Philosophy

Small Changes—The Low-Hanging Fruit

Love to Live Well helps you simplify the changes it takes to eat better, move more, and stress less. These are more successful when combined. We do not live in a vacuum, so we must consider your environment and other factors that support or hinder health behavior changes.  When you are ready to make that change, we give you the tools to gain traction on your goals. We guide you to make small but impactful changes across the 6 dimensions of wellness (physical, emotional, social, occupational, spiritual, intellectual) for bigger, longer-lasting results.

We build a success and motivation snowball that gains momentum as you move from one wellness goal to the next. Any time we remove something that perhaps you’ve indulged in a little too much, we always replace it with a pleasant alternative. This prevents deprivation driven eating and excessive focus on what you “cannot have”. Rather we focus on what you can have.

You’ve got to Love to Live Well

Don’t force yourself to do things because you think that you have to or that you should. Enjoying the changes you make is at the core of successful behavior change. You have to enjoy what you are doing to keep doing it. We work together to help you find enjoyment in activities you might have forgotten or find new activities that give you a health benefit while you enjoy them.

Self-Sufficiency

We are very much of the “teach a person to fish” philosophy. Some of our clients choose to continue with maintenance packages until they’ve reached their fitness or weight loss goals or even to keep themselves accountable after they reach their goal. My goal is not for you to be dependent on me, but rather to be self-sufficient in maintaining the health behaviors that I teach you. Know that I am always here for you if you need minor course corrections down the road, but my goal is for you to be able to maintain your wellness goals for many years after your last appointment with me. I provide informational support through a newsletter to maintain a level of accountability to keep you focused on continuing with the behaviors you learn. My job is building knowledge and self-confidence in being able to do the behavior changes regardless of what life throws your way.