Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer – Robert Graves
This post is a little out of the realm of health coaching, but definitely more around the holistic side of life. I’ve been inspired to share my thoughts on intuition, as I am currently undertaking an 8 week program on Living Intuitively run by The Little Sage.
It’s been such a special time for me to go inward and find out more about myself and my purpose, and to build self-trust. I’m currently in Week 3, and I’ve already noticed a difference in the way I meditate. I’ve been on a quest to meditate for 2 years now, with varying success. But suddenly I have found it much easier to reach that relaxation state where my entire focus is inward. I feel like I am connecting with my intuition – my “true” self.
Today, I’m so proud to share with you guest blog post from my wonderful friend and life coach, Rachelle Hawken!
Over to you, Rachelle…
I want to talk about body love.
Guiding women to appreciating their bodies and what they are capable of is so important to me as a life coach because I have seen firsthand what happens to a woman when she makes this transition.
So many of my clients tell me that they want to lose weight or gain a certain level of fitness. They have a deep sense of insecurity or anxiety that sits with them constantly, they plan their weeks with the best intentions to exercise at 110% effort, 5 to 7 days a week and can be quite restrictive with what they choose to eat. Of course, this rarely, if ever, goes according to plan and so these beautiful women berate themselves for not achieving something that was mostly unrealistic. It’s a downward spiral as they feel more and more despondent about the thought of never being able to have the perfect body. I absolutely love my work, encouraging women to drop their negative perspectives on food, weight, exercise and appearance and transform the way they see the process.
I know exactly what it’s like because I’ve been there.
Australians are in a bit of a crisis with more and more people being diagnosed with lifestyle-related diseases like diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. We need to invest more resources in preventing these lifestyle-related diseases, rather than treatment.
The role of a health coach is to offer support, guidance, inspiration and accountability to help clients to make lasting changes to their lifestyle, through better choices around nutrition and exercise.
To take that one step further, holistic health coaching focuses on all aspects of life, beyond that of food and movement.