Episode 59:

Everyone Needs A Wellness Vision

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Most of us have plans and a vision of what we want the major facets of our lives to be, including our careers, our families, and our financial futures (hello early retirement!). But do you have a wellness vision? We talk with Renee Coakley, certified health coach and entrepreneur, about what a wellness vision is and why that’s so important to your health and your all-around lifestyle. In breaking that down, she guides us through how practicality and routine are key factors to focus on when it comes to well-being. Renee also shares the concept of making everyday wellness a luxurious experience, which includes what we drink. Her eBook, “Sips for the Soul,” is a fantastic place to start if you want to bring a little luxury into your life with holistic drink recipes.

 

In the “You Want Me To Do What??” section, Nicole and Shanna talk about how fun the idea of a wellness vision is and that wellness can be fun. Shanna shares about her experience going through a year-long health coaching certification and how that has shaped the importance of wellness in her life. Finally, Nicole and Shanna highlight the well-being tips that they learned from Renee and will be incorporating in their lives.

Episode Recap:

Interview with Renee Coakley - 2:10

“You Want Me To Do What??” section - 45:45

Highlights:

  • A holistic health coach is someone that works with you on your well-being through your lifestyle, from nutrition to your movement practices to your relationships and beyond. Wellness and health is seen as the sum of all of your parts not just what you eat or how much you exercise.

  • Both Renee and Shanna completed their health coaching training and certification through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition

  • With her coaching clients, Renee focuses on:

    • Creating a wellness vision

    • Taking an anti-diet approach to eating

    • Finding what is practical in each individual’s life when it comes to achieving their wellness vision

  • What is a wellness vision? Consider:

    • What do you see and desire for yourself

    • How do you want to take care of yourself?

    • How do you want to obtain well-being in your life?

    • Why is wellness important to you?

  • When taking a practical approach:

    • What is realistic?

    • What is your focus? (Don’t try to do everything)

    • What are your barriers and how can you remove them?

  • To create a routine surrounding wellness, find ways to make it easier to commit to the new habit and start small with what you will do and build from there.

  • Renee’s Top Three Wellness Tips:

    • Take your vitamins (if you don’t know what supplements you need, go to your doctor to get your blood tests done to find out what you need)

    • Drink enough water consistently

    • Create a routine that works for you

 

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