Tag: habits

Raise Your Resolutions to a Higher Plane: 5 Do’s & Don’ts for New Year Planning

I love the fresh start each new year brings. Like many people,  I certainly spent years making resolutions, only to find that I failed at keeping them. Sometimes I’d even make (and fail at) the same resolution over multiple years! I no longer make resolutions the same way. The changes I made to how I…
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What would it feel like if we stopped beating ourselves up?

I recently had an interesting conversation with a friend and coaching peer. She and I basically swapped stories of how we “screwed up” something. For her, it was a typo in a survey she sent out; for me, it was the wrong date of a new program I’m offering in June. What I thoroughly enjoyed…
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How My Own 7-day Self-Care Challenge Helped Me Redefine Self-Care

If you read my last post, you know that the week of Valentine’s Day I facilitated a 7-day Self-Care Challenge on Facebook.  Each day, participants were challenged to do a particular self-care activity, or one of their choosing that aligned with the day’s theme.  We finished on Saturday, February 18th. As a teacher / guide…
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My 66-day Watering Challenge

A few months back I attended a business-related seminar called The ONE Thing (based on the book). Like many such trainings, the speakers stressed the importance forming good habits as a way to keep a business healthy and growing. Because I’m a coach, I’m always interested in new ideas related to releasing habits that don’t…
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Good food will heal what ails you

One of the ways I work with people as an Eating Psychology Coach is to get them back in touch with how pleasurable food can be. In the Chakras Tune-up workshop this past weekend, we talked about how second (sacral) chakra issues revolve around pleasure, and how the energy in this part of the body…
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Confessions of a Multi-tasker

“Let go of what is no longer serving you.” This is something I hear (and say) in yoga classes all the time. Recently I’ve re-discovered that multi-tasking isn’t something that serves me anymore. Here’s what it typically looks like: I make a To Do list, or put things on my calendar to do at a…
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Becoming Aware of Habitual Patterns

For about 20 years, I’ve spent a great deal of time and energy trying to notice and change the mental/emotional patterns that I know don’t serve me. However, yoga therapy training and my own physical issues of late have made me start to look more closely at the habitual patterns in my body and in…
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Transitions: a perfect time to habit-hop

I’m moving to a new apartment tomorrow. And although any move inherently comes with a lot of thoughts, feelings, and “to do’s”, this move is also coming with something else: opportunity. I recently read Gretchen Rubin‘s new book, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives. She presented a lot of very useful…
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My first ever letter to my body

Dear Body, Thank you for having been so good to me all these years. I’ve really put you through a lot. I’ve put you through some hard stuff physically (intense exercise, computer work, binging and overeating, insomnia), as well as mentally and emotionally (trauma, stress, depression and anxiety). Apart from little nagging things, you’ve been…
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What Voices Inside my Head?

Today I was looking through the notebook I used for my 200-hour yoga teacher training. One of the many things it reminded me of was what one of my teachers, Sudha, aptly called the “itty bitty shitty committee”. We were talking about the koshas, or different layers of being, which I’ll briefly summarize as: Physical…
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