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March 16, 2016

This month I am visiting the beautiful deserts of Arizona. Strange that when I lived in Arizona I never fully took in the beauty of the place! So today I decided to integrate my work with the view of the desert over a coffee. As I walked up to what I had envisioned as quiet, relaxing coffee time, I realized the place was overrun with bikers! Not the Harley types, but the road biking types. They were all wearing matching biking shirts and most importantly, having an awesome time! I spoke with one of them that not only mentioned he does this twice a week, hikes two days a week and golfs once a week, but that this group was part of a 50 and over community! This is the epitome of what I coach! This is why I like coaching young people, because it is my hope that they will use what they have learned to engage in a long lasting healthy life journey! 

 

What are we doing to encourage a healthy life journey? Are the activities we are engaging in l...

February 6, 2016

 

 

Febuary 14th, Valentine's Day, is the day we let our significant others know how much we care about them through a big box of milk chocolates and maybe a fancy dinner out. I'm not going to say that doesn't sound great, but maybe we could fine tune it a bit, huh? 

 

 

 

Personally, this date has taken on a whole new meaning for me. On that day in 2011, I was planning to be rolled in for a new kidney the following morning. With a big surgery like that, I was under strict eating guidelines, which didn't include much other than clear fluids. I was forced to take a look at just how important the "Valentine's Chocolate & Fancy Dinner" really was. This year, let's enjoy our food....no liquid diets for me! But let's also take some time to plan out our Valentine's Day and not get sidetracked by the mass marketing of Valentine's day at 6pm Febuary 14th. Let's make it mean something and let's make it good, let's consider now some healthy Valentine's treats. 

 

Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries

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January 9, 2016

 

The "New Year's Resolution" seems to be losing it's kick. I admit I didn't make one this year. Maybe this is from years of watching people sign up for fitness memberships and watch them, predictably, drop out by the end of February. I think that we ought to take this time to contemplate where we are in life and what we can do to bring more health and happiness our way. People generally do better with a step by step approach to meeting their goals, as opposed to an "all or nothing" way of thinking. So, for a twist on the typical New Year's Resolution; consider tossing it and come up with a New Year Bucket List! Include healthy ventures that you want to focus on for a portion of the year, are new to you and eliminate monotony. I would suggest a quarterly or monthly bucket list that spans 1 year.

 

Since the summer I have really jumped into yoga again and although I love it, I think it is time to add some other acti...

November 21, 2015

 

 

 

 

What is it?

So many times I get the question, “What exactly is wellness coaching?”.  Let’s clear it up a bit for those of you that still wonder what in the world this wellness coaching thing is all about.

 

First, “wellness” is a very broad term. It doesn't mean the same thing for everyone! When I was recovering from my kidney transplant, my wellness was taking my meds on time everyday, being able to sleep at night, trying to walk for a collective 30 minutes per day and downing the awful fish oil they insisted I take. For my teenage son, wellness may be staying away from the tempting foods that most teenagers are consuming and improving his volleyball skills. For a very active person that is already eating a proper diet, their wellness may be to maintain what they are already doing and work on decreasing their current stress level at work. This list goes on and on because people are different! For years people have said “everyone is different” and then proceed to give everyo...

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