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Monday, December 19, 2016

January is for New Beginnings!

New Year's has always been a blessing and a curse for me. More than any other time of year, I think about my lost loved ones around New Year's Eve. I miss them and wonder what my life would be like if they were still here to share it with me. Would my father spoil my children? Would my grandparents adore my husband? Would my aunt and I still go earring shopping? The most nagging question, as I suppose it is for everyone who has lost a loved one... Would they be proud of me? Birthdays and other holidays may still have a sting even after all these years, but New Year's... that's when it hits me.

But then this amazing thing happens... We get a new beginning! Just like insurance deductibles, our slate is wiped clean and we get to start all over again! Just two weeks from today, 2016 will be behind us and we'll be staring, bright-eyed, into 2017 with all our hopes, plans, and dreams laid out in front of us.
We renew our goals in January. We make resolutions and plan our successes. We are reinvigorated! It's a fresh start! Anything is possible!

The joke is that everyone starts strong and gives up by February. Sometimes that's a true statement. High hopes, big plans, and exciting goals course through us! Then real life and it's time/budget constraints steps in and says, "Don't get carried away" like a big, fat, wet blanket tossed over our fiery passion for improved wellness.

It doesn't have to be that way. Much like the sadness of loss gives way to the joy of new adventures, January resolutions can give way to February's actions, March's successes, April's accomplishments, etc.

How do you stay on track? By yourself, it can be extremely difficult. Even the most motivated individuals need a support system. What about family and friends? No matter how much they cheer you on, do they actually know what's best for you? And do they have the time to dedicate to you at every step? Maybe your doctor? Can you reach out to them with daily questions and concerns? There's a middle ground between a medical professional and a well-intentioned buddy. Try a Wellness Coach!

As your Wellness Coach, I'm as invested in your success as you are. It is my job to assist and motivate you. In our sessions, I will not only learn your goals, but also your health, financial, and scheduling needs, as well as your love of chocolate and your hatred of burpees. (That last part may or may not apply to me.) With your very specific needs in mind, I will design a wellness plan just for you and we will work through it together. We will meet, in person or via Skype/FaceTime, according to your schedule and can tweak or revise your program as needed to be sure it's working for you. As you begin to see improvement, your plan will follow suit.
Whenever you purchase a Wellness Package of 3 months or more, you also get the benefit of an in-person grocery store tutorial. I'll accompany you on a shopping trip to answer question, offer advice, and teach you some tips and tricks to getting the best out of your shopping adventures.

Do you have a few friends who have similar wellness needs or questions and you'd like to all sit down with someone who can advise you? I also offer group wellness classes. Whether it's meal planning, stress management, weight loss, or more, I can put together an instructional class to help you on your way toward self-improvement.

So what are you waiting for? Your loved ones, past and present, are more than likely already proud of you. It's time for you to be proud of yourself! Take charge of your wellness! Contact me at Lively Siren to schedule your free consultation!