FEED THE MIND & SOUL

Many times life's stresses can derail our every effort to get healthy and stay healthy.  Here you will find areas that we will address that will help you to stay the course and keep your focus.  


We will address the areas of spiritual wellbeing, goal setting, character strengths, stress management, lifestyle factors, positive psychology, and fitness.

Areas That We will Address

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SPIRITUAL WELLBEING

"Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment.  Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is as unique as his specific opportunity to implement it." 

-- Viktor E. Frankl

While diet and lifestyle choices directly impact one's physical healthy, I strongly believe that the key ingredient which contributes to both physical and mental well-being consists of finding meaning and purpose.

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SMART GOALS

 “A goal properly set is halfway reached. ” 

--Zig Ziglar

Changing habits to consciously improve your health is no small undertaking, and making the decision to change is just the first step. Actively thinking about and planning for change will help prepare you for the process and motivate you to stay on track.  When you’re ready to make a change, it is often helpful to set tangible goals.  These goals can be short-term (daily, weekly, monthly) or long-term (6–12 months). When goal setting for behavior change, it’s also helpful to set goals that are SMART—specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely.

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CHARACTER STRENGTHS

Character Strengths are the positive parts of your personality that impact how you think, feel and behave. Scientists have identified 24 character strengths. Character strengths are different than your other personal strengths, such as your unique skills, talents, interests and resources, because they reflect the "real" you—who you are at your core.  These strengths are the key to you being your best self.  When you know your best character traits, you can improve your life and thrive.  Research shows that using your character strengths can help:

  • Improve your relationships
  • Enhance health and overall wellbeing
  • Buffer against, manage and overcome problems

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STRESS MANAGEMENT

Functional Medicine health coaching helps clients become better at living with stress.  Rather than attempting to reduce or avoid stress, embracing stress may help people heal, even in very difficult situations.  Embracing stress changes how we think about ourselves and what we think we can handle.  Focusing on the upside of stress transforms how we experience it, both physically and emotionally.  We will  identify five core ways to address stress:

  • Reframe stress
  • Connect with others
  • Get ample rest
  • Practice relaxation techniques
  • Prioritize positivity

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LIFESTYLE FACTORS

Over half of what affects your health is your choice of lifestyle.  The way you live your life largely determines the level of health with which you get to experience your life.  Research shows that lifestyle behavior directly affects the course of many illnesses for the better or for the worse.  You will learn how to implement effective ways of changing lifestyle behavior and making it last.

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POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

Positive Psychology is the scientific study of well-being, of the factors that contribute to people and communities functioning at their best, of what helps us lead happier and more meaningful lives.  It is often defined as the study of "what makes life worth living."    

The topics may include:

  • Positie emotions
  • Humor & creativity
  • Optimism, gratitude & spirituality
  • Goal Setting & accomplishment
  • Resilience & transcendence
  • Values & character strengths 

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FITNESS

"Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners,"

 --William Shakespeare

Lack of exercise creates low-grade inflammation, whereas regular exercise can dramatically reduce inflammation.  Important for both physical and mental health, exercise may be critical for the prevention and even the reversal of chronic disease.  In order to reap the benefits of exercise, the plan must be personalized to fit your individual needs and preferences.  Most importantly, the particular type of exercise must elicit positive emotions for you to believe that the activity is beneficial