People typically have questions about health coaching, whenever I introduce myself as a coach. And often, depending on the time someone has to talk, the questions start out general and then move to the specific and personal. Perhaps you have a few questions yourself. So today, let's take a look at some of these frequently asked questions about coaching, and some answers. We'll start with the … [Read more...] about 3 Questions I’m Constantly Asked about Coaching
Mind-Body Practices to Complete the Stress Cycle
Mind-body practices strengthen our parasympathetic nervous system, which tells us to relax after a threat is past. And when this system operates effectively, we complete the stress cycle. We relax. But what happens when chronic or severe stress prevents that "rest and digest" system from kicking in? Over time, it can harm our health. Research indicates that our thought patterns and … [Read more...] about Mind-Body Practices to Complete the Stress Cycle
Care for the Caregiver: Prioritizing Your Loved One and Yourself
Finding time and energy to care for yourself can be challenging for anyone at any time. But add a full- or part-time role as a caregiver to your list of responsibilities, and that challenge becomes even greater. Your loved one may need significant attention, day in and day out. Your routine changes, as you juggle established priorities and new caregiving-related ones. And you want to be at … [Read more...] about Care for the Caregiver: Prioritizing Your Loved One and Yourself
How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs
Limiting beliefs are subconscious thoughts that frame how we see ourselves, our world, and our possibilities. And they can affect our health and well-being. "I have bad genes." "My body is too _______." "I'm not athletic." "I don't like to work out." "Everyone in my family is _______." Any of those sound familiar? If we recognize our limiting beliefs and work to overcome them, we … [Read more...] about How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs
One Year Later: An Extraordinary Opportunity
One year into the COVID-19 pandemic, health experts are weighing in on what they've learned during this time. So are leaders in other sectors. How about you? This moment can be an extraordinary opportunity. We’ve had to change so much about our lives in the past year, and a good bit of it has felt beyond our control. As hope greets us and we start to look ahead to what’s next, an intentional … [Read more...] about One Year Later: An Extraordinary Opportunity
Closed or Open – Which One Am I?
Amid pandemic and unrest, we wonder which stores, restaurants, salons, beaches, entertainment venues and communities remain closed and which ones are open. And to what extent? So how might we benefit from turning those questions to ourselves for a bit, to create greater self-awareness and intention for the days ahead? Closed or open - which one am I? In what ways am I "closed," and in … [Read more...] about Closed or Open – Which One Am I?