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

Not Built in a Day

As we embark on new adventures or as we set out to reach new goals, it is important to remember that growth takes times. We must slowly replace an old habit with a new, healthier or more productive habit. And we must be kind to ourselves as we work towards our goals. It is important … Continue reading Not Built in a Day

Perspective

Let's take our thoughts a little different direction today. I want you to take a moment to think about the last time you had an argument with someone special to you. What was the tipping point that caused you to lose your cool and really got the conversation heading in the "wrong direction?" ______________________________________________ Now, … Continue reading Perspective

“I Need a New Diet”

No! You do not need a new diet, or any diet, unless you are training for something specific  or if your doctor called your nutrition plan a "diet." Personally, this word is horrendous and should not be used by anyone. If you are adjusting your "food plan" or nutritional intake for whatever reason, please refer … Continue reading “I Need a New Diet”

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