Create your health with intention…energy goes where intention flows.

Lisa StoryConscious Living

Our mind and body are intricately linked together. Scientific evidence continues to mount proving that our thoughts and beliefs can dramatically affect health and well-being. (If you’re into this sort of thing…it’s worth researching epigenetics!) Put simply, what we choose to think about ourselves and the world matters to our well-being. If we think negatively about ourselves and others, we will experience negativity. If we think positively, we will have a tendency to experience more positivity in our life. Does this mean that when “bad” things happen or we get sick, we are to blame?  Absolutely not! There is much in this mysterious and beautiful world that cannot be explained. What I am suggesting is that consciously aligning with loving, healing thoughts … KEEP READING…

Willpower: It’s Not a Long-Term Solution for Achieving Goals

Lisa StoryConscious Eating, Conscious Living, Weight Loss

THIS is why I LOVE hiking!

Willpower is a funny thing.  It only takes us so far before life happens.  We have a fight with our spouse, feel stressed by an important deadline at work, get tired of hearing the kids argue, or are unable to pay a bill and next thing you know…we cave to temptation and are easily swayed away from our goals. The first step to sticking with diet and exercise goals is to stop relying on your willpower alone.  You won’t get to where you want to go unless you take a different approach. What I recommend is to consider WHY you want to achieve your goals and HOW you want to feel when you achieve them.  This is your primary motivation. … KEEP READING…

Empty Nest: When the Kids Fly the Coop

Lisa StoryConscious Living, Spirituality & Love

Lately, I’ve been talking with clients and friends who’ve been sharing their varied emotions as kids graduate from high school, college, get married, or move away. Empty nest is that phase of life when we’re happy and proud that our kids are becoming independent adults while simultaneously experiencing feelings of loss and sadness. First, acknowledge yourself for a parenting job well done. Being a parent is rewarding and it’s one of the most noble and toughest jobs on the planet. Second, be gentle and patient with yourself. The fact is you’re going through a major life transition. It’s normal to feel a wide array of emotions during times like this. You may experience feelings of joy, pride, love, and excitement … KEEP READING…

Making the Sugar Connection

Lisa StoryConscious Eating, Conscious Living

Sugar Connections

While driving my son to soccer practice, I reached over and picked up my favorite organic 73% dark chocolate bar.  I was about to take a bite when I heard, “Mom…don’t eat that chocolate.  It makes you cranky.”  I was caught off guard by those words and quickly began to defend my chocolate honor.  “There are antioxidants in the chocolate, Sam.  It is good for me.”  For goodness sake, I am a Certified Health Coach, I should know what is good for me and what is not!  But, the truth is, my son was right.  The sugar in that chocolate bar does make me feel a bit cranky.  Well….first I feel uplifted and fabulous and then I come crashing down….feeling … KEEP READING…