Today’s Health Shocker!

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Here’s Today’s Health Shocker!

Did you know that 100 trillion bacteria take up residence in your body? That’s more than ten times the amount of cells in your body!

This is why a healthy immune system is so important. With 70 percent of our immune system in our gut, it’s no secret that the food we put in our mouth affects our health tremendously. So next time you reach for a bite to eat, think of the adverse effect it can take on your health. Take a little time to invest in you, and make a small step by incorporating healthier options of the foods you already love into your diet.

Need some assistance or motivation to change your unhealthy habits? Let’s talk. Call me at (360) 836-4559 to set up a free consultation or reach me on the web at www.pacificnorthwesthealth.com

To your health –

Health Coach Autumn

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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.

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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

Crowdfunding: A Modern Way to Raise Money

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Imagine dreaming up a project that would be funded quickly and easily through crowd donations. Sound too good to be true? It wasn’t for Rick Wiley, owner of Port Townsend’s Wheel-In Motor Movie. On June 8th, 2014, Rick’s dream of a new digital theater system came true when his project was successfully funded through the crowdfunding website, www.kickstarter.com. Rick’s campaign was critical for the survival of the theater; as the conversion to digital cinema for his drive-in was necessary, extremely costly, and could not be funded without assistance.

So exactly what is crowdfunding and how can it be used? Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number or people, typically on the internet. Crowdfunding campaigns are funded by the general public, not investors. Each campaign has a set monetary goal and time limit. The beauty of crowdfunding is that it often offers individuals and small businesses a chance at success, by allowing their businesses and projects to be easily showcased and funded by people from all over the world.

There are four basic types of crowdfunding; donation-based, reward-based, equity-based, and debt crowdfunding. In donation-based crowdfunding, individuals donate money or other resources because they support a cause or feel connected to the greater purpose of a campaign. In reward-based crowdfunding, individuals give money to a business in exchange for a reward; typically a product or service that the business provides. With equity-based crowdfunding, a crowd becomes part-owners of the company in which it invests, so they will receive a return on their investment. Debt crowdfunding is the last type; in which a company raises money by borrowing it from the crowd. The business then commits to repay their loan back by a certain time and at a certain interest rate.

Top crowdfunding platforms include http://www.kickstarter.com, www.gofundme.com, www.angel.co, www.lendingclub.com, and www.fundingcircle.com. Each website has slightly different rules and processing fees. If you decide to donate to a crowdfunding campaign, do your homework since there are many crowdfunding sites scams. If a campaign has few supporters, unrealistic fundraising goals, botched photos, or vague fundraising details, it could be a fraud. Additionally, beware of crowdfunding websites that claim they are “100% free.” They charge donors fees instead of you.

How can crowdfunding help you accomplish your dreams, purpose or destiny?  I would love to hear your thoughts!

Stay tuned to my blog to find out how I’ll be using crowdfunding!

In good health and extreme happiness,

Health Coach Autumn

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Your Happiness

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by Autumn Pappas, CHHC, AADP

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…”       

Perhaps no statement in American history is better known or has been more powerful and iconic than this one issued by Congress in the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776. Not only does this proclamation entitle us, as Americans to powers that cannot be given away nor should be questioned; equality, life, freedom, but it also allows us the right to pursue our happiness. As Americans, “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” has become our birthright; our motto; our creed.

What does it truly mean to pursue happiness? In modern society, many of us have come to believe that the “pursuit” of happiness is the journey we take in order to achieve our desires. If we follow the pursuit, eventually we will get a bigger house, our ideal career, become more popular, choose the right mate, have the perfect family—and then we will be happy. But happiness is fleeting. Satisfaction never lasts long, and soon we are hungry for more. How can we stop this endless cycle?

First, learn to be present in the moment. Unhappiness often comes from dwelling on the past and feeling anxiety about the future. All we truly have is now. Meditation, mindfulness and breathing exercises are great tools to help you stay present in the moment. Next, be of service. Giving selflessly not only builds self-esteem, and brings meaning and connectedness to one’s life, but also enriches the lives of others. Lastly, be grateful, and share your gratitude with others. Gratitude takes merely seconds, can lift our spirits and make our hearts soar.

Happiness is a choice. It lives inside of us always; we just must learn how to tap into it. This fourth, while you sit under firework-filled skies, surrounded by your communities, families and friends; I hope you feel inspired to breathe in the moment, to extend your hand to be of service to another and lastly, that you have things in your heart to be grateful for.

Happy 4th of July!

Health Coach Autumn

 

How to Dare Greatly in the 21st Century

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“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly… who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.”                                                        -Theodore Roosevelt

Every era has had its handful of great explorers, advocates, daredevils, heroes and trailblazers; people willing to face danger and embrace fear in order to break modern day normalities, challenge human existence and discover new possibilities. In 2012, Felix Baumgartner, set a world record when he skydived at an astonishing 843 miles per hour from 24 miles above the earth’s surface to become the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power. If that is not fear; if that is not vulnerability; if that is not daring greatly—I don’t know what is.

As humans we are inherently fearful; fearful of failure, of the unknown, of what others will think of us, of change, of vulnerability. One of the tragic ironies of life is that so many of us feel isolated from each other by the same feelings that we all share; failure, procrastination, stress, anger, hurt, anxiety, guilt, shame, unworthiness  and helplessness. So why not embrace these mutual feelings, feel the fear and dare greatly?

You are more likely than not to become successful at something that you have taken the risk to fail at. So don’t walk; run outside your comfort zone! Ask your boss for a raise, have that difficult family talk, reach out to someone who has just experienced loss. Become comfortable with being uncomfortable. Find the courage to embrace your vulnerability and engage with your whole heart. Use your fears as tools to transform your life. Taking action to conquer your fears will give you a higher level of confidence, strength and empowerment within.

The reality is that in life, there are no risk-free guarantees. Helen Keller said, “Security is mostly a superstition…Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.  Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”

How will you DARE GREATLY?!

Health Coach Autumn

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Discover Your Core Desires

 

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“You can’t hit a target, if you don’t know what it is.” –Anthony Robbins

If you don’t know what you really want in life, you are not alone. This dilemma affects people of all ages and crosses all political, social and economic lines. As a society, we often make lists of things we want to accomplish; only to find those same things create unhappiness in our lives. This problem arises because our intentions are often not aligned with our core desired feelings.

Core desires are things you want with all of your heart. They are persistent, deep, intense and powerful longings of your core being. When you become clear about how you want to feel, you can make daily intentional choices for pleasure.

This exercise can help you discover your core desires:

  • Ask yourself, how do I want to feel in every area of my life? (health, relationships, career, spirituality, finances, social life, education, etc.) Brainstorm multiple feelings within each area and record them on paper.
  • Study your list for each area. What feelings are replicated? What words jump out at you, feel important and valuable? Narrow down your list to five overall feelings. Having trouble? Looking up the definitions of the words may help you to pinpoint your desires.
  • Now, use repetitive questioning with each of your feelings. Let’s say one of your words is “confidence.” Ask yourself, “What does confidence feel like?” Your answer, “Like winning.” Ask again, “What does confidence feel like?” Your answer, “Like being certain.” Ask again, “What does confidence feel like?” Your answer, “Like clarity.” Exactly. What you really desire is to feel clarity.
  • Write each word you’re considering on its own sticky note and stick them somewhere you’ll see them every day. After a week, you’ll know if your words feel authentic and right for you. If not, take time to re-evaluate.

Once you discover your core desires, identify three things you can do today, three this week and three this month, to help you generate those feelings. Lastly, surround yourself with people whom make you feel those ways. Unearthing your core desires will bring more fulfillment, profound joy, balance, serenity and happiness into your life!

To your desires!

Health Coach Autumn (check me out at http://www.pacificnorthwesthealth.com)

 

Your Message for the Day from the Universe!

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Practice. Study. Prepare yourself. Think. Act. Face the beasts. Pay the piper whatever dues you think you have to pay. Do the dance, walk the fire, wait in line. Plant the seeds, hoe the field, go to market. Because on the day that you become all that you now dream of becoming… Oh my gosh, there is simply no price that would seem too great. It’s going to be that good, you’re going to be that happy, and it’s going to be for so, so long. Guaranteed. 

The Universe

*One of my favorite websites is www.tut.com.  If you sign up for their messages from the universe, you will receive a message about twice a week to your email address from the “universe.”  I find that there are many days where the messages I receive are so appropriate for that day and my life! They give me a boost and tell me that the path I am on is the right one.  It doesn’t cost anything to sign up for the messages and I’m not promoting them because I get something in return.  I just simply love the messages, and I hope you do too.

Be happy, Be healthy, Be well!

Health Coach Autumn