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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
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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
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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
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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
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Homecoming: PYP 393

How we got home from South Africa. Returning tomorrow with a clear and rested head, for all new daily episodes. Read More
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Corks in the Stream: PYP 392

We may be going home tomorrow. There are dozens of unknowns, and we have little to no control over any of them. I’ll stay in touch as I can! Read More
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Weaving a Web of Generosity: PYP 391

In tough times, you might expect people to hunker down and hoard what’s theirs. We see some of that these days, for sure. But we also see incredible displays of generosity. I personally am benefiting from the generosity of my listeners as I broadcast from lockdown in South Africa. Today I talk about how generosity… Read More
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