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Holistic Fitness Coaching

Any type of lasting and effective fitness program must address the "whole" person. Emphasis is placed not only on the mind-body-spirit connections but,  on the environmental components as well. Those seeking an effective level of balance must bring awareness to their relationships with "self," with others and with their environment. A lifestyle is holistic when its spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, and environmental components are harmonious.

Here are some tips on how you can live a more holistic lifestyle:

  • For spiritual growth - Take time daily to connect with and to develop   your divinity within.  Spend time in nature.
  • For emotional stability - Learn to "be" with your emotions without always reacting to them. Don't become a slave to your emotions and situations.
  • For peace of mind - Sit in daily meditation. Learn how to disengage the thinking process.
  • For physical well-being - Enjoy a nutritious diet, regular exercise, plenty of rest, and other wellness regimens.
  • For a wholesome, supportive environment - Include quietness,  cleanliness, comfort, and security. Again, spend time in nature.

As Your Coach

Balance

I will help you gain clarity and purpose in identifying and developing attainable goals, identifying obstacles, and creating strategies to achieve a more balanced lifestyle.

Coaching topics include:

  • How to create and maintain a holistic lifestyle
  • How to enhance your mind, body and spirit connections
  • How to become more aware of your natural surroundings
  • How to implement and integrate visualization skills to achieve goals
  • How to apply the small-steps approach to successful behavioral changes
  • How to implement time and stress management skills that lead to greater efficiency and productivity

Surrendering

When I'm feeling less than peaceful, I always examine the causes, then ask myself if the causes are worth the suffering. Most of the time … the answer is "no." 

We all have old habits, beliefs, emotions and outdated ways of thinking/being that may require too much energy to keep up. Sometimes we simply outgrow these things, but we may still hold on to them out of habit. By recognizing and surrendering to or letting go of what no longer works for us, we can feel more at peace. 

At some point, our only options may become surrender, let go … or suffer.  Since I am all about NOT suffering, these are some of the things I've given up:  

What I've surrendered to:

The passing of loved ones. People die … all I can do is accept it … grieve … and move on.

That everything is subject to change … sometimes in an instant!

The truth that I cannot fix anyone but me. 

The truth that I am not always right … or wrong. 

The truth that I am not the most spiritual person in the room … nor the most intelligent.

That planning is good … but detaching from the outcome is better. 

Aging … albeit gracefully!

Love … especially for myself.

The happiness that comes from just BEING!!

What I've let go of:

Whatever is not working for me.

Thinking that I have all the answers.

Trying to impress others.

My ideas about who I should be or what I should be doing.

My ideas about who OTHERS should be or what they should be doing.

Being uncomfortable with silence.

Trying to get others to agree with me or see things my way.

Judgments … criticisms.

Being a total witch:-)  

Overall, I've learned to just stay open to whatever arises ... to view each situation as a vehicle for growth. What are some of the things you may need to give up or surrender to? Think about it.

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