We all have a pretty good idea of which habits, relationships, and routines feel right in our lives, which don't, and how we want to fix them. But the idea of making changes and making them stick seems nearly impossible—even when we urgently want and need those changes.
In seventeen years as a coach and trainer, my clients have taught me the following:
1. Each of us knows what we need to feel whole. Nobody else can tell us that.
2. We have the answers we need. The fun part is figuring out where to find them.
3. The best and only place to start is wherever you are right now.
I’m a Mayo Clinic Certified Wellness coach, a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer, and the author of three books. My newest, The Habit Trip is an interactive, fill-in-the-blank roadmap through ten areas of life that impact our health and productivity. It filters the most recent research on behavioral change through the lens of a looking glass—with an orb, a dragon, and a jumping spider to keep you company. When I'm not fantasizing about being a children's book author, I work with individuals and groups to build intrinsically-driven systems to support our collective well-being.
Honoring the eccentricities that make us unique grounds us in the truth. We don't have to manipulate our bodies and minds to improve our lives. We are much better served by listening to them, celebrating them, and giving them what they need to thrive.
The Habit Trip is a joy. Imagine if childhood stories and behavior science got together to give us lessons on how to change.
New York Times Best-selling Author of DRIVE and WHEN