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
416-225-3535
lyndawise@yahoo.com
http://www.wisecoaching.ca
June, 2005
Issue 2

Welcome

What's in it for you? A connection, some challenges, a few questions to encourage you simply to reflect about how you live your life vs. how you want to live your life. There's opportunity to focus on where you'd like to change and grow. I invite you to call or email to let me know your reaction, what's useful or what you want less of.

IN THIS ISSUE:

1: Personal Life Coaching: THE FACTS OF LIFE COACHING : Making Choices
2: Wellness: IF YOU DON'T LOOK AFTER YOURSELF WHO WILL? : Getting enough sleep?
3: Weight Loss: FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND THOUGHTS ON FOOD : Conscious eating
4: Thoughts from my swing: When is honest too honest?

1: THE FACTS OF LIFE COACHING : MAKING CHOICES
You may have heard it before, but it's worth repeating and considering: 'Not making a decision is making a decision'. When you procrastinate choosing, you are actually choosing the status quo. This feeds our gremlins which keep us from change and prevent us from taking risks. The first step in avoiding this trap is noticing when it happens. Just the awareness of 'non-decision' can sometimes stimulate a conscious choice and prevent stagnation. If a nagging thought haunts you it's time you acted on it. I challenge you not to let passivity run your life!

12 Week Pilot Weight Loss Program with Comfort and Anonymity.
If you've been struggling with weight and are ready to meet summer with a plan and with fabulous support, please let me know quickly since there is still space in my 12 week group teleclass Weight Loss program. It starts on Monday, July 11 from 9:00 to 10 a.m. EDT and costs just $119. It's all done by telephone with some individual coaching included as well. Act fast! Also, please let me know if you would like more details so you can join a group at a different time.

2: WELLNESS: IF YOU DON'T LOOK AFTER YOURSELF WHO WILL? : GETTING ENOUGH SLEEP?
How much sleep is enough for you? Experts say that your body knows when it needs to wake up naturally. My body knows when I need to wake up for the bathroom. For most people, 7 1/2-8 1/2 hours nightly are enough for the body to revitalize. Fortunately or unfortunately, we can function on much less sleep than what is optimum. The problem is the resulting level of functioning. With inadequate sleep comes below par brain power. Reactions are blurred, response times are lengthened and energy is lacking. When we are sleep deprived, we inadvertently reach out for alternate comforts - alcohol for some, sugary or salty foods for others, cigarettes for still others, to name a few. Tolerance for the unpredictable is minimized and tempers are tested. Getting too much sleep can result in sluggishness and demotivation. To function at your highest level possible, experiment with the amount of sleep that allows you to feel energetic, look good and maximize your sharpness. Then stick with the program and insure that you get the amount of sleep that truly enables you to be your best.

3: WEIGHT LOSS: FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND THOUGHTS ON FOOD : EATING CONSCIOUSLY
How many times has food found its way into your mouth without the awareness it deserves. Whether it's shoveling popcorn while watching a movie, the mysterious way that leftovers jump into your mouth when you're cleaning up after a meal, or the 'tasting' that happens absentmindedly during food preparation, the calories all add up. If you wish to cut down on unhealthy eating, make an effort to notice your habits around food. Two suggestions to help: 1) Keep a food journal of everything that enters your mouth - yes, that's EVERYTHING! 2) Make a rule for yourself that all the food you eat must come from a plate. Will you let me know how it goes?

4:THOUGHTS FROM MY SWING: WHEN IS HONEST TOO HONEST?
As is true with many people that I know, honesty is one of my most treasured values. But, recently a friend asked me something that made me question whether my speaking the truth was always the best route. She had purchased a 'final sale' dress and asked me honestly how I thought it looked. Hence, the dilemma: what was the point of speaking the truth (maybe a size bigger would have looked better) when she couldn't return it? She felt terrific in it - so, why deflate her? Would I be untrustworthy and acting dishonestly by keeping quiet? Would I be a good friend by letting her 'think' she looked good when I really didn't think she did? What do you think you would say?

All individual Coaching is done by telephone.
To arrange for a complimentary coaching call,
an interactive coaching workshop,
or a speaker for a meeting or a conference,
contact Lynda Wise at Wise Coaching
416-225-3535 or lyndawise@yahoo.com
http://www.wisecoaching.ca

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