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No Rituals, No Change!

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Remember – No Rituals No Change. Do you want to make a significant change in your life, particularly around diet and lifestyle? Great, here is what’s required: small and consistent steps. Without these consistent, day in and day out steps (aka rituals) the changes we most want and need to make will simply not happen.

Many people say, “I know what I need to do.” Yet, deep down we know that knowing is not really the problem. The question remains, are we actually doing it? Change requires intelligent structure. It requires having a plan, evaluating what’s working and what’s not, identifying where the obstacles are, and re-committing when we temporarily lose our way. It requires us to depend less on personal will power and more on creating the kind of supportive environment that stacks the deck in our favor.

Many years of working with clients has taught me that how we think about ourselves, and how we think about our fundamental ability to change, can form two of our biggest obstacles. And, of course, closely related is how we talk to ourselves day in and day out about these matters, which creates our “inner environment”. This internal conversation is the determining factor in whether or not we consistently keep working toward our goals, let alone accomplish them.

Navigating the change process is as important, maybe more important than knowing what needs to be done. As a coach, much of my work with clients is facilitating this change process. In other words, actually helping clients get more proficient at supporting themselves toward success, helping them build new stronger “change muscles” that can then be used in all the areas of their lives.

Are there changes you want to make? Do you have rituals set up that stack the deck in your favor? There is help. Please don’t get bogged-down in self-criticism, hopelessness and confusion. Call for an appointment and we can get started.

It may be that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.”
~ Wendell Berry