Real world wellness

Life at the Margins (Revealed on a Treadmill?)

Two weeks ago, I was asked to participate in a research study that involved running on a treadmill with a breathing tube in my mouth and multiple blood tests along the way. It was a bit of an odd feeling, but the strangest part (and where the most significant LIFE lessons occurred) was the format …

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Ironman Ponderings, Plans and Progress

As a Wellness Coach, you work with clients who may be ready to throw in the towel and give up.  Our Co-founder, Brad Cooper, recently qualified to return to the Hawaii Ironman World Championship after several extremely disappointing race results that had him ready to do the same. The following provides a synopsis of the …

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Secret Weapon: The Power of Replacement

As a wellness coach, you are working with individuals everyday who share a desire to eliminate something negative from their daily habits. The range of examples run the spectrum, but the concept is the same: there is some habit that your client realizes is having a negative impact on her/his life, but for some reason …

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Wellness in the Real World – As Plans Change

Back in December, we introduced a new feature that would appear occasionally within this blog for wellness coaches around the concept of “Wellness in the Real World.” The posts would allow me (Brad Cooper – Co-Founder of the Catalyst Coaching Institute) to share my own struggles – and hopefully a few success stories as part …

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