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Wellness Coaching Through Distance Enhancement

What in the world is “Distance Enhancement” and what does it have to do with wellness coaching? Very simply – it is the process of assisting your clients in “distancing” themselves from their current world in order to reset their perspective and actions going forward. Distance Enhancement occurs naturally while on vacation. As we step …

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Back to the (Wellness) Basics

As a Wellness Coach, you’re likely to face regular questions from your clients about supplements, specific diets, detailed workout plans and more. However, until we address the basics (Move, Fuel and Rest), nothing else really matters. Having worked in the health and wellness industry for 30 years, I haven’t seen it all, but I’ve certainly …

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Compliance? Or Engagement?

The word “participation” is a popular word among employee wellness program champions. These champions may be the Human Resources or Benefits Executive, the local point of contact for the program or the wellness program provider. It looks good on paper to point to 96% of employees participating in the Health Risk Assessment (HRA) or 87% …

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Wellness Coaching Taste Test?

“Wellness Coaching” is a lot like food. I can describe a specific food in great depth, from size to color to smell, texture, the way it’s grown and cooked and even my personal experience with that particular food. However, until it hits your tongue, you don’t really have any idea what I mean. Yes, maybe …

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An Experiment of One

Philosopher and Physician George Sheehan famously said “Each of us is an experiment of one.” What a powerful reminder – and a motivation to continue the experiment each day, week, month and year, regardless of age. And for those of us in the wellness industry, it’s more important than ever, as our modeling carries significantly …

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Strava for the Real World?

One of the most popular tracking tools for cyclists, runners, triathletes and other endurance athletes is Strava. This (free) tool allows athletes in any location around the globe to “compete” for awards such as “King of the Mountain” or “Course Record Holder.” Anyone with a GPS device can play. You set up your own “courses” …

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