Coaching by G

Dear Transformers… HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Guilia new year

Here I am, in my happy place, working on some very special offerings for 2024.  I am out here in New Mexico for a Fire Walk Retreat with my Breathwork teacher and about 40 other folks. 

First of all, no, I have never burned my feet and still every time is another possibility for pain, just like the rest of life.  Sometimes we get burned by life.  Always, we are transformed in it.  Each year I choose a word or phrase to carry me through the year.  The group chants my phrase as I walk the hot coals focusing on the fire in the sky-the stars. I am the conduit between the fires of heaven and earth.  This year 2024, I choose “Running Free”.

What are your words or phrases you would like to carry you this year?

fire walk

Fire is the greatest transmuter of energy.  

What are you willing to release into the fire? 

How would you like to be transformed this year?  

What energies are you hoping to transmute this year?

What are you willing to exchange for your transformations

When I return from the high dessert, I plan to be in Chicago until I head off to Guatemala for a Write By The Lake writing retreat with Joyce Maynard.  I’ve dreamt of the honor of working with this incredible author.  I never thought I would have the chance to do this and now, of course, every kind of writing block is rising up.  

Resistance is relentless.

Resistance, really does not care what you are trying to do or to not do, it is fueled entirely by your desire to change.  

Want to lose some weight? Resistance.

Want to write your book?  Resistance.

Want to change your fitness routine? Resistance.

Want to retire? Resistance.

Resistance is relentless and bottomless.  Unlike your energy to fight it, it never runs out of fuel.

So how do we beat it?????


As soon as you are about to break through, resistance will show up.  It might show up in the way of an accident, a cold, an overdraft on your bank account, back pain, or some other “problem”.  But make no mistake, it aims to keep you from getting what you want.  Your psyche is communicating with you at a deep level and in order to know that about yourself you need practices in place that allow you to root out the underlying cause.  

This year is a BIG year. 2024 = 8

Turn 8 sideways and it represents infinity.

Here are some practices I am growing this year as offerings:

Fit From Within my online course is available year round with lifetime access!

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Breathwork healing circles live in my studio on Wednesday evenings once or twice a month.  The next one is January 10 at 7pm $35.00 

Breathwork is the way to open your heart.  In the pranayama breathwork we increase the oxygen intake by breathing only through the mouth and this quiets the mind.  It is a psychedelic path using your own breath.  Learn to open and allow what is already within you to be revealed. 

Root Cause Practice.  Over the last year I have been interning in Root Cause Practice. 

I am ready to offer sessions for $222.00 over zoom or in person. If on zoom you have the option to have the the recording sent to you as well

Illness & Pain are NOT Random

Learn to translate the messages of the body through its language of metaphor to discover the emotions that have been held in your cells for so long. 

These sessions are an hour in length.

I look forward to helping you to reach all your goals for 2024 and beyond.

Stay Strong!

From my heart to yours,

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Sciency Shit

plane ride family size bag of Doritos and drinking soda

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On a plane home to Chicago, there is a child, about 10 years old, across the aisle eating a family size bag of Doritos and drinking soda while plugged into a video game device AND watching a movie on another device. Yes, 2 separate devices. Licking his fingers and then rubbing his hands under his armpits. I’m leaving New Mexico where I got a luscious tan.  

This child is the color of larva and his top jaw jutting over bottom, a sign of mouth breathing. 

He’s not overweight, but shows no sign of muscle.  He is pudgy, and has now finished the entire bag. He is looking restlessly for the next distraction In addition to the two devices and the sugary soda.

The gentleman next to me is, I’m guessing, a marketing consultant for Abbott labs? He has his computer open to a pamphlet that originally caught my attention, as a PhD biochemist, because it appeared at the top as a scientific peer reviewed article; alas it’s a brochure. It’s for physicians— god bless us all if this becomes the standard. I’m sure in fact that it has become, IS, the standard of education. Marketers and insurance companies feed “information “ loosely based on facts to physicians who then sell it to their hapless sick patients who come to them for solutions.

His brochure is a dual advertisement. I want to take a picture but it seems not cool. 

It talks about how chemoradiation for esophageal cancer patients can cause weight loss. Duh.

How about esophageal cancer could really make it hard to eat, swallow or digest anything. 

It lists all the cancers and a chart of how weight loss is a marker for decreased life span, how weight loss is always muscle loss…..the only actual fact I note here.  Information like this – WEIGHT LOSS IS ALWAYS MUSCLE LOSS- is delivered in our culture AFTER you have developed cancer, not before.

But, hey……they have the solution: take our magic potion!!!  Ensure max protein. 30 whole grams of protein and vitamins and minerals.

It comes in 5 artificial flavors.

See if you can identify ANY ingredients as food. It claims high quality protein sources and lists theses as milk and soy.  Full of seed oils and artificial gums.

Good grief! 

It says recommend a nutrition plan before treatment starts.

You mean like this kid? 

Like Doritos and pop?

This kid is fast tracking his esophageal cancer. 

Full circle selling disease and cure. The cure they are selling, ensure, is basically a liquid version of Doritos and pop.  They went ahead and ground it down for you so you don’t even have to chew your poison.


Don’t start paying attention now. 

This culture will remove you from the earth and anything natural including your own body and then sell you the solution piecemeal, pills, surgeries, radiation, chemotherapy, artificial meal replacements, and literally anything so that you won’t look up from your tv and fast food…….

30 grams of protein is listed as 50% daily requirement 

For whom?



This kid is never going to develop muscle to maintain.

Pharma is not just making pills.

They are making “shakes “ giving sciency nutrition advice and selling it all through the most credible Salesforce ever: physicians.

Perhaps, I am jaded 

And still, I’m just reporting the weather here.

If you no longer accept the standards that are being sold to you, you might be interested in the work I do. My work is leading people back to the land, back themselves, back to the inner guidance systems that are inherit.  

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From my heart to yours,

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How The Power of Commitment Will Change Your Life

The Power of Commitment

Watch now and learn how to tap into the power of your commitment.

When I set out on my journey to lose over 100 pounds, I WAS NOT setting out to lose over 100 pounds. I was setting out to find a way to feel better.

I had no goal of losing a certain amount of weight. I just wanted to feel alive in my body again.

My point? If you struggle with feeling better, you’re not alone. 

I am sharing my journey so that you don’t make the same mistakes I did.

I believed the stories I had about myself.

I didn’t know what forgiveness was and so my life has been a perpetual lesson in letting go and learning how to forgive.  

What does forgiveness have to do with weight loss? Everything.

Whatever the issue is, it is never the root.

In fact, the premise of all my work is that our biography becomes our biology.  

Our biography is an interpretation of our circumstances that we have accepted in a particular way.  We can shift our perception and grow closer to peace.  

A shift in perception is how A Course in Miracles (ACIM) defines a miracle. 

I have been fortunate to experience so many miracles and I want to show you how!

I have had many incarnations in this one lifetime. 

I was an athlete, a musician, a chef, a biochemist, a professor, and now a coach.  

As a coach, I embody all of my previous iterations and I have an opportunity to share more of the lessons I have learned and am still learning.  

Want to now what helped?

The power of commitment 

This changed my life over and over in the most beneficial ways. 

Making a commitment to myself was the beginning of my self-love journey.

An overused adage “it’s the journey not the destination” and it is of no help if you aren’t feeling it.

We are conditioned to believe that the destination is where its at! 

“I just need to lose 30 pounds.” 

“I just want to make senior VP and get a raise and then I will be set!” 

“I want to snatch 100kg and then I will be…….”  WHAT?

You won’t be that thing then because you aren’t letting yourself be that thing now.

We don’t arrive somewhere. 

We inch our way toward what we think will make us happy and along the way we find another path and follow it toward happiness and along the way to that we find another path and follow it, and all the while, if we pay attention, we are either experiencing more happiness or more frustration.  

Both of those experiences can guide us toward our own North Star—in fact no matter what you are doing you ARE on YOUR path. 

The trick is to ask yourself better questions.

On my 51st birthday I felt like maybe I finally had a clear concept of letting go and had the term “AMOR FATI” tattooed on my hand, right where I can see it when I grab a barbell.  

Amor fati is a Latin term meaning to “love your fate”.  Very simply it means love what is, as it is.  Stop trying to change things, people, situations, self…….

Memento mori, Memento vivere —don’t forget you have to die, and don’t forget to live!

Want more clarity about the life that you want? Download the free worksheet below.

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Remember, the reason you’re here is to learn to know yourself better. 

This journey is about self-love. 

Enjoy the worksheet, couple it with consistent practice and I’ll check back soon!

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