Discovering Our Own True Happiness

Mindful Moments In Our February newsletter: Three years ago, I sat in a beautiful cathedral on an overcast Sunday morning with tears in my eyes. I could hardly believe the scene. There he was, my son, the second of two children, standing in line ready and eager to walk across the stage to receive his high school diploma. Having carefully …

5 Important Lessons On Letting Go (And Making Room To Design The Life You Deserve)

“My goal is to save more money.” “My goal is to lose weight.” “My goal is to start saving for my retirement.” By now you’re probably seeing the word ‘goals’ or the  hashtag #goals on every end of the internet and if you’re anything like me you might actually grow a bit weary of it in the next few weeks. …

Monday Mindset Mastery: Courage & Creativity

This week’s Mindset Mastery Challenge in the Fit & Functional For Life Community is to get creative and here’s how we’ll be challenging ourselves this week. Want to get in on the fun? Here’s what we’ll be pondering: We are all creatures of habit and we crave the familiar, the known, and the comfortable. The problem is that the familiar, …

Every Day Mindfulness: Cultivating ‘Beginner’s Mind’

Beginnings noun: the point in time or space at which something starts synonyms: dawn, birth, inception, origination, genesis, emergence, start, point, launch Recently I stumbled on a LinkedIn post that deeply resonated. The title was ‘September is the new January.’ The author described how the energy of autumn coupled with her memories of childhood make the season a perfect opportunity to consider new beginnings. When I …

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Hiring A Health Coach? 5 Key Questions to Ask First

The times we are living in are absolutely amazing. There’s no shortage of information and anything we need to know seems right at our fingertips.  From heart disease to hanging roof shingles, it seems we’ve reached a point where there’s literally nothing we cannot teach ourselves.  If there’s a medical topic that we’re unsure of, no problem!  In five seconds …

Getting Serious About Self-Care

Lately there’s a lot of talk about finding balance in a world that seems to move non-stop.  With 24-7 responsibility to our families, friends and employers how do we find the time to nurture ourselves?  What practices can we incorporate into our lives to bring a sense of calm? Beyond just taking a day off or spending a weekend at …