To say I'm feeling relieved after finishing my second semester is an understatement. I'm happy that I have no more math-based courses in my future, and that is part of my relief. I like the process of math, and the application of data to programming, but I didn't enjoy calculating statistics and learning software codes.… Continue reading 5 Things That Helped This Semester
Category: Wellness Refocused Education
Wellness Refocused Education: Breaking Down Cognitive Distortions
In psychology and in health coaching, there are thought patterns that can be identified that influence our decisions. These thought patterns are called cognitive distortions. In 2020, I presented on them twice, which helped me break down my own thought distortions and challenged me to consider how I talk about what I do as a… Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Breaking Down Cognitive Distortions
Wellness Refocused Education: How to create a plan to achieve a goal
It doesn't matter what your goal is, without a plan it can feel overwhelming. It can also feel very unnatural to plan things out so I understand if you're also thinking that this post isn't for you. Lastly, with a new year in a few days, it's possible that you may feel like you have… Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: How to create a plan to achieve a goal
Wellness Refocused Education: Introduction to Health Coaching + Importance of Overlapping Psychological Models
There are many psychological models and theories that are utilized in health coaching. It's because of the psychology used in health coaching that I know there can be a lot of gray - not just as a coach, but also from the client perspective too. I'm not a therapist and there are limitations to how… Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Introduction to Health Coaching + Importance of Overlapping Psychological Models
Motivation? Habit? Both? Neither?
I had a talk with a client this morning and as routine changes have occurred because of COVID we’ve consistently had a talk about being flexible. We’ve talked about shifting focus a few times so that we’re always considering how fluid health can be and how there are a lot of factors that influence it.… Continue reading Motivation? Habit? Both? Neither?
Wellness Refocused Education: Defining healthy and Comparing Recipes
There are a lot of tips and suggestions about holiday eating, but what do you really believe will help you? Have you ever asked yourself the hard questions to figure out why you fall into all or nothing thinking or allow yourself to guilt trip or defeat yourself by the choices your making? It's not always glamorous, but getting messy can really help.
Wellness Refocused Education: Traditional or Organic? You should wash your produce regardless.
We've talked before about the purpose of organic - it's about community health, not consumer health. However, lower pesticide use or utilization of different pesticides doesn't mean that bacteria is non-existent. Rinsing can help eliminate debris from produce and some bacteria, but a vinegar solution may be more effective for certain kinds of bacteria.
Wellness Refocused Education: Protein for Non-Athletes versus Athletes + Ideas
Raise your hand if you've ever seen someone or you yourself have ever consumed a protein shake post-workout as fast as possible like your life depended on it? All of our hands should be up. Or at least most of us. This was something I truly believed seven years ago when I first got started… Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Protein for Non-Athletes versus Athletes + Ideas
Wellness Refocused Education: How to journal
This is an odd post, but I think a necessary one. For me, writing is everything. I've been writing since high school. After dance, writing was an outlet that I felt comfortable it. While I continued to dance in my head after the weight gain, imaging turns and stomps - writing is something that I… Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: How to journal
How to make your own meal plan + standard recommendations
I'm going to start by saying that I don't think everyone needs to have a meal plan, but I think it also depends on what you're goals are and what fits your life. If you're busy, having a loose plan can help you save time, which can decrease stress and help ensure that you are… Continue reading How to make your own meal plan + standard recommendations