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A Life Coach’s Guide to Living by Choice not by Chance

Each day we make choices that influence our pace and quality of life, and many of these are unconscious. While it’s a good thing we don’t have to think about every little choice we make, when it comes to creating a whole, fulfilled, balance between work-related activities and the rest-of-our-life activities… it’s a good idea to wake up and smell the proverbial coffee. Otherwise, we can find ourselves living with the effect of our choices such as feeling overwhelmed, stressed, unhealthy, or out of control.

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“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”-Nelson Mandela

This is not about right or wrong, good or bad. I believe there are no mistakes, simply lessons learned. Living by choice, not by chance requires us to take responsibility for our own life. We get to choose if our experiences will be a sentence, paragraph, page or a chapter(s) in our life’s story.

So let’s get started…shall we?

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Do the following calculation:

  • Subtract your current age from 90
  • Add two zeros to the answer
  • Divide that number in two

*This is roughly how many weeks you have left on this Earth, assuming you live to a very ripe old age.

If you smoke and don’t look after yourself properly, subtract 1,200 weeks.

It’s time to live by choice, not by chance. Here’s how:

LET GO: Release those people, places and things that no longer serve you. You have the power to forgive an apology you never received, past hurts that keep you resentful, and folks that drain your energy. Let go. Start anew.

CHECKLIST of things to let go:

  • Toxicity
  • Clutter
  • Blocks
  • Negativity
  • Comparison
  • Need to Please
  • Distractions
  • Old Belief System
  • Anger/Resentment
  • Ego

QUESTION: If not now, when?

ACTION: Let go of something that no longer serves you Continue reading

From Four Insulin Shots per Day to None: Tips I Used – Book Review

From Four Insulin Shots per Day to None: Tips I used

AuthorTracie Cheadle is a Health & Wellness coach.

“In this short read, I included tips I used to help lower my A1C and eliminate insulin altogether. I cannot guarantee that you will have the same results but I can guarantee that you will have positive results.” – Tracie Headle

Purpose: Tracie aims to provide information that can help diabetics control their diabetes and live a healthier life. She based the book on her own experience as a diabetic. Tracie strongly believes that the body can heal itself if you take care of it and challenges you to make up your mind and follow the tips in her book.

The Motivation Behind the Book

In 2012, Travie was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and hyperthyroidism. She had a blood glucose level of 600. In denial, she didn’t know that her diet was causing her body to shut down.

“At first, he couldn’t tell me whether I had type 1 or type 2 diabetes. I feared type 1 because I knew that I would have to give myself shots. The next day I anxiously awaited his visit. He confirmed my worst fear. He told me that I had type-1 diabetes. I have always hated needles and SHOTS!” – Tracie Heald

After months of using insulin, which her body didn’t take so well, she changed her lifestyle and was intrigued at how her body responded to the changes in her diet. Today, her mission is to help others through information and consultation. She has included the tips that she used to help her go from four insulin shots per day to none.

From Four Insulin Shots Per Day to None

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Holistic Body Love – Your Secret Weapon Against Eating Disorder

Bonus Article

In honor of the Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb 1 -7), I wanted to share with you my message and story of recovery from ” disordered eating”, in hopes of inspiring you to deepen your own sense of health, wellness, balance, and self-love.

The 5 Realms of Holistic Body Love

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Holistic Body Love to me, is about being in a healthy relationship with yourself in five important realms of life: mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually & socially.

Let’s define these five areas:

  1. Mental: This is our self-talk, what it is we say to ourselves about ourselves. Ideally, we want to be engaging in positive self-talk significantly more than negative self-talk.
  2. Emotional: This is the way we feel about ourselves, and the ability to regulate one’s own emotions well. The way we think about ourselves leads to how we feel about ourselves.
  3. Physical: This involves our physical body, not in appearance, but rather with the health condition of our body. For example, a strong immune system, organs that function well, a body that’s well nourished with nutrients, a body that has abundant energy to thrive.
  4. Spiritual: This area can have multiple meanings. For some, it would be one’s own ability to tune into their intuitive wisdom. For others, it may be their connection with a Higher Power. Essentially, it is the ability to see the bigger picture and connect with sacred aspects of life, so that life has fulfillment through deeper meaning and purpose.
  5. Social: We are social creatures at the very core of us, meaning we all need a connection with people to heal. We are influenced every day by relationships and dynamics in our home, work, school, and  life environments.

I see that having a balance in these five realms can help us feel more present, grounded, and empowered in who we are as an individual, and in the various roles we take on. Continue reading

Are supplements safe

Before You Ever Buy Supplements Again – Revisited

There are over  54,000 dietary supplements in the U.S. alone claiming to help you gain muscle mass, lose weight or boost your immune system. Have you been wasting money on supplements that in reality do absolutely nothing for you?

If you are currently using supplements or are planning to do so in the future then I suggest  you continue reading.

Are Supplements Safe?

Anything that is properly regulated must be safe right? Wrong! We all know that  medicine has very strict regulations and yet sometimes  these same medicines cause harm to the person using them.

Take thalidomide for instance which was used as a cure for morning sickness. It actually caused about 20,000 birth defects.

Now it is a fact  that supplement regulation is a joke compared to  medicine regulation, so judge for yourself. Continue reading

Nerd Fitness

6 Health-Fitness-Self Help Blogs that Actually Tell the Truth

WHAT WE ARE ABOUT

We are dedicated to furnishing you with the best and most relevant information about your health, fitness, and well-being. We believe that the health and fitness industry has become so lucrative that the people who need its services most are being misled and manipulated into following trends that make so much money for the industry and hardly help the user.

Blogs like ours:

1 Underground Wellness

underground wellness blog

 

2 Authority Nutrition:

Authority Nutrition Blog

 

3 Amanda Gist:

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Top 5 Tips to Stay Healthy this Summer


Doctor Hilary Booth ND

Dr. Hilary Booth, ND is a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Hilary Booth, ND is a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor who graduated withan Honours Bachelor of Naturopathy from the Canadian

College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Booth was the recipient of the Gold Medallion award from the University of Western Ontario for the highest academic achievement in her field, an Honours Specialization in Physiology. Dr. Booth is a member in good standing with the BDDT-N, the CAND, and the OAND.

Dr. Booth specializes in women’s health, fertility, and pregnancy care. She has additional certifications as a Naturopathic Doula, and in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. Dr. Booth uses leading-edge evidence-based treatments to provide personalized, compassionate care for her patients at the Dr. Shawna Darou and Associates clinic in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Booth produces a weekly video blog on her website www.hilarybooth.com. Connect with Dr. Booth on Facebook and YouTube, or click here to book an appointment.

What’s the deal with going Gluten Free?

Do you ever wonder, What’s the deal with going Gluten Free? In this video, Dr. Hilary Booth, Naturopathic Doctor, clears up the misconceptions about gluten by answering the what, where, when, why, who and how of going gluten free.

Doctor Hilary Booth ND

Dr. Hilary Booth, ND is a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor


Dr. Hilary Booth, ND is a licensed and registered Naturopathic Doctor who graduated withan Honours Bachelor of Naturopathy from the Canadian

College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Booth was the recipient of the Gold Medallion award from the University of Western Ontario for the highest academic achievement in her field, an Honours Specialization in Physiology. Dr. Booth is a member in good standing with the BDDT-N, the CAND, and the OAND.

Dr. Booth specializes in women’s health, fertility, and pregnancy care. She has additional certifications as a Naturopathic Doula, and in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. Dr. Booth uses leading-edge evidence-based treatments to provide personalized, compassionate care for her patients at the Dr. Shawna Darou and Associates clinic in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Booth produces a weekly video blog on her website www.hilarybooth.com. Connect with Dr. Booth on Facebook and YouTube, or click here to book an appointment.