I refuse to let fear rule me.

The world seems to have gone a bit… wonky. Fear and panic seem to be the main reactions. I am choosing not to settle for fear or panic. I am choosing to live differently, change my perspective, and fight for my health. Mental and physical health. I have been working hard to come to terms…

Sitting with our feelings

This week’s challenge was to explore our responses to emotions.  We covered anger, fear, happiness, boredom, and loneliness.The goal is to sit with the feeling, deliberately expose yourself to something that stimulates the feeling.  After a few minute log your physical response.  Then log how you felt when the activity was over.I had opportunity this…

Learning something new

Going through my behavior modification lessons, and today I was challenged to build a mastery-oriented goal. Mastery-oriented goals are goals where people are focused on learning, mastering tasks, self-improvement, and developing new skills. Well this challenge was eye opening. First, I want to learn something that has nothing to do with my weight or body….

Rewriting our story

I’ve been silent for a long time. I needed to get my head back in the game, and it’s taken a while. To help me get to a good space, I have been working on behavior modification therapy. I have heard abs are made in the kitchen as well as the gym… but no one…

Chocolate chai cookie

Yesterday I picked up some of the new vanilla chai latte drink mix from IP.  Wait until you smell this!  It reminds me of crisp fall evenings, cozy fires, cuddling, and relaxing.  Just the very scent of vanilla has me throwing my apron on! In my house, there is chaos when a diet leaves anyone…

Welcome to a healthy village

A friend told me yesterday she felt like she should have done a better job being “there” for me. This is my one of my best friends.  I have known her for 30+ years! She has always been “there” for me. Maybe not standing right next to me, but definitely “there”. As I listened to…

My village

I am over a “certain age”. Often the medical world just lays it out as the cause, and that’s that. But I have some really good days… and some really tough ones… so somewhere in there is the possibility for more good then bad days. I bring this up to help understand why coaching in…

When things feel beyond control

Life happens. Somethings are simply beyond our control. That is a reality. There are fires raging out of control. Senseless acts of violence riddling our lives with fear. And health issues that are compounded by stress. A friend of mine lost a close friend to a heart attack last night. I can choose to let…

Rooted and uprooted

I saw this on social media this morning and it hit home. I tend to dig in, plant roots, and get stuck.  Routines are great as long as you are not stuck in a rut. Today I needed the reminder that I can make changes… move on from routines and learn. With that, I share…

The art of distraction

I wake up every morning at 5am… rather, my pooch wakes me up to go out every day at OMG it’s early… I start the day with my warm chocolate IP drink, num!  But by 7am… I need food!  But today… I know that I am going to be around a ton of temptation!  Eating…