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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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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