Helping women reshape their Baggage and their Bodies  

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

October 2009
Issue 53

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:   Increase the Laughter



1:  Increase the Laughter  

When there's enough humour in our day it's pretty difficult to get upset at some of the trivia that can often tend to irritate and upset us.   Additionally, here are some of the benefits of laughter.   It can:
  • reduce stress
  • help lower blood pressure
  • elevate your mood
  • boost your immune system
  • increase brain function
  • connect you to others
  • enable relaxation and
  • make you feel good!
So the big question is:  How can you increase the amount of humour that's in your life?
  • Look for incidents that make you chuckle and set yourself up for more of them..
  • Hang out and play with infants and children - watch what gives them the giggles!
  • Watch sitcoms and read joke books
  • Find a mate with a great sense of humour; or to be safe, encourage a great sense of humour in your mate.
  • Schedule time for laughter each day.   Google a specific type of joke and thoroughly enjoy!
  • Bring back more of the fun stuff that got shoved aside by time restraints.
  • Keep an eye out for disturbing activities (maybe listening to the news or reading the newspaper) and limit the time you spend on them.
  • Avoid the sourpuss (haven't used that term in a thousand years) when possible; surround yourself with others who look at the bright side and know how to laugh!
Hopefully the message here is once again, consciousness!   What's there to smile at in your life?   Care to share?   I'd love to hear your answers lyndawise@yahoo.com.

2:  Is it worth it?

Will Power:  often a fickle friend.  Most people enjoy a huge variety of foods.   Some of those foods are healthy and some are not!   Some tickle our taste buds and some are simply not so appealing!   Some help us build strength and resistance while others are fabulous for the moment but go on to add dimples where we don't really want them.   Will power must have broad shoulders, since so many of us blame it or the lack of it for all of our not-so-great food choices.   You really can take back your power!  So here's a suggestion for strengthening your consciousness when a choice presents itself.  

Ask yourself:  "Is this worth it?" This is my invitation to take back control.   I love the fact that we can enjoy treats!   The trick is to choose them mindfully and give yourself the go-ahead to enjoy them thoroughly.   So make sure that the choice is worth it!!!  Take that extra moment to think of the impact of saying yes.   Making the decision once and for all could have a huge future impact!   Like.....  I love a few squares of chocolate that I'm not willing to give up but the 500 calorie pastry just doesn't cut it!   Never again!   Great for you!  And of course, everyone's "worth-it" is different.

And if you wish to talk more about it, feel free to arrange a complimentary call with me.  lyndawise@yahoo.com to set up a free 30 minute session to learn more.  

Warning:  Halloween may be dangerous to your health.

3:  Help!

In September's newsletter, I mentioned that I'm moving.   Sale and purchase are going well and yet, it still feels huge!   I'm oh so grateful for any ease anywhere in my life right now.   And the greatest ease has come from friends and family who have helped.   Iím overwhelmed by the generosity of those around me, whether the time given has been an hour or two of packing or sorting or a morning at a garage sale.   This has been HUGE for me.   I'm generally much better at giving help than at receiving it...and Iím really terrible at asking for it.   But I'm learning - learning to be gracious at accepting it, learning how the time given to me has been a tremendous aid for me, and learning that I will be looking harder to find opportunities when all the special people in my life can use a hand.   Need help?   Just ask.

Wishing you what you wish for yourself.  

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