Health Coach and Virtual Fitness Trainer in Plano Texas
Today I decided to take a deep look at the role my father played in my life.
He is quiet. He loves nature and gardening. He doesn't say many words but when he talks, he means it. He never said "I love you" out loud but somehow I always knew.
Since I moved to the US (in 2003), I have been visiting my parents every year. I remember coming to the room seeing him watching European football. I would sit next to him on the sofa and would naturally get involved in cheering.
He loves bread. He would say, "meal is not a meal without bread." I still enjoy good dark rye bread.
He loves hot tea. What European doesn't like hot tea? I love my afternoon gratitude green tea.
There is more but these are some of the highlights that jump into my memory this morning.
Nowadays, I call my parents every Sunday. My mom starts a conversation and then my dad comes with a cup of tea. He quietly sits next to my mom, sips on his tea, and I feel love in his presence.
I am curious if you already seating up straight. :-)
In my recent video I talk about two major elements of building your body’s strength inside out: functional movement and re-aligning your body via corrective exercise.
is a technique that leverages an understanding of anatomy, kinesiology, and biomechanics to address and fix movement compensations and imbalances to improve the overall quality of movement during workouts and in everyday life.
Corrective Exercise is used to help assess and determine the root cause of imbalances and faulty movement patterns that lead to issues with posture, balance, and total body coordination. It is achieved through a human movement assessment. If you like to have one done for...
I look up
So you can see me.
I stand on my toes
So you can find me.
I lift my arms up
So you can grab me.
So you can catch me?
You carry me high
And I can see.
The bird view eye.
How far I've come.
And created to be.
Who are you?
Being so brave
Carrying me all this time.
I look into your eyes,
And the air stands still.
My heart is full
With blindness I have been.
Who are you,
Carrying me all alone?
How did I not
How did I not
All this time.
To be my self.
To lift me up.
To fill me strong.
To pull me high.
To live my best.
- Nadya Nemova-Tatsch
June 11, 2022
The reason I am sharing my poem with you, besides that it's my birthday, is to inspire all of us to act.
Imagine yourself five years from now, powerful and living life on your terms. Imagine this powerful you is helping you now. She/He is holding your hand and walking you through challenges and struggles carrying the knowing of...
Are you in pain? Inflamed? Stiff? Aching?
Do you know you need to exercise but it's painful to even think about. Or you haven't exercised forever for fear of making it worse?
The truth is:
Sometimes, the very thing we dread doing is the very thing we must be doing.
In this letter, I will share with you how to exercise when the body is in pain. Ready to dive in right away?
Step 1. Do you know why your body is in pain? The most important step is to discover the source of pain. Once you determine you can start to move your body, here are some steps you can start with.
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As I sat down to write my morning reflection email, my plan was to write about How to Exercise in Pain. And as I was writing, my heart kept yearning for a different topic, My child leaves in a few months for college, how do I deal with my emotions? In fact, I will finish my message about Exercise and Pain in the next two days so keep an eye out.
Today, I want to ask us; How do we deal with emotions when life circumstances change and there is nothing we can do about that. Some of us must say, "sure, there is something we can do." I agree. But what is it?
As I asked myself this question, I looked inward to reflect on how I am dealing with my child leaving the nest. Though I have never dealt with this situation before, I have experienced similar circumstances that produced similar emotions and bodily response, I might have been here before.
Let me walk myself and you through a 5-step process of How to Deal with Emotions when Life Changes.
Wanna be happy? Obviously. Everyone wants to be happy. Though, we often do, say, feel, and think in ways that lead to us feeling quite miserable. Why is that?
Well, one of the things on my mind is how we are designed as human beings. For thousands of years, our physiology hasn't changed. We still have the same survival mechanisms (hunt, food, reproduce), safety (shelter), and belonging mechanisms (love, be loved, belong). But, in modern society, technology, and innovation are moving us towards more consumption, more and faster technology, more rich flavors, and so on. With modern influence, we get overstimulated with information (Kajabi says, on average, consumers see 5,000 ads a day). We over-consume technology and over-indulge with unhealthy foods.
Our body is complex but at the same time is a simple system. It needs the same as what it needed thousands of years ago.
So we run on autopilot chasing the carrot of better and more; not...
We want to embark on OUR journey and even before we start, OUR spouse says No or you hear words that drain away all your motivation and excitement and you never even start. Sound familiar?
Or you have committed and even started, but your family does not support you and even blames you for spending time to take care of yourself? Believe me, I know from my own experience how devastating and confusing it feels (sigh). It feels like a fight. It feels like the world is against you. Familiar?
It's so easy to give in and give up. After all, it is my family and I love them. I do not want to disappoint them. So it's 'better' to be on their side.
If you find yourself in this struggle, then this message is for you. Let's discover what to do when the people closest to you are not supportive.
If you'd rather watch, here is an 11-min video I recorded.
Truth of the...
Today's message is about time and urgency.
How long have you been in business? That is a question I get all the time.
My answer is a little more complicated than "2 years".
Coaching by Nadya was formed 2 years ago. I started my personal and professional wellness journey on April 9, 2009. My degrees are in teaching and psychology. I worked as a psychologist when I graduated from college. I was 17. The first personal development book I ever picked up was "How to talk to anyone" by Dale Carnegie. I was 11.
How long have I been in this industry? My answer, as long as I can remember.
In a recent conversation in our newly born book club, we talked about, what does it take for one to make a dramatic change or strong commitment? Many books, when one starts reading, depict a life-death situation that eventually leads the author to write the book. But so many of us haven't experienced a drastic...