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Health Coach Reba
1:53 pm

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

So, as you may have guessed from today's title, "Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail" I'm going to give you some tips on how to ensure (as best as one can) that you're never caught somewhere without food so that you either go hungry, or have to make choices that may not be very healthy, or may actually make you sick. Read More

Health Coach Reba
2:28 pm

Healthy Community

My workshop was based on 3 premises. The first being the Ontario Healthy Community Coalition, which is a part of an International Healthy Community coalition. They have some great resources on how to build a healthy community. Now I'm not just talking about people being "healthy" within their community. I'm talking about healthy unity. Leaders working together and bringing together diverse groups to work together for a healthy community. Healthy communication, and cohesive blending of individuals to make a whole. Whether you're a "solitary" practitioner, or a member of a larger group (Grove, Coven, Shire...), my goal is to bring people together to present to the wide world a functioning community. As my friend Rev. Terrie Brookins said at the closing rite, we are the fringe, but we are all Pagan. We may have our differences in practice, but we have that in common. Read More

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Health Coach Reba
2:16 pm

Personal Record

Yesterday afternoon I competed in the annual Warrior Games. I didn't compete last year because I had tweaked my back, and I was studying for IIN. I had competed 2 years ago though, and I did quite well and was proud of myself then. Yesterday I broke not just a Personal Record, but also the women's field record for javelin throw at our games. I chucked that javelin 37 feet 7 inches! Two years ago my best throw was only 20 feet 2 inches! HA! I am quite chuffed. I placed second in the women's overall, and yes, I am quite proud of myself. I also lifted what was dubbed the "original recipe" rock, which weighs about 80 pounds. I almost got it to my shoulder, but couldn't quite get it up over my boobs. I will keep practicing though! Kreacher won't like it, but he'll just have to suck it up. He's the heaviest thing I've got to practice with. Read More

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Health Coach Reba
2:12 pm

Cookin' up a Storm!

I also had ordered The Blue Zones Solutions book with an amazon gift card I had from doing Ipsos polls online. The Blue Zones is part of what I'm basing my August "Healthy Community" workshop on. I also got The Headstones CD Love & Fury. Because Hugh Dillon. I love the Headstones, I sadly do not own (until now) any of their CDs. I'm not quite sure how that happened. I love all of them and could listen to them all day. Thank goodness for YouTube! I'm not always all business, I need some music and recreation too yanno! Read More

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Health Coach Reba
2:07 pm

Grocery Store Tour

A lot of us have grown up in the generation of TV Dinners, packaged convenience foods, and commercials telling us the Lucky Charms are part of a complete breakfast. So, we go into the grocery store and head directly for the frozen food section, then the boxed cereals and cookie aisles, and we're outta there! How often do you go into the fresh produce section, the meat section, and that's it? Is your buggy piled high with boxes and packages, or is it piled high with green leafies, fruits, vegetables, and foods that require actual cooking, not microwaving? Read More

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Health Coach Reba
2:04 pm

Batch Cooking for Busy Families

I used to skip breakfast every day as well. I used to hit the snooze button at least 6 times before dragging my ass out of bed to the shower and was still draggin' it as I hopped in my car to battle the rush hour traffic. Since I upgraded my diet to whole, natural foods, I haven't hit the snooze button at all! I get up, I get dressed, I walk the dog for 45 minutes to an hour, then come home and cook myself an awesome breakfast. A good, filling and nutritious breakfast is soooooo important to get your day started right, I really can't stress this enough! A good breakfast should keep you going for several hours, you won't have a crash and binge mid-morning. You should be good to go until lunch time, or even beyond. Read More

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Health Coach Reba
1:57 pm

Whew! Been Busy!

I have a few silver linings amongst the storm clouds; a few *very* awesome friends, as well as my own pit-bull like tenacity to never give in, keeping me going forward, when all I really want to do is curl up in a ball and sleep until the world goes away. Rip Van Winkle had the right idea I think! The best(worst?) I can do though is just binge watch on Netflix. I finished off Breaking Bad over the course of a couple of weeks, now I'm working on Sense8. Read More

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Health Coach Reba
1:53 pm

Upgrade to You, 2.0

When we're first out of the box, we're You 1.0. We function just fine mostly, with the occasional hiccup that can be expected from new technology. The more years we have out of the box, the more we need to consider more frequent maintenance (exercise) and proper fueling practices (diet). When we're first out of the box, our fuel sources probably consisted more of sugary packaged meals, with cute cartoon characters on the box, or sport superheroes who would really never be caught dead eating those things! Depending on our technological generation, our maintenance consisted of either hours and hours of outdoor play, (for those of us of older tech), or hours and hours of indoor "play" with other forms of technology. Or something in between. Read More

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Health Coach Reba
1:48 pm

What are Your Goals?

Part of my job as a Health Coach is to keep my clients accountable to themselves so they can achieve their goals. I make my clients actually sign a commitment to theirself along with their contract with me. Whether their goal is to lose 20 pounds to fit into a fancy dress or suit for someone's wedding, or to get more active, or learn how to be more healthy overall. I can help them learn how they can reach those goals, and how to sustain them long term. Read More

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Health Coach Reba
1:43 pm

Wow, it's June Already!

I've noticed something with my coaching clients, that no matter how bad they think things are going for them, as soon as they make the commitment to themselves to get healthy, they start immediately! As soon as they leave me from the initial health consultation, they start to feel better, and more in control. They don't know yet what is in store for them, other than I am here to support them through this 6 month (or 3 month) program. They don't know what I will be doing for or with them, they don't know if I'm going to tell them to live only off of air for 6 months. What they *do* know, is that they WANT to get healthy, and they will do whatever it takes. When they turn up to their first session, they'll tell me all the changes they've made already, and we hadn't even started! It's a delightfully inspiring phenomenon, and it's what keeps me going. Read More

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