Helping People Reshape their Baggage and their Bodies  

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

May '11
Issue 72

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:   Feeling Stressed may not be an option.  De-stressing?  Definitely your choice

Foods that Fight Cancer

3.  THOUGHTS FROM MY SWING:   What's your spirituality rating?

1:  Feeling Stressed may not be an option.  De-stressing?  Definitely your choice  

Last month I wrote about the stress caused when we have to work with stupid people!  (http://wisecoaching.ca/newsletters/ezine_Apr_2011.htm) Face it, not everyone is as smart as we are - and often there's no choice whom we work with and the stress that often come with it.

That said, there are lots of suggestions out there on how to de-stress - so this month I thought I'd mention a few ways we can calm the moment wherever we happen to be stressed, especially in the office.   Many of these you've read before but even if you were to find just one new one......  It's worth a try.

  • Drink a cup of green tea, which contains polyphenols, a powerful antioxidant and natural de-stressor
  • Breathe in evenly through your nose, letting your abdomen expand.   Breathe out slowly and evenly through your mouth, taking about twice as long as you did to inhale.
  • Take a lunch break; don't just keep working while you scarf down a bagel with cheese at your desk.  Read a novel, take a walk or try a new restaurant.
  • Play your favourite music; classical music or blues especially make for excellent stress relief.
  • Take a deep breath and laugh your guts out.   Laughter yoga can make you happier - and healthier.   Spontaneous laughter is not always forthcoming so maybe keep a file of cartoons, photos, postcards and personal notes that might at least put a smile on your face.   On the biggest stressful day, take a private peek at your smile file.  
Next month's suggestions are not necessarily ones for office use.

2:  Foods that Fight Cancer

Princess Margaret Hospital is one of the world's foremost teaching, treatment and research hospitals for cancer.

Recently, the following info was published in the Princess Margaret Hospital newsletter:

    Here are some foods that are found to be effective in reducing the onset of cancer.
    Some are generally effective for many or all types of cancer and some work at preventing specific types:
  • Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, like cauliflower, kale and cabbage, help stave off several types of cancer
  • Citrus fruits, like oranges and grapefruits, inhibit the growth and spread of tumours
  • The spice, turmeric, containing curcumin, can help prevent colon cancer.
  • Salmon and other fatty fish including sardines and mackerel, have high levels of omega 3 and, among their health benefits, is the lowering of the risk of cancer
  • Tomatoes, which contain lycopene, have anti-cancer magic.   Eat tomato sauce twice/week in order to consume enough lycopene to reap the benefits
Some of this you've heard or read before in a speculative way.   But hearing it from a major cancer centre just might be the trigger you need to prioritize a healthy diet.

Epidemiological studies have shown that carrying a considerable amount of extra weight is associated with a range of cancers.   Weight loss coaching could be the answer to the long term struggle to lose weight and keep it off and reduce health risks.   To arrange a complimentary session, call 416-225-3535 or email lyndawise@yahoo.com.

3:  What's your spirituality rating?

At lunch today, after a deliciously deep conversation about our varying levels of spirituality, my dear friend confessed that the conversation we had wouldn't and couldn't take place between her and her husband.   They've been married for eons, treasure their relationship, share a grand assortment of experiences and interests, and spirituality is simply not among them.   It made me think of my diverse community of friends and family whom I adore and how much we are all individuals.   Some go much deeper than I can go and others are not at all interested in spiritual thinking that might engineer their lives.   This provides interesting conversation and at times, non-conversation.  And of course, there's no right or wrong.  What lays the groundwork for a kindred spirit?

Question:   On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the most spiritual, where would you place yourself?   and your partner?  your children?  parents?  friends?

I think what I'm asking here is "How important is spirituality in allowing the connections that lead to a full life?"

Any thoughts?  

Wishing you what you wish for yourself,  

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