Info in the link below. http://www.healthydiscoveries.com/coaching 
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A guest blog post I wrote about the neurobiology of "why it's so hard to stop drinking."

Four things no one tells you about your craving brain.
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I appreciate your support, Christian. Thanks for reading and commenting :-)
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N O U R I S H - The Healthy Discoveries Manifesto.

http://www.healthydiscoveries.com/2014/03/nourish/
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Everything we talk about in corporate wellness - higher productivity, better relationships, financial fitness, optimizing your health and happiness, eating better, improved sleep, sticking to healthy habits, exercise routines. The list goes on and on.

But the thing we ignore and skip over is alcohol! It's a reality of the business world and there is a direct link to alcohol and ALL the wellness categories above. It's a taboo subject, I know. But I believe it's where the next big wellness trend is headed.

I'm not talking about late stage, stereotypical, rock bottom "alcoholic", I'm talking 3, 4 or more drinks on a frequent basis. This is NOT about telling you to stop forever, or suggesting 4+ drinks (the definition of binge drinking) is a problem for you, but for those who silently beat themselves up or regret how much they drink on a regular basis, just know that adding fitness, mindfulness and healthy lifestyle choices into your day instead of alcohol is actually a hip, growing trend.


One Year No Beer (website) These UK, London based business guys have created a great resource. Check 'em out.

This Naked Mind (book) Is a wonderful book to help break the cognitive dissonance around WHY you think you drink. Does alcohol really help you to relax, be happy, have more fun? I cannot recommend this book highly enough to explore this question for yourself.

James Swanwick (video) An Australian leading the way with one of the first 30 day alcohol free public health challenges.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U-0DUOlQaAY
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This is a cool idea. The Thanksgiving Reader via +Seth Godin #gratitude   http://www.thethanksgivingreader.com/
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Introduction

Hi, I’m Jolene. I’m a functional nutritionist and the founder of Healthy Discoveries - a health education company that presents fun, interactive classes, workshops and keynote speeches for purpose driven organizations and individuals. 

I show you how to add routines, easy habits, and specific ways to eat, move and rest throughout your day so you can increase your energy, resiliency and productivity. Most of all, you get useful information that won’t waste your time!

Education
  • Colorado State University
    Speech Communications, 1993
  • American Academy of Nutrition
    Nutrition, 1999
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  • Healthy Discoveries
    Founder, President, 2001 - present
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