Habits for the Health of It
Knowing what to do for your health and actually doing it are two very different things…
Two very different things that are made that much more difficult in life during a pandemic when stress is higher, access to fresh groceries may be limited and every day is blurs-day.
Creating a new habit is an intentional process. If you want to exercise every day, you have to plan out what time you’re going to exercise, what kind of exercise you’re going to do, what equipment you need to have. You need to clear your schedule and get your clothes picked out. You need to time your food around the workout, so you’re properly fueled and make sure you drink enough water to be hydrated, but not too much so it’s sloshing around in your belly when you’re doing burpees…
Exercising every day doesn’t just happen.
As it is with all health habits. At the end of this 4-week series, you will have a clear foundation for building a sustainable and healthy lifestyle – and a community of positive support to keep you accountable beyond the last class. Join functional nutritionist and health coach, Jesse Haas for a deep dive into these topics:
Mondays; Jan 18th, 25th and Feb 1st and 8th
(2 sliding scale seats available with priority given to BIPOC and/or GLBTQ+ individual – email Jesse to learn more).
- The Recipe for a New Habit: What does it actually take to make a new habit? We dive right into behavioral science to understand the process of transforming a goal into action…and sustaining it
- Making a Meal Planning Habit: Meal planning is this super not-sexy habit that makes all those healthy eating aspirations actually happen.
- Emotional Eating v. Mindful Eating: Self-soothing with food is not only common, it can be explained from a biochemical perspective. We can learn a lot from research on emotional eating and harness mindfulness to start shifting that pattern back to more authentic self-care.
- Harnessing Willpower and Staying On-Track: (i.e. When to Push and When to Rest): What is “willpower” anyway? How do we hold ourselves accountable?
During our weekly meetings, participants will be invited to reflect and share. The community extends beyond the weekly sessions into a private online group to receive ongoing support and accountability.
This group is for people who are ready to examine the habits they have – intentional and unintentional. As with all things, Jesse will bring a holistic approach, incorporating perspectives of the body, mind and spirit into every module. This series will support you as you do the hard work of taking care of yourself in a pandemic. Together we’ll aim for more clarity, intention, mindfulness and nourishment.
Jess shares her knowledge and expertise in a realistic and considerate way, explaining the why’s and how’s. Glad to be a part of this group, where we have ongoing support and reminders that we all have challenges but to be kind to ourselves through them! (words from a past participant)
Jesse Haas is a heart-centered and deeply intuitive nutritionist, with a strong background in health sciences and a stronger commitment to solving the intricate puzzles of her clients health concerns. She combines nutritional counseling and whole foods education to help her clients transform their health in small, sustainable ways. Jesse truly believes in "teaching a (wo)man to fish" so focuses on empowering each client with the knowledge, skills and focus they need to fully hold the reins on their health.
Jesse is also co-founder of Wellness Minneapolis.