Friday, January 31, 2014

Announcing our upcoming Passion Test Workshops

The Passion Test is a wonderful tool that I'm incorporating into my tool kit for helping clients and coaches identify dreams and goals.  If you are in the Portland. OR area, we can do them in person or you can join a workshop. If you you live a long distance away, I'm happy to do the work with you over the phone or Skype.  Here's a few details:

Passion Test Adventures!

Discover and refine your life’s purpose and passions so that you can bring all of your goals and actions into alignment for more success and joy!

Passion Test Workshops:
Tuesday, Feb 18th, 6-9pm, at the Infusion Gallery, Troutdale, $97, $47.
Space limited, reserve your seat today!!!
Workshops for small groups and organization can be arranged.

Bookmaking with artist Atika Piff: 
Friday, February 21st, 1-4pm, venue TBA, All materials provided, $55

Passion Test One-on-One with Polly is a powerful 3 hour experience of discovery and alignment. It’s divided into two sessions a week apart so there is plenty of processing time.  Weekend and evening appointments available.  Discounted to $197 (normally $297 for the 3 hours)

Ongoing Personal Growth Work is available with Polly, CPF and/or Gail Stevens, CPCC.

For more Information:
Polly Malby, Certified Passion Test Facilitator, 503-313-4820 

Health Coach Resource provides health and wellness coaching for individuals, families, and employee groups.  We guide clients through our medically directed program of rapid weight loss, transition, and maintenance. We also offer training for qualified individuals who are seeking health coaching jobs and careers. Health Coach training and certification lights up our lives as it lightens the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America.  

Click Here to learn more. Call 503-313-4820 or E-mail me today ... just put, "I'm Ready! in the subject line! Polly@HealthCoachResource.com.


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Corbett Ladies' Tea

As I head off to the monthly Corbett Ladies' Tea, it occurred to me that you may like to know a little about this wonderful group. Each month, I help host a "Corbett Ladies Tea" in Corbett, OR. We have such a good time ... the themes, speakers, and participants always vary - see below.  It's been a wonderful way to connect, share interests, and build community.  We have danced, shared our writing, talked about business, how to help our aging parents, preserve our local history, and manage our money.  Contact me for more info, if you would like to start on in your area, I'll be happy to help you. 

The following is a piece I wrote several years ago about the Tea 

A Little Her-Story: 

Each Corbett Ladies' Tea gathering has gotten better than the one before … We come away inspired and reconnected in ways we never imagined.  The first Teas were held in homes then we settled into the comfort and convenience of the Springdale Community Center.  When it closed, we met in the Fire Hall and are now having tea at the Corbett Grange Hall.

To establish a rhythm, Tea Party dates are on the last Thursday morning of each month from 10-noon except in Nov and Dec when they will be held on the third Thursday due to holidays.

Attendees should bring a guest or two, a teacup & saucer, plate of nutritious goodies to share, small donation to cover cost of the room, and a stack of business cards if they have them.

Initial Motivation:

To meet neighbors and become connected with the community of women in Corbett.

Ongoing Drive:

The purpose of the Tea Parties is to bring Corbett women together – get to know each other, support each other, and promote community-building conversations and activities.

All of us are amazed at and inspired by the variety, strength, compassion, and resourcefulness of the women our community!  We are the “Pioneer Women” who are weaving the fabric of our community for the next 100 years … In 2109, someone will be researching our lives, looking for our photos, and marveling at how we’ve managed without all of the new gadgets, conveniences, ease of travel & communication that they will take for granted 100 years from now.  This is a chance to write the “Her-Story of  the 2009 Corbett Pioneer Women!”

Early Corbett Ladies’ Tea
Themes …

9/11/08            Berries and Brunch 
                        No theme, just getting together for the first time … testing the waters!

10/15/08          Foot Spa
                   With Kim from the “Body Shop at Home” & Lauren Bishop of
                        Connections Networking … ‘Beginning to network & share

11/12/08          “What Are You Making for the Holidays?”
                        ‘Sharing economical craft ideas & cottage industries … 

12/ 18/08         Financial Wellness at the Brickhaven B & B
                        Canceled due to snow & ice, Darn! 

01/15/09          Health and Wellness,
            Showcase opportunity for women in our community to offer health related
            services such as yoga classes, nutritional therapy, weight loss programs,
            nutritional products, and massage.

02/19/09          Financial Wellness
                        This one replaced our canceled tea in December.
                        It featured women who have expertise in real estate, investing, tax
                        preparation, and financial wellness.

03/26/09          Spiritual Wellness
                   How do we do to nourish our spiritual selves?
                        How do we reflect that light to our community?
                        We lettered stones with messages of hope and later placed them lovingly in a place of recent                         trauma and despair.

04/30/09          How Does Your Garden Grow?
We featured local gardeners and members of the Columbia Garden Club. 

05/28/09          Taming Our Home Interiors
                        We featured women who have expertise in closet organization,
                        drapery construction, interior design, and tools for women.

06/25/09          Her-Story, Pioneer Women of Corbett
                        This very special Tea concluded with a tour of our Museum!
                        Kathie Freund  shared stories of early settlers and women from
                        Clarence Mershon’s Living East of the Sandy River, Vols I & II.
                        One of those early settlers, June Bates Law Kirby joined us for a sweet Q&A session!

07/30/09          Garden Tea at Elaine Hudson’s Landscapes in Living Color
We focused on “The Power of Friendship,” toured Elaine’s beautiful gardens, wore favorite hats and sensible shoes!

08/27/09          Are You in Business or Thinking About Starting One?
We shared our personal experiences and heard from Marie Daniels of the MHCC Small Business Development Center.  As a result (you’re going to like this!) Marie was so impressed by our local energy and spirit that she has spearheaded a new group for women in the East Metro area, “Women In Business Roundtable.”  (E-mail bizcntr@mhcc.edu or call me for more info.)

09/24/09          What Do You Do For Fun and Play?
                        We shared what we do and would like to do for fun and play.
                        Our next step is to gather some photos of ourselves playing and reporting back on how we                           added in what we’d like to do.

10/29/09          Identifying Local Women’s Groups and Planning New Ones
                        We shared what groups we currently participate in and what types of group that we’d like to                         create and participate in that support local women and build community?  The diversity,                                 talent, drive, and spirit of friendship was humbling and invigorating.

Upcoming:
11/16/09          Mini Bazaar
A Showcase of Services, Products, & Crafts
Provided and Produced by all of us,
The 2009 Pioneer Women of Corbett

12/17/09          Holiday Tea at Brickhaven Bed & Breakfast
                       Come celebrate the season and our friendships at Phyllis and Ed Thiemann’s the beautiful                              Bed & Breakfast on the Gorge. Start thinking about a classic cookie and outrageous                                    ornament exchange.


Monday, January 27, 2014

Is it a Numbers Game???

Good Morning Take Shapers, Coaches and Clients,
One on One conversations are the best!
I'm really enjoying the phone conversations and appreciate the stories and relationships!  

Each of the recent conversations serve as a reminder that what's important is NOT the number on a scale, a pant size, or a sales volume. The heart of the effort is in the deepening bonds of friendship because we are all on the same path!  

We share a burning desire to be the very best we can be - physically, emotionally, and economically. We are seeking joyful connections, meaningful service, and ongoing transformation. This is what it's all about and I'm really honored to be doing this work with you!

It's your turn ... if we haven't connected recently, give me a call, text, or email ... 
  • How's the journey to health coming? 
  • What's your favorite assignment from Stop Challenge Choose? (I am loving the journals, serial photos, calendars, and various tracking systems clients are sharing!!! Keep sending the photos ... I'll post them throughout the month.)
  • Share you Ah Ha! moments, discoveries, daily tricks, and bench marks that help you know you are making steady progress. 
Three pieces of advice that are helping me:
  1. Don't put the keys to your success in someone else's pocket ... your success is up to you! 
  2. It's not important how many times we fall down, what's important is how many time we get up, fix our sights on our passions and goals, and go for it again, and again!
  3. Reach out and help someone else in person or by phone! Sharing your experience, your wisdom, and helping others - this builds and supports the foundation of the health and vitality you are creating! When I coach you, I strengthen my personal commitments and desire to be accountable. When you refer a friend or family member and we coach together, we build a fortress of support around you and everyone they connect with too! Good Health is truly contagious!!!
Here are some links you might appreciate:
Two quotes:
"Thanks for your call! It was like a big hug and I really needed it!"
"I'm so happy my Nurse-Practitioner suggested we work with you! My husband is pleased that I'm willing to go places with him now ... before starting the program, it was too hard for me to even walk around in a grocery store ... this is really fun!"

Have a great week ... Together we can get the job done and help many, many people improve their health and happiness too!  Polly.

Health Coach Resource provides health and wellness coaching for individuals, families, and employee groups.  We guide clients through our medically directed program of rapid weight loss, transition, and maintenance. We also offer training for qualified individuals who are seeking health coaching jobs and careers. Health Coach training and certification lights up our lives as it lightens the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America.  Click Here to learn more. 

Call 503-313-4820 or E-mail me today ... just put, "I'm Ready! in the subject line! Polly@HealthCoachResource.com.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

What Are You Passionate About?

There are reasons we like or don't like the work we are engaged in ... the reasons we are happy or unhappy, free or frustrated, are deeply rooted in whether or not we are living our truest, passionate self.

Questions for the day:
  • What are you deeply passionate about?
  • How are those passions being manifested in your day to day activities?
  • What steps can you take in the very moment to let your light shine a little brighter?
For me, "helping people out" has been my calling and my passion for as long as I can remember.  As a kid, I was the one with band-aides in my pocket, a fine needle handy to lift out a splinter and a joke to tell while "the patient" got cleaned up after a tumble from a fall.  The drive to provide amateur first aide came with an equally strong desire to teach and "show the way." 

Those compelling interests have served me well throughout a career as a nurse-midwife ... the stakes got higher, emotions ran deeper, and the joys were addictive!  And, as a Health Coach, I have lots of tools and tricks up my sleeve. Helping people out, helping each one find their best self so they can live a happy, productive, passionate life, continues to be my calling and continues to bring me the most joy.... so give me a call and let's chat about your next steps to leading an authentically healthy happy life!

Health Coach Resource provides health and wellness coaching for individuals, families, and employee groups.  We guide clients through our medically directed program of rapid weight loss, transition, and maintenance. We also offer training for qualified individuals who are seeking health coaching jobs and careers. Health Coach training and certification lights up our lives as it lightens the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America.  Click Here to learn more. 

Call 503-313-4820 or E-mail me today ... just put, "I'm Ready! in the subject line! Polly@HealthCoachResource.com.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Blame it on "Blue Monday?"

Feeling a bit out of sorts this morning?  Blame it on "Blue Monday!!"
The third Monday in January has a bad reputation ... the holidays may be over and the bills have arrived, skies are grey, days are short, and our New Years' resolutions, which looked so promising on the first, are looking less doable by the third monday of the month, TODAY!

What to do?  Make a Plan!
I've come to realize that, for me, it's all about the "Process."  I've been setting goals for many years and frequently felt like I'm trying to dig myself out of a sandy pit.  This may have been because I've focused on the goals without giving due regard to the process ... those daily, baby steps, those necessary habits that will, if I follow them and stay the course, lead me steadily in the direction I wish to go!

Ready to make a plan? Send me a message or call me ... I'll bet we can do this together!

By the way, Health Coach Resource provides health and wellness coaching for individuals, families, and employee groups.  We guide clients through our medically directed program of rapid weight loss, transition, and maintenance. We also offer training for qualified individuals who are seeking health coaching jobs and careers. Health Coach training and certification lights up our lives as it lightens the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America.  Click Here to learn more. 

Call 503-313-4820 or E-mail me today ... just put, "I'm Ready! in the subject line! Polly@HealthCoachResource.com.

For more on "Blue Monday" check out this article by Luke Salkeld for the UK MailOnline.

Blame it on "Blue Monday!"
By Luke Salkeld, 20 January 2013 

How are you feeling today? Chances are, not that great...
Because this morning you woke up on what has come to be known as ‘Blue Monday’ - the day of the year on which most of us feel at our lowest ebb.
There is indeed not much going for the third Monday of the year.
Feeling blue: The third Monday of the year is the day on which most of us feel at our lowest ebb
Feeling blue: The third Monday of the year is the day on which most of us feel at our lowest ebb
If you struggled with travel chaos this chilly morning, that will only have added to the woes that come from feeling poorer after an expensive Christmas and minimal hours of daylight.
Added to failed New Year’s resolutions, a general drop in motivation, and the summer far away in the future, you could be forgiven for not wanting to get out of bed at all.

Read more

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Jot down the tiny indicators of success!


Yes, there will be Signs!
Making real changes is not be fast or easy ... but who wants to be known as fast and easy?

Begin jotting the "Signs" in your journal ... they help us know where we are heading!!!

I'm going the wrong way when: 
I can't zip up my blue jeans.
Knit shirts show my rolls and there's a noose around my neck when I put on a shirt and tie ...
I'm worried about visiting my aunt ... she has all these antique chairs and I'm afraid I'll break one ...
I get to restaurants first so I can choose a table and avoid the booths.
I decline offers to carpool ... no way can I get in a back seat!

I'm on the right track:
My pants are feeling loose even when fresh out of the drier!
I need new shoes, these have gotten too big!
I was able to carry on a conversation while walking during my lunch break.
I got out of my chair with ease and didn't feel like I had to push against the armrests to keep from taking it with me.
I'm no longer embarrassed to tell the waiter I want double steamed vegges and no bread.

Jot down the tiny indicators of success! I have lots of ideas for your "Health Journey Journal!" Contact me and let's get this thing rolling today! 

Health Coach Resource provides health and wellness coaching for individuals, families, and employee groups.  We guide clients through our medically directed program of rapid weight loss, transition, and maintenance. We also offer training for qualified individuals who are seeking health coaching jobs and careers. Health Coach training and certification lights up our lives as it lightens the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America.  Click Here to learn more. 

Call 503-313-4820 or E-mail me today ... just put, "I'm Ready! in the subject line! Polly@HealthCoachResource.com.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Join us for the Stop, Challenge, Choose Experience!

WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR YOU as you take this step to move forward in your Health Journey!  Greg and I are doing it too!!  Let's chat soon ... I'm at 503-313-4820 ... what's your schedule like?

A few tips as you prepare for the Stop Challenge Choose experience:

·  Have a journal handy (notebooks work) to keep track of your goals and the daily thoughts as you discover more about yourself. It helps to print off the emails that are sent or you can keep them in a folder on your computer.

·  Take time to read the emails that are sent out daily…if you sign up mid-week, you'll get your first email on the following Monday.  Write down your assignments in your journal - you'll get one or two per day.  Don’t let it overwhelm you, keep it simple.

·  Weigh yourself on the Monday that you begin and take a picture of the scale number.

· Measure yourself and write down your measurements in your journal.  The tummy measurement is the most important.

·  Take a “Before Picture of yourself”.  Whether your challenge is weight loss, better sleep, or stress management, take your photos and send them to me, I won't share them.

·  If you have not done so already…
Fill out the Client Profile
Download and print your support documents – Click Here  

Some important criteria we feel is important to share…

Continue to call, text, or e-mail me each Monday to touch base, 503-313-4820.  I am flexible and can work around your schedule.  If Mondays don’t’ work for you, we can set another time for you.

If you know anyone who would like to join the health transformation, we would love to add them to our team of “like-minded people” who want to create better health in their lives. Just let me know!
Polly.

Health Coach Resource provides health and wellness coaching for individuals, families, and employee groups.  We guide clients through our medically directed program of rapid weight loss, transition, and maintenance. We also offer training for qualified individuals who are seeking health coaching jobs and careers. Health Coach training and certification lights up our lives as it lightens the burden of hopelessness and disease caused by poor habits and obesity in America.  Click Here to learn more. 

Call 503-313-4820 or E-mail me today ... just put, "I'm Ready! in the subject line! Polly@HealthCoachResource.com.