"This wellness journey has really been very positive. It's amazing how small changes can make such a difference in your health. Being able to lose weight has been an extra nice bonus."
"Such great tips and it is a push to keep going. So nice to have a coach to help you along the way. I appreciate all of your advice."
"E-coaching has made all the difference to my weight management journey. I have the option of emailing day or night if I have thoughts or comments. I can brag about my goal achievements and I have received encouragement when I stumble."
"I like the program because it's very convenient and allows me to interact with my coach when I am able to. It’s also an additional resource to ask dietary or technique questions when my doctor or his staff isn't available. I definitely like having an additional element to my support staff as my coach is encouraging and considerate to my situation."
"I LOVE this program and it’s been a HUGE help for me in my wellness goals."
"I truly appreciate all of your help, guidance and recommendations with the work relative to this eCoaching program. While I understand goals of strength, weight loss and many others take time and consistency to develop, I appreciate the many suggestions to begin immediate improvement. Additionally, I value your holistic approach to wellness and inclusivity of the family. I began this journey focused merely on myself, however I noticed a slow transition for improving the needs of my family. As such, my role as a parent with nutritional choices, food labels and physical fitness have changed dramatically. As a result, our lives have certainly improved and for that I am grateful. Thank you for your patience with me and willingness to lead and teach."
"I have been working with Erin as my online health coach for quite a while now. My weight in Oct 2017 was 216 pounds. My weight now, October 2018, is 147 pounds. I have lost over 60 pounds in this last year! My journey actually began before that with my starting weight of 286 pounds. I was working hard and making healthy eating choices and the weight came off. I find myself being able to share all my fears and worries as well as exciting moments and successes with Erin. I get encouragement, great tips, and sometimes I get the hard truth and homework to get done. But all of those things, even the hard truths, have been perfectly placed just for my situation. I have been provided valuable books and articles to read, recipes to try, and lots of advice just for what I was going through. She knew I needed to learn to balance my dieting with living and enjoying life. Through our coaching sessions I have found a much better balance and I now do not "diet" instead I live a healthy lifestyle, and that is what I am most proud."
"I have been working with Coach Kristal [for several months] and parts of me have changed like I could not imagine. No, I’m not the supermodel, nor have I lost a lot of weight, but what I have GAINED from this journey is far more important than losing weight or what the ‘outside’ of my body looks like. The wisdom and inner spirit that Coach Kristal so openly shares with me helps me to understand more fully the value of my body and my person; gifts that I was given at birth. You would think that someone almost 60 would already know this wisdom, but it is relayed to me in a way that allows me to go deeper into my own spirit and come out refreshed and renewed. The value of my body, mind and spirit is far more important than the numbers on a scale, or even the size of an outfit. Sure, I still would like to lose a few pounds, and through this healthy coaching, I am succeeding in that too, at a slow and steady rate. But there was once a time that if I didn’t get to a goal weight at a certain date, then I was a failure. This is so far from the truth in who I am as a person. Failure should never be based on a calendar, or even a scale. My experience with a Health Coach from Cleveland Clinic has been amazing, and I would highly recommend it to anyone, no matter your size. You may find out that what really weighs you down is far more than what is under your clothes, but rather what is on your heart. Helping to lose those deep unwanted pounds, makes losing scale weight even easier, and helps you to gain what is truly important in life: Personal Value!"
"I really have enjoyed this program. Like that I can go at my own pace and have even shared with my family the great meditation sessions. I use them during work too when I just need a break. Deep breathing can alleviate such stress"
"I have definitely noticed benefits in the areas of decreased anxiety, improved mood, and increased mental efficiency and alertness. I am finding that the app affords me the opportunity to easily do the meditations before bed, while at the bus stop waiting to pick up my kids, when I awake in the morning, etc."
"This program has been so instrumental in providing me with the tools to correctly deal with the stress in my life. My plan is to continue with the meditation and to use the website as a continuous refresher."
"I really like this week’s lessons because it is helping me to let go of the past, forgiving myself and as you have stated being “gentle with yourself”. Some days are more difficult than others, but this program is helping me cope better with the stress."
"At times I feel overwhelmed but when I get those feelings I practice my meditation and it soothes me. Otherwise I'm feeling great and looking forward to the rest of my Holidays. My feelings as I progress through this program are those of confidence and relaxed. Confident because after practicing the tools given to me they help me to work through any anxiety and frustrations I have rather it be work or personal related. Relaxed is the feeling I get as I'm working though those situation which means the techniques and program both are working."
"I really enjoyed this program. I completed the post assessment questionnaire and scored lower-I was low to start with!! I am a massage therapist!!! Lol Thanks for all you have shared with me."
"I'm really enjoying the program so far! I check my email every morning at home and it's great starting my day off with a new "topic" that is specific to my occupation. It really helps set the tone for the day. The relaxation practices are definitely my favorite part of the program. I did the 20 minute Guided Imagery practice yesterday and felt like I had gone on a mini mental vacation after it was finished."
"I find myself making healthier choices on days that I've meditated, whether it's choosing a salad for lunch or swapping an hour of television-watching for a workout at the gym. Thanks for the tips and support!"
"We went to Portland, Maine where the food scene was almost better than NYC. We also went to Acadia National Park where I did the meditation practices you taught me. The place was beyond beautiful, made more so because I was able to be in the moment. I thanked and wished you well on top of Cadillac Mountain, overlooking the forest, lakes, streams and sea below!"
"-This morning I did meditate for 2 minutes and cleared my mind. Today will now be a good day. My sleep has its good days and bad days but I am getting 8 hours of sleep at night and some nights I sleep through the night and others I hardly sleep, but I have been trying the different strategies that you have given me and I can tell when I don't do something and when I do, my sleep depends on me and how well I want to sleep and which of the strategies that do. I have appreciated everything thus far that you have taught me on how to get better sleep."
"I truly enjoy and benefit from coaching programs and thank you for all your guidance! You have helped me with creating new sleep patterns that I hope to use throughout the future."
"I really enjoyed the tips you provided on sleep, but also the other practical tips for stress management and exercise. I got a lot more information from the program than I expected."
"58 days [breathing free]! Over the past 40 years, I never even dreamed this would be possible."
"YAY!!! I can’t believe it’s been 100 days!! [breathing free] I saw the email and told my fiancé who is very proud as well."
"As far as the smoking still doing good and feeling good, I can kind of tell the smokers at work are jealous. I told them how to get started on the program. My smell is starting to come back too, the smells seem to be stronger, even the bad ones."
"I love myself as a non-smoker. It's not only empowering but also I feel like I am now a part of the majority. I like that I can be around more people now and not feel self-conscious about my nicotine addiction. I walk past people that I've encountered while I was a smoker and it reminds me of my past self."
"Today marks my 5th month breathing free! I feel so proud of myself - I still can't believe I'm actually doing it. Truly, I never pictured myself as a non-smoker. I had been doing it for so long that I felt that's how I was meant to be. But I am really liking who I am right now and I don't ever want to go back to being the old me."
"I really enjoy the inspiration you have given me and just the easier way about this instead of just saying you need to quit now I think the slow easy process is the way to go thanks."
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