Health Coach Job Description: What Do Health Coaches Do?

When I was putting together the curriculum for the ADAPT Health Coach Training Program, I spoke with a number of master health coaches. I asked each of them this question: “What do health coaches do?” My favorite response came from Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener, one of our faculty members and an expert on positive psychology coaching. He said, “Coaching is about exploration, support, and accountability.” This sums up so much of the job description for a health coach. Coaches ask powerful questions to explore their clients’ values and strengths; they support…

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Pictures of Recently Enjoyed Things

Can you believe it’s July?! Summer is in it’s prime right now! Now, I don’t know about you, but I want to make the most of these days while they’re here. Sometimes that is hard for me since we homeschool through the summer. For the most part, if the boys and I stay on track with our school and work schedules, we are finished by the time Dean gets home from work. That means we have the evenings to work on house projects, do something enjoyable together as a family,…

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How to Make Alcohol Intermediary Herb-Infused Oils – Herbal Academy

Have you heard the phrase, there’s more than one way to garble an herb? If so, you can certainly apply that to herbalism when it comes to making various herbal preparations. There are many variations and methods of making herbal infusions, tinctures, syrups, and yes, even herb-infused oils—there’s something for everyone’s skill level and preference.  Some of these variations speed up the time it takes to make a preparation, some cut down on  complicated measurements, and others work to create a more potent end product.  In this post, I will…

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How To Make a DIY Gnome Garden

The only way to live life naturally is to simply START If you want to embrace natural, season living without losing your mind, or you’re tired of being told to “clean up your diet,” “use herbs,” or “reduce your stress” (but you have no idea how to). OR you roll your eyes at words like, “crunchy,” “granola,” and “hippie,”   &raquo YOU’RE ONE OF US!   Sign up below to receive bi-monthly “letters” to help you live life naturally and seasonally. I’ll never make you feel bad for not being…

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3 Cooling Salads for Summer – Herbal Academy

As summer days grow warmer and longer, you may find yourself reaching for cooling, refreshing foods that require less time in a hot kitchen and allow more time to enjoy the long, lazy days of summer. These inclinations speak to the innate wisdom of the body; when temperatures heat it up it is better to focus on foods with cool energetics, especially those with a sweet, bitter, and/or astringent taste. According to Ayurveda, foods and beverages with this particular profile are soothing to pitta dosha, which predominates in summer. Plus,…

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The HPA Axis Dysfunction Diet

While successful recovery from HPA-D necessitates a variety of lifestyle interventions, including adequate sleep and consistent stress-reduction practices, your diet is often overlooked in the context of HPA-D. However, it turns out that nutrition has far-reaching impacts on the HPA axis, and that following a strategic HPA axis dysfunction diet may accelerate your recovery. Read on to learn how you can use nutrition to support your HPA axis and a balanced stress response. HPA axis dysfunction has far-reaching effects on your health, but nutrition (along with a variety of lifestyle…

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6 Ancestral Health Benefits of Music

All cultures throughout history created music, and it’s universal in our world today. Read on to learn about the health benefits of music and how it changes your brain, boosts your mood, and promotes well-being. How does music benefit your health? Check out this article from Katie Melville for six ways that music promotes well-being. #healthylifestyle #paleo #wellness Music Is Universal and Timeless Discussions of ancestral health focus heavily on diet and exercise, which are critical to good health. But we often forget that finding time to relax, rest, and…

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A Day In The Life: Family Lake Day Vlog

Hey friends! In the midst of a new website redesign, and therefore, not being able to post here on the blog so much, I thought it would be fun (and a challenge) to resurrect my old YouTube channel by sharing some weekly vlogs. You know, just some little clips of things that are happening throughout the week. My goal here isn’t to create professional videos or to become a full-time “vlogger.” Instead, my goal is to capture family memories in video format and to share more real-life with you as…

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DIY Summer Aromatherapy Mood Spray

I don’t know about you, but this lady is ready for summer! Don’t get me wrong. I’m being mindful of these spring days and doing all I can to make the most of them, but there’s just something about summer that I look forward to so much. On those cloudy spring days when I find myself wishing for summer’s sun, I use aromatherapy mood sprays to bring the sunshine to me.  Aromatherapy mood sprays are a great way to get into a positive frame of mind. They can not only…

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Using Positive Psychology to Build Resilience, with Robert Biswas-Diener

In this episode, we discuss: Why now is the right time for positive psychology Preparing for life post-coronavirus What well-being looks like in difficult situations The impact of using tech to connect Letting yourself (and others) off the hook Show notes: Hey, everybody. Welcome to another episode of Revolution Health Radio. This week, I’m excited to welcome Robert Biswas-Diener as my guest. Robert is the foremost authority on positive psychology coaching in the world, and has consulted with a wide range of international organizations on performance management and talent development.…

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