You and your tribe

My son Nick invited me to join his tribe last week for an experience I won’t soon forget.

His tribe is the November Project which brings new meaning to the word fitness.

Each week they gather at the Harvard football stadium at 6 in the morning for a workout which is quite intense. Continue Reading…

Striving to be in Q2

One of the few books I’ve ever re-read is The 7Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen R. Covey. Each time I read it I’m reminded of a few important principles which, if I’m smart enough to apply them faithfully, help keep me on track.

The 7 Habits is not a how-to book for wealth. Rather, it’s a guide for learning how to remain true to our highest values; things like family, service to others, integrity, and optimal health. Continue Reading…

Liberate yourself from stone

I saw an angel in the stone and carved it to set it free – Michelangelo

We may not be blessed with the vision of Michelangelo, nor his ability to turn a piece of marble into a work of art, but what each of us does possess is an amazing ability to envision a better life for ourselves – and then act in ways which turn what we imagine into something real.

Not unlike liberating an angel from stone, really. Continue Reading…

Vision is everything

“If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise”. – Robert Fritz

Last week I suggested spending a few minutes envisioning yourself in an ideal state, one in which you are experiencing wonderful, robust health.

As a health coach, I find this exercise to be a valuable way to help clients lay the groundwork for powerful change. Continue Reading…

To the moon in June

With summer just around the corner, it’s only natural to be thinking about good times ahead. You know – vacation, picnics with family and friends, frolicking on the beach – and spending lots more time in the great outdoors.

It’s also the time of year when many are still looking to shed a few ‘winter’ pounds so they can look good in summer attire, especially swimsuits. Hey, let’s be honest. When we look good we feel better. And ultimately that’s what we’re all after, isn’t it? Continue Reading…

Before breakfast is best

Much is reported these days about the importance of a healthy breakfast.

When we make the effort to start our day with a hearty, nutritious meal we experience favorable blood sugar levels as well as better performance and endurance for the day ahead.

Just as important perhaps may be what we do before we sit down for our first meal of the day. Continue Reading…

Goodbye fear. Hello courage!

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela.

If there’s one thing that holds us back more than anything else perhaps – it’s fear.

Fear of saying or doing the wrong thing. Fear of looking foolish. Fear of making a mistake, especially a big one. Continue Reading…

Surfing your urge

If you’re like me, you’ve got a weakness for one food or another. For most of us it’s the sweet and sugary stuff. When the urge strikes, it can be awfully hard not to succumb.
Of course, the same applies to more than just food.The need to binge on TV, or shop on the internet, or (pick something that applies to you) can make it seem that our behavior is being hijacked by an outside force.

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Who’s in charge?

It’s funny how certain modern devices can control us – if we let them.

The now ubiquitous cell phone (remember when you first got one and said you were only going to use it for urgent matters?) is now attached to us as if it were a vital organ, necessary for survival. I speak from experience.

More than our credit card, it’s our phone we wouldn’t leave home without. Forget it at home and we feel half naked. Continue Reading…