How to Use Success Coaching Programs for Your Health

Your health is very important to having a successful life. The reason why it is so important is because you need to be aware of your own health in order to achieve some of your long term and short term goals. You simply need to give yourself the time and opportunity to meet all of your goals so that you can leave the world happy and successful. Your health, weight in particular, can be a goal in itself. You can set goals in order to become health.

The first thing that you need to do is make a list of reasons why you feel you need to be healthier. You will want to set some type of background for your goal so that you can understand where it is that you are coming from. You need to know where you are in order to get to where you would like to be, and that is the same in this case. You need to go and weigh yourself and see where your weight issues stand and then set some goals in order to achieve success.

If you are like most people, losing weigh is very touchy. You will want to work with a team of people. First, you will want to consult your doctor and see how much you can push yourself in order to meet your health goals. The are some people who are in dire need of medical advice and weight loss. You may not be able to push yourself as hard as you would like to or need to. Once you have accepted your ability to attack your health goals, you then need to gain the confidence to reach your goals. You will want to talk to a counselor, friend, family member, or professional to help encourage you to reach out for a healthy goal in life. They will also work as your support system and will be there for you through the difficult times. Lastly, you are going to need a motivator. The motivator can be anyone or anything that will get you to give all you got. It could be a simple image of yourself that could motivate you to give an extra five minutes on the treadmill.

The thing with the health goals is that you need to keep your expectations way from super-stardom. You are never going to be as thin or build as nice as some of the celebrities that you see on T. V. Not saying you can’t achieve this type of success, but celebrities tend to work out all day and eat at danger levels. You can’t push yourself through that much without having a professional with you at all times. Most people can’t afford to have a nutritionist and a coach and a motivator and a team of plastic surgeons. Accept with what you can do on your own and accept the consequences of healthy diet and excise.

Finally, you have to learn to make goals that influence good health, but you will also need to se goals that will help you to feel better about yourself. Even if you don’t hit your ideal weight, you need to be able to look at yourself and say to yourself that this is acceptable. Trying is just part of the goal. When it comes to health-related goals your ultimate goal is to accept yourself. Can you accept yourself, as is? This is a goal that many people spend their entire lives trying to achieve. It’s not hard to accept yourself, especially your flaws, but it is something that everyone needs to do in order to find success and happiness.

Positive Affirmations – 5 For A Healthy, Happy You

Positive affirmations are statements you can use to direct your thoughts and create positive changes for yourself. They can be as simple as, “All is well,” or they can be much longer and varied.

Affirmations give you a way to shift your negative thoughts to one focused positive thought. Positive affirmations can serve as a mental oasis or a loud statement of desire. Making positive affirmations part of your daily routine is a powerful way to direct your thoughts and your life.

There are as many ways that you can use positive affirmations as there are different affirmations. The key is to use them with consistency. As with any new habit, you may want to pick a specific time of day to repeat your affirmations.

Morning is a wonderful time to repeat your affirmations as it sets your mood for the day. Concluding your evening with your positive affirmations is a wonderful way to relax into a good night’s sleep as well. Ten minutes in the morning and evening is really all you need. Don’t underestimate the wonderful effect that these ten minutes can create!

Five easy positive affirmations that you can start off with are:

I enjoy making healthy choices and supporting my body’s needs. All is well. I am safe and secure. All I need is provided to me with perfect timing. I give thanks that every day, in every way, I grow richer and richer. I go with the flow and enjoy my life and myself.

Find a few that really ring true for you and write them on cards or memorize them. Repeat them in the morning, evening and whenever you feel stressed or negative (commutes are perfect for repeating your affirmations). When practiced consistently, positive affirmations are incredibly powerful. Positive affirmations give you hope, power, peace and can shape your life in a wonderfully positive way!
Melissa Jayne has used positive affirmations to help bring about and support incredible change in her own life. She is the founder and editor of the website and hopes to help others live truly happy lives.

Why I Meditate by MARK HYMAN, MD

I’ve done a lot of meditation over the years. In fact, I used to be really passionate about meditation, and then the stress of trying to do it all interfered with my time for self-care. “I don’t have enough time to meditate,” I would say to my coach, and myself. The truth is that meditation is one of the most important tools I have to help me manage stress. I didn’t realize how stressed or anxious I’d become until I started meditating again.

With so much going on, meditation helped me have this place to go where I can disconnect from all the busyness and find a state where I can be present. It’s why I meditate every day.

We’ve all heard about the benefits of meditation and how sitting down for just five minutes will change your outlook on life, while also changing your brain. But is that true? According to my longtime friend, New York Times bestselling author Daniel Goleman (Emotional Intelligence), it’s not that instantaneous, and it’s not that dramatic. It takes time to see the changes and to experience the payoff.

So, why should we meditate? And what actually works?

In his new book Altered Traits, Dan and his co-author, neuroscientist and psychologist Richard Davidson (University of Wisconsin, Madison), explore just that: how we benefit from meditation, what the science says, and what it will do for you.

Dan and Richie have been studying the science of meditation and how it affects the brain since they were young students at Harvard (a path that exposed them to ridicule and put their careers in jeopardy!). For Altered Traits, they combed through the more than 6,000 peer-reviewed articles on meditation to identify the several dozen very strongest studies. From those, they put together the first truly evidence-based look at what happens when we meditate, from the first few minutes through tens of thousands of hours of practice.

Most of us have a monkey mind. We’re reactive in life instead of proactive and have a hard time managing our impulse experience. We get anxious and stressed and are easily caught up in our thoughts and emotions. Meditation is like turning down the volume on our excitability factor so we can meet things directly and listen better, both to other people and to ourselves. And the longer we practice, the more lasting these changes become – a trait, rather than a state. Dan and Richie share stories of meditators who show slower reactions to stress, an increase in empathy and compassion, and, in Olympic-level career meditators like yogis and monks, minimal reactions to physical pain.

In addition to the impact on our experience as human beings, there are also biological factors involved in meditation. I say food is medicine, but it’s clear to me that meditation is medicine as well. Most of us know to exercise our bodies, but we don’t realize that exercising the brain is just as important, and meditation is the doorway for that. Studies have shown that learning to regulate your mind can, among other things, increase stem cell production, change your hormones, and reduce inflammation – in fact, one day of practice by those who are somewhat experienced in meditation can downregulate hundreds of inflammatory genes.

I’ve done a lot of meditation over the years, but I went off-track during the craziness of medical school. I didn’t realize how stressed or anxious I’d become until I started meditating again. With so much going on, it’s helped me have a place to go where I can disconnect from all the busyness and puts me in a state where I can be present. It’s why I meditate every day.

If you’d like to learn more about the book, head to or to your favorite bookstore. You can also get the book in audio and listen to a guided meditation by Dan on

Why do you meditate? Share how meditation has benefited your life on social media with the hashtag #whyimeditate

Wishing you health and happiness,

Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman MD is the Director of Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine, the Founder of The UltraWellness Center, and a ten-time #1 New York Times Bestselling author.

If you are looking for personalized medical support, we highly recommend contacting Dr. Hyman’s UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts today