Fill yourself up first

Blog Post - Fill you up first - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

Does this scenario sound familiar? You’ve been up since 6 a.m., made breakfast, packed lunches, chauffeured kids to daycare and school, put in a full day’s work at a demanding job (with too little resources and too many expectations), did the end of day pick-up, stopped by the grocery store, made dinner, played with the…

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8 ways to embrace spring

Blog Post - 8 tips spring - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

I hope wherever you are, you are starting to notice some signs of spring. While the weather may not be in spring mode yet, perhaps you feel like being more social, active and outgoing, which are all signs that the season is about to change. Here are eight tips to energize and uplift your spirits to get ready…

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3 tips to help unravel your relationship with food

Blog Post - Unravel Rel with Food - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach (2)

If you’re like most women you likely want to lose weight. You want to lose that extra 10 lbs before that winter vacation down south, tone up before your daughter’s wedding, or because if you don’t you’re likely facing something more serious like knee or hip surgery down the road. As women, most of us…

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How to deal with your inner conflicts

Blog Post - Inner conflicts - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

You may have noticed that whenever you are pursuing a goal there’s an inner struggle that takes place. On the one hand you have a deep desire, dream or goal for your life. And on the other hand you experience challenges, obstacles and roadblocks. The pursuit seems difficult. These conflicting forces within us are natural.…

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Tips for spring cleaning your kitchen

Blog Post - spring clean kitchen - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

When the birds start to chirp, the buds start to blossom and I no longer have to wear my winter coat and boots, I usually get in the mood for spring cleaning. With the change of season, especially from winter to spring, as I start to notice drawers overflowing, cupboards jam-packed, and old jars starting…

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5 tips to help you get a good night’s sleep

Blog Post - 5 sleep tips - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

You know the benefits of a good night’s sleep. It can improve your mood and your mental alertness. Help your body repair and heal. And can even boost your physical appearance. The circadian rhythm is your biological process that wants you to be awake from sunrise to sunset and sleep soundly throughout the night until…

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5 ways to find the right food for you

Blog Post - right food for you - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach (1)

When I reflect back on my work with clients and my own personal health and wellness journey the one key concept that was reinforced time and time again, is that there is no one-sized-fits-all diet for everyone. In health coaching circles we call this bio-individuality. It recognizes that each of us is highly individualized with…

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8 causes of your food cravings

Blog Post - 8 causes of cravings - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

Whether it’s salty foods like chips and pretzels, sweets like chocolate and ice cream, or sour tart tastes like pickles and sour candy, most of us have some type of regular food craving. But what is your body trying to tell you when you get those urges? Chances are, it’s not that it needs some…

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8 tips to help you get moving

Blog Post - 8 tips moving - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

One of the most common strategies for overall health and well-being is exercise. Our bodies were designed to move. Yet it’s the area many people struggle with the most. Do you spend most of the day sitting in front of a computer and then most of the night sitting in front of the TV? We’ve…

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Tips for stocking a healthy kitchen

Blog Post - kitchen tips - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

Being prepared and having the right tools and ingredients on hand will make living a healthy lifestyle much easier and help to keep your meals interesting and delicious. Kitchen tools Most people are set up with the basic kitchen essentials — some good sharp knives, assorted pots, mixing bowls, whisks, tongs, spatulas, cutting boards, colanders…

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