Mindfulness can be a fantastic tool for identifying, coping with, and even resolving difficult feelings and self-limiting behavioral patterns.
Check out this new guest post about boosting a healthy lifestyle.
By Jennifer McGregor
Committing to a healthy lifestyle is a lot of work. Fortunately, the best way to change your habits is to do it slowly. If we try to change too many things at once, we risk feeling overwhelmed by the demands we place on ourselves and reverting back to our old ways.
A similar thing happens when we try to make changes that are too significant, like going all-in on a trendy diet. Instead, try to incorporate some of the following health strategies into your daily life. Change won’t happen overnight, but if you keep it up, you’ll feel great in no time!
Assess Your Home for Health Hazards
Start by taking some time to learn about how your environment may be impacting your health. If your home is harboring air pollutants, you may suffer from chronic fatigue, headaches, and respiratory diseases no matter how healthy your lifestyle…
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We may not be able to solve problems by trying to run away from them, but we can move toward things that thrill us and find ourselves more thrilled.
Most dreams don't come true overnight, and thank goodness for that. So many are fleeting ideas that would cause more trouble than good if they actually came to fruition. Then there are the dreams that linger for long periods of time. Most of us have those ideas we put into the category of "someday, when... … Continue reading A Million Micro Milestones: Celebrating the Small Steps
You know that feeling when you receive a flash of inspiration for a clear passion project that has real potential to improve your community or our world? It's like feeling "called" to something bigger than yourself. It's powerful...and fleeting if not acted upon. So life goes on and doubt creeps in, along with that voice … Continue reading Bring Your Ideas to Life & Serve the World
Yesterday I was reminded of the connection between decision-making and serendipity. When we finally and whole-heartedly make a decision to follow the path of authentic, soulful living, then serendipitous waves of opportunity often follow like a wealth of spring blossoms emerging from dormancy. Life often supports us in unexpected ways when we're really decisive, committed, … Continue reading Tango of Life: Decision-Making & Serendipity
I've been MIA again. Sorry about that. Now and then, it's important to spend time re-examining some elements of life, which is what I've been doing...like a holistic spring cleaning. In addition to re-evaluating, I've also been integrating some transitions. I've decided to sell my home, which I've loved living in, because it feels like … Continue reading Leaving What’s Loved: Releasing & Receiving
This week, my work with people has presented a theme: Forgiveness. What is it? How do we do it? Why would we want to? And how do we forgive while staying safe? The first thing that comes to mind when I hear these questions is the famous Nelson Mandela quote: “Resentment is like drinking poison and then … Continue reading Forgiveness: For Suckers or Saints?
I feel like I owe you an update. For those of you who have been keeping up with things here, you may recall that in August, I took the leap of faith and quit my day job providing counseling and mindfulness coaching at an addiction treatment center. I'd been slowly building my coaching business and … Continue reading That Feeling When Your Leap of Faith isn’t a Total Sh*t Show!
For most of us, figuring out how to live our purpose isn’t a “hit me all at once in a single shot of clarity” kind of thing, but more of a one-step-at-a-time process of eliminating what we’ve tried and discovered was not for us. Kind of like the famous tale of Goldilocks who tested the beds of the Three Bears until she found the just right bed.
How many people do you know personally who are really living lives of purpose and passion that they aren’t desperate to vacation from? I’d say you’re lucky if you know 2 or 3 to model.
Most of us are raised around the same kinds of people doing the same kinds of things, earning similar amounts of money working for the same kinds of bosses.
As kids, we may have been encouraged to “dream big” because “you can be anything you want to be,”…
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Well they say don't quit your day job. Oops! I've been working hard for the last 3 years as an addiction counselor and Mindfulness coach at a rehab, to the point that I was too drained at the end of the day to offer more value in my private coaching practice. Yesterday I put in … Continue reading They Say Don’t Quit Your Day Job. Oops!
Not getting your needs met in your relationships? We've all been there and it can be challenging to resist impulsive reactions to the pain it can cause us. We might push hard to be understood by the other person, which can leave them feeling rejected, pressured, and pushed away and us feeling more misunderstood than … Continue reading How to Get More of What You Want in Your Relationship