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

Alcohol is not good for me, how can I stop binge drinking this year?

  Alcohol is not good for me, how can I stop binge drinking this year? Tips for reducing or stopping alcohol consumption  I get it, it’s hard.  In a world that often glorifies alcohol consumption, where all social interactions and celebrations are around alcohol, acknowledging that it may not be good for you is a commendable first step towards a healthier lifestyle, yet hard.  Binge drinking can have serious consequences on both physical and mental health, making it crucial to address and overcome. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore effective strategies to curb binge drinking in the coming year. I am not necessarily saying stop all your drinking if that doesn’t feel right for you now, I am just suggesting ways to crowd out something that might be detrimental for your health, that you know does not serve you and you’re finding it hard to.  Let’s begin: Understanding the Impact of Binge Drinking: It’s essential to begin by examining the harmful effects of binge drinking on health. From liver damage to increased risk of accidents and mental health issues, awareness is key to motivating change. Setting Realistic and Achievable Goals: One of the keys to overcoming any habit is setting realistic and achievable goals. Whether it’s reducing alcohol intake gradually or committing to alcohol-free days, small steps can lead to significant changes. Seeking Professional Help: Recognizing the need for professional assistance is a sign of strength. This section will highlight the various avenues of support, including therapy, counseling, and support groups, to help individuals struggling with binge drinking. Building a Support System: Surrounding oneself with a supportive network of friends and family can significantly impact the journey to sobriety. This section will delve into the importance of a strong support system and offer tips on how to cultivate it. Exploring Healthy Alternatives: Binge drinking often arises from the desire for social interaction or stress relief. Discovering healthier alternatives, such as engaging in physical activities, pursuing hobbies, or practicing mindfulness, can redirect focus away from alcohol. Educational Resources on Alcohol Abuse: Knowledge is a powerful tool in the fight against binge drinking. This section will provide links to reputable resources and educational materials, empowering individuals to make informed decisions about their alcohol consumption.                                                                           Addressing binge drinking is a significant step towards a healthier and more fulfilling life. By combining  effective strategies to ove rcome alcohol abuse, this guide aims to reach individuals seeking support and information. Remember, the journey to sobriety is unique for each person, and seeking help is a commendable decision. Let’s make this new year a transformative one on the path to a healthier, alcohol-free lifestyle. Please share in the comments what have you tried in your journey to reduce or stop alcohol consumption th at has worked. I am always here to help, please reach out if you feel professional guidance may be what you need.  Yours in health.  Sol  Certified International Wellness Coach  Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Accredited HCANZA-AC Certified Yoga Teacher  @solpinedawellness  Ph: +64 27 274 8562            

I can’t exercise is simply an excuse – PART I

I know you probably don’t like the title, being told that your “I can’t” is an excuse, but I want to be open and honest with you, as once upon a time I used the same excuse, simply because I was not in love with my exercise routine and the benefits, energy and flow that this brings into life. Part I of this post is about exploring one of the excuses I mostly hear from clients, specially women, busy business owners and mothers, when it comes to exercise and trtave. “I don’t have enough time with everything I have to do” or “I travel too much and when I am travelling I cannot establish a routine”   LET’S HACK THAT.   Why YOU CAN and HAVE TIME, only you’re not seeing it. You are probably an early riser, part of the 5AM Club or close it. Meaning you wake up when kids are asleep, when you’re business still has the “CLOSED” sign up and when important emails and messages are not yet coming through. If this is the case, there’s no best way to start the morning and walking up the body than with exercise. You can go for a brisk walk, run or simply hit your HIIT routine or mixed vinyasa flow outside. If you have a Gym you go to, they all have great classes for early starters. This will not only get this task done and dusted, but bring you some extra energy that you’re not expecting, even more than the morning coffee you are used to. When travelling, either if you’re travelling inside the country or overseas, there’s always great opportunities to move. If you are driving your car around, stop after 2 hours sitting in a nice area and go for a walk. You can still have that meeting or important phone call, only you’re moving and not keeping to more hours in sedentary pose, AKA sitting down. If you have to plan ahead, then add one hour to your travelling schedule and try to go and walk around new probably just hit the GO button in your maps and never stop to cherish somewhere new. This is your chance! Overseas? Visiting family or friends, this has been me for the last 2 months and because my family lived abroad, usually happens during the year. What I do is I go to the nicest gym in the area, and start with a trial class. Trial classes are usually less expensive or half price and will give you the sense of the gym. If I like it, I will join for a week (if that’s all the time I have in the area). I add this as part of my budget. This trial class is something you can also do in more than one gym or yoga studio, try to have at least 3 sessions a week of any type of movement even if you’re in europe and walking all day… Your body and mind will appreciate it, plus you’re starting to train your brain into liking gym and workouts on holidays..and I promise you that training will have more benefits than you expect! Staying in hotels for work? Almost all hotels have at least a small gym, if not a highly equipped one. And this is where all those nike workouts and youtube HIIT trainings are great. Choose your favorite one, if you have a tight schedule just go for 20-25 minute routine. “I can’t really, I don’t have time”  I am sure that if you use the facebook/ insta/ social media time you’ll have more than 25 minutes.  Put on some good music, make the gym yours and go for it. If they have a spa and pool, then try to extend your routine for an hour and make your body movement routine part of your holiday pleasure and enjoyment. The key is that you’ll be doing something you might not like as much, during a moment that your living life (holidays) and your mind will notice it. Start with one or all of these tips and see how you go. The intention here is repeating exercise and incorporating it as part of your life so much, that you end up loving it and then all you want to do once you get off the plane and check in to your hotel is hit the gym.   I will be sharing more tips on how to fall in love with your exercise routine and want it so much, that it becomes an enjoyment and less of a burden. Stay posted. And please comment if this helps or if you find it useful or if there’s anything else youd tried and worked!   Yours in health, Sol