Spirituality and faith, although highly personal and often private, play a significant role in the health of many people. That's why it's an area of focus on the Wheel of Health, part of fulfillment and purpose, and why it's a topic we can discuss in health coaching. Spirituality is at the core of a person's being. While the number of Americans who identify as religious have declined in … [Read more...] about Deepen Your Spirituality for Better Health
COVID-19: It’s Time for Self Care for All
Even before COVID-19, I was a big advocate for self care. In my work as an integrative health coach, I encourage women especially (though hello guys, I see you and work with you too!) to take care of themselves, so they can continue to care for who and what’s most important to them. And now, from all angles, we’re all being asked to do just that worldwide. We must care well for … [Read more...] about COVID-19: It’s Time for Self Care for All
Resilience: What Is It, and How Can I Get More of It?
Resilience is defined as toughness, or "the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties." And in researcher language, it's "positive adaptation despite adversity." But is it something we're born with? Can we develop more of it? And can we use it up as we go through life? When Resilience Begins Science indicates that resilience is not uniform across people, places, or situations. So … [Read more...] about Resilience: What Is It, and How Can I Get More of It?
Stuck in Unhealthy Habits? What Can You Envision?
Unhealthy habits can be tough to shake, and we beat ourselves up for lacking willpower. So let's take it back to a core question: What can you envision? Or, in other words, what do you want to be different about your health and life? Many times, we don't consider this question unless we have to change something in response to illness or injury. Then, with the plantar fasciitis, or the … [Read more...] about Stuck in Unhealthy Habits? What Can You Envision?
Celebrate Each Success, and Begin Again
When we decide we're ready to take a healthy step forward, we set out determined. We prepare to take action. Inside, we're not sure we actually can reach our goal, perhaps, but we jump in anyway. Call it optimism, or craziness. Our resolve may last five minutes, five weeks, five months. We have fits and starts. And it can be easy to beat ourselves up over the fits and restarts. But as we … [Read more...] about Celebrate Each Success, and Begin Again
For Better Health, Chase Your Dreams
What reminds you to chase your dreams? As children, most of us had an innate curiosity and believed that one day we could be and do anything. Then somewhere along the way, some of us lost sight of those beliefs and dreams. So now, sometimes we need reminders. We may need to reflect on where we are - both personally and professionally. And think about what our lives could be like if we … [Read more...] about For Better Health, Chase Your Dreams