This week-end a friend of mine was married in Chicago. She was having a celebration with her friends locally since she was officially married in Vermont. She asked me to bring dessert. I thought, I am not really a baker. Baked goods are not usually what I think to bring when I am invited to a pot luck or when I am having friends over. I wanted to bring something special that I felt excited about making. Continue reading
I am presenting a talk and I was thinking how easy it is to be toxic in this life we are living. Here are a few of the ways. Food being a big one, most of us are eating at least three times a day and the choices we make completely effects the way we function. And if your daily food intake includes fast food, coffee, sugar the toxics are immediately adding up, but those are the obvious ones. But what about the less obvious ones? What if you do eat more veggies, but you don’t want to spend the money to buy organic, or if you aren’t convinced there is a difference, Continue reading
True confession my weekly blogging has been bogged down with perfectionism disguised as busyness plus I have no idea what to write and really its not that interesting. Granted daily I am deluges with ideas from clients, life on what I want to share but… not good has entered the room. I know none of you can relate to this. It wasn’t until I was talking to a fellow colleague that she said there is your topic write about perfectionism. In truth I think perfectionism is behind every inability we have to move forward. Continue reading
- Turn off the news ~ Have you noticed how the news tells us how bad the world is? When I would listen to the news I would feel anxious and afraid, because the world is so scarey. (Personally I can manufacture that myself without someone exaggerating that condition)
- Turn off the TV~ The fast pace of the TV, the bombardment of advertising, all set us up to want more and move faster, and numb out from our inner-selves.
- Do Yoga ~ Which calms the busy mind, relaxes the autonomic nervous system taking us out of the fight or flight mode, which takes away the revved up pace of the world, which can make us feel like we are on constant adrenaline. Which can reek havoc on the adrenal system. Continue reading
Fall the second New Year, or the first depending on how you view it. The Lunar calendar has this time as the head of the year. New years, new decades, transitions, great times to reevaluate what changes we are resisting, wanting, or making happen. I was talking with a fellow coach about how difficult taking the first step can be towards change, even when it’s what we want! Wanting to change and deciding to change are not the same. Maybe you want to lose weight, but have you decided to lose weight, getting all the support you need to have that happen, are you willing to experience the effects from the change and make the adjustments the change requires? Let go of some comforts that are really not that comfortable because they are keeping you stuck, safe? Continue reading
So you are all excited to start your new Diet, you bought the food, you bought new work out clothes maybe a book to tell you how and what to eat then…then about day five, someone asks you, “how it’s going”… you can’t remember what they are talking about? Has this ever happened to you? It used to happen to me, so excited, then feeling bad about myself and hopeless.
5 Reasons Diets Don’t Work: Continue reading
This morning I was thinking self care, why does it matter? The topic had been stirring in me and then you know how when you know something is right you get “signs” affirming your rightness? As I was exploring what others have to say, I noticed the title Invest in yourself…get coverage. I thought that’s what I think invest in yourself and get coverage! Which caused me to do a rewind, from a conversation yesterday. I was talking with a woman who was saying “until now Self Care hasn’t really been that important to me. Continue reading