Melanie Taylor, Author at BodyMind Institute

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A wife, mother, friend, volunteer and Life and Wellness Coach, Melanie is originally from Cranbrook, BC. She has lived in many places around the world before moving to Airdrie, AB in 2005 with her husband and children. Her core value is being in service to others. She brings this to life with three simple things: be honest, be generous and be kind. She believes in the power of balancing the mind, body and soul to live an authentic life of wellness. Empowering her clients to find their own wellness is her number one goal. Melanie's professional background includes 25+ years in corporate business. Throughout her career as a corporate trainer and coach, Melanie focused on training, development, and coaching a diverse demographic of individuals to support their career development and personal growth. Melanie found more and more that stress and wellness was holding people back from their potential. She trained in Integrated Health Coaching, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Coaching Grow Model and Situational Leadership. She continues to attends training workshops on a wide variety of topics, such as emotional intelligence, building community impact, personal wellness, and wellness in the workplace to keep the learning alive and provide her clients with a strong tool kit. Melanie chose to become a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) because of their aligned commitment to maintaining and promoting excellence in coaching. ICF expects all members and credentialed coaches to adhere to the elements and principles of ethical conduct: to be competent and integrate ICF Core Competencies effectively in their work. Find Melanie online: lifeofwellness.ca/

Dec 04

8 Tips for Holiday Mindfulness

By Melanie Taylor | Spirituality

So often when planning for the holiday season we can get stressed. Whether dealing with family dynamics, planning to navigate holiday parties, or fitting in family time in busy holiday schedules. So I have put together a list of mindfulness tips to help reduce stress and bring a calming peace to your holiday season.

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Nov 06

Do Whole Foods Make A Difference?

By Melanie Taylor | Nutrition Tips

Our lives are so busy, and with that comes the need to “save time”. This has led to a trend of drive-thrus, fast meals, and ready-made packages. It is so easy to make this choice, so we can get our kids from event to event, fit meals between work and play, or the newest trend of skipping the dishes. My question is what is this convenience costing us? Have you noticed how many cravings you have? Or how easy it is to overeat? The problem with all this convenience is that the time you save now can cost your health in the long run.

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Jan 10

The 10 Things That Each Made Me 10% Happier

By Melanie Taylor | Emotional Vitality , Spirituality

It seems like everywhere we look someone is telling us how to be happier. Commercials telling us what we need to buy to be happier. Store windows showing us the look of happier. Memberships to buy happiness long term. So how does this manifest? Being told over and over what we need to be happy, ultimately makes us question what we already have. It’s like that dangling carrot we can never quite reach. So how do we actually be happier?

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Nov 23

How to Set Boundaries That Are True to Your Values

By Melanie Taylor | Spirituality

There will always be people around you that act in a way that is inconsistent with your values. It may be that they say something, do something around you. It could be they do something directly towards you; this is where things can get really challenging. It’s good to have a plan so that you can minimize the impact of the power you give this. It will help with your personal wellness and ability to maintain your peace.

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Jun 01

How to reduce stress?

By Melanie Taylor | Spirituality

We all talk about stress, but we are not always clear about what it is. This is because stress comes from both the good and the bad things that happen to us. If we did not feel any stress, we would not be alive! Stress becomes a problem when we are not sure how to handle an event or a situation. Then worry sets in, and we feel “stressed.”

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