12 Weeks Blog

Why Goal Setting Isn't Enough

What I have learned over the past 12 years working with clients as a Health and Wellness Coach is that goal setting isn’t just about coming up with a goal and your forward action. It’s about so much more; like changing the stories we tell ourselves, our mindset, and the words we use that get in the way of us moving towards what we desire.

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Mindfulness vs. Relaxation

Is Being Mindful and Relaxed the Same Thing?

The short answer is “no”.

Simply put, being mindful is being aware, and being relaxed is to be free of tension.

Being mindful is to become aware of how you are feeling physically, emotionally, mentally, and increasing awareness of your environment. Being mindful is tuning in to how you are experiencing the present moment and reserving judgment. That might mean becoming aware that you are pretty chilled out, or the exact opposite, maybe you’re all revved up!

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Walking Meditation

Walking image Many of us want to bring spirituality into our lives but don't know where to begin. Or we think we have to sit still in silent meditation for an hour each day in order to be “spiritual.” Maybe you are you one of those who think yoga is a waste of time….with your crazy work schedule, you don’t have much time to exercise and so you feel like you need to get the most “bang for your buck” and yoga just doesn’t cut it for you.  

Did you know that, walking is a great way to integrate mindfulness into your everyday life and has been used as a meditation practice for thousands of years?

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May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month

celiac disease ribbonDo you know the difference between celiac disease and gluten sensitivity? 
Celiac disease is a multi-system autoimmune disorder that is triggered by ingestion of gluten (a protein in wheat, rye and barley) in genetically susceptible individuals. Patients can present with a variety of intestinal and non-intestinal symptoms.
Celiac disease is a serious disorder with patients being at risk for nutritional deficiencies and development of other autoimmune disorders and rarely malignancies such as small intestinal lymphoma.

 

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