Wellness Pathways

Wellness is everyone’s concern. It takes both intention and attention to promote. Bob Tschannen-Moran, the President of LifeTrek Coaching International, has taken a holistic Wellness is everyone’s concern. It takes both intention and attention to promote. Bob Tschannen-Moran, the President of LifeTrek Coaching International, has taken a holistic approach to living well ever since he shifted from being obese, sedentary, and stressed in 1998 to being fit and healthy ever since.

This passion led Bob to join the faculty of Wellcoaches Corporation in 2004, a leading provider of coach training for health and wellness professionals. We invite you to click through to learn more about the LifeTrek Wellness Coaching programs or to arrange for a complimentary wellness coaching session.

Wellness Pathway #283 Cultivate Good Dreams

The stories that generate inspired action can come from many sources. During our waking hours, we can remember and tell our own stories or we can listen to the positive stories of others. Doing so enables us to construct a better world than when we forget, ignore, or don’t want to hear such stories. While […]

Wellness Pathway #284 The Inside / Outside Balance

On Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2006) I read a fascinating story in The Washington Post called “The Inside Out Solution“. Written by Douglas LaBier, a psychotherapist and business psychologist who heads the Center for Adult Development in Washington, DC, the article addresses the elusive quest for life / work balance.LaBier writes that “people are framing […]

Wellness Pathway #296 Get Your Rest

It’s been challenging for me to both get my rest and to get my work done in the past few weeks. On top of my normal routine, I have had to deal with numerous personal and professional commitments as well as a family health problem. The commitments have included graduations, family get-togethers, proposal writing, curriculum […]

Wellness Pathway #302 Emotional Freedom Technique

Although I have been aware of the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) for many years, I was surprised to discover, after searching my own archive, that I have not written before about this simple technique for achieving relief from stress and emotional challenges. Developed by Gary Craig, the process involves six simple steps: Define specifically the issue […]

Wellness Pathway #303 Are You Lionhearted?

What comes to mind when you think of being lionhearted? I’m sure courage and bravery are in the mix, since that’s the meaning of the word. But I recently watched a short (2:28) video on You Tube that gave new meaning to the word. Perhaps we need to add empathy, gratitude, and appreciation to the […]

Wellness Pathway #110: Use a Neti Pot

This Wellness Pathway may push the envelope for some readers, but having just heard from one client whose life has been changed by the Neti Pot, I want to share the news with a wider audience. This tip is definitely for you if you suffer from sinus problems, headaches, and / or allergies. But everyone […]

Wellness Pathway #130: Protect Your Skin

Many readers of LifeTrek Provisions are heading into the summer months, with increased exposure to the sun. Although that may feel like a refreshing change of pace, and although the sun is important to the production of Vitamin D, the danger of skin cancer is very real and should not be taken lightly.For starters, try […]

Wellness Pathway #131: Protect Your Eyes

Last week I wrote about the importance of protecting your skin from the sun. Sunscreen is a small investment that pays big dividends. So too when it comes to your eyes, which are vulnerable to macular degeneration through exposure to sunlight. Purchasing and consistently wearing sunglasses that block ultraviolet (UV) radiation, preferably the wraparound kind […]

Wellness Pathway #132: Wash Your Produce

As a child, I remember my mother reminding me to wash my fruits and vegetables before eating them. I didn’t pay much attention at the time, but now I have renewed appreciation for the importance of this practice. A recent study in the UK showed that of the 15 types of fruits and vegetables tested, […]

Wellness Pathway #140: Wash Your Hands

I have written about the importance of washing your produce, even your organic produce, in order to remove residual pesticides and bacteria. Ironically, because of the use of compost and manure to fertilize organic produce, it can have higher levels of bacteria than its conventional counterparts. That’s why it’s so important to wash your produce.For the […]

Wellness Pathway #143: Wet Your Pills

When my children were in high school, we lived close to the school and their friends would often come by our house. I can remember how their eyes would bug out as I swallowed a handful of vitamins, minerals, and other supplements all at one time. “How did you do that?” they exclaimed. It became […]

Wellness Pathway #157: Brush Your Teeth

How many times did you hear that one as a child? “Brush your teeth!” How many times do you brush your teeth today? Twice a day is the bare minimum. After each meal is ideal. Everyone knows that brushing your teeth is important to preventing tooth loss and gum disease. But did you know there […]

Wellness Pathway #170: Breathe Smoke Free Air

It’s almost embarrassing to note that after almost two year’s of LifeTrek Wellness Pathways, I have not covered the importance of breathing smoke free air. What brought this to my attention was a recent report of the World Health Organization (WHO) which indicates that “by the year 2020, there will be a 50 percent increase […]

Wellness Pathway #193 Minimize Antibacterial Soaps

Of course proper hygiene is an important part of health, and most people understand that means keeping things clean, but ironically it’s possible for the environment to be too clean. Last year a study reported in the Archives of Disease in Childhood reported that children with the highest degree of personal hygiene — those who […]

Wellness Pathway #194 Get Your Hearing Tested

Speaking of listening to hurricanes and other living things, when was the last time you had your hearing tested? Probably not for a while, if you’re like most people. Most doctors, according to a recent review article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, do not test for hearing loss as a part of […]