Helping women reshape their Baggage and their Bodies  

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

September 2009
Issue 52

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.  If you don't look after yourself, who will?:
Life Balance!

2.  Food for thought and thoughts on food and/or weight loss:  
The Mighty Avocado

3.  Thoughts from my swing:  
Living Proof!

1:  Life Balance!  

Is Life Balance the carrot that it's often made out to be?
Short answer - no.

Sometimes we move towards that seemingly perfect state of balance; while at other times we get caught up with events and distractions that move us to extremes far away from it.   Often factors in our lives require disproportionate focus, energy and time.   Whether these events drain us or boost us, they pull our attention from the ordinary.   To be trite - that's life.   What's important here is to be gentle as we recognize ourselves neglecting the norm.   Try to replace the idea of "neglect" in your thinking with words like simplifying, adapting and modifying.  Perhaps give yourself some permission to apply your focus to whatever is calling you and when the issue passes, you can then fill in the gaps and return to the pursuit of balance.

There are laws in our society protecting victims of child abuse, wife abuse, employee abuse, etc.   There are no laws against self abuse.   Guilty?   You may wish to try a complimentary coaching call.   Please email lyndawise@yahoo.com to arrange a mutually convenient time.  

2:  The mighty avocado has returned to good graces!

Now that we know that some fat is needed in our diet, we can enjoy this fabulous treat sans guilt.   In addition to its monounsaturated fat (this fat helps burn off stored body fat), avocado offers us potassium and vitamins C, E and B6.   A quarter of an avocado is considered a serving and has about 100 calories.

Try it sliced in a turkey sandwich or diced into a spinach and goat cheese salad.   Or puree it with a small amount of garlic for a simple guacamole-like dip to entice you to eat fresh veggies.   Soy chips could be your source of protein as you dip them into the guacamole and create a mini-meal.   This extra 100 calories will help you stay full longer.

It seems that most people love or hate avocado.   If you love it, listen what my mother would say:  "everything in moderation".   If you hate it, maybe I'll have a better tip next month!

3:  I'm living proof!

Yesterday, the "for sale" sign went up on my lawn.   My life this summer has been a gorgeous example of out-of-balance.   My focus has been on purging, painting, replacing, removing and hiding (and of course some coaching, which I could never let go of).   I'm convinced I'll never find everything or even anything again.   Esthetics is not generally my area of interest but the real estate game has called me and I've answered loudly.   Balance is impossible and I'll admit - right now - of no interest.   When the house has sold, my focus will shift to finding a new home and of course packing, moving and fixing up.   Eventually I'll return to normal and will resume the approach and solidity of balance.

Until then - there will be slightly abbreviated newsletters.  

Wishing you what you wish for yourself,

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