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Multi-tasking is a Myth

A recent article in Stone Hearth Newsletters reinforced the importance of intentional presence in dispelling myths about multi-tasking. One myth is believing that we can focus on two mental activities at once.  While it is true that we can engage in unconscious activities (like brushing teeth) while thinking about something else, we cannot successfully focus […]


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(Audio) Wellness with Katya Interview

In this episode Katya interviews Margaret Moore about healthy habits, behavioral change, and health coaching. Wellness and Health Coaching is a new occupation, that is playing a more and more significant role in the Health Care Industry. They also discuss how everyday habits can transform your life and how to get back on track after setbacks.


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Create a BIG vision by making it small

One of our favorite thought leaders, Brian Johnson, recently wrote about the concept smallifying. In Little Bets, author Peter Sims says, “The key is to take a larger project or goal and break it down into smaller problems to be solved, constraining the scope of work to solving a key problem, and then another key […]


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Whose Responsibility is Happiness?

In Happiness from Within and Without, Jeremy McCarthy asks the question “Whose responsibility is happiness?”  If we believe that the source of happiness is solely from within, we have only ourselves to blame when we feel unhappy. Conversely, if happiness is driven only from external sources, we have no responsibility for improvement or the pursuit […]


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Clean Creativity

Business Insider (Jan 2016) 72% of People Get their Best Ideas in the Shower – Here’s Why This article highlights research from Scott Barry Kaufman, a cognitive scientist and co-author of “Wired to Create“, examining the importance of relaxation in accessing creativity. How might this be connected to the environment you create for coaching? How do […]


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(Feature from Dr. Oz) The New Slim Down Secrets?

This story originally appeared in the November 2015 issue of Dr. Oz The Good Life.​ The New Slim-Down Secrets? A growing army of health ‘coaches’ could bring success — or waste your money. What to know now. By Kristen Dold Slim-Down Secrets Way back when, the idea of a life coach seemed bizarre. Paying someone […]


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Coaching Mild Chronic Conditions

Client Scenario: How do I support a client with a mild chronic condition (e.g. diabetes, or asthma) and few symptoms, in being motivated to lead an active lifestyle to prevent the development of more life-altering chronic symptoms? You likely entered this field because you have a natural passion for health and fitness, and the connection […]


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Coaching with Cultural Awareness

“I started working at a gym in a culturally diverse neighborhood and I am really looking forward to the experience. However, I grew up in a small town without much diversity, and I want to be aware of how my perspectives and experiences could impact my client relationships.” The coaching perspective and skills are invaluable […]


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Working with clients who are post-retirement

“Most of my clients have been in their 20s-30s. Working with clients who are post-retirement age is new for me. What tips do you have for working with this population?” In a fast-paced culture that places a high value on youthfulness, technology, and peak performance, the interests, needs, and perspectives of senior clients are easy […]


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The Value of Wellness Coaching at Hilton Head Health

by Jeffrey Ford Who We Are: Hilton Head Health was founded in 1976 as a 4-week weight-loss spa retreat center. Over the past 30 years, the center has evolved so guests are able to stay and participate in our Healthy Lifestyle™ program for up to 3 months. They can be submerged in the triad of […]


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