(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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Defining Well-being

We’ve been asked, “If I become a ‘Wellcoach’, how do I define ‘well-being?’ Interesting question indeed! In fact, there is an entire journal dedicated to this topic – The International Journal of Well-being. Among its many perspectives on the topic, one article defined wellbeing as “the balance point between an individual’s resource pool and the […]


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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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New Year’s Resolutions Got You Down?

As our clients near the end of the first month of the new year, perhaps establishing new habits, or feeling critical of themselves for habits they have not yet begun, self-compassion is an excellent practice. In Meditation: Be Good to Yourself, Kristin Neff reminds us of the value of empathy in the practice of self-compassion. […]


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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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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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Stepping Stones

I have written before about the practice of journaling as a chronicle of growth, a canvas for problem solving, and an entry point into the sub-conscious. One creative approach, called “Stepping Stones,” was developed by Dr. Ira Progoff in his Intensive Journal workshop. “Stepping Stones,” writes Dr. Progoff, are “indicators that enable a person to […]


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