Are you “Should-ing” Yourself?

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A recent article I read showed that only 1 in 10 overweight or obese adults who were told or encouraged to lose weight by a healthcare provider actually sought help for weight loss. Even though, studies show that those who seek help have better weight loss results and tend to keep the weight off longer than those who don’t. The … Read More

KILLING BLACK BABIES

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  Did you know: *An African American baby born in Milwaukee today has a 2 to 4 times increased risk of dying within the first year of life. *In 2017, there were 120 infants in the City of Milwaukee that died before reaching their first birthday. *Between 2013 and 2015, Wisconsin had the highest infant mortality rate for black babies in … Read More

Making the Present more Perfect

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As I think about a time I made my present more perfect, my mind goes back to a perfected past experience, when I challenged myself by doing something that really scared me. This past summer, I went to Hawaii for the first time. I gave a presentation at a medical conference. That was fun and I was happy and proud … Read More

Are You a Genius?

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A quote from Dr. Orison Swett Marden states “There is genius in persistence.” Do you sometimes get discouraged when things don’t happen as fast as you think they should? Are you working on losing weight and it seems to take forever? I often get discouraged when things don’t happen as fast as I would like. I remember when I was … Read More

Expanding Boundaries: when “Am I good Enough?” gives way to “I have had enough”

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Ever notice how people with weak boundaries tend to attract needy, non-nourishing, and soul-draining people into their lives? They may gain a secondary benefit by being the caretaker, the hero, or the “savior” to their partner or significant other. But the costs too often outweigh any potential benefit. Problems invariably arise when one of the partners either begins looking elsewhere … Read More

Journey Along the Path to Greatness

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Many people are turned off by the mundane, common, or unimaginative activities of everyday life. They easily tire of going to sleep at the same time every night, cleaning their house on a regular basis, or even staying married to the same partner year after year. In fact, many times, the reason people seek the service of a coach is … Read More

Focus On the WHO Rather than the HOW

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When you want to achieve something great, focus on the WHO rather than the HOW. In the thought model of coaching, it is thoughts that create feelings and feelings that drive action. Yet, when we desire to do something great or make a significant change in our life, we often head straight to the “doing” instead of focusing on “being.” … Read More

How to Use Role-Playing as a Weight Loss Tactic

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The other day at church, in appreciation for the congregation making it to church for new service times, there were donuts available before and after the service. I was tempted to grab one of the donuts, but you know what I did, instead? With a heart full of joy and gratitude, I said to myself “I am so thankful that … Read More

Overweight and Underfed

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Although over half of the US population is overweight or obese, evidence suggests that many still suffer from malnutrition. Being overweight or obese is usually seen as overconsumption of food and dietary excess, but actually, the opposite may be true. An article from Jennifer Kerns, et al titled “Thiamin deficiency in obesity” published in the journal Advances in Nutrition. Vol.6(2) … Read More