Mindfulness is the new science of health and happiness, and it is more relevant and required than ever. We all tend to wear our over-stimulation like a badge of honor. We are texting and working, and planning, and making lists, and stressing, all simultaneously to the detriment of our emotional well being and health. Mindfulness […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
The Dalai Lama once said “Sleep is the Best Meditation”. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 50 to 70 Million adults in the US have a sleep or wakefulness disorder. Lack of sleep translates into starting your day feeling drained before you even start. Other mornings, you could swear you’ve had at least […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The World Health Organization has identified tobacco use as the single most preventable cause of premature disability and death worldwide (1). Approximately 20% of the population use tobacco daily, and therefore, my work as a Quit Smoking Coach, will not likely cease anytime soon. There are a handful of us out here assisting people to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I work from a small office where I dispense advice on how to quit smoking for amazing health. I’ll admit that it is lonely some days, but rewarding to see clients quit, cleanse their bodies of the 4700 plus chemicals found in a lit cigarette, and go on to live an amazing life despite releasing […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Why should you even consider quitting smoking? Smoking a cigarette makes you feel good, after all. Otherwise you wouldn’t be doing it, that sounds pretty obvious. It relieves your stress, you like the taste when you’re out in social situations, and it makes you look cool. But does it really? Here are just a few […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Congratulations! You’ve just quit smoking!! But don’t leave home without your Survival Kit. You know – the things that will make the first 3 to 5 days more bearable, and that will keep you on track. Need something in your hand? Grab a yo-yo, squeeze ball, doodle pad, nail polish, ukulele […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“For thy sake, tobacco, I would do anything but die” (Charles Lamb 1775-1834) Disclaimer: I am a former smoker, however, remember all too well what smoking felt like. There are certain distinct patterns and feelings that only a current smoker or former smoker can relate to. I write about those things only to bridge […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
My passion for cessation comes from a very painful loss in my life. My Dad, whom I loved dearly, died when he was just 56 years old from lung cancer caused by smoking, and I miss him every day. It hurts my heart to hear about others who have become ill or sick from the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I absolutely love learning new things, and maybe I’m a little weird but I love change, but I also know that not everyone does. For some, change causes stress, and if there has been a lot of changes in their lives, change fatigue can occur. But what is change and intellectual growth all about? Well […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Behaviour change doesn’t happen in one step, unfortunately. An individual wanting to quit tobacco slides through stages of change, back and forth, at their own pace. How you approach this client could make or break the trust the client feels in the relationship created, and their confidence in working with you as their coach. […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.