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Monday Motivation: On judgment, proselytizing, and understanding intentions.

Monday Motivation

I have learned a lot from my friends in the past few weeks. I have learned just how important it can be to have people around you who can help you to work through problems, figure out behavior patterns you’ve made into habits or part of your personality that you’d like to change, and how to talk about solutions. These …

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Monday Motivation: An Attitude of Gratitude

As we look ahead to a new year, and back at what transpired over the course of the last year, I think it’s a good time to take stock of the things for which we are grateful in life. Sure, there may be some outstanding concerns, tasks you wish you had completed, achievements you wish you had made, steps you …

New Year, New Choices, New Challenges

It’s officially 2011 and I’m sure many of you have kicked-off the year with thoughts of resolutions, changes or some new choices you want to make in the coming year. If you are thinking about ways to regain health and vitality and look, feel and perform your best on an everyday basis, check out some of these fantastic resources available …

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Monday Motivation: Are You Driving Your Life or Is Your Life Driving You?

Priorities, choices and happiness have been on my mind a lot lately so I figured this would be a good topic to throw out there and to get people thinking about a bit more regularly. When I decided to pursue nutrition coaching as a full-time career, it wasn’t without great pause. I was living an a nice, top-floor, one-bedroom apartment …

5 Easy Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle in a Time of Change

I’m a big fan of change. As much as I am a total creature of habit, nothing thrills me like making big changes in my life. Even sometimes all at once. I call it “shaking the snow globe.” I make the decision to change a lot of things at once, essentially tossing all those snowflakes up and then seeing how …

I’m ready for change, but where do I even start?!

I’ve been asked this question a lot recently. And there’s never really just one straight answer. My answer would always be, well it depends. First, I ask: Why do you want to change? Write down your own answer, quickly. Then think about that for a minute. Now write down why you REALLY want to change your habits. It’s not just …

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It’s Official: I’m Now a CHEK Certified Holisitic Lifestyle Coach

I’m now a CHEK Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach. This is very exciting for me. Essentially, I have a way to tell the world now that I’ve been educated on these subjects and I’ve been given the blessing to pass what I know on to you. Though I know I have already been doing that for quite some time, I now …

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One Step at a Time.

The reason I am presenting the information here in “steps” is that I honestly feel that a lot of people fail at making a lifestyle shift/change because they set themselves up for failure. It’s like trying to pull a U-turn on a one-way street when you try to go from one way of living to something that may be completely …

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STEP 1: First Things First.

1. Start reading labels on everything you eat.The easiest way to sort of avoid having to do too much of this is to eat things that are as close to how they come from nature as possible. Fruit, veggies, meat, nuts, cheese. However, I know this isn’t always easy to do, so here is what to look for. When you …

What it means to be mindful.

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1) – Cite This Source mind‧ful  /ˈmaɪndfəl/ Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[mahynd-fuhl] Pronunciation Key – Show IPA Pronunciation –adjective attentive, aware, or careful (usually fol. by of): mindful of one’s responsibilities. [Origin: 1375–1425; late ME mindeful. See mind, -ful] —Related forms mind‧ful‧ly, adverb mind‧ful‧ness, noun —Synonyms heedful, thoughtful, regardful. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.0.1)Based on the Random …