by Shannon Talbot With so much going on in the world, gratitude is one way to remove yourself from all of the negativity happening and focus on what is going well in your life. In fact, studies show the more we focus on what we can control vs. what we can’t, the happier we will be. In today’s post I share 7 proven benefits of practicing gratitude regularly and how my family and I incorporate gratitude into our daily routine. Why practice gratitude? Scientific research shows
by Shannon Talbot I am on a mission to help others live happier, healthier and more present lives. For the longest time, I put myself and my health last. My family and my career always took precedent. And the busier I got, the unhealthier I became. I didn’t have time to eat healthy. I didn’t have time to exercise. I was exhausted and burnt out and knew I needed a change. Just one year ago I made that change. After binging on wine, chips and chocolate most nights after the kid
by Shannon Talbot Health coaching is a relatively new field in Canada which has many people asking what the heck is it and why is it important? I like to oversimplify what a health coach is with this example. You know those days when you take a shower and then all of a sudden stop and think about what you’re doing in the shower? You ask yourself whether or not you already washed your hair and really aren’t sure if you did, so you do it again? The best showers are the ones yo
by Shannon Talbot I’ll be the first to admit that it’s ironic that Health Class was one of my poorest subjects in high school and one I paid the least attention to yet here I am, a Certified Health Coach. Perhaps I was dreading the day we would learn about childbirth and the video so tuned everything out. Who knows?! I do know that one of the things I loved about my Health Coach training was relearning all of those important healthy habits that I generally knew about but didn
by Shannon Talbot I have a confession to make – I used to hate exercise. Hate, the word I tell my kids not to use but here I am using it. And when you hate something, why would you be motivated to do it? The problem for me was I didn’t do what I enjoyed, I did what others did or what was popular and for what? I would try it for a bit and then give up. EVERY year and EVERY to do list (and I make a LOT of to do lists), I put I would “exercise 3X a week”. It never happened.
by Shannon Talbot Growing up I always heard, you’re all skin and bones, you’re too skinny. I even had a guy I was dating say I would look better if I had a bit more meat on me. Now I’m sure some of you are thinking “if only you didn’t have to worry about gaining weight and ooooh what a terrible problem to have” (sarcastic of course) and you’re right, I’m lucky in that respect. But here’s the thing, my family has super high metabolism. We just don’t really gain weight. And you