Category Archives: Coaching

7 Effective Strategies to Transform Your Bad Habits

January is the time for many to reflect on the past year and plan for what you want for the upcoming time. Whether for business or personal, use these seven strategies to get your best results. ONE: Quit multi-tasking your … Continue reading

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4 Crucial Tips to Make Your Commitments Stick

As a healthy lifestyle coach, making changes in habits in a key part of my programs. And since change starts with commitment, I’m always looking for better ways to support my client’s commitments. Making your commitments work for you rather … Continue reading

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Finding Your Yes Through The No

Contrast Learning A big part of the coaching process I do with people is to help them clearly identify what they want. This is harder than it may sound. Many times, people are focused on what is not working and … Continue reading

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7 Simple Tools To Tap Into Your Gratitude

I recently read a book called “A Simple Act of Gratitude.”  It was on a book club consideration list that a client had given me since I’m always looking for more good reads. I have always appreciated the power of … Continue reading

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Claim the MORE of What You Want With Abundance Group Coaching

Who doesn’t want MORE of the good, feel good stuff and LESS of the not-so-good stuff?! The only real question becomes what do you really want more of and how to get it. Too often as humans we focus on what we don’t want, … Continue reading

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Why Professional Coaching Works So Well

Over the past two months I’ve shared the first four of the seven primary pillars that make up the coaching structure.  This month, I will talk about the last three pillars that describe why coaching is so successful. Per the International Coaching Federation, professional … Continue reading

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Coaching’s Effective Model for Success Part 2

Last month in talking about how professional coaching works, I shared the first two of the seven primary pillars that make up the coaching structure.  This month, I will talk about another two pillars. PILLAR #3: Professional coaching provides an ongoing relationship … Continue reading

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New Abundant Coaching Success Circles

Monthly support in a small group coaching format to integrate your tools, have self-accountability, and enjoy continued growth and maintenance to be your best YOU and claim the MORE of what you want. Claiming your abundant life, wellness or business … Continue reading

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Professional Coaching’s Effective Model for Success

As a professional life, business and wellness coach at Abundant You Coaching, I adhere to the standards of coaching as designated by the International Coaching Federation. Per the International Coaching Federation, professional coaching is an ongoing relationship in which the … Continue reading

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What is Your Procrastination Telling You?

This is a question that came up recently with a life coaching client.  She was interested in looking more into her pattern of procrastination and the stress and overwhelm that came with it.  The pattern felt like it was blocking … Continue reading

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Follow Your Natural Rhythms

You each have certain aspects of yourself, which I call your core essence, which make you unique.  When you live in a way that honors your essence, life will always feel better…more right, if you will.  Unfortunately, sometimes there are … Continue reading

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Make Self-Care A Priority

Finding time to support yourself is critical for your mental and physical health. You must recognize and acknowledge that taking care of your self is important and has value.  Doing something every day for yourself keeps you feeling nurtured and … Continue reading

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Check Your Expectations

Expectations can be your biggest stumbling blocks because they are not grounded in the reality of who you are or don’t acknowledge your true needs in the moment.  With all the external messages hammering away on you, both from societal … Continue reading

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Accept Where You Are In The Moment

Acceptance means allowing yourself to recognize exactly where you are in any given moment and allow what’s there to be…if even for a short time.  Acceptance doesn’t mean not being able to change or grow.  On the contrary, only when … Continue reading

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The Dangers of the Drastic

What do I mean by drastic actions?  I consider drastic actions to be anything that requires an extreme change from your normal activities, that by its very extreme nature is unsustainable for the long-term, and have secondary negative side effects … Continue reading

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Do Your Best

Sometimes people can get into trouble with this concept because of how the word “best” is interpreted.  Doing your best isn’t perfection – your definition or an external perception.  Rather your best is simply that place between being a fanatic … Continue reading

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Ayurveda Wellness Now Offering Norwex Household Products

I recently learned about a company  whose mission is to improve quality of life by radically reducing the use of chemicals in personal care and cleaning.  They are able to do this because the main line of products use micro … Continue reading

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Restrictive Diet Vs. Sustainable Positive Habits

It’s January.  And for many people that means doing some reflecting, possibly making resolutions or setting intentions, and often, starting some sort of diet to conquer the holiday extra pounds or even those left on from several holidays ago. For … Continue reading

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Avoid Self-Care Overwhelm

“I’m drowning in an ocean of tools!”  This is what one of my clients recently said.  She had been studying many different things – meditation, Louise Hay’s program on healing your life, coaching techniques -and felt overwhelmed by all that … Continue reading

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The Easier Way to Break a Habit

At some time in your life you will want to change a habit.  It’s original purpose will have outlived itself.  You have grown and need something else now.  You realize that your current habit isn’t creating health and need something … Continue reading

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Making Change Easy with Moderation, Proper Focus, and Progress Markers

The bodymind strives to get you through life by maintaining a certain amount of the status quo.  As such, even if you have current patterns of imbalance, when you’ve had them for long periods of time, you’re body has made … Continue reading

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The Power of Repetition in Making Changes

In Ayurveda, creating balance often means taking a look at current lifestyle and diet habits and modifying them, establishing new ones or deleting others so that the habits are in greater alignment with health.  This involves exploration and change.  And … Continue reading

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Inner Balance: 6 Steps to Being In Sync

Most of us want more balance in life.   Yet each person’s definition and qualities of balance will differ.  Therefore, the only person who can tell you what you need to stay in balance is…YOU! Yet, even with individual differences, there … Continue reading

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THE MEANEST MOTHER IN THE WORLD

In honor of Mother’s Day I want to share a poem that came into my life many years ago and has helped hold me through the turbulence of parenting, especially in the teen years. “I had the meanest mother in … Continue reading

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Weekend Warrior Tips For Spring Projects

Spring has come – early for those of us here up north.  And with this warmer weather you  naturally start to spend more time outside – playing and often doing home and yard projects.  As you re-start some of these … Continue reading

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New Year, New You Registration Special

New Year, New You: 12 weeks to optimal health 2 program sessions start the week of January 10th – week March 27th: Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 pm OR Fridays 9:45-11:45 am If your intentions for 2012 include: Better physical health Peace of … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions: Get Your Support Team

An important part of achieving and maintaining your New Year’s resolutions is to have your support structure in place. This can look and feel many different ways depending on your goals and needs. You  might utilize the professional services of … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions: Think Big

When making your New Year’s resolutions I invite you to THINK BIG! I do not mean think big in terms of the process or unrealistic expectations. I’m taking big in terms of timeline.  Marathon versus sprint. I know, you want … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions: Find Your Yes!

As the holidays wrap up and you prepare to begin 2012, you may be doing your annual New Year’s resolution list.  Resolutions are those statements that hold the change or expansion you want to make in your life. How you … Continue reading

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A SIMPLE 3 STEP PROCESS TO FIND YOUR INNER ANSWERS

Instead of searching for answers externally, I have a simple three step process that will show you how to find your answers right within yourself.  And the best part is that those internal answers are the ones that are usually … Continue reading

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Health Holiday Tips: Keeping the Season Jolly

The holidays are a wonderful time to enjoy family, the spread love and generosity, and to make time for special activities with friend and loved ones. However, the holidays can also create stress, added pounds, and imbalance to your life. … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice Yoga Celebration

The winter solstice is a sacred time – a time or repose and reflection.  I invite you to come join the celebration of spirit as the base upon which you will build your physical world for the year to come.  Enjoy … Continue reading

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A Yoga Principle For The Season And All Year

Do no harm. This is the first principle of yoga – the first of the first.  I say first, because while many come to yoga initially through the postures, or asanas, the foundation of yoga is actually in a set … Continue reading

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Impact of Stress

Stress Numbers You’ve been told that stress takes a toll on your body and your mind.  Maybe you’ve even felt the impact with abdominal distress or discomfort, butterflies in the stomach before a big presentation, or headaches and anxiety. Beyond … Continue reading

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Transitioning To A New Pattern

Transitioning to a new pattern can be liberating – but can also feel uncomfortable.  This is true even when the new pattern is healthier and where you want to be. Why?  Because even though an old pattern may not serve … Continue reading

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The Relaxation Response

The specific term “the relaxation response” was coined in the 1970’s by cardiologist Dr. Herbert Benson of Harvard Medical School who stated,  “the relaxation response is a physical state of deep rest that changes the physical and emotional responses to … Continue reading

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The Chemical Story of Stress

Stress is a part of your life and your world. No doubt about it. If you look at all that you do in life, how you set up your schedule, what you choose to do for fun – much of … Continue reading

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What Do You Want To Create Instead?

I was having a conversation about something that had triggered me with a friend and fellow coach.  I was using our conversation as a way to process the event.  You know how helpful talking something out can be.  In the … Continue reading

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Many Strands Woven Into A Pattern

I was working with a client last week who discovered something I already knew…that within a single pattern there are many different strands woven together and that each strand needs to be examined and acknowledged in order to move forward in … Continue reading

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Are You Holding Someone Else’s Expectation?

Many times in BodyMind coaching my client discovers that what on the surface appears to be a restriction or a block, can actually be an external expectation that she is subconsciously holding.  These expectations may come from a specific person … Continue reading

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Making the Most of your Organic Purchases

Food plays a critical role in a healthy body and a healthy life. With today’s increase of environmental toxins, it has become even more important to use high quality food which contain minimal pesticides, hormones and processing.   While access to … Continue reading

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10 Steps To Re-Frame A Belief

What is re-framing?  It is a process of becoming aware of a thought, belief, or habit pattern that doesn’t fit with who you are and where you are going in life and then exploring how you can change the thought, … Continue reading

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Decreasing Overload in an Imbalanced Society

As an Ayurvedic Practitioner, I help you live in a healthier, balanced way. And this means identifying factors which are creating imbalance. From a larger societal pattern, one of the main factors of both imbalance and stress is the fast-paced, … Continue reading

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