Real Good, Real Life, Real Results with Wellness Coach: Koren Barwis

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Why I joined Moms Demand Action

Posted on September 01, 2016 by koren

Loudoun Chapter Moms In August, I attended Gun Sense University in Albuquerque. The annual event run by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was a 3-day marathon of speakers, group sessions, and breakout workshops. One of the breakouts I attended was "Telling Your Story" described as helping attendees learn how to speak about what

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My C-Word Confession

Posted on May 13, 2016 by koren

I have a confession to make — I go to church every Sunday and I love it. Saying that and putting myself out there spiritually doesn’t come easily. Telling friends that I’m going to church does not roll off my tongue and makes me feel super vulnerable. I imagine folks judging me, a lot like I tend to do

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My Word for 2016 - Part 1

Posted on April 09, 2016 by koren

  Writing this post in April tells you how the beginning of 2016 went for me. Typically, I'd post this in January, or February at the latest, but life has been crazy since Christmas. Jumping from obligation to obligation, I'm just now coming up for air. The chaos made my word for the year — prioritization — even more important. Prioritization.

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"I lost 6 pounds and feel great. I no longer wake up needing (or wanting) coffee. I have been sleeping better than ever as well. And my "brain fog" has lifted dramatically! I have more awareness of what my body is telling me when I am not dependent on caffeine and sugar. Overall, I have an increased feeling of happiness andd peace. This was actually the easiest plan I have been on and I have tried everything. I think being held accountable made me more determined not to cheat or give up.

Everything on this cleanse became simple after a few days and I was very surprised I actually had more energy, not less. I stopped using lack of caffeine or lack of food as an excuse not to exercise.

This program made me realized how many bad habits I had – like finishing the food on my kids' plates even if I wasn't hungry and eating when I was stressed. And at the end I realized how little I miss meat, dairy and processed food.

Koren seemed to really care which means a lot to me. Her advice, support, and guidance made all the difference. She is a patient and knowledgeable coach. In my opinion, there is no one better."

—Mary, Ashburn

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