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High Functioning, Low Fun?

I often coach people who are totally oriented to achievement. "Where is the joy or fun in your life?" I ask. "It feels good to accomplish", they say. Of course it does; everyone would agree.  The trouble is if you get stressed and out of balance in the process of accomplishing something. Worse yet? Burnt out. Case in point- sleep, a healthy diet, and exercise are often the first things to go when your hair is on fire. Relationships and your social life may also suffer.

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#LetsTalk World Health Day

Today, around the world, people are being asked to recognize the importance of health. The World Health Organization chooses a new topic each year to focus on, drawing attention to what is currently having a major impact. This year is depression. According to WHO, depression is the leading cause of ill-health and disability worldwide. More than 300 million people are now living with depression. 

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Self Compassion

Self compassion is a value that provides a great foundation for emotional wellness, self-love, and kindness without suffering or self-critism. Yet so many clients struggle with feeling unworthy and are plagued with feelings of guilt, shame, doubt,fear and stress. The nurturing quality of self compassion helps us to rewire destructive patterns of negativity and in turn focus on what brings us joy.

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If you could flip a switch to get to the state of health you want – would you do it? This sounds simple doesn’t it, and it actually works. It`s simply a matter of wanting something new and creating new habits. What’s complicated is when people want something new but also want to keep the old habits at the same time. Years ago when I was in poor health I learned how to flip the attitude switch; it took time and effort but I’ve been in good health for many years and the benefits are huge. You too can switch your mindset to help you build new habits and reach the place you want to be.

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Walking Meditation

Walking imageMany 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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