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How to Change Your Health Habits:
Mind Hacks to Get Out of Victim Mode

When we’re stuck in habit patterns that don’t serve our best interests, part of the reason is our minds go into “victim mode.” That is, we tell ourselves a story that takes away our power to change.
In this video, I’ll share three signs that you’re operating out of victim mode, and give you three “mind hacks” to restore your power.

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Is “Cheat” Really the Word You Want to Use?

When clients talk about “cheat days” and “cheat meals,” they’re fooling themselves in two very significant ways.

In this video, I talk about what “cheating” is and isn’t, and offer a different lens through which to think about goals and deviation from them.

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Is “Cheat” Really the Word You Want to Use?

When clients talk about “cheat days” and “cheat meals,” they’re fooling themselves in two very significant ways.

In this video, I talk about what “cheating” is and isn’t, and offer a different lens through which to think about goals and deviation from them.

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Prudence, Paranoia, and Preparation: How to deal with habits that aren’t second nature yet

When you’re growing a new habit that isn’t second nature, you’ll face situations that tempt you to regress to your old default behavior.

Some people deal with this through naive invocations of willpower: “I’ll just be strong and say no.”

Others get paranoid, and start seeing danger and threat in every situation. Obviously, neither of these is the answer.

Today’s video shares the best solution that I’ve found.

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Is now the best or worst time to become a health coach?

I’ve been engaged in a grand debate with myself about that question for several weeks now.

This article shares four reasons to become a health coach during the pandemic, and three reasons not to.

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Laser coaching: new pricing structure and other changes

Would you like my personal support on your journey to health, but haven’t been able to afford 1-on-1 coaching? In response to the challenges of COVID-19 (and thanks to a wonderful conversation with Mark Silver of Heart of Business), I’ve changed my pricing model to “Pay from the Heart.” Plus I’ve added group calls for my private coaching clients (a first). Check out this video for details.

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The Power of Diversity: PYP 397

One of the factors that weakens any system – a garden, a community, a nation – is lack of diversity. Monocultures provide economies of scale, but also opportunities for scaled disaster. A messy, diverse ecosystem is far healthier and more resilient. Today I talk about how we support diversity in our garden, and why the… Read More

Gardening with Nature: PYP 396

Today I talk about one element of my gardening practice and philosophy: working with, rather than against nature. This includes growing perennials, mulching with wood chips, and refraining from unnecessary tilling. Read More

Investing for an Uncertain Future: PYP 395

Those of us in one kind or another of “limbo” – life, career, relationship – are all facing the same question: what do we do with our time and energy right now to support our future? When the future is so uncertain, our old “default” answers can feel insufficient. Today I talk about my own… Read More

Self-Care: PYP 394

Some of us have had more time for self-care over the past few weeks than we even know what to do with. And we’re loving it. How can we take advantage of this time to make ourselves, our families, our communities, and our societies healthier and more compassionate? Read More