Health and Wellness coach

Anxiety relief

Anxiety is something that affects most of us. How to understand it, why it affects us and overcoming it. In our fast-paced and demanding world, anxiety has become a prevalent challenge affecting many individuals. This is why I created the “Anxiety Detox” workshop aiming to provide you with valuable insights into the nature of anxiety, why it has become so pervasive in contemporary society, and practical strategies to navigate and alleviate its impact. Understanding Anxiety: Anxiety is a natural response to stress, but in today’s world, its prevalence has soared, affecting people from all walks of life. The incessant demands, uncertainties, and constant connectivity have contributed to heightened stress levels, manifesting as anxiety. It can take various forms, such as generalized anxiety, social anxiety, or specific phobias, and its impact can be both physical and mental. Why Anxiety Affects Us: The modern lifestyle often exposes us to chronic stressors, leading to an overactive stress response system. The constant pressure to meet expectations, coupled with the fear of the unknown, can trigger anxiety. Understanding the roots of anxiety is crucial in developing effective coping mechanisms and reclaiming control over our emotional well-being. Overcoming Anxiety Levels and Triggers: This online workshop offers practical tools and techniques to manage anxiety at different levels and identify triggers in your daily life. We will explore mindfulness practices, cognitive-behavioral strategies, and lifestyle adjustments that empower you to break free from the grip of anxiety. By fostering a deeper understanding of your thoughts and emotions, you can build resilience and create a more balanced and fulfilling life. Join us in this journey towards anxiety relief, where you will gain valuable insights, connect with like-minded individuals, and acquire practical skills to navigate life’s challenges with greater calm and resilience. Together, let’s embark on a path of self-discovery and empowerment. Check on my EVENTS page to book your spot for the next online workshop on how to release and detox from anxiety.   With kindness and in peace, Sol Certified International Wellness Coach Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Accredited HCANZA-AC Certified Yoga Teacher Published Author “You are this instant” Ph: +64 27 274 8562

The Way Forward from Dieting: Embracing a Balanced Lifestyle

Why dieting all the time is not good. And what can I do instead.  Instead of falling into the cycle of perpetual dieting, a more effective and sustainable approach to weight management involves embracing a balanced lifestyle. A balanced lifestyle is going through all the different areas of your life (and health) and looking at things that not only include nutrition and the food on your plate.  In the health coaching practice we call these other areas “Secondary foods”. All those things that you are “feeding yourself with” or “nurturing your body with” that are not the food on your plate. Together we can establish and design a new way and a new approach to balance those areas and bring focus to where it’s needed.  Some of the hacks and tips that are important when it comes to embracing a balanced lifestyle  include: Mindful Eating: Focus on mindful eating, paying attention to hunger and fullness cues. Enjoy a variety of foods in moderation, emphasizing nutrient-dense options. Regular Physical Activity: Incorporate regular exercise into your routine for overall well-being and weight maintenance. Include a mix of cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and flexibility exercises. Realistic and Sustainable Changes: Make gradual, realistic changes to your eating habits that can be maintained over the long term. Avoid extreme diets and fads that promise rapid results but are difficult to sustain. Professional Guidance: Consult with healthcare professionals, such as health coaches, dietitians or nutritionists, for personalized advice based on your individual needs and health goals.   Constant dieting may seem like a shortcut to weight loss, but it often leads to negative consequences for both the body and the mind. We all tend to start diets on a Monday, and drop them by Wednesday or Friday in the best case scenario. The constant starting and not finishing a diet, and feeling like you have not accomplished something after all that effort, creates frustration. Frustration leads to more frustration, and then a negative cycle of “I can’t do this” “I am not good at it” begins. As we know, this constant repetition has an effect on our bodies as every cell in your body is listening. Therefore the mindset and negative thoughts end up being “heavier” and we don’t move from where we started.  Embracing a balanced lifestyle, focusing on mindful eating, and incorporating regular physical activity are key components of a sustainable approach to weight management. By fostering a positive relationship with food and making gradual, realistic changes, individuals can achieve lasting results without compromising their overall well-being. As an experienced coach, this is the approach that I will bring up during our program, making sure we go from a mindset of negativity and frustration to one of positivity and inclusion, from feeling stuck, to moving forward, from dieting to focusing on balance.  I am ready for you! So jump in, we got this! XX Sol  Your health coach    Certified International Wellness Coach  Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Accredited HCANZA-AC Certified Yoga Teacher  @solpinedawellness  Ph: +64 27 274 8562       

If you don’t change, nothing changes

We all get to a point where we realize, it’s time to change.   However, our limited mind sometimes may find excuses, doubts and ways to keep us away from change. “After all, it’s not that bad” “Why not stick to this habit for a bit longer..” “Change sounds good, but it’s too hard” When change knocks at the door of the soul, you’ll probably find yourself dancing between excuses and arguments why not to attend a new show while telling your friends and family that “you have to do something different”. If it’s true that we are creatures of habit, then change doesn’t seem to be something so easy or natural for us. Yet, we can all, I MEAN ALL, change. Nature, our environment, kids, grandparents, jobs, where you are now, emotions, everything… It all keeps on changing. The question is whether you’re showing up to those changes with consciousness, or just acting and being on repeat mode. AND, most of us, live our lives on repeat mode, going to the closest supermarket, buying the easiest things to cook, getting to a quick fix exercise routine if that’s even on the list, netflix or amazon prime, and constantly opting for the same habits, even when they seem to be unhealthy or not elevating our experience. Where the unfamiliar meets consciousness is where magic happens. Yes, that’s right. In order to create something new, a real change, you need to choose what you haven’t been doing – something that challenges your spirit and soul and brings in the excitement. Travelling is a clear example of this, if you go to a new place, another language, scenery and culture…then you’re letting yourself be in the unfamiliar….and what usually happens when we travel is that we re connect, we feel the magic of the place, we take time for sunsets and exploring, we even dare to get lost sometimes. Now we don’t always need an airplane ticket and a passport, change can also happen within. Within oneself, in your own house and home country. And it doesn’t have to be complex either. Exploring the unknown and letting the magic in is not as hard as our minds my suggest; it just different. A great way to create inner change, and you’ve probably read this before, is through meditation. That’s right, that famous and always repeat word, meditation. The thing with meditation is that it can keep on showing up as something you “should” try or do, suggested by youtube and all your social media ads, maybe a random conversation or friend that has just finished a retreat..BUT, and I don’t usually use the word BUT; you won’t know what it actually is, means and how it can change you until you experience it. Books are great, I read loads of them, podcasts are an awesome way to get some info into your thinking brain..AND you need to try meditation in order to see the advantages, and the CHANGE WITHIN AND INSIDE that it will bring. I’m daring you then, will you try it? Start a meditation practice, 10-20 minutes. Whatever comes first, or what your intuition goes for. GIVE IT A GO! You won’t regret getting this one way ticket to a new real, something different where the magic you might have been looking for will show up INSIDE ♥️