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
October 2006
Issue 18

Welcome!  

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.   And if you stumble on an area that needs some coaching, feel free to arrange a complimentary call to discuss how you wish to create a more fulfilling existence, a new perspective on life or simply more fun.

IN THIS ISSUE:   

1.  PERSONAL LIFE COACHING:
What's all the fuss about?  

2.  IF YOU DON'T LOOK AFTER YOURSELF WHO WILL?
Yoga.

3.  FOOD FOR THOUGHT AND THOUGHTS ON FOOD.
Can we still trust Popeye?

4.  THOUGHTS FROM MY SWING:
What do YOU really want

1:  What's all the fuss about?

Coaching is the second fastest growing industry in the United States, just behind technology.  Why the fuss about Life Coaching?

We live in a society where expectations are enormous, busyness is rampant and Life is passing a lot of people by.  Thankfully, individuals are coming to several realizations:  
  • They are short on time, pleasure, spirituality, meaning, balance, fulfillment, the right people in their lives, control or most of all, mindful living.
  • They are long on tolerating things they dislike, rushing, stagnating, unfulfilling relationships, devoting precious time for fruitless efforts or general unhappiness.
  • Change is often difficult.
  • Change is not as difficult with the correct support.
  • Only you can run your life.  A life coach can help you point it in the direction of your choice.
  • Losing weight and becoming healthier is made easier with understanding, encouragement, accountability and when someone truly believes in you.
When you are ready to make some changes, please feel free to call me at 416-225-3535 or email me at lyndawise@yahoo.com to arrange a complimentary coaching consultation.

I have heard that due to a difficulty with the company who distributes this newsletter, many of you did not receive the September edition. All past editions are available at http://www.wisecoaching.ca.

2:  Yoga.

For the last few months I've been chatting about various types of exercise.  And now for the grand finale - Yoga!

All of the reputed benefits of yoga are really too numerous to list here, so I'll attempt an abridged version.  Long before modern medicine, yoga promoted the mind and body connection.  It comes as no surprise that benefits extend into the realm of physiological and psychological as well as biochemical.

Physiological results:
  • Increased efficiency in the cardiovascular system
  • Improved digestion
  • More flexibility and range of motion in joints
  • Easier and better sleep - less fatigue
  • Greater dexterity and improved reaction time
Psychological results:
  • Less anxiety and depression
  • Improved memory
  • Decreased hostility and better moods
  • Improved learning
  • Greater self acceptance and self actualization
Biochemical results:
  • Increased good cholesterol level, hemoglobin and vitamin C
  • Decreased bad cholesterol level, triglycerides, total white blood cell count
Want more info?  Try www.abc-of-yoga.com.  
Want to improve your general health?  Try yoga.  If you live in the north end of Toronto, and want to connect with some outstanding yoga people, you might wish to try Bettina and Linda at Moving Arts: 905-763-1640 or Cheryl at 905-294-0766.

3:  Can we still trust Popeye?

Until about a month ago, one of nature's greatest gifts to health and especially weight-conscious individuals was bagged, prewashed, baby spinach.  'Twas a perfect food - overflowing with health benefits.  Here are a few!

Spinach promises some protection from osteoporosis and other bone disease, heart/cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, prostate cancer and arthritis.  It has some anti-inflammatory qualities and some studies have shown that it can reduce age-related brain deterioration.  It can also help protect eyesight from age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.  And it contains a good dose of iron - a great source of energy.

Sadly, somehow E. coli found its way into some bagged spinach.   Many consumers might have felt slightly ill and recovered within a week.   However, more than 100 terribly unlucky individuals fell sick enough to warrant a doctor's visit:  and 2 actually died from the affected spinach.  What happened to spinach could happen to any fresh fruit or vegetable.  E. coli is difficult to wash off and is often even resistant to boiling.

Remember the incident in the U.S. when a knife cutting through a cantaloupe dragged bacteria from the outside to the pulp inside and someone died?  And since the spinach scare, there has been a carrot juice/botulism scare.  Occasionally, these things will happen!  Hopefully not to you or me.

Can you protect yourself 100%?  Hmmm, perhaps by never eating fresh produce!   But that is simply not an option and it's not enough.  Cadbury in England recently produced some dangerous, tainted chocolate bars which all had to be recalled.

Here is what I do.  I wash everything in lots and lots of warm water.  Everything includes fresh pineapples, melons, bananas, peas in the pod, etc. along with all produce without peel.  I live in a place where the tap water is as safe and delicious as bottled water - you choose the kind of water you wish.  I have not read any proof that the fruit and vegetable washes available are any more effective than lots of tap water.

And then I enjoy the plethora of goodies that are almost always such a wonderful gift from the earth.   And also, I pray that I was born under a lucky star.

No, I have not stopped trusting Popeye.

4:  What do YOU want?

Last night I went to see Barbra Streisand.  I almost didn't go.  I had heard that she was coming to Toronto but the performance date conflicted with a workshop I was giving.  Big disappointment.  Tickets for Barbra sold out fast.   A few days before, my workshop date changed.  As the time line to the concert waned my desire to see Barbra grew, despite the "impossible" feeling lurking.   Yesterday, the exact morning of the Barbra happening, I admitted to myself how much I really wanted to be part of it.

So I sent out messages to the universe.  I called some people whom I knew were going and asked them to put the word out for just one measly ticket.  Each time the phone rang my hopes soared and then plummeted.   I finished with my last client at 5:30 and started to play with google and Barbra tickets.   And the universe provided!  Twenty minutes later, binoculars in hand and my friend almost as excited as I, we set out.   We sat with the gods and got to see the legendary Barbra.  And I LOVED being there.  And I smiled the whole time.  And I am so happy that I went.

My message went out to the universe, the universe provided the opportunity and I helped it along.

What do you really want in your life?

Warmly and optimistically,
Lynda


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