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YOUR BEST MENU... EVER!
Growing up, I had an insatiable
desire to accomplish things. When I was one year old, I sat
on my kitchen floor and placed hair clips up and down my legs, one
clip at a time. Then I patiently took the clips off, one at a time,
and put them back in the tin. My mom said I did this for hours at
went on for weeks. It was obvious that I needed help.
I went back through some assignments that the Institute of Integrative Nutrition gave those of us who were in the advanced “Immersion Program." In those notes, I found my answer.
Karen's notes said, "Sometimes it's hard to find a reward, when we aren't used to doing this. Create a Menu of things to choose from to reward yourself."
Ah ha! This menu idea made sense to an overachiever like me! That night, I started creating my Nourishment Menu, and before long, I was hooked. I went home to CA to visit my family, and I asked everyone there for ideas of rewards that I could add to my Menu. When I returned to Boston, I asked my clients to contribute their ideas.
My initial 10-item
list grew to 8+ pages of pure nourishment and pleasure! Every
day, I scanned the list to find the one thing I wanted to do for pure
pleasure and fun.
So, you turn on the TV or check email. But at the end of the day, you don't feel fulfilled because TV or email did not feed your soul. You settled for a half-pleasure, when your soul need full pleasure!
I know that this can be hard to do... most of my clients have a tough time with this at first. "It's been such a long time since I thought about things that would give me pleasure," they say.
If you're having a hard time coming up with ideas... just ask other people for suggestions. Everytime I give a seminar on self-care, I ask my participants to email me their 10-item Nourishment Menu. That way, my Menu is always growing! And those who emaill me new ideas receive access to my master Nourishment Menu.
I want to ask you to do the same. Email me your Nourishment Menu items! The more rewards/pleasures you send my way, the longer the Nourishment Menu will be! Don't be shy... let me know what your pleasure is!
To view my Master Nourishment
Menu, click here.
Thanks to those of you who let me know what you were grateful for last month... I was so thrilled to hear how amazing life is for you these days!
Corporate Wellness Education
If you're looking for a speaker for your next event, look no further. My seminars are extremely informative, entertaining, and interactive. After a company books me once, they ask me back again and again. That's because I personalize all of the events and fill them with takeaways. My seminars are motivational, but they're also practical and useful.
For more info: http://www.bostonhealthcoach.com/programs_corporate.html
To see where I'm speaking this month, visit my events page.
Health Food Store Tours
There will be no tours this summer (I'm taking a break!) but you can take a tour in the comfort of your own home by buying my new "Healthy Shopper" DVD!
If you'd really like to take a live tour this summer, just email me and I'll be delighted to link you up with another health counselor in your area.
Even health counselors need a summer break, so we're taking a summer break from teleclasses in August. We'll reconvene in September with a great joint-teleclass between Elizabeth Johnson and myself.
September 7 - "Spill It!: Build a Juicy Life By Asking For What You (Really) Want!"
Do you feel dejected when your 'obvious' requests aren't acted on? Do you feel under-appreciated when you don't receive the raise you'd been hoping for? 'How did this happen?' you wonder, all the while feeling lost and misunderstood.
Lament no more! This teleclass is designed to teach you how to live your life more fully by claiming your authentic inner wants and needs.
By learning the art and importance of honest requests, you will gain increased confidence in yourself and experience compelling personal success.
Online Nutrition Program for Marathon Runners
Are you a marathon runner who is confused about what to eat during your training season? The "Peak Performance Nutrition Program" (PPNP) is an online program that teaches you the dietary changes you need to make during your 18-week training season. Learn more and read a sample PPNP issue!
The winter marathon programs start soon, so sign up as soon as possible!
Disney PPNP starts September 5 - sign up
Bermuda PPNP starts September 12 - sign up
I used to hate grocery shopping.
Then I set foot in Whole Foods Market, and my entire shopping experience changed!
These days, I love taking clients up and down the aisles during my health food store tours.
My goal is to help them overcome any food phobias, branch out beyond their 'traditional' food picks, and fall in love with all of the fun food options available each season.
even if you don't live in the Boston area, you can take one of my
health food store tours!
So, if you're looking for a way to get out of your food ruts, feel more confident about making healthy choices, and just get inspired about shopping again...
Check out my new DVD!
The "Healthy Shopper" DVD costs only $15 (less than the cost of a takeout meal!).
If you'd like to read more about the DVD before you buy, click here.
HAVE YOU CLEANSED YET?
As many of you know, I did a cleanse in April.
I then wrote an e-book that outlines the cleansing process so that you, my reader, could try a cleanse of your own.
This is the perfect time of year to cleanse. So, don't hesitate!
Here's an email I received last month from a reader who bought the Cleanse e-book:
"I'm just writing to let you know that I loved the cleansing e-book. I was a bit dubious, but figured it was worth $15 to see what you had to say. I loved it! I think everybody should buy your book!
- Ellie D.
I just received a surprise email from a client who finished up her 6-month program more than a year ago.
I love having long-lasting relationships with my clients. As I like to say, "Once a client, always a client!"
Renee told me I could share her thoughts with all of you:
"Today I was thinking how much I've changed since I began as your client.
I can't tell you how many times your counseling and advice has helped in my life... even to this day. It makes me stop and evaluate what's really going on when something feels "off" in my life/health.
I know I've said it a thousand times, but I honestly don't know where I would be and how I would treat my life and myself if I didn't get colitis and face the emotional issues my body was bringing to the surface.
I could not have faced them without your direction. Thank you again for the world of difference you have made in my life every single day!"
- Client Renee B.
Is it time for you to face a health challenge? Would you like some support? Email me, I'd be delighted to help you in any way I can.
RECIPE OF THE MONTH:
White Bean Salad
My future sister-in-law, Emily Collins, is an amazing cook. She brought this salad over a few months ago, and gave me permission to share the recipe with you.
Check out the other new summer recipes on my site!
ABOUT CHRISTI LEHNER
Christi Lehner, H.H.C., AADP, is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor accredited by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. A Holistic Health Counselor is a nutritionist and life coach all rolled up into one.
Christi studied Eastern/Western nutrition and modern health counseling at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and earned a B.A. in Honors in Communication Arts from Villanova Universty.
Christi's goal is to help people fall in love with healthy eating, juicy living, and guilt-free self-care. Christi is a three-time marathoner and triathlete, an avid pianist, and a newly converted Red Sox and Patriots fan.
She is the author of the forthcoming book You Don't Have to be Superwoman to be Healthy: 50 Ways to Reclaim Your Health.
To read more fun facts and stories about Christi, click here.
Christi can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.492.6450.
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Note: the information in this newsletter is presented for educational purposes only. This information is not intended as a substitute for diagnosis and treatment by a licensed professional. To suggest topics for future "Nourishing News" issues, please contact me.
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