Helping People Reshape their Baggage and their Bodies  

Lynda Wise B.Sc., C.P.C.C.  
Weight Loss and Wellness Coach

August '12
Issue 87

What's in it for you?  A connection, some challenges, a few questions to encourage you to simply reflect about how you currently live your life versus how you want to live your life.  Feel free to share your thoughts with me;  I'd love to hear from you.  This is an invitation to focus on where you'd like to change and grow.  

1.  PERSONAL LIFE COACHING:   Be a Change Agent!  Turn Fantasy into Reality

More Nuts to you!

3.  THOUGHTS FROM MY SWING:   Hard Not to Notice!

1:  Be a Change Agent!  Turn Fantasy into Reality

What if everyone's life were frozen at this minute for a month.  Oh, life would carry on as is.   But there would be no changes for that period of time.  Family life/members remain the same.   Work stays as is.   And you are who you are right now.   Every day is the same from morning 'til the next morning.  

Assuming that boredom was not an issue, what would you like about your life?  What regrets would you have?  And of course, what would you change if you were given back the power?   So suppose the freezing is temporarily wearing off but will be back.   For one month you get to facilitate the changes in you and the world that you control so your future will become what you fantasize.

Hard question?

I can promise that there will be no frozen period, unless self-imposed.   I can also promise that when you stop and take notice and acknowledge the changes that you want in your life, you can begin to take the steps to make that dream life your reality.

Want to talk a bit?   Please email lyndawise@yahoo.com to set up a telephone appointment.  

2:  More Nuts to You

Last month I wrote about the health advantages of my beloved pistachio nuts.   http://www.wisecoaching.ca/newsletters/ezine_July_2012.htm, in case you missed it. As promised, here are a few specifics about some other popular and delicious and nutritious other varieties:  

  • Almonds:  can offer some relief from constipation, respiratory disorders, a cough, heart disorders, anemia, impotency, and diabetes.  They also help in hair care, skin care (psoriasis), and dental care.  A handful can also increase the brain's level of feel-good serotonin.   1 ounce is roughly 24 almonds and has about 163 calories.

  • Walnuts:  lower the risk of high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, strokes and breast, colon and prostate cancers.  14 halves make up an ounce and an ounce has about 185 calories.

  • Pecans:  protect against heart disease, lower cholesterol, may help with weight loss by upping metabolism (rate that calories are burned), and might even protect your brain and reduce your chance of contracting diseases like Lou Gehrig's disease.   An ounce is about 20 pecan halves which contain 196 calories.

  • Cashews:  provide an important mineral for diabetics because it reduces insulin resistance.  Again, they're great for reducing blood pressure.  165 calories in 18 medium sized cashews (about 1 ounce).  And one large cashew can have as much as 35 calories!
These are just a few benefits of including nuts in your diet.   There are no doubts about the advantages.   The key as in all healthy foods is to be very aware of portion size if you're hoping they'll help you maintain or lose weight.   Please be careful - ALL NUTS ARE HIGH IN FAT!   Nuts offer more value when not roasted.   Nuts are addictive and can be dangerous if used without extreme caution!!!!

3:  Hard Not to Notice

I've just returned from the National Scrabble Championships where about 350 Scrabble-lovers competed in 5 levels of play for the money and recognition in the small world of Scrabble.   Most participants were from the U.S.   Canada had a sizeable representation plus players came from England, Australia, Thailand and a few other countries.   Age-wise, participants ranged from about 12 years old to seniors in their 80s.   Skin colour and gender-wise, all were represented.   On a gutsiness scale, the range was definitely from 1-10.   But, in spite of the individuality and variety of players, one frequent common denominator screamed out at me:  there were a large number of very large competitors.

Sadly, I felt helpless.   Here were individuals who were obviously extremely bright and capable:  yet, they're leading physically-compromised lives....  or will most likely be in a few years.

I know I could help them lose weight, become healthier and vastly improve their future promise, yet I could not dare to broach the subject for fear of destroying their self-love and self-esteem.

Sometimes at these tourneys, when you sit down opposite a new opponent, waiting for the game to officially begin, one engages in small talk.   And I'd often include "And what do you do?" with genuine curiosity as well as the hope that they'd bounce it back to me...  but, in the 31 games we played, it never happened.   I never got to share that I am a Weight-loss/well-being coach.

I would have loved to reach out but really didn't know how without the risk of insulting them.   Any ideas?   Would love to hear them if you do!!!!

Wishing you what you wish for yourself and a wonderful wind-up of summer.

*It will be my pleasure to treat you to a gift certificate for each referral who becomes a client!

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