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Self Improvement

What are you working on in your life? Are you better than you were yesterday? We all have areas in our lives we work on no matter our age.


Enjoy your day!

Sandra Shields, Certified Health Coach

Are You Living in Abundance?

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Happy Friday! Are you living in abundance? Do you feel your life is balanced, and you are accomplishing your goals and living your purpose? It is good to evaluate areas of your life and check in now and then with yourself to see if your circle of life is on track. A circle of life includes many different facets such as Joy, Spirituality, Creativity, Finances, Career, Education, Health, Physical Activity, Home Cooking, Home Environment, Relationships and Social Life. This is something a Health Coach helps you explore as part of your coaching program. Here is a quick Abundance quiz! I wish you a life of Abundance! Have a fantastic weekend!

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Step Out Into New Things. Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back!

Be Fearless!

Happy Friday! How was your week? You were created to have a vibrant life! Are you holding back from living your life to the full extent you were intended to? If fear is holding you back, and you are staying in the “safe zone”, how does it feel? It is comforting to be safe, I understand, but it is not always where you will live the life you were meant to have, and experience all the opportunities and blessings that are out there waiting for you. It can become boring and repetitive. To be human is to make mistakes, and sometimes this can make us fearful.
Spring is just around the corner, and it is a time of renewal. Today, I encourage you not to let fear keep you from enjoying your life, and putting the brakes on your destiny, no matter what your age!
What is something you would really like to do, but haven’t because you are afraid? It could be things as simple as talking to people you don’t know, starting a new career, changing your lifestyle, traveling, moving, volunteering, starting a new hobby or taking a class to learn something new…….fill in the blank. If fear is preventing you from making a change, start with something small. Pray about it. Seek a friend to encourage you. Then move on up and watch your life expand!
Love you guys!
Have a beautiful weekend!
Sandra Shields, Certified Health Coach

Simple Peach Ice Cream (Dairy Free)

Peaches are in season now, and juicy ripe peaches are so good in ice cream! My children have been gobbling up all the peaches as I buy them at the organic market, but I was able to snatch a couple to make this ice cream recipe before they were gone. Peaches are very similar to tomatoes in that when they are ripe, and in season, they taste like a different food entirely. Do you know what I mean?

So, today I have a very simple and delicious seasonal ice cream recipe to share that is Dairy Free!

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You will need an ice cream freezer. I used a Cuisinart.


Two Ripe and Juicy Organic Peaches, Peeled and Pit Removed

1 Can of Full Fat Coconut Milk

6 Tablespoons of Good Honey

2 Tablespoons of Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

2 Teaspoons of Pure Vanilla Extract

1/4 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon

Simple Peach Ice Cream Recipe

Directions: Here is where an immersion blender comes in handy, but you can also use a regular blender and get the same results, just more clean up! Place all the ingredients into a 4 cup glass measuring cup, and blend with an immersion blender until smooth. Alternately, place in a blender and blend until smooth.

Refrigerate for four hours to chill thoroughly. Freeze in your ice cream maker.


Simple Peach Ice Cream

Sandra Shields, Health Coach

Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!

Are You Living Your Dreams or Just Chugging Along?

You Always Find a Way for That Which is Important to You

What is important to you that you have been struggling with? What is one step you could take today?

Maybe it is prayer, brainstorming with someone, reaching out and asking for help. creating a Vision Board, or setting a schedule and sticking to it, revamping your budget, going back to school, a lifestyle change, signing up for a fitness class, cleaning out your pantry of food that no longer serves you. Is there a time when something seemed impossible and you found a way? Health Coaches help people reach their goals and support you in individual and group programs.

Have a beautiful day, and live the life you have been given. There is know one like you!

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What Terrifies You The Most?

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Happy Monday Morning! It is the beginning of a fresh new week. What is something you have really wanted to accomplish, a goal, a dream, a life experience, or something else that terrifies you, so you haven’t taken the first step? I encourage you this week to be bold and step out in fear and do it anyway. Consider this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt.
Have a beautiful day!
Sandra Shields, Certified Health Coach

Stress and Anxiety Reducing Color Therapy (Coloring Isn’t Just for Kids)

Coloring for Adults to reduce stress or anxiety and increase a sense of well being? That’s what this book I found at a local book store recently claims. Currently, Color Therapy books are outselling cookbooks in France. See this article in the Huffington Post. The beautiful hardcover and intricate pictures piqued my interest. Stress reduction is one of the areas I work on with my clients. Coloring therapy books are currently outselling cookbooks in France. With stress on the rise, it is becoming more and more difficult to unwind, focus and decompress. I picked up a copy and couldn’t wait to get started and give it a try!

Stress Reducing Color Therapy (Coloring Isn't Just for Kids)

Stress Reducing Color Therapy (Coloring Isn’t Just for Kids)

Doodling is allowed, you can choose your own medium (pencils, gels, pens), there are no rules. This book is broken down into color categories, blues, oranges, purples, reds, greens……. each color evoking different feelings and memories for the individual using the book.

Color Therapy Book for Adults to Relieve Stress

Color Therapy Book for Adults to Relieve Stress

What I found:

I have been using this book for a month now, and my concentration has increased, and I feel calm, peaceful and focused after a coloring session. Right now I am working on a two page spread of Koi Fish. I have taken it to the beach in the evening. Feelings of wellbeing washed over me like the sound of waves in the background as I let my artistic inclinations run free. Sitting outdoors with my husband chatting casually with each other, I picked up the hardcover, sturdy book, and actually found I heard more of what was said in the conversation and my mind did not wander (aren’t we all guilty of this sometimes?). I have also been using it when I need to unwind or am in go, go, go mode, and it has helped my mind slow down and think more clearly.

Color Therapy for Adults

Color Therapy for Adults

In conclusion, I love this trend! I am going to include it in the free giveaways I give my clients.

If you would like to try color therapy, you can find this popular new trend at a local bookstore or online. Here is the book I have been using, but there are plenty to choose from!

Sandra Shields, Certified Health Coach


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