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#7 When Health is a Family Affair

It felt appropriate to share this on Mother’s Day! Happy Mother’s Day to my mom and to my grandma and to all the women who have taught me how to be a mom! Pass it on!
“10 Stories of Strong Living” will be released on Amazon on June 6, 2017. This is from my original draft for the book from “Wake Up! Your Life is Now”

5 ways a HEALTH COACH Can Keep You Healthy Through The Holidays!

The clocks are about to turn back. The nights are cool and HOLIDAY is in the air! Now and NOVEMBER, more than ever, is a crucial time to BUILD UP! What do I mean by that? We all know how to “break ourselves down”, to workout hard, to put a lot on our plates and to rush through life sometimes. When we look back, we often do not even remember where we have been or what we accomplished because we are already on to the next thing. What I am suggesting NOW is to take the opportunity to work with a Health Coach and LEARN HOW TO BUILD UP!  Building up will: Increase your energy Support your immune system Help you to stay healthy through the weeks ahead and the holidays It will let you move through life with more ease and less “dis-ease” Provide a sense of gratitude and calm in your life Promote clarity and good decision making And, you will thank yourself for emerging into a New Year, not as the run-down-version …

Health STARTS with PMA

Five years ago I developed a program where like-minded people had an opportunity to come together, to both exercise and to explore their deeper potential. We call it PMA Lab (Positive Mental Attitude). It began as a Boot Camp series where I included self-development and readings from books like The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer and The IMPACT Body Plan by Todd Durkin. We followed the books through workouts and nutrition and always ended up in a “work-in” experience to GET THE MIND RIGHT! Our PMA Lab has evolved as we have evolved. It is back this Fall, with a “shift”, meaning, it has evolved. When I am asked what the theme of this PMA Lab is, I can only answer, “that you will experience a shift where you leave what you knew behind, find yourself navigating through elements of chaos, and land in a place of serenity.” In the end, finding yourself surrounded by others on the same mission as you. PMA. Try it.

30 Day Challenge, Simplify September

SIMPLIFY SEPTEMBER, a 30 day challenge that focuses on simple acts leading to big results! The goal is 30 days of SIMPLE ACTS Start the first of the month (or on Sunday if need time to figure out your challenge goals) with an INTENTION for the first week of the month and then follow with daily simple acts that lead toward fulfilling it. Grab a blank calendar. Write down 4 things you’d like to bring to light in your life right now (joy, exercise, kindness, health, focus, friendships, health, self-care, mindfulness, organization, etc) Week one, write down ONE of those intentions For each day of that week, write down ONE thing you can do to work towards that goal. (this may end up being several different things, or can be something repeated to reinforce a habit) Do the same for weeks two, three and four, filling in each calendar day with an action step. Example: INTENTION #1 to start an exercise program Day ONE, tell a friend or family member *and research or plan on …

Beyond Personal Training

The Energy Lab is a judgement-free zone, where caring abounds! What we do is not a job, it is our calling. We shine in the game of caring, because to us, it is not a game, it is simply the result of our passion to change the world! One person at a time. To let someone know that we believe in them to the point that they believe in themselves. Thanks to my mentor and coach, Todd Durkin, for showing to the world what caring looks like in the world of personal training and to NBC Strong for focusing on how STRONG people are capable of being when being strong is their only choice AND when they have someone who believes in them!

When STRONG is More Than A Word

It’s pretty amazing that when we look back, we can see that everything happens for a reason.  Had any of our choices or decisions along the way been different, our paths would never lead us to where we are now. Think about all the worries and thoughts that kept us up late at night, that, when looking back, seem so much smaller than they felt at the time. Seven months ago, I sat with my Todd Durkin Mastermind Team at a retreat in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Todd had something BIG to share with us. He was scared of the potential of a dream he had for a long time coming true. Scared for a dream to come true. Think about that.  We should all have dreams that big, that the reality of them ever happening scares the pants off of us!  I remember his list of concerns and obstacles and fears. He listed them systematically, and he could see his way through each one. Except for one. The fear of succeeding. It holds us back, even the best …