Here we are in 2018…

Maybe we have said this before, but something feels different about this year. Almost like energies are coalescing, and what we create in our coaching community is amplified. This noticeably started near the end of 2017, in fact, a lot of things really came together last year now that we think of it!   Here is a little “year in review”: In 2017, the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching (ICHWC) launched it’s very first certification exam offering an avenue for all types of…

Dr. Bark Publishes New “CHANGE” Book

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 3, 2018 “This is not your mother’s self-help book.” Acclaimed Coach Publishes Interactive ‘Change 2018’ Book Alameda, Calif. – Dr. Linda Bark’s first award-winning book,  “Wisdom of the Whole” laid the foundation for her newly published “What Would You Like to Change?”. The innovative book presents a unique groundbreaking process for change in 2018. Dr. Bark explains, “Our times call for change, so we were inspired to create a user-friendly tool to support people who want to learn a new way to…

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A Year Since the Election

It’s hard to imagine a year has gone by since the election here in the United States. It’s been called a disruptive election; an election that would no doubt shake things up. Was the election part of our world paradigm changing? Here are some coaching questions we hope you find helpful: What have you noticed going on in the world since this election? What have you learned from this election? What would you like to change, and what is one small easy next step toward…

Featured Graduate: Laura Dvorak

Laura Dvorak, RN, BSN has been a nurse with UCHealth for 10 years. She is very passionate about helping individuals learn the tools and skills they need to keep themselves healthy. Laura has training in chronic disease self-management and wellness coaching. Laura graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies and from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Nursing. In her free time she loves hanging out with her family. She and her husband…

Shifting into Fall and Winter

Here in the Northern Hemisphere we have had our summer and are now shifting into fall and winter. Some of you have let us know that it is already snowing where you are! The summer seemed easier to keep up with a healthy diet and lifestyle; it was the perfect weather to fix a light healthy salad for supper, and to actively enjoy the great outdoors. It’s now the perfect time to start thinking about the upcoming holiday season. Let’s start planning for the holidays…

Nutrition Tips: The How and Why of Making your Own Salad Dressing with Paula Szloboda

Making a salad dressing is easy, and fresh salad dressing brings out all of the flavors in your salad. To make a salad dressing that tickles the taste buds, combine all of the flavors: sour, sweet, spicy, savory, and salty. Use both sweet and bitter greens to get all of the tastes in each bite. Use roasted vegetables and crunchy fresh vegetables along with seeds and nuts to add the textures of creamy and crunchy to your salad. When you bring together spicy, savory, sweet,…

Where in the World is Linda?

Dr. Linda Bark is just getting home from the Preeti Rao Weljii Center in India. Preeti Rao is the first healthand wellness coach training company in India, and Linda was very excited to be teaching there! Her trip was incredible, and she made some wonderful connections during her two week visit. She spoke at the Weljii Dialogs for dignitaries and others in India and said “It was an extraordinary experience!” Preeti Rao gave Linda a going away party after the Weljii coach training. It is a…

Featured Graduate: Kate Lockhart

The Emotion of Awe Do you ever have the impulse to share a beautiful or amazing sight with someone else? Lately I’ve been noticing how much I love sharing my enthusiasm for the natural world. When I do this with other people around me, I get a lot of different responses. Some people avidly agree, “Yes, the clouds are amazing today!” while others merely grunt or outright ignore my commentary. I feel disappointed when I attempt to recruit a companion into reverie and they greet…

5 Reasons Why Coaching is a Hot Topic

Twenty years ago not very many people had even heard of “coaching” outside of its traditional sports application. These days, this new profession, which could very well be the answer to many of our current problems, is experiencing incredible growth and quickly becoming a hot commodity throughout many industries, such as business, education, and healthcare.   Business coaching and life coaching were the first coaching specialties to really take off and emerge as distinct professions over the last few decades. Because of their success, coaching…