Special Diet, Spiritual Journey

Transforming Thoughts Into Things

I was starting to get sketched out around noon. Low blood sugar. Morning went well with meditation, yoga, and spirited walking in the jungle.  I experienced sharp pangs of self-doubt and fear, as I finished up my last IIN Health Coaching module. I just saw barriers to success in helping people and establishing the financial freedom to live comfortably. I…

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Self-Care, Spiritual Journey

Coach Myself As I Coach Others

If memory serves me correctly, the Golden Rule of Christianity is to treat others the way you’d like to be treated. My new Golden Rule is to coach myself as I coach others. In my travels–especially my solo travels thus far–I’m starting to more deeply and fully apply my own health coaching style to myself and my life story of transformation.…

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Self-Care, travel

Walking on the Beach & Playing in the Ocean

Seriously, it’s magical. I’m speechless. It’s therapy. I may feel frustrated, confused, sad, lonely, lost, and uninspired. I walk on the beach, and that energy is transformed. A dip in the ocean does the same. Negative energy transmuted into lightness of being. The combination of nature, healing rhythmic sounds, sunshine, soft sand, natural cleansing, and vigorous movement lifts my spirits…

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Health, Self-Care, Special Diet

I ate eggs! Getting back on the wagon

In any transformation, most of us fall off the wagon at times. Depending on the person, habit, and circumstances, the relapse can be extreme or more subtle. The love addict thrusts himself into another unhealthy relationship. The smoker picks up a pack. The alcoholic relapses and has too much wine. The pothead gets high. The shopaholic charges something she can’t…

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Self-Care, travel

Koh Ma & The Relentless Call of the Massage

It’s one of those intensely sparkly days. Sun shining high in the sky. Rays of heat and light beam down on everything below, electrifying the water molecules. Shimmer, sparkle, shine. My travel buddy and I ventured up north to Koh Ma, a tiny island just off the coast of Koh Phangan. Two opposing currents meet to form a sandbar connecting…

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Poetry, Spiritual Journey, travel

The ocean is my role model

I want to be like the ocean in the gulf of Thailand just off the western coast of Koh Phangan. The ocean here is calm and still with the gentlest of waves trailing each other, one by one, in the rhythmic procession towards and away from shore. She embraces and accepts everyone who ventures out into her waters. Her salt…

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