Can Flow Be Coached?

Maybe, maybe not. The phrase "go with the flow" provides only temporary encouragement, temporary attainment of flow. We need clear goals and skills to overcome specific challenges to help us reach and maintain the flow state, the flow experience. Happiness is not flow; flow is not happiness. However, happiness may be derived from the flow … Continue reading Can Flow Be Coached?

Let’s Talk about Eating

Q: Why do we eat? A: We eat to nourish our bodies, providing the substance and the fuel we need to enjoy the activities we love! Affirmation: "I am the only expert of my body." Do you think or worry about what you eat? Well, I'm here to tell you that your external focus is … Continue reading Let’s Talk about Eating

Being Intentional: Family Holidays

How can we be intentional this Christmas season? How can we maintain our sanity amidst the "busyness" of consumerism or the ridiculousness of some family conversations? Before answering these questions, take a few minutes to think about what they actually mean. What does being intentional look like? Ask yourself what that means for you. Make … Continue reading Being Intentional: Family Holidays

Backward Design

Backward design is a scientific and creative process that encourages facilitators to focus on more than the educational or clinical outcomes. Backward design is a process by which to achieve deep and enduring understanding that can be transferred across contexts.1-4 Knowing the ultimate goal and considering the needs of the individuals allows facilitators to plan … Continue reading Backward Design

Yes, Look Back

People often say, "Don't look back, you're not going that way." I'm going to disagree. Yes, it is important to not dwell on past experiences or live with regret about how things could have been different based on different choices or situations of the past. However, it is also important to look back and appreciate the … Continue reading Yes, Look Back

Live with Purpose

They all tell us to follow our hearts, pursue our passion, live our dreams, live with intention, find our purpose, etc. They all tell us that we need to work hard and take risks. They tell us to craft a life that makes us eager to get out of bed in the morning. They tell us … Continue reading Live with Purpose

Fun in Food

Eating "clean" or healthy can be pretty and fun! There's no reason to think that eating healthy is boring. A little creativity can go a long way! Take time to enjoy your food and the preparation process. Think about why we eat. Think about the nutrients you are putting into your body that provide nourishment- … Continue reading Fun in Food