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7 Reasons Why Weight Management Is So Difficult

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Just eat less and move more. Has that worked for you?

NO! We've been told this for decades, yet people around the world are getting bigger.
Calories in / Calories out is a very simplified formula that doesn't address the complexity of weight management and our physical bodies. It's applying physics to physiology. It works for precious few. Our bodies are an amazing, complex array of systems that don't always know about weight loss formulas. And every body is different. First of all, we are emotional beings, we have careers, commutes and kids to live with. Let's take a look at why weight loss is so difficult.

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Stress, anxiety and coping strategies that help!

Stress, anxiety and coping strategies that help!

​Mood and anxiety disorders are among the most common types of mental disorders in Canada. In fact, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association, in any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness.

As a health and wellness coaching company we hear clients daily express their wishes to learn strategies to cope better with stress and anxiety. Stressful situations are inevitable in everyone's life. You may notice symptoms of stress when coping with a challenging relationship, while disciplining your kids or during busy times at work. And while some stress is normal and beneficial in many instances-- too much stress can wear you down and make you sick, both mentally and physically.


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Changing Stripes - 6 Steps to Behaviour Change

Changing Stripes - 6 Steps to Behaviour Change

On a recent shopping trip I picked up a little striped cardigan for 70% off. Deal! I had a passing thought about it being kind of like a cute little cardigan already in my closet. But a deal is a deal, right?

As it turns out, I have a total of seven striped tops in my closet as well as a pair of striped slacks. Are you seeing a pattern here? Stripes?

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High Functioning, Low Fun?

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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