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The Balancing Act

We spend a lot of time compartmentalizing the various areas of our lives: relationships, career, money, exercise, health… but we all know that if one area is out of whack, our WHOLE life is affected.

Imagine making tons of money AND being in a loving, happy marriage BUT you have no time to exercise. Pretty soon you will appreciate your flow of money and love less simply because your body is not getting the exercise it needs to feel alive and energized.

That’s why it’s so important to think of your life as one holistic pie and to make the decision to put your energy into making every piece of that pie as yummy as possible!

So what would creating a more balanced lifestyle look like?

Great question!

Creating a more balanced lifestyle would mean taking a really good look at all areas of your life: relationships, career, money, exercise, health…and making decisions about what is and isn’t working in each area.

Sometimes the reason we stay stuck in unhealthy or unhappy areas of our lives is because it’s easier, in a way, to stay stuck in the familiarity than to find the creativity and energy to make the changes needed to improve our quality of life and move into the unknown. Sometimes we feel like there aren't any other options and that we're "stuck" because of things outside of our control.

The first thing we need to do is accept that we have an imbalance and find the courage to want to change.

How will I know if my current lifestyle is unbalanced?

  • Are you used to getting things done on your own, but could use a little support?

  • Do you want to build a healthier relationship to food?

  • Do you eat when you are bored, angry, sad, or stressed out?

  • Do you want to develop a deeper connection to yourself and others?

  • Do you want to be empowered to be your own health expert?

  • Do you want to be inspired about healthy cooking?

  • Do you want to discover optimal eating for your unique body?

  • Do you want more confidence, energy, and self-acceptance?

  • Do you want to be challenged in new ways?

  • Do you want to be held accountable to show up for yourself?

  • Do you hold grudges?

  • Do you have a hard time speaking your needs?

  • Do you want to heal from past trauma?

  • Do you struggle with mental health issues that disrupt your life?

  • Do you want to feel more successful?

If you answered YES to a lot of these questions, you might find that you're in need for a shift. Even the smallest changes can make a huge difference. As a health and wellness coach, I'm not here just to give you a list of goals. I'm here to help you dive into YOURSELF and find a healthy, balanced life that works for YOU. It can be scary to feel stuck, but even scarier to jump into the unknown... But I know you can do it.

- Merilee Ford

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