All I ever wanted.

All I wanted

I've been thinking about big themes lately... about what's next for 2014. About what lead me to this work. About this life I've intentionally created (I mean... come on I'm writing to you now from my home office wearing purple fleece footie pajamas, totally serious). I completed a group coaching session last week, the last one in the series. As I hung up the phone I went back to my notes on what the gals wanted to achieve during our time together. I checked off each one and felt this tremendous sense of gratitude. We accomplished what we set out to do and so much more.

I feel gratitude for getting to show up + just be me, share what I know and invite others to do the same. Really... all I've ever wanted + I'm living it. In the years of doing this work here's what I know for sure...

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Do one of these resonate with you? I hope so. Take one and make it yours. Sending you all kinds of love today. I believe in you, in your dreams and in your power to create a life that makes you wildly happy.

With love, Lacy

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WHAT:

For the first time ever I am discounting my 1:1 coaching services. From now through Sunday you can purchase the following coaching packages (scroll down) at 50% OFF! I know! Crazy! Crazy awesome! This is a one-time deal and will not happen again this year or maybe ever so ACT FAST!

WHY:

Lately, I've been reflecting on how far I've come to get here and how unbelievably rewarding this path to health has been in my life. I grew up a mac + cheese eating, steak + potato loving, Betty Crocker cake baking kid! Loved every minute of it. Fruit appeared in the form of fruit roll ups and veggies? Well, I would eat a salad every once in a while if it were properly blanketed in ranch dressing!

My journey to health began as many do after profound sickness and adding fifty extra pounds to my body. Ugh! I literally started at square one. What's a green? Why do I care? How do I make it NOT taste like fresh mowed grass? It's true. I didn't realize that brown rice was worth my time and had no idea that excesses of sugar and processed foods were keeping me chronically constipated. I thought it was normal to eliminate every three or four days. Umm, not normal, not healthy, not ok.

Having a health coach profoundly changed my life for the better. I still hear my coach, Jennifer Moiles in my head from time-to-time soothing me, asking me the exact right question. Those sessions stirred something inside of me. They set me on this beautiful, unapologetic path of extreme self care. Health coaching gave me permission to get brave with food and also to take my sweet time along the way. It seriously took me three months to ever try kale. I bought it dozens of times and let it go bad in the crisper but then one day I finally cooked those leafy babies and they've been a favorite ever since! Kale Yeah!

The magic of health coaching is that it's about meeting you wherever you are and offering gentle, loving support, accountability + tools to reach your goals.

  • Have you wondered what this health coaching thing is all about? Now's the time to give it a whirl!
  • Have you been wanting to get on the green smoothie/ juice train but not sure where to begin? It just so happens that green in my middle name! Not really, it's Ann but how fun would that be!
  • Are you looking to lose weight? Gain confidence? Have more pep in your step?
  • Are your cholesterol + blood pressure numbers alarming? Let's bring those babies back into the normal range! Health coaching is giving yourself well care!
  • Are you a former client and you'd love to re-connect and share what's new and good lately? 50% off is a most excellent reason to come on back!
  • Are you a current client and your package is nearing the end but you can't possibly entertain the idea of stopping your bi-weekly call anytime soon? Then this is for you!

This offer is good for past, present and new clients! The sale begins today and runs through this weekend! Space is limited so ACT FAST!

HOW:

Choose the program package that feels right for you. It's best to gauge it by the number of sessions. How many sessions would feel most supportive for you? You are welcome to buy multiple packages.

3-month-programNeed some foundational knowledge like what's a green + why should you care? Go for the 3 month program! Two sessions per month (6 Sessions). Regularly $1275 BUY NOW $637.50

monthly-programWant to dip your toe? Go for a month of coaching! Two Sessions Regularly $450BUY NOW $225

----->make sure to purchase through the links in this blog post for the 50% off discount (vs. at the main site) <----

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PLUS! I've added a additional group program this year.

Group runs from July 31 - October 9, meeting once every two weeks at 6 pm, PST.

Enroll this weekend and save $50! Regularly $399 BUY NOW $349

To get to encourage, support and empower you brings me so much joy + deep satisfaction that I am doing the work I feel I am meant to do. I see this 50% off as creating more of a good thing... Keeps me doing the work I love and allows you access to health coaching. The perfect exchange. It feels like a really open-hearted win/win. I hope you'll agree.

Of course you can email me with questions. Read some of the nice things my clients are saying here. And spend some time on my website to get a better feel for coaching over here.

To your whole health + happiness! Lacy

FINE PRINT:

1. Packages must be pre-paid in full before June 28th. There are no refunds. 2. You must begin your sessions before the end of September 2013. 3. 1  month packages must be completed in 2013. 4. Yes! You may buy this as a gift for someone else + you may buy multiple packages. Pretty straight forward, right! I like to keep things as simple as possible.

Introducing the new + improved lacyyoung.com

I am SO excited and proud to launch the new and improved lacyyoung.com
I know you'll find something that makes you smile!

It's the very cute home for Group Health Coaching
There's a recipe section featuring healthy, tasty, amazing recipes from WithStyle&Grace
that will be growing as the days roll on by!

You'll find products/ foods/ books/ movies that I love 
and that will help to create a happy and healthy you
Of course Campaign for Confidence is there too with a place for you to submit 
your photo and what you love or want to love about your body!

And please do sign up for the newsletter or send me a little note!  
You'll get healthy recipes, tips for whole health and much more goodness delivered right to your in box.

Here's to a happy and positive new little spot on the interweb!
Thank you for visiting, for your support and love and please do pass it along to a friend or loved one who might want to check it out :)
Lacy

Healthy, happy YOU!

 Cancer might as well be a 4 letter word.  It's diabolical. It's awful.  It has devastated people I love and continues to be a mighty problem in our world.  The following is information that I teach in my 6 month health coaching program.  Some of this info was taken from John's Hopkins, some from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (my awesome school) and most is common knowledge now a days.  Of course I've added my lacylike 2 cents on the matter.  I invite you to choose 1 or many things from the list to stop/ start or try!  Here's to a healthy, happy YOU!  

Fact:  
What a person's immune system is strong cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.  
When a person has cancer it indicates the person has nutritional deficiencies.  These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors (duh). 
 
1.  AVOID- Sugar Substitutes.  You know those things in colorful little paper packets.   
Use honey to sweeten (local if you can get your hands on some)!  Also one of my faves is Agave.  
 
2.  Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color.  
Go with Himalayan salt, it's pretty and pink!  Or Bragg's liquid aminos!  It's one of our household faves!
 
3.  MILK causes the body to produce mucus, cancer feeds on mucus.  Time to rethink drinking gallons of milk each week.  Moderation is a very good word and practice to get to know. 
 
4.  Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment.  A meat-based diet is acidic.  I'm not saying you have to go veggie (though it's pretty amazing, can you hear King Julian? ; ) but definitely cut down on your red meats.  Moderation again.  If you are going to eat meat absolutely avoid meat with growth hormones and antibiotics!  Meat protein can be difficult to digest and and requires a lot of digestive enzymes.  Undigested meat left in the intestines can lead to toxic build up.  Movement (yoga!) will help the digestive process.    p.s. don't you love that this post came right after the Bacon- the candy of meats post. The balance of life is cool. 

5.  Skip the coffee and go for green tea.  It has cancer fighting properties, you still get a little boost from the caffeine and it's tasty.
 
6.  A happy mind, body and spirit is a great way to battle disease.  Create a life that makes you happy one little decision and action at a time.  Eliminate one stressful thing from your life today.  I'm planning to clean my closet this weekend.  I have this gift for piling up clothes and this morning I realized loud and clear it was making me a total grump.  Happy closet = happy Lacy!  
 
7.  Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment.  BREATHE deeply.  Meditate.  Move your body! 
 
8.  This one is my favorite... it means getting organized in the kitchen and going through cabinets and getting organized makes me very happy.  
NO PLASTIC containers or plastic wrap in the microwave (if you must use the microwave keep plastic out of it).   Use tempered glass instead (Pyrex is my fave). If you are eating a microwave dinner remove it from it's packaging.  I know what the box says about piercing the plastic, blah blah blah- remove it!
 
NO water bottles in the freezer.  In fact if you can stand it throw out ALL your plastic water bottles.  Switch to a stainless bottle. Klean Kanteen is my fave. 
Which one will you choose to put into practice in your life?  Just typing this all out was a brilliant reminder for me and I think I'm finally ready to let go of my last plastic water bottle.  Sniffle sniffle I've been holding onto it for nostalgia. Time to move along!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Much love!  So much love! Lacy