It’s inevitable, we have all battled stress at some point or another. Stress is our body’s way of reacting to a demand or threat. With the hustle and bustle of living in the 21st Century, it’s almost a given that each day we expose ourselves to an event that causes stress. The tricky thing about [...]
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Do you get that yucky feeling in your stomach when you yell at your child? Do you feel a bit out of whack at times when you know you've accidentally wronged someone, but you don't make it right? Do you feel your body make a slight shift in blood pressure when someone replies negatively to [...]
The health coaching industry has exploded over the past few years, which can cause a bit of overwhelm for a newly certified coach or a coach that’s hoping to reinvent their business. As exciting of a time as it is to be in the industry; it can be extremely difficult to differentiate one coach from [...]
For anyone in the middle of a divorce; know that you're not alone -- no matter how alone you may feel. Divorce is tough, it throws us into a period of transition that we never truly asked for. Yes, we all had a hand in the decision to investigate divorce… however I don’t think anyone had [...]
Think about this.... more than half the time you spend communicating, should be spent listening. Is that statement true in your case? Unfortunately for most people, it isn't. Many people listen passively because they confuse listening with hearing. We hear a lot throughout the average day -- but we are truly less likely to actively [...]
Happiness is the foundation of well-being. Happy people even tend to be healthier than those who are chronically unhappy. Going further -- when we're happy, it almost always seems that good things happen to us, right! Who wouldn't want that! But for many of us, we've gone through patches in our life where happiness seemed [...]
Oh ladies, I get you... Why is it that we feel like we need to carry the weight of the world on our shoulders? If this doesn't sound like you; I give you a pat on the back for being able to release that burden that many of us carry. Some of you may not [...]
Being out of balance can have significant effects on all aspects of your life. That's why it's incredibly important to create harmony in your life and establish a healthy rhythm that is sustainable and feels good to you. Here are five tips to help you bring your home and work life into balance: 1. [...]
Living in the moment is something many of us need to work on. With awareness and mindfulness comes happiness, peace, serenity, and a stillness that is often indescribable. I compiled a list of many of the things that I used to overlook each day. Things that didn't inspire me the least bit. Heck, I didn't [...]
Let's be honest, many of us deal with stress associated with our career. I learned early on in my oil industry days to take a hard look at how I approached my career and the stress associated with it. Whether it was the stress of weekly travel, corporate presentations, or obtaining gross margin goals -- [...]