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September 7, 2008

Focused Intent and Action

As many of you know, I'm not only a healthy living coach, but also a bodyworker. Now when I use the term "bodyworker," people are sometimes confused. I use hands-on manual therapy to minimize mechanical stress on people's bodies and, hopefully, resolve issues that would otherwise lead to pain and premature wear-and-tear of the bones, joints, and muscles. It's a specific and focused approach known as neuromuscular therapy.

Last week, as I was working with someone to try and loosen up her shoulder, she expressed appreciation for the approach we were taking. "I appreciate your persistence," she said. "Some really good massage therapists I've been to have given up too soon."

It was an interesting observation. She's right, I am persistent. However her shoulder was the beneficiary of a different factor that day.

What was it? And how can you apply that same factor in accomplishing more of what you want in your own life?

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September 10, 2008

Problem or Predicament?

Not too long ago, George shared a really helpful distinction with me. Problem or predicament? (Follow the link to read about it in his own words.) He came across it while reading a new book, The Difference Maker, by John Maxwell. As George reports, Dr. Maxwell suggests that many of us create undue stress in our lives by mixing up our problems and predicaments.

Problems are solvable, yet often we fail to see a solution and waste a lot of energy tolerating unsatisfactory situations we could have readily improved. If you think your job is boring, that is a problem.

Predicaments must be managed, yet often we waste a lot of energy trying to fix something that is not within our power to affect -- or complaining repeatedly about it to anyone who will listen. If your spouse snores, that is a predicament.

Problems and predicaments can both provide great material for a wellness coaching project! After all, if either a problem or predicament is causing you to waste energy unnecessarily, you are compromising your health and quality of life. Who wants that?

So now for a marvelous coincidence. Our next wellness coaching section starts next Monday, September 15th!

Learn more and register here: Wellness Coaching

September 14, 2008

Is Wellness Coaching for You

Fall '08 wellness coaching begins on Monday, September 15th. Is this the right time for you? Over the past week, I've had a number of conversations with people who said they'd really like to bump their life up a notch this fall. But...

But what?

Depends. And there's the rub. You know what I sometimes hear? The very thing that's getting in the way of the person doing wellness coaching would make an absolutely fabulous project!

Things like these:

  • Taking care of elderly parents.

  • Job demands.

  • Clearing clutter from the house in preparation for downsizing.

  • Too busy with the kids.

  • Trying to get a new business started or find a different job.

In essence what they're telling themselves is "I'd really like to focus more attention on my health, but my life keeps getting in the way." Now think about it. Isn't that what wellness is all about? Managing multiple priorities and still having the time and energy to take care of you.

What if the very most profitable step you could take toward improving your health was cleaning out the basement? Or getting a new job? Or getting the kids more involved in building their own college fund?

For many people, it is. Because once that gets straightened out, your stress level will begin to even out. You'll develop more confidence in your ability to take an important project from start to finish. And you just might feel more like preparing that healthy dinner for your family.

What about it? We start on Monday. If you're reading this and it's Monday, you're not too late.

Get information and sign up here: Wellness Coaching

If you have questions, (Is this a good project idea? Can we do the master mind call on my lunch break? That kind of thing...) email me at "info at wordcures dot com" and ask away.

Elizabeth Eckert, Healthy Living & Wellness Coach

Elizabeth Eckert, PhD

I enjoy observing human nature and helping people get healthier. I'm the author of Word Cures, webmaster of the WordCures.com healthy living website, and an organic vegetable gardener. I hang out in spacious North Dakota with Max, my precocious pup. (more)

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