If heavy-duty diet and exercise were enough to make everyone feel awesome, I'd know hundreds of mellow folks who wouldn't change a thing about their bodies, schedules, or stress levels. But they aren't, and I don't.
The truth is there are so many other factors that contribute to your health and happiness, and when you're putting your energy into work, family, and your big, beautiful dreams, adding in strenuous interval training and calorie cuts are only adding more stress into the mix. As much as we like to claim that our spin classes are so motivational and we really do love salads for lunch, our bodies have a hard time understanding the difference between a sprint on a bike and a sprint from a mountain lion, or a few weeks of "clean eating" and a famine.
Excess stress leads to increased cortisol levels and inflammation, so it's no wonder most of us are struggling with our bodies, our sleep habits, and our anxiety—we aren't activating the powerful relaxation response that serves as the antidote to our passionate, driven modern lives.
Wildwood Coaching offers a 12-point system to get you on the trail from stressed out to blissed out in no time. My clients have access to creative tools that offer a practical road map to health that puts diet and exercise on the back burner while prioritizing time spent in nature, creative expression, body awareness, relationships, and rest. Best of all, one-on-one sessions can happen in a park or on a trail near you, so you can combine the accountability of health coaching with the multi-sensory benefits of being outdoors.