Five Tips For OverComing Negative Thoughts

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Hello Followers!  Did you start following my Happy Health Coach blog because you needed some inspiration!? Or something to counteract those negative feelings and thoughts that are swimming around in your head?  Well, if you did, here is your…shot of sunshine for the day! Five Tips for Overcoming Negative Thoughts:

1. Surround Yourself with Positive People It’s true!  We do adopt the characteristics, thoughts and feelings of those who we are in contact with on a regular basis.  Do you have toxic friends or co-workers?  Maybe a toxic family member? Find some new friends and peers to hang out around who live life the way you want to live it!  Healthy, happy friends are an important part of a healthy, happy lifestyle.

2. Help Someone Assisting others with their needs will help you get the focus off of little distractions and thoughts that consume your mind and lead to depression, anxiety and stress.  Helping others boosts one’s confidence, creates feelings of compassion and nurtures your spirit.

3. Write a Gratitude List Start a gratitude journal that you write in daily before bed or as soon as you wake up in the morning.  Write down anything and everything you are grateful for– even if those things feel insignificant!  Try it out for a week to start–I know you will see a difference in your life!

4. Sing to Upbeat Music Crank up your stereo, radio or boom box!  Music has a way of speaking to our soul and our hearts like nothing else in this world can.  You become what you consume. Listen to happy music and your negative thoughts will internally start to change.

5. Give Yourself Permission to Turn Your Day Around at any Given Moment Did your day start out sour?  Who says it has to stay that way?  We often judge our days by the way our morning started out.  Our thinking process goes something like this, “Good morning=good day and bad morning=bad day.”  I’m telling you–it doesn’t have to be that way!  What if you decided that Mondays were now the best day of the week instead of the worst?  How would that change your life?

Happy thoughts!

Health Coach Autumn

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I’ve become a doTERRA essential oil addict!

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Essential oils are so amazing!  Wait, let me say it again.  ESSENTIAL OILS ARE AMAZING!!

I had no clue that I was walking into a Gold mine last year by joining the doTERRA Essential Oil Company.

Essential oils are a fantastic, natural way to treat or lessen the effects of all sorts of health issues; from emotional to mental to physical issues. They not only treat the side effects, they tackle the root of the problem too! My friend Hope and I are having a virtual class on facebook next Monday at 5pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern and you should attend!

I promise you will learn some amazing things about how you can boost your health, immune system and mood.  Hope to see you in the class!

Here is the link:
https://www.facebook.com/events/763754457073037/

TO your great health (and mine too)-

Health Coach Autumn

Two day Extension on 50% OFF Breakthrough Sessions!

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Due to the Seahawks Incredible Win today and their 2nd time going to the Super bowl, I’m extending the discounts on my breakthrough sessions an extra two days! You can still purchase a BREAKTHROUGH SESSION with me for the discounted price of $39 until 10:00 pm this Wednesday, January 21st!

JUMP START your year in a healthy way today by signing up for a 1 hour breakthrough session with me!! (Reg. Price is $79) Breakthrough Sessions are conducted over the phone from the comfort of your own home. Breakthrough Session tickets must be used by 6/30/2015.

Here is the link to your breakthrough session ticket:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-hour-breakthrough-session-w-health-coach-tickets-15337400578?utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button

Once you purchase your ticket, call (360) 836-4559 to set up your breakthrough session with me!

Let’s breakthrough to a whole new you!

Coach Autumn

Limited Time One Hour Breakthrough Session w/ Health Coach‏!

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It’s annual Health Coach week and for that reason I’m giving a HUGE DISCOUNT on breakthrough sessions for new clients! JUMP START your year in a healthy way today by signing up for a 1 hour breakthrough session with me for only $39!! (Reg. Price is $79) Breakthrough Sessions are conducted over the phone from the comfort of your own home. Deal ends this Monday, January 19, 2015 at 10:00 pm Pacific time. Breakthrough Session tickets must be used by 6/30/2015.

Here is the link to your breakthrough session ticket:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/one-hour-breakthrough-session-w-health-coach-tickets-15337400578?utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_medium=email&utm_source=eb_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button 

Once you purchase your ticket, call (360) 836-4559 to set up your breakthrough session with me!

Let’s breakthrough to a whole new you!

Coach Autumn

Embracing New Beginnings

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“It only takes one idea, one second in time, one friend, one dream, one leap of faith, to change everything, forever.”            -Anonymous

In the movie Stranger than Fiction, the main character Harold Crick, does the same thing, at the same time, every day. His daily routine revolves around the tick of his wristwatch, thus making his life extremely dull and predictable. But one day his watch stops and his life is forever changed. Being thrown into a world of uncertainty, Harold finds difficulty in adapting to the world around him until he consciously chooses to start embracing his new life.

Do you ever feel like Harold Crick? Are you fearful of stepping outside your comfort zone? Do you struggle with change? Often, the scariest part of beginning again is the transition zone that occurs between ending one thing and starting another. We make excuses and do whatever we can to avoid the pain of this fearful place. However, the state of transition allows us to evolve from within while making peace with the past and allowing the uncertainty of the future. It is truly the place where the most personal growth and transformation occur. Transition zones can be terrifying, but they can also be the most passionate and enlightening moments of our lives.

Starting again doesn’t have to be scary; beginnings can be exhilarating and freeing. With change come opportunities and the chance to see things from a different perspective. Beginnings give insight to our lives so we can see what is truly fulfilling us and what is not. The great perfection in beginning again, is that whatever happens next, you’ll be stronger, wiser, and richer for it. Remember, every day is a chance for a new beginning. You are an eternal being and whatever you have once dreamed… the universe still dreams for you.

May 2015 be your best year yet!

Health Coach Autumn

*no cost health and lifestyle consultations available with me at http://www.pacificnorthwesthealth.com

Is It Time To Bury The Hatchet?

 

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I recently heard the story of a family whose father was murdered in cold blood. On the date of the sentencing, the victim’s family bore witness as the guilty man’s incarceration record was read aloud in the courtroom. It contained offense after offense of violence. Suddenly, it was time for the son of the deceased to address his father’s murderer. Everyone waited for the young man to speak; to speak of hatred, of disgust, of pain, anger and injustice. Although, to the contrary, he spoke of nothing but forgiveness, hopeful prosperity, compassion and kindness for the accused.

I thought; if this young man, at age nineteen, could reach outside his unfathomable pain and loss to forgive his father’s murderer in nine short months; than we certainly, as neighbors, as family members, as coworkers, peers and otherwise have the power to forgive the lesser wrongdoings of our enemies.

It is said that anyone can judge, but it takes a person with true character to forgive. To forgive, we must first tap into the place where our pain lives, and then allow ourselves to let go of the burden of that pain. Forgiveness isn’t about excusing another’s actions; it’s about releasing those actions so they don’t destroy our hearts.

According to studies, doctors have found that there is a huge relationship between a person’s unwillingness to forgiveness and their health. Being hurt, envious, angry, feeling guilty or suffering loss can profoundly alter your brain waves, create chemical imbalances, distress your muscular-skeletal system, affect your digestion or even make it difficult to sleep.

How is it possible to forgive someone who has wronged you? The process is different for everyone, so here are some questions to think about as you start your own journey of forgiveness:

  • How is the story of this wrongdoing serving me or my enemy?
  • How can I practice compassion towards my enemy?
  • Have I too, at one time, treated someone else unfairly?
  • Is my enemy capable of doing good?
  • Is my ego getting in the way of my willingness to forgive?
  • Is it possible that my enemy did not know the implications of their wrongdoing?
  • How could my life or the lives of my loved ones improve by forgiving this person?

Remember, forgiveness takes time, but can also reap huge rewards.  As philosopher Paul Boese says, “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”

Lighten Your Load!

Health and Lifestyle Coach Autumn

(sign up for a no-cost consultation with me to see how you can better your life at http://www.pacificnorthwesthealth.com)

 

Amidst the devastation in Washington State, we are grateful for…

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It has been a devastating last year for Washington State; the place I call home. 

Last year, the I-5 Bridge over the Skagit River collapsed suddenly, sending drivers and their vehicles into the cold river water below.  I actually had driven over the bridge a little while before it went down.

This March, in the small town of Oso, Washington, an unstable hill caved in, triggering a mudslide and engulfing a rural neighborhood.  It wiped out a 1 square mile area and many lives, homes and livelihoods were lost.

This July, we set the record for the largest wildfire ever in Washington state, covering 237,000 acres of land and wiping out over 300 homes and businesses. This fire is still burning this very second.

This past weekend I decided it was time to spread some positive energy around my community, amidst the devastation.

At my Health and Lifestyle Coaching booth, I simply asked:  “What are you Grateful for?”  and had attendees of the festival write their answers on index cards and hang them up on string.

The response was overwhelming.  Here is what everyone shared:

I am grateful for my husband.

I am grateful for resilience.    -Karen L.

I am grateful for a stranger’s smile, chocolate, peanut butter ice cream, chemo, dusk, coffee beans, and the next friend I will meet.

I am grateful for my good health (almost 75 years!)

I am grateful for my amazing family and friends. -Janie O.

I am grateful for my wonderful sister.

I am grateful for my mom, dad and sisters!  -Elaina

I am grateful for having a roof over my head and food to eat, and a loving family.

I am grateful for another day.

I am grateful for my wonderful life, my wonderful wife, family and friends.

I am grateful for the blessings in my life.

I am grateful to be able to think correctly and not get nervous anymore.

I am grateful for my dear girlfriends!

I am grateful for my son.  He is the light of my life.  -Louise

I am grateful for my house and my family.

I am grateful to be 85, still going and having fun!

SO NOW I ASK YOU:  What are you grateful for?

To your happiness!!

Health Coach Autumn