Saturday, October 29, 2016
You've heard the old saying before, which goes like this: use it, or lose it. This timeless advice is true on every level of your being.
In fact, you may not even know that physical exercise is necessary for keeping your brain sharp. It may sound odd, but neuroscientists tell us that physical exercise is absolutely critical for preventing Alzheimer's disease and dementia, enhancing stress reduction, and maintaining emotional well-being.
There are many types of exercise and movement. Interestingly, all share a rare and common outcome: exercise creates a state of inner balance and harmony by connecting your body, mind and spirit.
Hatha Yoga is well known for developing balance and harmony between body and mind. Posture, body mechanics, and correct breathing are the fundamental aspects, and Yoga is often cited as the optimal practice for spiritual healing. It incorporates mental flexibility with physical education and the laws of natural divinity.
Tai Chi and Qi Gung are Eastern movement practices that incorporate a series of gentle movements and soothing flow, making these techniques a good choice at any age. Many studies have proven that these simple practices produce a number of benefits for health and longevity, including pain control, self-empowerment and increased self-esteem, self-confidence and self-worth.
Weight bearing exercises are essential for bone density and muscle tone. Examples include dancing, gardening, and other hobbies which are also excellent choices for cardio-vascular health and emotional balance, as well as being effective strategies for long-term pain relief.
Recent research has shown that walking 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week may be the best exercise of all. Just taking a walk can benefit you in many ways, and lead to positive transformation in mind and body.
The key is to find the activities you like, and stick with them. Be sure to consult your doctor before you begin any exercise program.
- Peter Winslow
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Hi, I’m Peter Winslow and I’ve been a life coach for many years. In that time I have met a lot of people who have no idea what a life coach does, let alone why anybody would choose to work with one. I'd like to take this opportunity to clear up any confusion you my have about personal life coaching.
If you experience problems in your life which you cannot fix—like a broken relationship, poor health issues, or uncertainty in your career and income—a life coach may be your best and fastest option for positive results.
You should know that the relationship between you and your coach is different than that of a client and therapist. Therapy entails seeking what has gone wrong, analyzing why it happened, understanding who did what to whom, and so on.
Coaching usually has no need for all that. We simply move from this moment forward with very little analysis or scrutiny of the past.
The therapeutic skills of psychologists or psychiatrists who are specially trained to treat neurosis and psychosis are not necessary for everyone. There is a growing number of people who simply need to slow down, "hear themselves think" and get the guidance they need to successfully identify and achieve their personal goals, as quickly as possible.
Effective coaches can develop a general overview of the client's disposition, well-being and overall quality of life in an hour or so. They become personal guides who offer positive motivation and support for replacing old or harmful habits with new and productive patterns for success.
Many coaches focus on emotional, social, educational, financial, and health-related concerns. This often includes training for self-empowerment, self-worth, self-esteem, stress reduction, emotional well-being, and spiritual healing.
Coaches and mentors:
*Are supportive and non-judgmental of the client, their beliefs and lifestyle.
*Help the client set realistic and appropriate goals.
*Facilitate the needs, motivations, desires, and skills that help the client make real and lasting changes.
*Utilize specific techniques to fit the client's personal needs.
*Observe, listen, ask questions and offer positive feeback.
*Supply the tools and techniques for personal success.
*Encourage a commitment to action for personal growth.
*Encourage and help clients develop their inborn talents and abilities.
*Possess qualifications and experience in the areas that their coaching is offered.