by Jeremy McCarthy, MAPP
When I moved to New York (over six years ago now) from Southern California, I experienced a significant cultural shift. I was moving from the laid back California beach culture to the hustle and bustle of New York city life. One of the first things that I noticed was that people here are far less likely to smile and make eye contact. This difference was even more noticeable because (more…)
The fall is officially here, and as the days get shorter and the TV lineup gets stronger, many of us will find ourselves “couch potato-ing” more than we’d like to. In the spirit of keeping us all on a healthy track, I thought I’d give you more mental ammunition to stay in action.
Here are the top 5 reasons why being a couch potato makes anyone more tired over the long run (and why you should stay as active as you can despite the pull of the couch!):Read more
I recently had an interesting conversation with a man who had just lost 30 pounds. Surprised to see him all thinned out and very curious about his strategy, I asked how he did it. In a very matter of fact tone, he said, “Simple. I stopped believing in all that small change nonsense. If all you take is small steps, all you’ll get is small results, and then you’ll get discouraged. To lose 30 pounds, you have to change your life in big ways.”
While his philosophy has merit, I’d like to differ for 2 main reasons.Read more
As everybody is busy getting ready for back-to school, I’d like to make sure that wellness is on your radar this school year. So let’s do a quick activity together. Think of your favorite piece of music. In fact, why don’t you play it in your head. If you have more than one, chose something upbeat. Got it?Read more
One of the biggest obstacles we are struggling with today is how to sustain a lifestyle of health, happiness and productivity. We know what to do in order to be healthy, but sustaining these behaviors is definitely a challenge. And when we realize that some of our life habits and attitudes need to change to create health and wellbeing, we often end up even more stressed, just because we don’t see how we can possibly do it all! That’s exactly what I’ll talk about next Tuesday, August 28th on Voice America.Read more
My friend Christa Smedile, RD, LDN had been telling me for a long time how much she loves her morning green smoothie. The idea seemed intriguing. I mean, starting your day with 2 servings of fruits and 1 serving of greens sounded very appealing to the health nut in me. But come on! A green smoothie? It just didn’t sound sexy.
After hearing a few testimonials from her clients, who raved about increased energy, nicer skin, reduced need for caffeine, and fewer cravings throughout the day, I just had to give it a try. I guess that’s one of the bitter-sweet things about being a health coach. I feel driven to try every plausible strategy to really know how it feels. Also keeping in the best possible shape is part of the job description. So I have a little extra motivation to do things that I might otherwise find excuses not to do.
I am now totally hooked! If you’d like to learn how to seriously crave the been goodness, here’s how to get started.Read more
Do your fitness goals propel you into action, or do they just make you feel guilty? If you have abandoned resolution after good intention, or if you have a hard time helping someone else with their desire to eat well, exercise or meditate regularly, get ready. This post, an excerpt from my interview at Be Healthy, Be Well, will help you set goals that are excuse-proof.Read more
I’m loving all the action! After enjoying the opportunity to share the SaS philosophy on 2 radio shows earlier this week, 2 great blogs are now also spreading the news. Jeremy McCarthy talks about the SaS Compass and why he loves it on his fabulous blog The Psychology of Wellbeing, and Louisa Jewell offers a generous and comprehensive book review on the Positive Psychology News.Read more
It’s a great week in the SaS World! After shooting a TV show yesterday in Montreal (I’ll let you know when it airs – stay tuned!), I’ll be live on 2 different radio shows this week.Read more