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Tired of Falling Short of Your Goals? Not This Time! - January 2013 Newsletter

In This Issue:

  • What Can You DARE to DREAM for 2013?
  • “Resolutions Revitalization” Lunch & Learn – January 31
  • INTRODUCING Group Coaching for “Whole-Life Wellness”…sign up NOW!
  • Attention Businesses: Invest in Your Human Assets to Make Your Profits GROW!

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Holiday Stress Busting and the PERFECT Gift for HER! - December 2012 Newsletter

In This Issue:

  • Season’s Greetings to You and Yours!
  • “Holiday Stress Busters” Personal Coaching Session!
  • Give Her What She REALLY Wants! 3 Holiday Gift Options to Choose From…all you have to do is add the tag!

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Does This Sound Like YOU?

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Does This Sound Like YOU? – March 2012 Newsletter

In This Issue:

  • See You at the Tea Party!
  • Am I Talking to YOU?
  • Quick Nutrition Tip: “Food Rules” #2
  • StartUP Canada National Tour Launch – my perspective as an Entrepreneur and a Wellness
    Coach – benefits for Individuals AND Businesses!

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Are You Well At Heart?

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Are You Well At Heart? - February 2012 Newsletter

In This Issue:

  • Happy Heart Month – and Valentine”s Day – Everyone!!
  • Ways to show more love to that Special Someone…YOU!
  • Healthy Chocolate Cake Recipe – YUM!
  • My Presentation and FREE online casinos Coaching at OptiMYz Live – and my Thanks!

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Join Me at OptiMYz Live in Halifax this Sunday – for FREE – January 2012 Special Edition! Newsletter

In This Issue:

  • HAPPY  NEW YEAR!
  • 2 FREE Events – Join Us at OptiMYz Live Health Show in Halifax!
      • “Answers to Your Questions: playertatilah How Coaching Can Support Your Life” – Live Presentation
      • FREE “Laser Coaching” Sessions: 15 minutes to Greater Clarity!
      • Do You REALLY Want To Go? OptiMYz Live – FREE PASSES
  • Quick Tip: TIME CAN BE S-T-R-E-T-C-H-E-D!

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Holiday Greetings – December 2011

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

 

Season’s Greetings and 5 Holiday Survival Tips from Lighthouse Wellness Strategies 
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Season’s Greetings…

 

from Lighthouse Wellness Strategies!


Wishing You The Best of the Holiday Season!

Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends,

I am grateful for the opportunity to have shared in your Wellness Journey in some way during this past year. Whether I have worked with you as a valued client or colleague, or simply shared thoughts, insights, and Wellness Strategies with you through our newsletter and social media, I am grateful to have this connection with you and hope that it has brought you value in your quest for greater “Whole-Life Wellness”!

I wish you a Holiday Season filled with gratitude for what is most meaningful to you, and time spent sharing with those you hold most dear. May your New Year bring you abundant whole-life health and well-being! I look forward to reconnecting with you in 2012!

To YourWellness,

~ Gail

5 Holiday Survival Tips: Be REAL!

1. Physical  - Now is NOT the time to start an ambitious new diet or physical activity regimen. After all, you want to SUCCEED, right? Instead, aim to maintain during this schedule-out-the-window, calorie-and-fat-laden time of year. Make a commitment to yourself to grab opportunities for small activity breaks. Even a few 10-minute walks sprinkled between Holiday commitments can add up! As for the abundance of tempting treats (appetizers, main course, desserts!!) you may encounter, my advice is the same any time of year: “Be Strategic and Choose with Intention!” This does NOT mean skipping meals so you can have 3 desserts – it means ensuring you are still getting a variety of healthy foods (to fuel your body!) and THEN choosing the treats which you enjoy MOST, and then REALLY enjoying them! I call these choices “worthy calories”.

2. Relational - We need to realize that people are…well…people. So the same personalities, quirks, and challenges that exist the rest of the year are still likely there over the Holidays. In fact, they may be magnified. Prepare yourself for that. That strange uncle is still going to be strange, and that sibbling who likes to ‘push your buttons’ probably won’t change just because it’s the Holidays. And we tend to be in particularly close quarters this time of year, with family get-togethers, parties, etc. What can you do? Be REAL: manage your own expectations of the interactions, manage your contributions to them, and make space. Whether you’re the host or the guest, it is perfectly acceptable to take a break now and then, have a breather, and then rejoin the group. Chances are you’re not the only one who could use a bit of space, and all will benefit from it.

3. Emotional - When we think of the Holidays, we tend to think of the more joyous aspects of the season – and that’s great! However, it is wise to remember that this is an emotionally-charged time of year and that, for some, it can be very difficult. There are people around us who may be particularly vulnerable this time of year – perhaps they have no one to celebrate with, they may be grieving the loss of a loved one in the past year, they may be suffering financially and find the extra demands on their budget very stressful. In the spirit of the season, reaching out to these people can be rewarding for both the giver and the receiver. And even for those who are celebrating the joy of the season, crammed schedules, heightened expectations, compromised nutrition, etc. can still produce stress. Being aware of this, and paying attention to your own emotional wellness can help you move through the Holidays with greater ease.

4. Financial - It is so easy to get caught up in the frenzy of the season and get sucked into the vortex of ‘shop-til-you-drop’! But what are the implications of this? There are many but let’s just look at a few: (a) you’re exhausted from all the running around and waiting through line-ups, (b) the more ‘stuff’ that is brought into your home, the more there is to tidy, organize, dust, fix, etc. (unless you also purge older items to create space for the new ones), (c) you have likely spent more than you could really afford by using credit. In short, this simply defers the stress to the new year, when the bills become due. What’s the recommended strategy? Again, be REAL: focus on quality over quantity, spend within your means, and invest in the time spent together instead of trinkets and toys.

5. Everything in Moderation!To ‘wrap up’ these tips on “Whole-Life Wellness”, the overall strategy is simple: Everything in Moderation:

~ Gifts
~ Food/Drink
~ Inactivity/activity
~ Time commitments

The more “REAL” we can be during the Holidays, the more we set ourselves – and our families – up for success in the New Year!

Wishing you and yours a Holiday Season of Health, Happiness, and Gratitude, and a New Year filled with “Whole-Life” Abundance!

~ Gail

 

 

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WELCOME…new subscribers to my e-club!!

I have been blessed to receive a number of requests over the past months to add new members to my e-club. If you are one of those and this is your first e-newsletter from me, it is because I had gotten a bit behind with maintaining my subscription list…and am getting caught up!

The GOOD NEWS, though, is that you haven’t missed out – you are welcome to review previous e-newsletters and blog postings on my website at www.lighthousewellness.ca by clicking on the “Newsletter Archive” button just under our logo.

And, now, you’re “in the club!” I am so glad to have you join us. If, however, at any point you choose to no longer receive our e-newsletters and blogs relating to “whole-life wellness”, you can simply unsubscribe by clicking on that link at the bottom of the message.

Meanwhile, thank you for joining us! Please send along ANY comments, questions, and suggestions for topics you’d like covered to info@lighthousewellness.ca.

And please share this with anyone in your network who you think may be interested in some Simple, Practical, Workable Strategies for greater “whole-life wellness”! The more, the merrier!!

You’re Invited! Get your FREE Weekend Passes to the Halifax Wellness Expo on October 15 & 16!

Once again this year, Lighthouse Wellness Strategies is proud to be participating in the Wellness Expo at the Halifax Forum Multi-Purpose Room on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 (10am-5pm each day).

In the spirit of this Thanksgiving season, and as a special Thank You to my valued clients and colleagues, I am offering you the chance to get a FREE Weekend Pass to the Expo – for you AND your friends! Here are the details:

The Wellness Expo is a great event to learn about the latest and greatest in Health and Personal Growth. There are seminars all day and about 80 exhibitors to visit, most of whom offer a sample or free draw of some kind. For more info about the Expo, click on the link Wellness Expo Halifax.

We will be there with our own special offers so grab your free pass and come see us at the Expo.

These passes are usually $12 and can be used for the whole weekend. To get your Complimentary Weekend Pass, visit this link: http://goo.gl/7Gt8h

ACT FAST!…

There is only a limited amount of free passes being offered so don’t wait.

Thank you for being a valued client and supporter of Lighthouse Wellness Strategies, and we hope to see you at the Expo!

Coming Soon…

I’ve met some fabulous business women (and some men) recently who have asked some very good questions that help me better explain what I can do for them, and how I can help them have greater wellness in ALL the areas of their lives.

In particular, I’d like to thank Pam – you know who you are – for helping me tell my story in a way that, as you said, “was really quite inspiring!” I’m so glad it resonated with you and I appreciate your helping me make it meaningful to you – and to the other ladies who were there!

In the next issue, I will address some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about what I can do for you.

Meanwhile, feel free to drop me a line or give me a call – I offer you a FREE CONSULT so you can get a better sense of “What’s In It For YOU”.

See you soon….

In Wellness,

Gail
Lighthouse Wellness Strategies

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Upcoming Events!

We’re out in the community, connecting with people like you and sharing in your Wellness Journeys. We’d love to see you at the following events:

13thAnnual Wellness Expo – Halifax, NS
October 15 & 16

Halifax Forum Multi-Purpose Room

Tickets $8 per day or $12 for the weekend, or…

See the article to the left for a chance to get your FREE Weekend Pass TODAY!
More info at Wellness Expo Halifax

6thAnnual Tools for Life Conference & Exhibit – Greenwich, NS
Making living, learning and working easier (for children, youth, adults, seniors)
October 28

Horton High School, Greenwich

Tickets FREE but you must REGISTER to attend the Information Sessions

We will have an Exhibit in the trade show AND will be giving the following presentation:
“Whole Life Wellness – Why it‘s Important & How You Can Get It”

Offered in TWO sessions:

Session #47 from 1:15 – 2:00 pm … AND
Session #62 from 2:30 – 3:15 pm

Sessions are popular and seating is limited, so register early!

For more info or to REGISTER for the sessions, visit http:// www.tools4life.ca

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Lighthouse Wellness Strategies Newsletter – August 2011

Workplace Wellness as a Competitive Advantage!


According to the NovaKnowledge Report Card on Health, Safety and Prosperity (June 2010), Nova Scotia lags behind most of the rest of the country on several health and wellness indicators, including having some of the poorest rankings on the following:

• Cardiovascular disease/high blood pressure (ranking 1st in Canada = worst)
• Mood disorders (1st)
• Newly reported cases of cancer (1st)
• Excess weight (2nd)
• Diabetes (3rd)

And we know that employee absenteeism is costing NS a whopping $538 million per year!! What we also know is that absenteeism is not always due to illness or injury – sometimes it is a reflection of workplace (or personal) stress, lack of employee engagement, and other factors over which the organization has some influence.

In this era of global competition – and even just within the Canadian marketplace – it is evident that the costs we are paying in absenteeism are making it very difficult for Nova Scotia (and Atlantic Canada) to compete!

What we know:
• Our population is aging: Nova Scotia has the highest proportion of seniors (at 16.0%), a number which is expected to nearly double within the next 25 years!*
• Our incidents of serious disease and injury are some of the worst in the country
• Our workforce consists of various generations, each with its own values and motivations
• Keeping and retaining quality workers, from a shrinking labour pool, is challenging 

But what can we do?
We need to invest in our workforce where it generates the biggest value for our employees and for the organization. The smartest employers are realizing the value of Workplace Wellness Programs in terms of increasing the following:

• Employee engagement
• Attendance
• Productivity
• Profitability
• Competitiveness and Sustainability in the Marketplace!

Innovative Businesses are Winning
Some local organizations are leading the charge in terms of employee health and wellness, and are reaping the rewards.

For example, Emera and its largest subsidiary, Nova Scotia Power, realize the value of investing in their employees’ health and wellness. According to a Leovegas kasino antaa sinulle 4 talletusbonusta yhteisarvoltaan 700€. May 13 article in The Chronicle Herald featuring Emera’s Executive Vice-President of Human Resources and “Chief Fitness Officer”, Sarah MacDonald, Emera has seen significant benefits since focussing on employee health and wellness in 2001. They boast incidents of sick leave at half the national average, and an incredible return of over $7 for every $1 spent on employee health and wellness!!

Who Do You Know?
If you know of some organizations in Nova Scotia – or in Atlantic Canada – who are leading the charge in terms of Workplace Wellness, let us know and we can celebrate them! Simply submit a COMMENT or send us an e-mail (info@lighthousewellness.ca) to share the word.

On the other hand, if you know of an organization – or are part of one – that would benefit from a Workplace Wellness Program (or specific initiatives related to Wellness), please drop us a line. We would love to share some information about how this is a “win-win” investment good for the employees and a strategic investment for the organization as well!
 

~ Workplace Wellness Programs ~
Making Dollar$ and $ense


 
Looking forward to hearing some success stories of organizations – and individuals – benefitting from Workplace Wellness, as part of "Whole-Life Wellness"!!

Gail
Lighthouse Wellness Strategies

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Wellness Works!

“Better health allows us to work more effectively, and we share these values and healthy practices with our families and friends.” Sarah MacDonald, Executive Vice-President of Human Resources and ‘Chief Fitness Officer’, Emera

Our Clients Comment:!

“Very often we become bogged down with work, etc. & forget to become reenergized. When your energy level is down, you are not productive in any other area – balance – balance – balance.”

~Rayeanne M., Sydney, NS

Our Clients Comment:
“Very often we become bogged down with work, etc. & forget to become reenergized. When your energy level is down, you are not productive in any other area – balance – balance – balance.”
~Rayeanne M., Sydney, NSOur Clients Comment:
“Very often we become bogged down with work, etc. & forget to become reenergized. When your energy level is down, you are not productive in any other area – balance – balance – balance.”
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Lighthouse Wellness Strategies Newsletter - May 2011

What Would You Change in Your Life…If You Knew You Could?

Is there something you would like to do differently in your life? Something you would like more (or less) of? Is there a change you would like to make…but you just feel STUCK?

As I’ve been working with my clients recently, one thing is becoming clear: most are at a point of transition in their life – they’re trying to make a change (in one or more areas) but may need a little support to help them get UN-stuck!  

Some need guidance in developing strategies. Some need help with accountability – keeping them on track to accomplish what they’ve set out to do. Some need a gentle nudge, or perhaps a sturdier push. Still others may need suggestions of some additional resources to help them achieve their goals. Some need help for a little while (just a few sessions), others benefit from a longer-term relationship.

They all have one thing in common: they are undergoing a change (either one they desire or one which is outside their control), and they are taking the initiative to obtain help in navigating it successfully.

What are the top concerns my clients ask for help with? The top 4 are as follows:

  • How to eat healthier
  • How to incorporate more or better physical activity into their day
  • How to better manage stress in their lives
  • How to have a better, more satisfying career

Because we take a “whole-life” perspective to Wellness Coaching & Navigation, we naturally consider all aspects of the individual’s life:

  • Physical (healthy eating & physical activity)
  • Emotional
  • Spiritual
  • Relational (family & friends)
  • Financial
  • Professional

While clients usually have one or two main areas they want to address, they appreciate the “whole-life” approach since they know we will not sabotage one area for another. After all, the goal is to help you achieve greater abundance in your overall life!

So…is there some part of your life where you feel STUCK? Is there something you would like to achieve for yourself, but don’t know quite how to get there? Or do you know that “something’s missing” but you’re just not sure what you want? Would you like some help figuring out how to get from where you are to where you’d like to be?

My biggest hope for you can be summed up by my personal philosophy of “No Regrets!” If you don’t take a chance – take that first step – how will you ever know what could have been? Whatever that “first step” is for you, I encourage you to take it – TODAY!! You’ll never know if you don’t try.

In Wellness,

Gail

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Workplace Wellness as a Competitive Advantage!
 

According to the NovaKnowledge Report Card from June 2010, Nova Scotia lags behind most of the rest of the country on several health and wellness indicators. And we know that employee absenteeism is costing us a whopping $538 million per year!! In this era of global competition – and even just within the Canadian marketplace – it is evident that such costs make it very difficult for Nova Scotia to compete!

What we know:

  • Our population is aging
  • We have some of the worst statistics of serious disease in the country
  • Our workforce consists of various generations, each with its own values and motivations
  • Keeping and retaining quality workers, from a shrinking labour pool, is challenging

But what can we do?

We need to invest in our workforce where it generates the biggest value for our employees and for the organization. The smartest employers are realizing the value of Workplace Wellness Programs in terms of the following:

  • Employee engagement
  • Attendance
  • Productivity
  • Profitability
  • Sustainability in the Marketplace!

Tune in next monthwhen we further explore how Workplace Wellness is not just good for the employees but a strategic investment for the organization as well!

Who Do You Know? 

If you know of some organizations out there in Nova Scotia – or in Atlantic Canada – who are leading the charge in terms of Workplace Wellness, let us know and we can celebrate them! Simply submit a COMMENT or send us an e-mail (info@lighthousewellness.ca) to share the word.

On the other hand, if you know of an organization – or are part of an organization – who would benefit from a Workplace Wellness Program (or specific initiatives), please drop us a line. We would love to share some information about how this is a “win-win” investment.

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What Would Help You Put a Little SPRING in Your Step?

Ahhhh, Spring!! Yes, it is here – officially – and feeling more like it each week!

Spring naturally conjures up images…of freshness, new growth, clean starts!

So, are you still carrying the “weightiness” of winter? Do you feel like you’re just coming out of hibernation…perhaps reluctantly? If so, what would help you to bounce into Spring with enthusiasm and vigour? Do you need a little “nudge” here or a small “push” there…or perhaps just a “running mate” to help you “rev up your engine” again?

Perhaps you need to do some “Spring cleaning” of your old habits, things that “clutter up” your daily routine but don’t really serve you and get you to your goals? Or maybe you just need help “dusting off” those new behaviours that were your New Year’s Resolutions, and bring them back out into the light?

As a Wellness Coach, I help my clients clear out what’s no longer working for them, or create new beginnings that support their goals of living with more abundance on a day-to-day basis – not waiting for that “some day” when everything will be easier.

If that sounds appealing to you, contact me for a FREE Consultation to see how we can work together to bring more abundance and “whole-life wellness” into YOUR LIFE! If you already know you’re ready for a change, go to my website (www.lighthousewellness.ca) and select the Coaching options that work best for you.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Launching Small Group Coaching Sessions – See Why That Matters To You
 

While many people thrive in individual (1-on-1) coaching sessions, we realize that some may prefer other options. Some clients prefer Small Group Coaching sessions.

What are some of the BENEFITS of Small Group Coaching?

  • Shared learning as the participants work on similar goals together
  • Social support among participants – both during and after the sessions
  • More economical than individual sessions (only $120 per session) – share the cost among 2, 3, or even 4 participants

 
Small Group Coaching sessions are kept to a small size in order to support the intimacy of the group and to ensure each participant gets sufficient individual attention and support during the sessions.

Who participates in Small Group Coaching sessions?

Any small number of people who want to work on a similar issue – perhaps focussing on Healthy Eating or Physical Activity, better ways to navigate Stress, improving the Professional segment of your “Whole-Life Wellness Wheel”, etc.

How Would I Get a Small Group Together?

Some suggestions for who you may want to bring together to share Small Group Coaching sessions include:

  • Co-workers
  • Neighbours
  • Family members
  • Friends

 

BONUS for Early Decision-Makers:

For any clients who register for Small Group Coaching sessions by March 31, 2011, you will receive my FREE BONUS: 8 Tips to Living with Greater “Whole-Life Wellness”.

It’s SIMPLE to Get Started – just gather 1, 2 or 3 (no more, please!) friends, colleagues, neighbours together and contact me to schedule your first Small Group Coaching session – your first step to greater “Whole-Life Wellness”!

Contact details are on the right-hand side of this newsletter, or at www.lighthousewellness.ca.

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In This Issue:

What Would Help You Put a Little SPRING in Your Step? – helping you embrace the newness of Spring – in Nature and in your own Life!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Lighthouse Wellness Strategies Launches Small Group Coaching Sessions - exploring the Benefits of Small Group Coaching sessions for YOU

BONUS Offer for Small Group Coaching Clients who REGISTER by March 31, 2011!

Call for a FREE CONSULTATION to see how Wellness Coaching can help you get your “whole-life wellness” on track, or just “tweak” it to perform even better!

We offer individual sessions or, better yet, get a few friends together and we can do small-group coaching: work on common goals while you save money and benefit from the support of the group!

If you’re part of an organization, ask about Workplace Wellness Workshops and Presentations – it’s a “win-win” for the organization AND the individuals who are part of it!

Contact us for a no-obligation FREE consultation!  E-mail info@lighthousewellness.ca or phone (902) 471-6729.
 

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