Nostalgia: 2013 and my Highlights

It feels like this year just started and now it is over. This year was up and down for me, there were some great things that happened and couple not so great things. Mostly it was great things.

One of the not so great things was making the decision to stay where I am at, this is really more neutral than bad. I live where others go on vacation and in a beautiful house. I am not lacking and am very blessed in may ways and the realization that a move to Santa Fe would impact the parents in a negative way, made me change my mind. Santa Fe isn’t going anywhere and I hope to live there sometime in my life.

This was the year that my baby kitten Tamson grew old and died. He was around 17 or 18 years old and had lived a good life. I’d had him since he was a kitten and Tamson was my first adult pet. I loved him dearly and miss him still. He kept me company through the good, the bad, and the wondrous.
 photo fb83d5fe.jpgThe great things that happened were finishing up with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and getting my health coaching certificate. That was exciting and scary all at the same time. Launching a small business is big and I’m looking forward to taking it to the next level in 2014.

One of my green smoothies was featured by IIN on their smoothies and juices of summer. This was insanely exciting and I didn’t shut up about it for months. I think I told everyone and than told them again. Berry, Cherry and Kale Green Smoothie

Blogging! I kept consistent with this blog this year. This was a big goal for me and an important one. The move to WordPress has been great too, love it so much more than than I did blogger. I’ve settled into a nice three day routine that suits me well and plan to keep this up through next year as well.

A Few months after Tamson died I started stalking cats at the Stafford Animal Shelter. It was window shopping for a long time and in November I decided it was time and than I was notified that I was on call for federal jury duty for the month, in another town. So that put cat adoption on hold until December and I ended up with the sweetest cat Wilhelmina.

I am ready to move on to the next year and see what it has for me.

How was your year in review?

Just what is a Health Coach?

ZOMG your a health coach that’s so cool! Uh, so what do you do? I’ve had that response more than once. People think its really cool I’m a health coach but have no idea what I do. So just what does a health coach do?
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A health coach is a person who helps you figure out what you want in terms of your health goals and how to achieve them. If your health coach is holistic that will also entail looking at all aspects of your life, career, relationships, emotions, spirituality along with exercise and food. A good coach is going to help you figure it out, not give a list of stuff to do. Not that we don’t hand out homework but it is geared towards the goals my clients set.

As a coach I am not in the drivers seat, you are. One of my clients was trying to include more exercise into her life. She wasn’t sure what she wanted to do. During one of our conversations we started talking about she loved to go swimming and doing Pilates. Which ended up in a talking about her Dosha, she’s a kapha and how those two activities were perfect for her and her Dosha . She ended up trying out kundalini yoga and loved it. I guided her along but she made the end decision.

The goal is for someone to create a lifestyle that is sustainable for them. What you get is a collaborative effort to meet your goals. We want you to build up a tool kit you can take with you, of strategies that work and can be applied easily in real life. A health coach will challenge you at times. Whitney who used to coach me, challenged me to see my disordered eating a thing of beauty. Let me tell you that was a mind blower for me as I never ever even thought of it as a positive. I am still working on that one.

To sum it up a health coach is a person who helps you set goals, helps you discover what you need to do to get there, and empowers you. Hi. I’m Beth and I work with who feel confused about what is healthy and what is not. I help them work towards eating better, getting active, and recognizing the importance of relaxation. That’s what I do as a health coach.

A Brilliant Week Vlog

IIN 57 Juices and Smoothies of Summer and my Smoothie is on it!

As I was perusing through one of the facebook groups I belong to for Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and I saw a link to submit smoothies and juices.  I clicked on the link and entered my Berry, Cherry, and Kale Smoothie.  Then I went on with my life and didn’t really think about it until, there were all sorts of hits coming from their blog.

At this point there was much squeeing on my part and a flurry of tweets, FB posts, and hitting up all the forums I am on letting them know I made the list.  Give me a moment to squee again, thank you.  If you haven’t guessed I am still extremely excited about  being on the IIN Blog.
Ready to blitz.

There are several recipes I want to try that are included on 57 Juices and Smoothies.  Mine is number 53! *squee*   I am a regular tweeter you can follow me @RadianceHealth and I am also on Facebook at Radiance Health.  Give me a follow on twitter and see what I am up to when I am not blogging and get the latest scoop.