When I think about what health coaching did for me as a client, I look around my home in amazement, and with a sense of peace. I had been stuck for a long time in one particular area of my life. But I never considered how it might be affecting my health, because it wasn't in an obvious "health" area such as nutrition or exercise. When I enrolled in the professional health coach training … [Read more...] about What Health Coaching Did for Me
Deep inside, we all want to be heard and valued for who we are. We want to express ourselves. And we do not want to be judged. But how often does that happen? Awareness of the Need to be Heard Last fall, I volunteered at the Unity Project hosted by my church, which fronts a busy street at the edge of a university campus. So when a stranger walked toward me from the sidewalk, curious to … [Read more...] about In Life, We All Want to Be Heard
When starting or staying true to a healthier lifestyle, one must have deal breakers. Right? Boundaries. Lines that cannot be crossed, at least not often. Perhaps you've set out to change the way you eat or decided to get more exercise. Maybe you're swearing off fast food. Or you're planning to take 10,000 steps per day. Or you aim to get 7+ hours of sleep each night. How strong is … [Read more...] about What Are Your Deal Breakers for a Healthy Lifestyle?
It is not uncommon for many of us to "blow it" over a holiday weekend, but Stretchy-Pants Week doesn't have to turn into an entire month. Want to get back on track? Then take a look at the list below. Here are 5 ways to refocus and recover after a holiday: Stop beating yourself up about what you ate, drank, said, did, or didn't do. It's a new day. Stop replaying the narratives. Forgive … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Get on Track after a Stretchy-Pants Week
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”— Micah 6:8 (NIV) How is it with your soul? John Wesley, one of the founders of the Methodist movement in the 18th century, used to open small group meetings by asking that question. It's one worth asking ourselves in the 21st century, too. … [Read more...] about Waiting for Wednesday
“My desire to be well-informed is currently at odds with my desire to remain sane.” — David Sipress I was on an airplane during the second presidential debate Sunday night, and judging by even what little I read afterward about the exchanges, I felt relieved that I had missed the commotion. Yes, I watched the first debate - on C-SPAN, without a talking head's commentary before or … [Read more...] about When the Outside World and Your Inner World Battle