Navigating Valentine's Day When You're Sailing Alone
What Are Your Red Light Foods?
If you’re in a happy romantic relationship, then you might cruise by aisles of heart-shaped candies with a smile and wonder what you will do to surprise your partner for Valentine’s Day. But if your romance is rocky or if you’re single and longing for a partner, then the festive pink and red candy might be more bitter than sweet.
Here are some ways to get around resenting Valentine’s Day, even when every song on the radio is about romance, you are assaulted once a week with the question, “Are you still single?” and you live in a state that reminds you that “Virginia is for Lovers.”
Take A Peek Inside Three Life Maps
Name your poison...is it crunchy and salty? Creamy and sweet?
Or perhaps sweet and crunchy?
Whatever your dream combination, this is the food that you cannot stop eating until it’s gone. After you have feasted on an entire bag of potato chips and feel sick, they don’t seem so heavenly. But if another bag is in your pantry, you will gorge that down too.
A food that you cannot resist eating is called a red light food.
Define Your Priorities to Make Better Decisions
As I met with my clients in January and we mapped out their goals for the coming year, I asked each of them:
What stresses and worries of 2017 do you want to leave behind?
What do you want most for yourself in 2018?
When Life Throws A Curveball
Kate spent the first decade of her marriage caring for an ailing husband, raising her children and working part time. After a divorce, she then juggled working to get a big promotion while being a single mom with sole custody. With her children leaving home, Kate finally has the opportunity to put herself first.
Does Your Life Invigorate You?
As we sat down for our first coaching session, Stacia, a striking 33-year old woman, asked me, “We can talk about anything, right?” “Yes, absolutely,” I replied.
Our plan had been to discuss pricing for her personal training business, but she had heavier matters on her mind.
Self-Care: Formulas for Eating Healthy
Is it possible to let go of a belief you have held for 30 years?
That’s what happened this week when I met with a vivacious client named Lisa.
Self-Care Might Be the Secret to Contentment and Success
Figuring out how to fit healthy eating into busy schedules is something that I focus on with about ninety percent of my clients. Even if that’s not why they came to work with me, most people are neglecting their nutrition.
We all have different nutritional needs, but nearly everyone should be getting more water and eating more vegetables.
Here are some easy-to-remember formulas that I share with my clients to shift their eating habits in a positive direction.
How I Let Go of a Dream and Found a New Calling
If I could give you just one piece of life coaching advice, it would be this: start with self-care.
I know what you’re thinking… it sounds too simple! We’ve all heard this advice before. Yet, I’ve seen this truth in my own life, and in the lives of many of my friends and clients.
At those times when we feel stuck and unsure of the path ahead, self-care is usually missing from our lives.
Are you facing a challenge or feeling stuck? It is emotionally draining to be in a position where you don’t know what your next move should be.
I have experienced letting go of a dream and through that struggle learned to appreciate how impasses can leave you immobilized. I went from knowing what my grand plan was and the steps to get there, to having no idea where my life journey was headed.
It was unsettling and I felt like I was lost in the forest, looking around and unsure of which direction to go.