About Charlene

Charlene is a Lifestyle and Leadership Coach, Mindset Breakthrough Mentor, facilitator, author, and speaker. Her expertise in the areas of wellness, lifestyle counseling, holistic health and entrepreneurial coaching is the result of more than 45 years of study and practice. She is a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), a Registered Nutritional Consultant, has a Bachelor of Spiritual Science, and holds a Diploma in Social Work.

When You Need More Energy – Naturally

Sometimes we need more energy to do a particular task. This week I needed more energy when I got the call from my granddaughter that she was in labor around 11 p.m. So as her doula, instead of preparing for bed, I prepared to go to the midwives' clinic where we were meeting for the birth. So I had to switch gears and rev up my energy instead of preparing for a quiet night's sleep. So how can we get [...]

By | 2017-06-20T11:38:06+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Food, Health, Health Blog, Self Development, Women's Health|0 Comments

Experiential Selling

First of all, what is the meaning of sales? The dictionary says, "the exchange of a commodity for money; the activity or business of selling products or services; persuading someone of the merits of buying the product or service that will benefit him or her." The Old English definition of sales is "to give, furnish, supply, lend, surrender, give up; deliver to; promise," and Old Norse is "to flow" and what I was taught is that the root word for [...]

By | 2017-06-20T11:39:14+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Business, Personal Development, Self Development, Wisdom|0 Comments

How Many Diets Have You Been on This Year?

With summer right around the corner, it is customary for many people to want to lose a few pounds to get into their bathing suit or go to a wedding, etc. While there are many reasons to want to lose weight, the bottom line is that diets are on people's minds during this time of year. The definition of overweight is a person with a body mass index (BMI) over 25. A person with a BMI of 30 or more [...]

Frenetic Productivity versus Flow Productivity

As entrepreneurs, we all want to be productive and feel like we are doing the things that get us closer to our goals. However, we live in a very fast-paced world and each day seems to be disappearing faster. What can happen is that we think we need to be keeping up with the frenetic energy. This is the worst thing we can do. If we keep going without stopping, we are bound to get sick, fatigued or at the [...]

What Diet Should I Eat?

The word diet means "a daily allowance" or "a way of life, a regimen", depending on the origin of the word. In our current vocabulary, it usually is associated with weight loss programs. But a diet can refer to what one eats or drinks daily. So a diet goal could be to get healthy or live longer. There are thousands of diets. Too many to list. But I thought I would mention some the common ones so you get the idea [...]

By | 2017-06-05T18:37:34+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Food, Health, Health Blog, Wellness, Women's Health|1 Comment

Nine Paths Of Leadership

I just came back from a weekend workshop on the Enneagram. The word Enneagram comes from the Greek words ennea (nine) and grammos (a written symbol), and the nine-pointed Enneagram symbol represents nine distinct strategies for relating to the self, others and the world.  The Enneagram helps us to see our patterns of thinking, feeling and acting and our motivation or worldview.  When we "see" these personality patterns, this helps us with our personal development and is very helpful in [...]

By | 2017-06-05T18:37:34+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Business, Personal Development, Self Development, Wealth, Wisdom|1 Comment

5 Natural Must Haves for Hormone Balance

This month in honor of Mothers’ Day, I am going to address women’s hormone balance. The hormones of the endocrine system are an essential part of all our womanly functions. The major endocrine glands are the pituitary, pineal, thymus, thyroid, adrenal glands and pancreas. Also, men produce hormones in their testes and women produce them in their ovaries. In addition to the specialized endocrine organs mentioned above, many other organs such as the kidney, liver, and heart have secondary endocrine [...]

Four Ultimate Productivity Hacks

We all have 24 hours each day.  At least eight hours of that time is spent with some form of work. That amount differs for each individual depending on what type of work they are doing.  Some entrepreneurs can have longer hours because they love what they do so much, it doesn't feel like work.  Others though, feel overwhelmed by everything they have set out to do in a day. Within that time frame set aside for work, everyone wants [...]

12 Steps To Reduce Your Risk Of Cancer

April is cancer month so I thought it is important to address this before the month is over. We are in a situation where 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their life. Back in the fifties, it was 1 in 80. 60% of cancers are preventable according to the American Cancer Society. Science has proven that diseases are not “caught” but are caused by what we eat or don’t eat, and by the [...]

Our Environment – The Global And The Personal

Globally this week we celebrate Earth Day April 22. Various events will be held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. I will be hosting an event as well on April 23 which will include planting trees in a nearby park. The weekend is to remind us of the importance of Mother Earth and encourage respect for life.  It is a reminder that one person's single action can make a difference and when we add them all up, they make a [...]

By | 2017-06-05T18:37:35+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Eco-friendly, environment, Wisdom|0 Comments