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Ten Tips for Successful Habit Change

October 25th, 2022

1. Connect your new habit to your best self Deep motivation for change comes from connecting your habits to what you most want for optimal health and how that supports you in being your best self. 2. Create a 3-6 month goal Three to six months is long enough to achieve a healthy goal or ...

Are you leaving your dreams to chance?

October 3rd, 2018

By Aili Kuutan A friend asked me what I was up to the other day. My response: “I think I might do some editing on my online meditation course.” It seemed like a productive use of my time. I felt like I had good intentions, at least until she pointed out that I always use the words, “I think I might…” ...

Cultural Competency & Health Coaching

September 19th, 2018

By Elizabeth Bechard, BA, RYT What does cultural competency have to do with health coaching? Cultural competence describes the ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with individuals from different backgrounds. While we often think of “culture” as referring to a person’s ethnic or geographic origin, it also encompasses a wide spectrum of other characteristics, such as gender and/or ...

What’s holding you back?

September 12th, 2018

By Aili Kuutan Do you ever get in your own way? I suspect many of us do. In fact, I have yet to meet a person who, if they’re being honest, doesn’t do this in some way at some point in their lives. As a human being, I find it fascinating to notice this kind of behaviour. As a coach, I ...

Self-Coaching to Increase Personal Mindfulness Practice

September 5th, 2018

By Julie Kosey, MS, PCC, RYT, NBC-HWC We all know the benefits of personal practice. However, it remains challenging for most of us to prioritize it in our full and busy lives. Here are a few tips that might help: Consider your practice. Consider how your mindfulness practice supports your vision of ...

How to Do Social Media Even if You Don’t Have Time to Play Around on the Internet All Day

January 24th, 2018

By Sonja Likness Some of us are lucky to have jobs where we get paid to be on the Internet, tweeting, or watching YouTube videos the whole day. I am one such person, but I recognize the vast majority of people are not. If you’re looking for ways to optimize and reduce your time spent on social media, ...

Self-Care: Developing Your Purpose

October 4th, 2017

By Rachel Kuliani, MPH, CHES When we think about our health and wellbeing, we do not always consider the impact of Personal and Professional Development. Duke Integrative Medicine’s Wheel of Health includes this as an integral part of our overall health, on par with other areas ...

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