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Wellness Refocused Education: Breaking Down Cognitive Distortions

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… Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Breaking Down Cognitive Distortions

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

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… Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: How to create a plan to achieve a goal

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

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

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Motivation? Habit? Both? Neither?

I had a talk with a client this morning and as routine changes have occurred because of COVID we’ve consistently had a talk about being flexible. We’ve talked about shifting focus a few times so that we’re always considering how fluid health can be and how there are a lot of factors that influence it.… Continue reading Motivation? Habit? Both? Neither?

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Wellness Refocused Education: Defining healthy and Comparing Recipes

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.

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

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.

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Wellness Refocused Education: Protein for Non-Athletes versus Athletes + Ideas

Raise your hand if you've ever seen someone or you yourself have ever consumed a protein shake post-workout as fast as possible like your life depended on it? All of our hands should be up. Or at least most of us. This was something I truly believed seven years ago when I first got started… Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Protein for Non-Athletes versus Athletes + Ideas

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Wellness Refocused Education: How to journal

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… Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: How to journal

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How to make your own meal plan + standard recommendations

I'm going to start by saying that I don't think everyone needs to have a meal plan, but I think it also depends on what you're goals are and what fits your life. If you're busy, having a loose plan can help you save time, which can decrease stress and help ensure that you are… Continue reading How to make your own meal plan + standard recommendations

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How I organize my grocery shopping + food staples

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… Continue reading How I organize my grocery shopping + food staples