Attention Online Brands

Attention Online Brands and Entrepreneurs

If you are the type of person who has KNOWN you are meant to make a bigger impact , attract better clients and grow your reach but you have felt that something just is not working this is for YOU.

I am getting ready to take 30 of you through my private live coaching program.

You are a strong candidate for this if:

You KNOW  it’s possible to generate so much more income  from your brand and/or social media outlet but  just need that coach and a blueprint.

You are  the type of person who believes it’s possible to launch an idea or a project  on a whim — knowing nothing — BUT you get hung up on the “how” and wonder how others do this so fast!

You know you have a powerful STORY to share but would love help crafting it, telling it … Read more

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Managing the new normal: Actively help your family weather the pandemic

When the pandemic first began earlier this year, it seemed like if we could just hunker down until perhaps summer, things would get better and we’d be able to get back to life as usual (or at least something similar to life as usual). We were in survival mode: we cut corners and made do, broke some parenting rules, and otherwise made choices we would never usually make. Because that’s what you do when you are in survival mode.

It’s now very clear that the pandemic is here for at least this school year, and survival mode is taking on a whole new meaning. It’s time to make new habits and routines specifically for the pandemic. It’s time to make better and more durable choices that can help keep us healthier — and happier.

Some things obviously aren’t about choices. If you have lost loved ones, are struggling financially, are … Read more

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My Big Secret

My Big Secret

I kept a huge embarrassing secret: I was FAILING big time at my business a few years ago. From the outside you would have never know that but from the inside, I worked for even less than free for 2.5 years. Yup, It COST me (a lot) of time and money to run my business, I wasn’t making a dime of profit.

I was spending way more than I was earning on the WRONG people, the wrong help and it would crush me. Anyone that questioned my program fees at that time I’d want to scream at them “do you work for free?” Most people don’t. I was operating from stress and scarcity and it wasn’t working.

Why am I sharing this? Because at that time, from the outside my business was crushing it. I had the customers, the audience, but, I was not even close to … Read more

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Lifestyle medicine for all: Healthy food comes first

“Lifestyle medicine is only for rich people, right?” a colleague asked me several years ago, questioning my involvement in this relatively new field of medicine that guides people toward healthy habits. This has been a common misperception, for sure.

But across the US, a revitalized brand of health activism is intent on bringing lifestyle medicine to a broader range of people. This is backed by a new effort from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine to engage communities most affected by chronic disease.

The first pillar of healthy lifestyle: Food is medicine

Lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based practice of helping people adopt and sustain healthy behaviors like improving diet, increasing activity, managing stress, sleeping well, moderating alcohol consumption, and quitting tobacco. Large studies show such habits can extend our lives by well over a decade. What’s more, these habits can even keep these extra years free of diseases like diabetes, … Read more

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You Are Not Too Old

You Are Not Too Old

YOU ARE NOT TOO OLD and It does NOT have to be “harder” as you age. Not Fat Loss, making more more money, starting a new business, finding that soul mate, ANY goal you are after. Stop saying “I am too old.”

Here is what IS happening and why your goals feel “harder” and like it’s “too late”

1. You stopped progressing. Yup. You stopped. For example with fat loss, you do the same workout you did 20 years ago and wonder why they aren’t working anymore. You HAVE to “progress” and change it up! Challenge yourself! It doesn’t have to be a long workout either! With your careeer or business advancement it’s the same thing! You STOPPED PROGRESSING. You got set in your ways and decided you don’t want to learn that new skill set or new “platform” because it feels like work.

2. … Read more

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CBD for chronic pain: The science doesn’t match the marketing

If you ask health care providers about the most challenging condition to treat, chronic pain is mentioned frequently. By its nature, chronic pain is a complex and multidimensional experience. Pain perception is affected by our unique biology, our mood, our social environment, and past experiences. If you or a loved one is suffering from chronic pain, you already know the heavy burden.

People are looking for novel, nonaddictive ways to treat pain

Given the ongoing challenges of chronic pain management coupled with the consequences of the opioid epidemic, pain management practitioners and their patients are searching for effective and safer alternatives to opioids to alleviate pain. With the legalization of marijuana in many states and resulting cultural acceptance of this drug for recreational and medical use, there has been an increased interest in using cannabis for a myriad of medical problems, including pain.

Cannabis (most commonly obtained from the Cannabis Read more

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Why It’s So Hard To Make Goals A Reality

Why It’s So Hard To Make Goals A Reality

Why is it dang so hard to bring your “goals” into fruition?

I am hoping this will help you! I’ve seen and shifted over and over again with clients…

DECISION. You may not have fully DECIDED it’s happening. You may be trying it on, thinking about it, wishing for it, dreaming about it, but DECIDING means it’s happening and you are level 10 committed.

You aren’t clear on WHY you want what you want. Getting clear on that driving core motivator as to why you want the goal gives you CLARITY and clarity is what helps you focus on creating it and making it a reality. Knowing your why outsmarts distractions and willpower.

False assumed truths , the wrong beliefs and especially FEAR. It’s real. It holds us back. It’s in the way. It keeps us from getting hurt, it protects … Read more

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Cough and cold season is arriving: Choose medicines safely

With the summer winding down and fall moving in, colder weather will arrive soon — along with cold and flu season. Millions of Americans get the common cold each year, often more than once. To counter coughs and runny noses, many will turn to over-the-counter (OTC) medications available for relief without a prescription.

Heading to the pharmacy for some relief? Read this first

While OTC medicines do not cure or shorten the common cold or flu, they can ease some symptoms. Finding a product that fits your needs, however, may not be so straightforward. A recent study evaluated brand-name OTC medications marketed as cold, allergy, sinus, and nasal remedies. It found that 14 common brand names, such as Mucinex, Tylenol, Robitussin, Benadryl, and Theraflu, accounted for 211 unique products, yet all of these products contained only eight active ingredients, alone or in combination.

Half of those ingredients turned up in … Read more

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Discrimination, high blood pressure, and health disparities in African Americans

Over the past few months, we have all seen the results of significant disruption to daily life due to the COVID-19 pandemic, high levels of unemployment, and civil unrest driven by chronic racial injustice. These overlapping waves of societal insult have begun to bring necessary attention to the importance of health care disparities in the United States.

Direct links between stress, discrimination, racial injustice, and health outcomes occurring over one’s lifespan have not been well studied. But a recently published article in the journal Hypertension has looked at the connection between discrimination and increased risk of hypertension (high blood pressure) in African Americans.

Study links discrimination and hypertension in African Americans

It has been well established that African Americans have a higher risk of hypertension compared with other racial or ethnic groups in the United States. The authors of the Hypertension study hypothesized that a possible explanation for this disparity … Read more

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Shorter dream-stage sleep may be related to earlier death

Time and time again, adequate sleep has been shown to be critical to daily functioning and long-term health. Sleep serves numerous roles: recovering energy for the brain, clearing waste products, and forming memories. Prior studies have clearly linked shortened sleep times to heart disease, obesity, reduced cognitive performance, worsened mood, and even a shorter life. There is now new research that suggests that lack of a certain type of sleep (the dream stage of sleep) may be related to an earlier death in middle-aged and older people.

What is REM sleep?

Normal sleep is broken down into two sleep types: rapid eye movement (REM) and non-rapid eye movement (NREM). NREM is further classified by depth of sleep; N1 and N2 are lighter sleep stages, and N3 is deep sleep, which is most restorative. (REM is the stage where vivid dreaming occurs.) Brainwave activity during this time appears … Read more

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Time for flu shots — getting one is more important than ever!

Wondering when to get your flu shot? The best time is before influenza (flu) starts circulating widely. For most people, September or October is ideal for protection through the whole flu season, as the immune response from the vaccine wanes over time. And while changes and restrictions due to COVID-19 may make getting a flu vaccine less convenient for some this year, the pandemic makes it more important than ever.

Why do I need to get a flu vaccine yearly?

Influenza A and Influenza B cause most cases of flu in humans. Both have many strains that constantly change, accumulating genetic mutations that disguise them from the immune system. Prior exposure to one strain of flu will not necessarily protect you from other strains. Your immune system might not even recognize the same strain if it has mutated enough.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) constantly monitorRead more

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Harvard Health Ad Watch: A feel-good message about a diabetes drug

This 60-second advertisement for Trulicity, a medication for diabetes, is one of the most feel-good medication commercials I’ve ever seen. The narrator never uses the scare tactic of so many other ads, listing the terrible things that could happen if you don’t take the treatment. Instead, from start to finish, music, images, and spoken words deliver empowering, encouraging messages focused on helping your body to do what it’s supposed to be doing despite having diabetes.

There’s a lot of good information here, but as in most direct-to-consumer health marketing there’s also some that’s missing. Let’s go through it, shall we?

Three actors, three positive messages

The ad opens with uplifting music and statements by three people with type 2 diabetes (though all are actors, as noted in text at the bottom of the screen). A woman faces the camera to declare

“My body is truly powerful.”

So far so … Read more

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Expanding YOUR brand

Ready to help you expand YOUR brand

I’ve shared a LOT on social over the last decade, but… you likely don’t know these things about ME (yet)

1. My career for 20 YEARS before I started Natalie Jill Fitness was is SALES (sales, then sales director then sales trainer!) I had that whole career BEFORE becoming a licensed master sports nutritionist. If you ask anyone who knows me personally what my gift is, they will tell you SALES and branding.

2. As much as I speak into personal development and mindset and visualization NOW, I thought it was “dumb” for years before realizing how much it’s needed and has changed my perspective and life! It’s now such an incredible part of what makes my fat loss programs and business/branding clients so successful. I’ve learned that those who think it’s dumb (like I once did) need it the most!

3. I … Read more

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