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Two Guidelines for Attaining a Healthy Body Weight

In his book Meditating to Attain a Healthy Body Weight, author Lawrence Leshan offers up two guidelines for attaining—and, I would add, maintaining—a healthy body weight. While the first of these two guidelines focuses on what—or, more precisely, what not—to eat, the second of these guidelines focuses on how to eat. While opinions vary on […]

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Frequently Asked Questions about Coaching and Dr. Bollé’s Coaching Practice

Following is a list of some of the more frequently asked questions (FAQs) I’ve been asked about the Coaching profession, along with my responses to those questions. 1. What is a life coach? A life coach is a professional who will inspire you to: clarify what matters most to you in life; design a life […]

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Sample Coaching Session with Dr. Bollé

Sample Coaching Session with Dr. Bollé (from In Focus interview, September 30, 2018) Here is a photo of the “pizza” to which the client refers in this sample coaching session:

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In Focus Interview with Dr. Bollé

Interview with Dr. Bollé, September 30, 2018 Here is a photo of the “pizza” to which the client refers in a sample coaching session that takes place during the interview:

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The What, Why, When, Where and How of Diaphragmatic Breathing

As I have worked with clients over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to clarify many misconceptions about diaphragmatic breathing. Following are some of the more frequently asked questions, along with my responses. Question 1: What is diaphragmatic breathing? Answer: Diaphragmatic breathing—also known as abdominal or belly breathing—is a way of breathing that optimizes the […]

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What’s Going on in There? A Behind-the-scenes Look at Diaphragmatic Breathing

If you’ve read The What, Why, When, Where and How of Diaphragmatic Breathing, you know that the diaphragm is a dome-shaped muscle, situated beneath the lungs, that separates the chest cavity—where the heart and lungs reside—from the abdominal cavity—where the stomach, liver, intestines, and other organs reside (see Figure 1). KAPIT, WYNN; ELSON, LAWRENCE M., […]