Tag: habits

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Designing a Healthy Morning Ritual, One Step at a Time

Most people who find out that I get up around 6 am every day think I’m crazy. While I’ve always been a morning person, I read a lot about how a healthy morning ritual would set me up to have a great day, experimented with different things over time, and experienced the benefits firsthand. My…
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7 Common Barriers to Meditation, and How To Overcome Them

Since I started leading a weekly meditation group a few months ago, I’ve chatted with lots of folks about meditation–both those who are interested (but don’t attend) as well as those who do (but don’t meditate on their own). Throughout those conversations, I’ve discovered that people are aware of meditation’s numerous health benefits, and seem to…
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How NOT to Just Say F**k It: 5 Strategies for Getting Back on Track

Let’s be real. Those of us who have goals around health and wellness aren’t perfect. (That’s OK, by the way!) From time to time, we’ll make decisions that are contrary to the promises we make to ourselves. Some examples of goals we might have include: Limiting sugar | caffeine | alcohol | chocolate intake Exercising…
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Meditating Your Way to Healthy Digestion

Meditation is essentially a practice in training one’s mind, so it can be done anywhere, using anything as a point of focus. Applying meditative techniques when moving throughout one’s day can be thought of as mindfulness. Since we eat at least 2-3 times a day, meal times are a natural opportunity for meditation, using food as our focus.

Even Wellness Professionals Need Help with Health (and that’s OK)

Are you a successful wellness coach, nurse, therapist, healer, yoga teacher / therapist, doctor, or other health mentor who’s struggling to meet your own wellness goals? Are you so busy taking care of others that you can’t seem to find time for your own self-care? The highest professionals in their area of expertise know they need a different perspective and take advantage of the power of a mentor.

Raise Your Resolutions to a Higher Plane: 5 Do’s & Don’ts for New Year Planning

I love the fresh start each new year brings. Like many people,  I certainly spent years making resolutions, only to find that I failed at keeping them. Sometimes I’d even make (and fail at) the same resolution over multiple years! I no longer make resolutions the same way. The changes I made to how I…
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What would it feel like if we stopped beating ourselves up?

I recently had an interesting conversation with a friend and coaching peer. She and I basically swapped stories of how we “screwed up” something. For her, it was a typo in a survey she sent out; for me, it was the wrong date of a new program I’m offering in June. What I thoroughly enjoyed…
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How My Own Self-Care Challenge Helped Me Redefine Self-Care

If you read my last post, you know that the week of Valentine’s Day I facilitated a Self-Care Challenge on Facebook.  Each day, participants were challenged to do a particular self-care activity, or one of their choosing that aligned with the day’s theme. As a teacher / guide and eternal student, I straddle two worlds:…
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My 66-day Watering Challenge

A few months back I attended a business-related seminar called The ONE Thing (based on the book). Like many such trainings, the speakers stressed the importance forming good habits as a way to keep a business healthy and growing. Because I’m a coach, I’m always interested in new ideas related to releasing habits that don’t…
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Good food will heal what ails you

One of the ways I work with people as an Eating Psychology Coach is to get them back in touch with how pleasurable food can be. In the Chakras Tune-up workshop this past weekend, we talked about how second (sacral) chakra issues revolve around pleasure, and how the energy in this part of the body…
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