Behaviour change

How to make your health a priority

Blog Post - Health Priority - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

Spring is a time of new light and new possibilities. The days grow longer. We see buds and blossoms begin to bloom. It’s the season of renewal calling forth  greater self expression and upward movement. If you got off track with your health and wellness goals over the winter, now is a perfect time to…

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What is a wellness coach?

Blog Post - Wellness Coach - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach (2)

You’re likely familiar with business, leadership and career coaches, but the field of health and wellness coaching is fairly new. Here are my thoughts to help you decide if a wellness coach is right for you. The need for wellness coaching Health and wellness coaching grew out of a need or gap in the traditional…

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You’ll never find the time

Blog Post - Find Time - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

I left the corporate world because I felt a call to help people live healthier lives. Personally, I longed for more flexibility and balance so I could focus on my own health and happiness. I wanted to live with more intention, meaning and purpose. How about you? What do you long for? Being an entrepreneur…

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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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3 easy ways to decrease stress

Blog Post - 3 Way to beat stress - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

Is the daily toll of stress impacting your health? You live a busy, hectic, frantic life. Work demands, kid’s activities, relationships to nurture, a home to maintain, social activities, finances to manage, errands to run — it’s pretty easy to get overwhelmed and stressed out. Stress has become a normal part of our daily lives.…

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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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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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