WISE WORDS by Lynda Wise
37 Rockland Dr
Toronto, Ontario
M2M 2Y8
Lynda Wise, B.Sc., C.P.C.C.    
Personal Coach
Weight Loss and Wellness Coach
February 2007
Issue 22


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


The Mighty Olive  

Music + Exercise = ?

An Easy, Quick and Healthy Dinner

Just My Luck!

1:  The Mighty Olive

In 1987, American Airlines saved $40,000 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class.   You might be wondering how this trivia found its way into a coaching newsletter!  

Here's how.   Individuals often approach me and other coaches when they are stuck in issues that feel overwhelming.   A coach helps disassemble the overwhelm into manageable small changes.  This sounds fairly simple.  Now that you realize that managing the overwhelm is simply to break it into smaller chunks, why not just do it on your own?   Here's why:  because the coach can help move you from your personal perspective that has evolved from all of your life experiences and limits you to just your way of looking at things.   The coach can help you to stretch, and grow and become unstuck so you can reach horizons that never would have even occurred to you before.  

Just one olive might be all it takes to facilitate life-changing action!

Wish to try out a complimentary consultation?  Contact me at lyndawise@yahoo.com or 416-225-3535.

2:  Music + Exercise = ?

Lee Dye, a science reporter, has a weekly column on ABCNEWS.com He recently reported the results of a study of The Effects of Music When People Exercise.   The group of 33 people finishing off a cardiac rehabilitation program were tested for general mental agility three times - on one occasion with no exercise, on a second occasion right after exercising without music and on a third occasion, right after exercising with music.   The results showed no difference in brain functioning between the first two scenarios.   However, when music was added to the exercise, the testing showed brain function more than doubled!  

With some reservations and several questions in mind, I'd like to conclude "Music + Exercise = improved brain functioning!"

But, questions not actually answered include "How long might the effects last?" "Does this work on all people, not just those recovering from heart disease?" "Do all kinds of music work for all people?" "What might be the impact of this info for you and others?"

The researchers are very optimistic in answering these questions.  

I wonder what effect this might have on I.Q.  norms if testing were done after a round or two of music-accompanied exercise.   You could actually be twice as smart as you've always thought!  

For more details, please go to http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=99556&page=1

3:  An Easy, Quick and Healthy Dinner

For a simple, quick, healthy dinner with almost no clean up, try this.   Your meal will be:  a skinless, boneless medium chicken breast, healthy fries from 1 medium potato and broccoli.  
  1. Wash and dry everything.  
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
  3. Cut the potato (don't peel) into fry shapes, not too thin.  
  4. Season chicken with season salt (I like Hy's Season Salt with no MSG) or other herbs or seasonings.   Season potatoes and broccoli with salt and pepper.  
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  
  6. Place potatoes and chicken on the parchment and spray lightly with canola or olive oil spray.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Stir potatoes and bake 10 minutes more.  
  7. Place the broccoli on the baking sheet, along with the chicken and potatoes and spray with oil spray:  bake everything 10 minutes longer.  
  8. Enjoy.   Pitch the parchment, swish the baking pan, clean up's done!
Note- adjust time if needed- bigger takes a bit longer!   Adjust accordingly.  
For a bit of extra flavour, brush chicken lightly with barbeque sauce 5 minutes before the end of the cooking time.

4:  Just My Luck!

Some people go through life with a "Just My Luck" perspective.   Here's an example I overheard recently while waiting in the supermarket behind two women - obviously friends.  

Woman #1:  I had to pass up the most fabulous jacket last week: here I was in one of my favourite stores, having forgotten my credit card and without enough cash.  Just my luck, when I get back there, it will be gone.  

Woman #2:  I bet that if I had really wanted that jacket, I would have asked them to hold it, and gone back the next day to buy it!

How much of our "Luck" do we really create?   Sometimes, it's far easier to blame bad luck than to take control over our lives.   Ever find yourself in a "woe-is-me" place?  Being aware of it is the first step to making yourself over into a "luckier" person.  Once you've found it, run and get your shovel and dig yourself out into a proactive position.

And just my luck, I've run out of space.

Questions?  Call or email me.  416-225-3535 or lyndawise@yahoo.com

Wishing you what you wish for yourself,

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