Posts by Julie Dobinski

Guided Meditation

So the idea here is to do this meditation once a day, knowing that every time you do it, you are creating new neural pathways in your brain.

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Something Special About Max

max playing tennis

In August of 2018 I saw a FB post about Maximus Pisani winning a match during a tournament in Georgia. His score in the first set was 6-0. The second set he won 7-5.  In tennis, scores don’t always tell you the whole story, but I had an inkling that there was something special about…

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Recreational Golfer’s Story

Golf with Friends

I’ve been coaching my client, whom I will call Steve, for about a year and a half now. We work together 3 times a week. On Mondays we do a coaching call over the phone, and on Wednesdays and Fridays, we meet for meditation. One of Steve’s priorities in his life is his friendships. He…

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Alice’s Story

racquet hitting tennis ball

          I was recently asked to FaceTime with a 15-year-old girl who plays on the Juniors tennis tour. I’ll call her Alice. Alice was struggling with closing out matches. She would win the first set easily and then struggle during the second set if the score got to 2-2 or 3-3. Her mind started raising…

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Valentine’s (Self-Care) Day

Woman relaxing

Now that we’re into February, our minds turn towards the upcoming Valentine’s Day. That can mean different things to different people. For some people who are single, it can mean a day to forget or avoid. For others who have a spouse or significant other, it’s an opportunity to show love and care for them.…

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Find the Courage to Change Your Life

Find the courage to change paths

When you know that things cannot continue in the way they have been, you ask yourself, how do I find the courage to make a positive change in my life?  You may feel a lot of self-doubt and then here comes all the self-talk of reasons why this won’t work. But if you can find…

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Change is Hard

women talking

As a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, I talk to a lot of people about their struggles in life.  Whether it’s weight-loss, reducing stress, or any other aspect of life that they would like to be different, there is always that reluctance to change the way they’re doing things. They want things to…

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Julie’s Sleep Routine

sleeping z's

Many of my clients struggle with sleep issues.  I have found that one of the best ways to combat sleep issues is to develop a bedtime routine.  Here’s mine: I like to fall asleep by 10:15, so I head upstairs to bed between 9:00-9:30.  I always bring at least 1 Mason jar (about 28-30 oz) of ice water…

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Chai Smoothie Recipe

I have had a couple of clients ask me for my chai smoothie recipe.  Let me warn you, it’s elaborate! Every 5 days or so I make up a batch of chai tea in a concentrated form.  Here’s how I make that: I start with 6 teaspoons of a loose-leaf chai and steep it in 32 oz…

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