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The Tao of Wellness Coaching: Part Two – Practical Applications

When the best leader’s work is done the people say ‘We did it ourselves.’                                Lao Tzu In Part One –  In the previous post “The Tao … Continue reading

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The Tao of Wellness Coaching – Part One – What Centers Us?

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. Lao Tzu History and Context It is said that the legendary Chinese sage, Lao Tzu, rode off on the back of an ax when leaving the … Continue reading

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“Coaching for a Lifetime of Wellness: Five Keys to Sustainable Behavioral Change”

The theme of the 41st Annual National Wellness Conference was “Spotlight On Sustainability”. While we often think about sustainability and our environmental practices, as a wellness coach and psychologist I immediately thought of sustainable behavioral change. As I prepared for … Continue reading

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If It Only Was That Simple: The Illusion Of Explanatory Depth

When faced with overwhelming, frightening and ultimately complex problems we tend to search for simplistic answers. Perhaps this is an adaptive attempt originating in the deep part of our brain known as the amygdala, where fear triggers our survival instincts … Continue reading

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A Thousand Pots of Brown Rice: A Mindful Way To Be Well

We all want to be as healthy as we can be, and are usually anxious to get there quickly, like it was a destination we could actually arrive at. Mastering a wellness lifestyle is rather like mastering any art, craft … Continue reading

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Downshifting To The Speed Of Life: Coaching Slowness

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” How long has it been since the words of that old song rang true? In response to the accelerated pace of life a conscious movement has emerged to help us slow down and reclaim … Continue reading

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Time Affluence: What New Findings Mean For The Wellness Coach

No matter how intensely we human beings think about time, the Earth rotates on its axis in the same twenty-four hour cycle. Yet time is all about our perception of it, and far too frequently we view it as a … Continue reading

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