Entries from Healthy Living DIY tagged with 'Wellness Coaching'

Limiting Beliefs of the most Insidious Kind (The ones you don't know about.)

"Why even offer Wellness Coaching? After all, isn't it less challenging work to simply treat people's symptoms?" Seriously, this is a question people ask. The answer is "yes." It's actually much less challenging work for me to simply treat a...

You May Be Working Too Hard

Are you working too hard? I just read two excellent articles by Deepak Chopra about how too much effort can become the enemy of your intended results in life. He makes an excellent point! Granted, some activity is generally required....

Health Awareness and Your Personal Operating System

Your personal computer has an operating system. So do you! It's easy to put a name on your computer's operating system. Perhaps it is called something like "XP" or "Vista." Every now and then, your PC's operating system is due...

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...

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,...

Healthful Meals, Part 3

We've been talking about healthful meals. Specifically, what we've been talking about is the pressure that many of us feel on our time ... and the fact that it takes a little longer to prepare a meal from scratch than...

Are You Paralyzed, Part 2

Today we're continuing the story of Jane and her energy-draining "Pile Paralysis." If you missed Part 1, you can read it here: Are You Paralyzed, Part 1 Jane had a "big pile" of stuff next to her front door. Instead...

Bookmark that Feeling!

Bookmarks have been on my mind lately for several reasons. Turns out that both literally and metaphorically, they can save you (and me) a lot of time. And in the process, help us become more efficient, creating time and energy...

Self Help Books and Your Goals

It's a new year and, like most everyone, you probably appreciate the fresh start. I know I do. Isn't it just the grandest feeling to say -- metaphorically at least -- "I declare whatever I did in the past complete!...

Afraid to Hope; Afraid to Dream

Fear. It's one of our biggest "stops" in life. Fear deserves our full attention, at least for a quick moment. Why? Because you can get past most fears you can see. It's those seemingly irrational fears that lurk in the...

Self-Esteem and Your Word

"I can't do what I said I was going to do because of my low self-esteem." Occasionally someone says this right out. But more often, their belief is hiding between the lines -- in the message behind the words the...

What are you missing -- Because you're too busy?

One day last week, a coaching participant and I were on one of our regularly scheduled calls when she made a particularly enlightened observation! Not unusual for her, by the way. :-) I told her it was likely to show...

Results and Why You Get Them

Results. Every day, no matter what we do, they just keep showing up. Sometimes we like them. Sometimes we don't. But either way, those results just keep pouring in. Many of you know me as a pretty results-based person. Just...

Healthy Satisfaction: 3 Tips

If you're at all into the weight loss thing (we call it "lightening up" around here), then I know you're interested in making the most of that feeling of satisfaction that let's you know it's time to stop eating. If...

What is Wellness?

Real question asked by the real person, "What's wellness coaching?" Situation: holistic expo in Fargo last weekend. Real person stopped by my booth and struck up a conversation. The underlying question, though, is this, "What is wellness?" Once you know...

Plan it or dive in?

If you've participated in one of our Wellness Coaching projects, you know I'm sort of a fiend for planning. Honestly it has a lot to be said for it. In fact, when you sign up as a first-timer for our...

Hijacked By Your Feelings?

You know what you want next in life. You've got a sure-fire plan worked out to bridge the gap between where you are and what you want. Now if you could just get yourself to follow the plan, everything would...

Lose Weight? Or Lighten Up?

You may not be surprised to hear that one of the more popular "first projects" among our wellness coaching participants features a weight loss goal. Unfortunately, when stated that way, the goal is rarely achieved. This article explores what happens...

Healing States: Resistance

During the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, I came home one evening and turned on a cable news show to catch up on the events of the day. There, in full living color, was Dr. Phil. Live from the Houston Astrodome....

Beliefs in the way of your progress?

"I live with my girlfriend. We live in her house, with her furniture. I'm not quite sure why she stays with me. My car's a junker. It gets me around most of the time, but sometimes it breaks down and...

Influence a Result ...

... or control an outcome. The participants in any of my wellness coaching activities know I'm big on producing measurable results. But influcencing a result and controlling an outcome are two different bananas. One is possible, the other generally is...

Conflict, Resolution, Relaxation

Cut to scene from an average American home -- Tuesday, 7:00 pm: Dinner's finished, kids are fussing about their homework, mom and dad are frazzled. Everybody's stressed from a hectic day. The place is in chaos. Bring up the sound:...

Commitment and Clara's Breakthrough

Remember Clara? We spoke about her yesterday. About how she'd had chronic tension-type headaches for years and years. About how we'd (the therapy team) done all the usual things to change her posture. About how none of those things had...

Stress and Procrastination

Stress and procrastination. What's the connection? If we could figure it out, then we'd have one more way to improve your health. Let's go for it! When you procrastinate, you end up with a life filled with half-done and un-done...

Good Friends - How to Empower Them

"What am I going to do about my friends?" When someone begins my Wellness Coaching program, this is one of the first questions they often ask. You see, sometimes people "bond" over unhealthy behavior. So the person taking that first,...

#1 tip to lose weight

Someone finally asked the big question! Here it is, "What would be your #1 suggestion to someone who needs to lose weight but doesn't seem to have the willpower to stop eating so much?" Can you relate? Just raise your...

Healthy behavior change tips, part 2

When we left off yesterday, we'd introduced two behavior change tips for your healthy lifestyle: Find and resolve conflicts with what you say you want. Word your desired behavior in terms of what you "do want" rather than what you...

Behavior change tips for your healthy lifestyle

"How do I change a behavior I don't want?" This is one of the most frequent healthy living questions people ask. It shows up over and over among my wellness coaching participants, usually in connection with a specific change the...

There are so many health promoting options - how do I pick?

This great question came in first thing this morning - the very first person to pick up her door prize at the WordCures.com housewarming party! "I love alternative health options - they have changed my life. I have tried many...

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