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Letting Go in Your Coaching Practice

Letting Go in Your Coaching Practice

I’ve been sitting with the reality of potential loss, legacies, grief, and even our collective attachment to “time management.”   Even while trying to figure out how I feel (with everything else going on), I felt the temptation to send my focus in 100 directions, to...

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Can Health Coaches Be Creative?

Can Health Coaches Be Creative?

Create: How does creating show up in your work as a health coach? Is coaching creative? Here’s what I love about the word create when looking into its etymology… It is connected to Cerēs, the Roman goddess of the bounty (harvest). Ceres' name also derives from the...

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What Do You Think It Takes?

What Do You Think It Takes?

To the newer health and wellness coach about to enroll in yet another certification training or course... You wonder if you’re not experienced enough yet, trained enough, knowledgeable enough, ready enough… so you may look into more trainings, more marketing courses,...

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A short letter to new health coaches

A short letter to new health coaches

A short letter to new health coaches: Let yourself be new at this. Let yourself make mistakes. Let yourself start. Let yourself learn through experience. I know there are so many things to learn along the way...the technology is enough to make most great health...

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When I stopped being mom and just was

When I stopped being mom and just was

“Just be.” That was it. Those two words nearly knocked me over. I remember trying to breathe steadily while balancing on one food and bring one foot out to the side just hoping I didn’t topple on my neighbor or even invade his space. I was also subconsciously thinking of Elizabeth in class without me, wondering if an hour and a half was too long.

Then the instructor shared a concept passed on to him by his teacher: we all share one religion, the “religion of me.” We worry about being good enough, what we need to have, what we want to be. Even when I devote my thoughts to raising our daughters, I spend time with the same worries: “Am I mom enough?”

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Why You Will Want to Start Saying No

Why You Will Want to Start Saying No

How many times have you done something that you didn't necessarily want or have time to do? I'm guilty. But we can't go on taking on responsibilities that don't belong to us. I opened up my email inbox the other day to find a few emails from local mom friends to start...

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Overcoming Asthma Series: It started with a Decision

Overcoming Asthma Series: It started with a Decision

Even though this was my life I believed I was healthy because I was physcially active. I just saw myself as a healthy, active asthmatic. It didn’t really occur to me that my asthma and severe allergy symptoms were signaling something wrong internally, that there was an immune response. I had learned that I experienced asthma because I had inherited the asthma gene from both sides of my family and it was just something that I had to tolerate, that I had to accept medication as a part of my everyday life.

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Do You Eat from a Place of Fear?

When you find the time to eat, what thoughts course through your head? How about when selecting foods at the grocery store, the market, or even a convenient store? What are you telling yourself when you scan the menu of food choices at a restaurant? It may be that you...

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You Don’t Have to Justify Your Food Choices

It was one of those perfect summer days. After a cool, breezy morning, the sun made a strong showing. The breeze carried around the smells of barbecued yumminess, sweet fruit, and other tempting dishes. Co-workers and their families cut the work day short to gather...

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