37 Rockland Dr
Toronto, Ontario
M2M 2Y8

Lynda Wise
B.Sc., C.P.C.C.  
Certified Professional Co-active Coach

Helping women reshape their bodies and their baggage!

Weight Loss and Well-being Coach

July 2008
Issue 39

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.   This is an invitation to focus on where you'd like to change and grow.  


An Inspiration

Sweet Dreams?

Foods for Healthy Joints

Can't get this Out of My Mind

1:  An Inspiration  

Recently I attended the funeral of an 88 year old man, whom I hardly new.  He and his wife of 67 years had 4 children, lots of grandchildren and one great grandchild.   Four of his grandchildren eulogized; they were so proud and so loving of this special grandfather of theirs.   I cannot do justice in one paragraph, summarizing the reverence and adoration that was so clear in their tear-sprinkled speeches:  but, here's my take on the message they conveyed.   He loved fully.   He gave whatever he could to family and friends and the needy.   He grew up in extreme poverty, worked extraordinarily hard and lived a great life.

We've so often heard or read "live each day to the fullest".   I believe that he did.   He seemed to be clear about his values and honoured them.

I left the funeral feeling several emotions:  sad – for those who lost him; inspired by the marvelous example he set and moved to keep evaluating the way I live my own life.  I frequently can use reminders to fill my life with richness and share whatever I can.   I don't believe it's easy, but it sounds like he had the knack for making it look like it is.

Please feel free to arrange a complimentary consultation if you notice that something is missing from your life.   416-225-3535 lyndawise@yahoo.com.

2:  Sweet Dreams - You Wish!  

I seem to hear many people bemoaning their sleep patterns.   How can you function fully during the day when you’re sleep deprived?  Accidents happen more frequently.   Health (and weight), relationships and mental capabilities can be greatly compromised.   Quite simply, you can't – so let's take a brief look at some of the sources and antidotes for temporary insomnia.  No - this will not include all the answers but hopefully it will get you in action.  There are sleep disorders, like restless leg syndrome or sleep apnea that require medical care and/or attending a sleep disorder clinic!  The information below is for temporary sleep problems.

Sources: It's crucial to identify the reason you aren't sleeping properly in order to implement appropriate changes.

1.  Psychological - stress, anxiety and depression, financial concerns, fear, worry and uncertainty

Antidote:  Take a step back to determine what's on your mind.   Also notice how you tend to handle things.   Indroduce or expand on relaxation techniques - time outs, deep breathing, meditation, etc.   Try breaking down the big stuff into pieces and spend some time early in the day analyzing and implementing better ways of meeting challenges.  For example, if money is the issue, see if you can get outside help to consolidate debts and establish a reasonable budget.

2.  Physical - Physical pain and discomfort can keep you up all night.  Seek out professional help that's appropriate for the problem.

Antidote:  Maybe a new mattress or pillows will help.   Follow suggestions from doctors, physiotherapists etc.   No-one has ever won any great medals for suffering in silence or whining!  Sometimes the solution lies simply in medication or herbal remedies to alleviate pain.

3.  Emotional - Emotional pain can evolve from severe life-altering events, like the death of someone close, or the end of a relationship.

Antidote:  Emotional pain is unfortunately, part of life.   Most times it is unavoidable.   The way of dealing with it can make an enormous difference in the way it affects your entire life.   Talking about your pain to a trusted friend or family member can bring some relief.   Seeking out professional help can bring healing.   Even some journaling will help most people.   Self-care when you are most vulnerable is vitally important.

P.S.  There is a big co-relation between sleep deprivation and being overweight.   If you're thinking about making the changes that give you back control over your weight, you're invited to consider the next 12 Week Weight Loss Teleclass beginning on Monday, September 8, 5:30-6:30 p.m.  eastern.  For more info please call or email or visit http://wisecoaching.ca/WL_teleGroup.htm.  

The maximum number in a group is 5.   A small deposit will hold your spot.

3:  Foods to help keep joints healthy.

Few of us have not experienced the pain from a joint that's not in great working order.   Staying in shape, keeping weight under control, stretching properly before and after exercise all help.   But did you know that food choices can help keep your joints in optimum working order?

The anti-inflammatory property of some foods can maintain healthy joints and even help keep you feeling younger.   Here are some suggestions:  berries, ginger, avocado, flaxseeds, omega-3-rich fish, and soy.  (John La Puma, MD, author of ChefMD:  The Big Book of Culinary Medicine.)

Wondering how you can incorporate more of these foods?   Feel free to call or email.   I can help!  

4:  Can't get this out of my mind  

On the Today Show this morning, there was a story of a family who gave up living in their (7000 square foot) mansion to live in a significantly smaller house and then donated the over one million dollar profit to a worthy charity.   The idea came from their 18 year old, always socially conscious, daughter.   Wow!

No, I'm not even remotely suggesting that this is for everyone – and especially not for me (even if I lived in a $1,000,000 plus home)!  It just generates curiosity about people in general and what makes some so aware and involved in social action.   On a teensy scale, I remember how great it felt to participate in a Habitat for Humanity build and come back a year later to find a family living in that house!   So, whether it's giving time, energy or money to charity, or giving blood at your local clinic, one can get to experience quite a personal power surge.   Simply put, in addition to the overriding reason – the benefit to others - giving can also make the giver feel great.

Just something to think about.

Wishing you what you wish for yourself.  

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

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