Tag Archives: Lifestyle Coaching

Prevention thru Good Digestion

A few weeks ago I pulled out Eating Alive, Prevention thru good Digestion by Dr. Jonn Matsen, N.D., to get the correct spelling for a student.  I had been stressing to them  it was  important to create good eating habits for building a relationship between function and food.  For me it is more important than increasing the information overload of facts and ideas.   I experience one as experiential learning and the other is upon words and ideas.  One is easily integratable, calming and creates new habits while the other creates overwhelm and increases rules, blocks and moral judgements.  One is physical and the other mental focused.

What I love about this book, Eating Alive, is the Author is from my own Province of B.C.  It was suggested to me in the 80’s by a Naturopath in Prince George,    whose opinion at that time was my estrogen level was too high.  I had gone to this Doctor for something completely different and his first diagnosis was based on my appearance and energy.  I worked in an executive hotel and wore heels, makeup and cute outfits with scarves.  My hair and nails were done every few days which I believe added to the image of too much estrogen.  He was dressed in Trekking clothes with Birkenstocks and went white water rafting every weekend.  What he didn’t know or couldn’t have known was I had just gotten out of a long term relationship that had been draining and was enlivened by some of the best sex I have experienced in a new, younger relationship.  Since then I have come to consider how connections in relationships can interact with our hormone levels.  At that time I was living it!

Regardless, I followed his advice and tried Dr. Matsens program.  Looking back I am pleased I did as it has given me an experiential reference point that is different than the current trends and  emotional reactions to this overload of information.

This program gave me back my food responsibility and choices to experience  empowerment or disempowerment.  It provided the shift of perspective that   cultivated awareness of how to focus attention on the reactions to what I ate.  I  no longer tell myself stories about my diet or seek outside solutions.  It’s all about getting out of the head and focusing on inner experiences and taking action.  There is no quick cure or answer.

It’ requires an inner shift of commitment to take the effort to do the work to create the landscape that is needed to come into alignment with physical function and choice.  There is no pill or outside solution.  Change is the only way for new healthy habits to form.

Now in others I can experience their reactions when staying in the mental quest of looking outside of themselves for answers and solutions.   The information overload seems adds fuel to their emotions  that is reactionary keeping them from making any concrete changes.  I am grateful to have had this grounding educational experience which taught me how to focus my attention on the somatic experience that supported me to become my own best expert.

What would I say to the Naturopath that assessed me as having too much estrogen if it happened now.  I would say back to him, let me enjoy my femininity and request he check in first before making an assessment based upon his filters.  His perspective dimmed the feelings of inner aliveness through his choice of language and lack of listening.  Over the years I have discovered he was a false authority.

by Renee Lindstrom

Awareness Through Goal Setting Programs Available:

 1st Level – Getting Started (Introduction & Pattern)
 2nd Level – Getting Intouch (Experiencing & Connection)
 3rd Level – Integration (Embodiment)

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by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog Renee Lindstrom Live
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Emotions & reactive behaviours of Gemini

This air signs has the gift of storytelling and loves clarity.  In balance Gemini qualities are excellent for communicating.  The needs in Gemini are for slowing down to learn, engage in a knowledgeable way and commit to choices.

How behaviours of out of balance Gemini may manifest

Fear:  Lack of Intelligence in self & others

Fear Response:  Nervousness

Common Gemini out of balance emotional statements:

  • “You don’t understand?”
  • “You’re not listening!”
  • “I am not stupid you know!”
More on Gemini:


Reduce effort & experience ease in making the changes you long for.

  1. Start with a pattern for the least amount of effort  & eliminating pressure
  2. Focus attention on learning instead of limiting blaming & shaming from right & wrong thinking
  3. Check in with a Coach to support personal success

Renee is taking new coaching clients 

for those interested in improving their lifestyle, relationships & health patterns

  • Communication Coaching
  • Feldenkrais® Coaching
  • Somatic Movement Coaching
  • Goal Setting Coaching
  • Lifestyle Coaching
  • Relationship Coaching/Family Coaching (Mediation) Workplace Coaching

About Renee Lindstrom, GCFP

One important aspect of goal setting programs is cultivating awareness in a unique way to increase insight into behaviour and experience. Her intention is to support breaking free from inner restrictions blocking a happy life.

by Renee Lindstrom

Awareness Through Living Mentoring Programs Available:

 1st Level – Getting Started (Introduction & Pattern)
 2nd Level – Getting Intouch (Experiencing & Connection)
 3rd Level – Integration (Embodiment)

Follow the journey on TwitterInstagram or Facebook

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
Renee Lindstrom Live
Copyright 2014 – 2020 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP