Health Coach Institute (BHC Program): an honest review

I graduated with a health coach certification from Health Coach Institute (HCI) in October 2017. I completed the Become a Health Coach (BHC) program, beginning in May 2017. I also attended their November 2017 HCI Live event in Dallas, Texas. I also completed part of the HCI “Advanced Nutrition for Health Coaches” training and some of the Life Coach certification training. I did not finish either of those, however, because I am no longer interested in pursuing this as a career. However, I was employed as a health coach and worked with a small handful of private clients, so I do have professional experience to speak from. This is my honest and personal review of my entire experience with the HCI BHC program, including: Cost and value Accreditation and certification Content- what you learn Skills labs, coaching practice, and success calls Overall learning experience HCI Live event experience Summary of pros and cons …as well as specific and practical suggestions

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Daily Greatness Yoga Journal: an honest review

Do you love a fresh new planner? Love to color code, tab, itemize and micromanage your whole goddamn life, whenever possible?¬† Me too. Sometimes I wish it was literally my job to just make lists, cross things off, plan and schedule all of life’s minutia, and do it again the next day. Not really. But I do find it so satisfying to put things in colorful boxes. That’s why a little¬†over 3 months ago I bit the bullet and bought a fancy new day planner, complete with daily, weekly, quarterly, and annual pages. It’s the first time I’ve invested more than about $10 in a planner. I’m frugal AF, so this is kind of a big deal. Because I’m the type of person who literally Googles “best tweezers” before committing my hard-earned $8 to pluck unruly hairs in weird places, I spent an inordinate amount of time combing through the Google search results for things like “best journals for bloggers”

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eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition Certification: an honest review

I just completed my certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell and now I’m reflecting on the experience. Was it worth the cost? Did I learn anything? Would I recommend it? If you’re thinking of enrolling in this 6-week online course, this post is for you. In this post, I will break down everything from how to enroll to getting your certificate. I cover the pros and cons, as well as the real time required each week, quality of instruction, value of the content, and more. Let’s dive in! 1. How and where do I enroll? The Plant-Based Nutrition certification is offered by the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies (TCCCNS) and eCornell. You can enroll both on the eCornell (Cornell University’s online education) website or on the TCCCNS website. Both websites direct to the same enrollment page. Enrollment dates begin every 2 weeks, year-round. Courses are released on their respective start dates. Here is a screenshot of my Dashboard,

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