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Thu 5 Jul 2012
A little summer inspiration.
- Allow the warmth of the sun to envelop you like a sweater.
- Drink plenty of lemonade.
- Run in the sprinkler.
- Jump on a trampoline.
- Harvest garden veggies.
- Swim in the ocean.
- Feel the warm sand beneath your feet.
- Eat a piece of fruit and allow the juice to drip down your cheek.
- Embrace a child having fun in the sun.
- Run outside in a sun shower.
What’s on your list?
Thu 5 Jul 2012
For the most part, health is a choice.
It is a choice we make each day. It is determined by the environment we choose to live in, the stress we choose to take on, the food we choose to eat, the exercise we choose to engage in and the care we choose for our bodies.
This is great news! It means that we have control. It also means that we have to make our choices count.
Health is also a journey though. Most people do not go to bed one day eating the Standard American Diet and then wake up raw food vegans the following day. Generally, there is a gradual process of “stepping up” for health.
I like to view our health choices along a spectrum. On one side of the spectrum is a pure junk food diet, stressful living and no exercise. On the other end of the spectrum there is pure eating, healthy exercise, and lower stress living. Where you are on the spectrum is simply where you are. If you choose to have vibrant health, then you choose to move further on the spectrum.
As we grow and evolve our health, we move along that spectrum. As we learn more, moving along the spectrum becomes easier and our choices naturally follow suit.
Years ago, I would have never thought that I could live without cannolis. Afterall, it was only a once in a while indulgence. Today however, you could put one in front of me and I would just not be able to eat it. I did not get to this point overnight, but as my diet has evolved, so have my preferences.
So, be patient with yourself, keep moving forward on the spectrum and you will be amazed by the journey. One choice at a time and one step at a time.
Sun 3 Apr 2011
There is no need to make yourself insane. Getting naturally healthy does NOT have to be complicated! I promise.
A lot of times, clients come to me fearful and apprehensive. There is so much information out there, they are simply overwhelmed and confused. To add fuel to the fire, they are concerned that they will have to completely change the way they eat and live and they are concerned that it is going to cost them a fortune. (more…)
Sat 8 Jan 2011
“I can’t stand this body.”
“I am sick of my butt.”
“I hate the way I look in my clothes.”
“Why can’t I just look like her/him.”
“If only I lost 10 pounds I would be so much more attractive.” (more…)
Tue 16 Nov 2010
During the holiday season, we can sometimes forget to stop and take time for ourselves. I know it happens to me all of the time (even when it is not the holiday season). Julie Clark, the founder of The Inspirational Coffee Club, has put together a great book that gives the ground rules for pouring your heart into life!! Here are some of those rules: (more…)
Thu 30 Sep 2010
Sick and tired of being frenzied and stressed? Tyring to gain a little bit of peace and serenity? Before giving up hope, just know that you can have access to inner peace. Here is what Dr. Laurel Clark, President of the School of Metaphysics, has to say about achieving inner peace: (more…)
Thu 29 Jul 2010
Health and wellness is not just about exercising or eating well. It is not just about meditating or getting enough sleep. You can not achieve extraordinary health and wellness by doing just one thing. It simply doesn’t work that way. Your health and wellness is multi-faceted. (more…)
Wed 23 Jun 2010
Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Kelli Wilson, founder of A Simple Plan Consulting, as part of the Organize 4 Health program. Kelli shared with us extraordinary advice on getting organized, staying organized, and moving beyond the places where we get stopped. There was one piece of information that really stands out for me and I absolutely must share with you… during the call, Kelli spoke about motivation. What she said was incredibly simple and yet amazingly powerful.
Kelli said, (more…)
Fri 2 Oct 2009
div align=”left”>There are 3 things successful people do. They are the same things we can train our children to do to help them succeed. Those three things are:
1. Know what they want: Work with your kids to create a vision. Create SMART (Specific, Measurable, Actionable and Attainable, Relevant and Realistic, Time sensitive) goals and define what success looks like.
2. Notice what they are getting: Get into action and monitor your results. Don’t just notice whether or not they have attained their goal or milestone but focus on how far they have come as well! Remember that it is not just about success. If the goals are truly worthy, failure is in fact a part of the learning experience and NOT something to be ashamed of. Help kids shift their perspective of failure. Keep in mind that we have to take steps to get up the mountain– we can not conquer the mountain one step.
3. Remain flexible and keep changing: Sometimes things do not go as expected. Work with your kids to help them find additional support and be able to ask for help. Reframe failure as an opportunity and practice reflecting. Be sure kids are competing with themselves and NOT someone else.
Finally, motivation! There are a lot of myths about motivation (e.g. nothing motivates my kid). Remember, all action (and lack of action) is motivated by something!
For years, I talked about being a coach. I coached people all the time and I never did anything about it. I went the way of the corporate world and dreaded being away from my kids. Then, I kicked myself in the butt, got up onto my feet and started taking actions. Clearly, talking about wanting to be a coach never really got me anywhere. I needed to stop delaying what I wanted and begin moving forward. Now, in a matter of just a couple of months, I have created a career and a lifestyle I can love and enjoy. AND… the best part is, I get to work everyday to make a difference. I imagine a world where people are not afflicted by preventable illness and disease and I get to contribute to that world everyday. A world where people know 4 Health Inc. is a support system they can use to achieve their natural glow effortlessly. Does it all happen overnight? No, absolutely not BUT, it requires action—not more delay, not more talking, not more thinking.
Momentum does not get created on its own nor does it take place in your mind alone. What are the health and wellness goals you are committed to? What have you been doing to achieve those goals? What is one action you can take today to move you a step closer?
Many of my clients are trying to reduce their stress levels. No, it doesn’t happen overnight but it doesn’t happen when they simply state that they want to or need to. Their stress levels decline when they look at the areas where stress is bubbling over and they identify the actions they can and do take.
What are you trying to accomplish? What action can you take right now that will give you a result and stop delaying your progress? Please share with us!!