Action Steps towards Your Goals

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 How often do you get “stuck at the border” between your dreams and the reality of how you will reach them. Maria Nemeth describes this beautifully in her book Mastering Life’s Energies. She has an entire chapter titled “Trouble at the Border.” The first quote states: “realizing your dreams and ideas in the physical world entails a border crossing.” Typically, … Read More

How To Get There

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Now that the new year is in full swing and we are already into February, how are you feeling about the goals you set?  Are you still as excited and making forward strides? Or are you feeling discouraged by a lack of progress? You may have started the year with massive action and four or five weeks later, you are … Read More

Where are You Headed in 2019

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One of the things I love doing when I meet a potential client is to ask them how they envision their life will be after they achieve their weight goal. Are they looking forward to wearing a bikini on the beach? Is there a particular item of clothing they are excited to wear? Are they anticipating a new level of … Read More

Making Decisions Ahead of Time

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How many of you have made a decision and acted upon it, only to have your mind confront you about it later. You begin to question yourself, doubt the decision, and wonder if it was the right thing to do. This happened to me a few weeks ago. I took about five pairs of pants to a new tailor and … Read More

Are Negative Emotions Holding You Back

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Many people hide in the “comfort” of food, in an attempt to avoid or escape negative emotions. Maybe something bad happened at their job, somebody said something hurtful to them, or they feel somehow like they did not measure up.  The old internal critic begins to fill their minds with thoughts and they begin to punish themselves. Somehow, at least … Read More

Accepting the New You

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Are you in the process of re-labelling yourself? I am a Forensic Pathologist, but now I am also adding the label of life and weight loss coach. I have struggled with my own weight issues. I remember a sense of hopelessness and resignation navigating my way through the department stores as I went from the “junior” sections, to “women’s,” to … Read More

CHALLENGES

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I recently did an autopsy on a 26-year-old female, who overdosed on heroin.  The forensic investigator went to her parents house to make notification and was awestruck by the huge house where her parents lived.  They were obviously wealthy.  Yet their daughter was discovered in the dingy, filthy apartment of her equally drug addicted boyfriend.  According to the investigator, there … Read More

Who Do You Think You Are

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Why is it that as soon as we decide to make a commitment to live better, lose weight, step out of our comfort zone, or make major changes in our lives or businesses, then it seems as if obstacles begin to appear out of nowhere. Interruptions, problems, and issues seem to come out of the woodwork to derail us. Perhaps … Read More

A New You in the New Year

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What are you anticipating for the coming year? For many people, November is a time of busied frenzy as they and their businesses struggle to meet their year end goals, hit those fourth quarter milestones, and begin to reflect on accomplishments for the year. For others, year end signals a future focus. This is a time to consider ramping up … Read More