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How to Get Better Sleep: 6 Tips for a More Restful Night

Nearly 70 million Americans suffer from some form of insomnia. That’s a lot! And it’s likely this epidemic stems from our inability to fully let our bodies wind down before bed. Think about it: How many nights do you lie in bed watching TV, scrolling on your phone or going over the next day’s to-dos? […]

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I’m April Likins

I'm so glad you're here! If we've not met, I am a board-certified health coach and stress relief expert who helps overwhelmed women beat burnout, get better sleep, and increase their joy.  I've been there and I believe wholeheartedly you are meant to thrive inside and out!  
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You, my friend, are one in a million. I believe wholeheartedly that you are here for a specific purpose and reason ― something only you can do, with lives and circles of influence that only you can impact. There’s freedom and joy in finding your purpose and living your life in alignment with it. Have […]

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The gut microbiome is one of the hottest areas in science right now – one that is rapidly evolving globally, and rightfully so, considering it’s been linked to everything from our brain health, immune systems, chronic disease, our weight, our moods and more. “Our immune system is central to all aspects of our health… If […]

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From creams to tinctures to gummies, CBD products are popping up everywhere, so it can be difficult to know where to begin when searching for a high-quality product. If you follow the latest beauty trends, you may have seen that products infused with CBD oil are making a splash right now, yet there’s still some […]

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My journey to cleaner living started more than a decade ago when my father was diagnosed with an aggressive hormonally driven cancer. Ever since I’ve been mindful about what I put into my body and onto my skin, because this can directly influence our health and hormones. Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite […]

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Have you ever met someone who radiates joy? They are positive, happy and upbeat and seem to be truly enjoying and thankful for life. It’s hard not to pause and notice. It’s easy to assume they were just born with some rare personality trait you don’t have and that’s where their joy comes from. Or […]

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Fall has always been my favorite time of year. I love the cool, crisp air and the spectacular array of colors that can be seen as the seasons gradually transition to the next. Watching the leaves slowly twirl and fall from the sky reminds me to stop and be more present in the moment. (Which is easier […]

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You can’t be everything to everyone… But it’s easy to forget that in our fast-paced world. We’re often pulled in so many directions, it’s understandable to feel anxious and overwhelmed. Feeling that way on a regular basis, though, is harmful to our health and can lead to frequent headaches, premature aging, poor short-term memory and […]

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Ok so first things first. I’ll admit, I’m someone who is naturally a bit restless, so slowing down and being mindful and present in the moment is something I have to be intentional about. In today’s world, we’re far too overstimulated by visuals, sounds, smells, feelings, 24 hour news, technology… you name it! Studies have […]

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Ever heard the saying, “when your body is hungry it wants nutrients, not calories?” Many think the purpose of food is to keep us full or worse… to keep us entertained. But really, the point of eating is to fuel and nourish our bodies. When you shift your mindset and start to focus on clean […]

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As a stress expert and coach, I 'm passionate about helping busy women break the cycle of stress and overwhelm so they can life a life they love. It's time to find balance and say goodbye to chronic stress for good.

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I'm a Board certified health coach trained at Duke Integrative Medicine and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition

I'm passionate about helping busy and overwhelmed women reduce their stress, find balance, and feel the confidence, joy, and freedom to live their purpose and passions. I’ve helped hundreds of clients find practical stress management techniques, build their resilience, recover from burnout, and improve their sleep. 

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