Category: Wellness Refocused Education

Wellness Refocused Education: Breaking Down Cognitive Distortions

Reading Time: 6 minutes In psychology and in health coaching, there are thought patterns that can be identified that influence our decisions. These thought patterns are called cognitive distortions. In 2020, I presented on them twice, which helped me break down my own thought distortions and challenged me to consider how I talk about what I do as a […]

Wellness Refocused Education: How to create a plan to achieve a goal

Reading Time: 4 minutes It doesn’t matter what your goal is, without a plan it can feel overwhelming. It can also feel very unnatural to plan things out so I understand if you’re also thinking that this post isn’t for you. Lastly, with a new year in a few days, it’s possible that you may feel like you have […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Introduction to Health Coaching + Importance of Overlapping Psychological Models

Reading Time: 7 minutes There are many psychological models and theories that are utilized in health coaching. It’s because of the psychology used in health coaching that I know there can be a lot of gray – not just as a coach, but also from the client perspective too. I’m not a therapist and there are limitations to how […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Defining healthy and Comparing Recipes

Reading Time: 6 minutes There are a lot of tips and suggestions about holiday eating, but what do you really believe will help you?

Have you ever asked yourself the hard questions to figure out why you fall into all or nothing thinking or allow yourself to guilt trip or defeat yourself by the choices your making?

It’s not always glamorous, but getting messy can really help.

Wellness Refocused Education: Traditional or Organic? You should wash your produce regardless.

Reading Time: 3 minutes We’ve talked before about the purpose of organic – it’s about community health, not consumer health. However, lower pesticide use or utilization of different pesticides doesn’t mean that bacteria is non-existent.

Rinsing can help eliminate debris from produce and some bacteria, but a vinegar solution may be more effective for certain kinds of bacteria.

Wellness Refocused Education: How to journal

Reading Time: 5 minutes This is an odd post, but I think a necessary one. For me, writing is everything. I’ve been writing since high school. After dance, writing was an outlet that I felt comfortable it. While I continued to dance in my head after the weight gain, imaging turns and stomps – writing is something that I […]

How I organize my grocery shopping + food staples

Reading Time: 6 minutes Going to the grocery store used to freak me out a bit. Prior to overhauling my eating – and to be honest, that’s really what it was in the beginning, I had no issues going in and going up and down every aisle. I would grab what looked tasty or was cheap. Shifting my eating […]