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Gratitude When Values Clash

Every four years, families sit down together after a presidential election. They set aside their political differences to appreciate each other and feel gratitude for the gifts of family, and the wonders of being alive. Political divisions are as old as democratic societies that make room for diverse and opposing views. At least now we […]


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Emotional Health Hacks

Originally printed in Family Circle, October 2016 If you’re arguing with your partner… Take a step back and consider what needs your mate may believe are not being met. It’s likely one of you is feeling a little controlled or neglected. Talk things out with compassion to address what requires more attention. When you have […]


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Is there a solar system in the mind’s sky?

Our understanding of the human mind, including where it came from, it’s true nature, and how it works and evolves, is primitive. In the absence of scientific understanding, the lexicons for mindfulness and meditation are rich with evocative metaphors. We search for perfect images or words to describe or evoke various experiences and brain states that free us even for a few moments from […]


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A Coach’s Mind: Inside Out

We learned from the Oscar-winning Pixar movie, Inside Out , that multiplicity of mind is natural and normal. In my 2013 paper: Coaching the Multiplicity of Mind, a Strengths-Based Approach, I proposed a new model of the human psyche that is an adult version of Inside Out , positing that the human psyche has nine internal […]


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Ten Coaching Tips for Health Professionals

While your environment may not allow the time for a full coaching conversation, utilizing all of the tools and theories related to behavior change, you can take the “coach approach”, even in a short patient visit, with these tips in mind: 1. Be a Role Model. Engage in upgrading your personal health behaviors in order […]


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Rebooting healthy activity with the coach-approach

Your client shares: “I had a terrific summer! I visited my favorite summer place every weekend and over vacation, enjoying everything to the fullest – including the food. We ate out with friends and family most nights – enjoying some good food with great company. Well, I wish I could say I exercised most days […]


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Coaching Wisdom: Richard Boyatzis

A few years ago I sat with Richard Boyatzis in his office at Case Western. Richard presented at our 2011 and 2012 conferences; our members can access the video of his terrific 2011 presentation. We discussed how coaches might approach the topic of neuroscience and coaching. Richard’s wisdom has endured: Neuroscience discoveries are flooding in […]


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He Lifts You Up, Turns You Around

A few weeks ago, I was sitting on a plane ride home on a Saturday afternoon after delivering a keynote presentation at the MDVIP conference. Ignoring my beckoning email inbox to listen to music,  I came across a Van Morrison song I hadn’t listened to in a long while, called Whenever God Shines His Light. […]


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ACLM Expert Panel Discussion Treat the Cause: Evidence-based Practice

[Editor’s Note: The following Expert Panel discussion was recorded on October 19, 2014 as the opening session for the Annual Meeting of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. The following individuals participated: James M. Rippe, MD is Founder and Director, Rippe Lifestyle Institute and Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Florida. He […]


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Professional Development Tips for Coaches

A great way to begin to add coaching skills to your growing toolbox as a health professional is to reflect first on your own interest in change and growth. Have a good look at where you are noticing stress in your life, and then find an experienced coach to help you outgrow a struggle. Harvard […]


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