practical strategies

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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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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Change is hard and support helps

Blog Post - Change is hard - Michelle MacLean _ Health and Wellness Coach _ Halifax Health Coach

When trying to make a health, wellness or lifestyle change it’s crucial to your success to consider your sources of support and connectedness. Our modern lifestyles can be very isolating. We’re busy, overwhelmed, tired and stressed. This can lead to spending a lot of time alone and a loss of connection with friends, family, communities,…

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7 Tips to beat the holiday bulge

As we enter the height of the holiday season you’ve probably already been to parties, potlucks and wine and cheeses. I might be a week or two behind with these tips, but I’m sure you’ll face a few more temptations over the next three weeks and will be able to put these tips to good…

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How I’m staying on track this holiday season

  Over the years of failed attempts at various things, I’ve realized I need external accountability to reach my goals. Whether it’s with my own personal health and wellness or with my business. I’m just not that good and keeping my promises to myself. Or holding myself accountable. My self-efficacy is pretty low. I’m great…

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The truth about cleansing – four biggest myths debunked

Thanks to much of what we hear in the media, cleanses and detoxes have earned a reputation for being unhealthy and even unsafe. When you hear the word “cleanse,” you might immediately think of an all-liquid diet, expensive supplements and short-term deprivation for short-term gains? The truth is, a cleanse or detox doesn’t have to involve any of…

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