A few weeks ago, I asked a simple question of my e-mail subscribers: What’s your greatest struggle right now?
And quite a few of you responded. Some of your replies tugged at my heart. They resonate with me, because in many cases I’ve been there. And in other cases, I still AM there.
So with appreciation for you, I’ve created this series. Each day in October 2017, I posted something new to my blog. And I hope you’ll find it educational and motivational. My goal is for each post to be something you can use right away.
You’re Invited to Take 31 Steps to a Healthier You
This series grew out of your responses to my simple question. It grew out of conversations I keep having with my coaching clients. And it’s also grown out of questions that I personally have and want to research for us both.
Really, when it comes down to it, I think most of us would like to be healthier tomorrow than we are today.
Some of us wish for it, but we don’t think we can achieve it. We may not know what to do, or how to get started. We may not even know how important some of our choices are.
I’ve walked through some of the same valleys you’re traveling through now. I’ve had some of the same questions. And I want to help you live into the whole person that you were created to be.
But there’s one thing.
While I’ve discovered some answers for myself, I’m not an expert on you. YOU are the expert on you. I tell my coaching clients this when we begin our work together: my goal is to help clients unlock their own answers, to create new pathways and habits.
Throughout this series, I hope you find ideas and information that you can use. I want to introduce you to new resources, tools, tips, and techniques. And I’ll share what’s worked for me – or what did not.
Are you ready to step out together?
Welcome to 31 Steps
I’ll tell you a little secret – many of these topics we’ll be addressing in October have been on my mind, too.
I’ve been wanting to write about some of them for a while. But this year, I haven’t devoted as much time to my blog. In addition to my other roles as wife, mom, daughter, volunteer, and entrepreneur, I’ve been focused on completing my professional program in Integrative Health Coaching and working 1-on-1 with new clients. That’s taken a lot of my attention, and I absolutely love it.
But I’d also like to write again consistently. So I’m taking part in a writer’s challenge to post to my blog for 31 days straight. It’s something I’ve never done, even though I’ve considered myself a writer since I was 10 years old. I’m creating a whole new set of pathways and habits of my own!
So Here’s the Plan
Each day in October, I will post to my blog an article I’ve written around the theme, “31 Steps to a Healthier You.” I already have a list of topics, but I’m always interested in your input. If you have ideas, please email me, find me on social media, or submit your ideas through my contact form.
If you are subscribed to my updates, you’ll get each post delivered to your email inbox. And on Saturdays in October, I plan to send out a digest of the week’s posts (and other pertinent links and info) so you can catch up on any that you miss. Once November arrives, I’ll follow a less-frequent posting schedule.
All I ask of you is this: Partner with me.
How? Make sure you’re subscribed, and if you know a friend or two who would benefit from this series, would you please share this with them so they can get these posts, too? Second, read and comment on anything that resonates with you. Can we have a conversation while we take steps together?
I know it’s been quiet on my blog this year, and I hope in October that you don’t feel like I’m attacking your inbox. If you’d rather get only the weekly digest, reply to this and let me know. I’m working on figuring out the technology needed to make that happen.
My prayer is that the series will help you take whatever steps you need for a healthier you.
Thanks for being here. You are a gift from God, fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139:14)
The “31 Steps to a Healthier You” Series
Click below to read individual posts from the series:
#1 – Focus on Where You Want to Go
#2 – Create an Echo Chamber of Healthy Living
#3 – Prep Your Environment for Success
#4 – For When You Look in the Mirror
#5 – Explore the Wheel of Health
#6 – Set Goals and Track Progress with Apps
#7 – Pack Healthy Habits for Traveling
#8 – Eat Healthy Without Breaking the Bank
#9 – Feeling Unprepared? Show Up Anyway
#10 – Get Enough Sleep for a Healthier You
#11 – Explore Complementary Therapies
#12 – Get Moving if You Want to Age Well
#13 – Ask Someone(s) for Accountability
#14 – Love Food that Loves You Back
#15 – Press Pause Before Saying Yes
#16 – Add to Your Wellness Bookshelf
#17 – Seek Out (and Sniff-Test) New Ideas
#18 – Reduce Your Risk of Chronic Disease
#19 – Create Some Routines for Overall Health
#20 – Find Resources for Healthy, Easy Meals
#21 – Go Drink a Glass of Water
#22 – Plan Your Meals for the Week
#23 – Reduce Stress and Anxiety
#24 – Survive the Sugar Season
#25 – For Better Health, Chase Your Dreams
#26 – Walk Away from Stress Eating
#27 – Deepen Your Spirituality for Better Health
#28 – Boost Your Omega-3 Intake
#29 – Catch Up on Preventive and Diagnostic Tests
#30 – Take Small Steps to Create Habits
Courtney Lynn Harris says
Found you through #write31days. Looking forward to reading along!
Thanks for reading, and Yay for #write31days connections. 🙂
Hello, I’m also in the 31 Day Challenge. I will be following along with you, do you mind if I share your button image and link to this page on my landing page?
Hi Amber, nice to meet you! I would be honored. Thank you for asking. I look forward to getting to know you better and hope my words are helpful for you and your community.