Archive for April, 2012

Spring Moxie

A Note From Sara

New office, new look for the website! Gotta love progress.

Speaking of progress, one month in and my clients are ALREADY making huge lifestyle changes!!! I’m so, so, SO proud of each and every one of the ladies I work with! SO. FREAKING. PROUD! I’m talking that these change-ready women are FINALLY carving out time for themselves and building the life they truly want to live. From installing bike racks to getting dolled up to cooking more to realizing they’re worth taking really good care of to laughing and being happy to planning fruit and vegetable gardens, it’s been amazing the difference one month has made. And to think I have the honor of supporting all of them for another five months! I’m stoked and absolutely excited to see how far they’ll fly.

And it all started because they reached out to have one brave conversation. One. Brave. Life-Changing. Conversation. A conversation I recently dubbed “Moxie Meet“. (Much better than “Health History”, don’t you think?) So, this Moxie Meet is the big, scary step. And it’s the scary step because it’s the first. It’s the step where we connect, catch up, and start rocking the universe. It’s an awesome step. It’s a liberating step. It’s that step you take when you’re SO OVER being a hot mess and are ready to be the most excellent version of yourself. You know the one. Thee freaking hottie who knows what she wants out of life and is going for it. Yeah, that girl. The one your childhood-self adores.

Are you ready to be brave? Ready to meet your moxie? Awesome. Let’s do this!

Much love,
P.S. – A big, warm “Welcome home!” to all of you new readers who joined my “tribe” of compassionate lifestyle-changers over the past two weeks! You’re going to LOVE the inspiration, the articles, and the resources you find here to help you achieve your greatest health potential – enjoy!


Spring Cleaning

People like “stuff”. We tend to hold onto it year after year. We save and stock up on things that we don’t know what to do with anymore. Maybe we keep things because they hold precious memories of days gone by, or they remind us of our parents, grandparents, past loves or childhood. To part with these precious possessions seems out of the question. There is a saying that goes, “You have to get rid of the old to make way for the new.” If you are feeling stuck or stagnant in your life, try spring-cleaning. Throw out some of that stuff, say goodbye to your past and welcome the new energy of your happy, healthy future. Try these three ideas:

1. For good mental and physical health, we actually have two “houses” that need to be spring-cleaned: our physical homes and our physical bodies. Just as we accumulate “stuff” in the form of outgrown clothes, magazines, rusty bicycles, tools and random keepsakes, so do our bodies accumulate old food residues and toxins that need to be cleaned out.

2. To spring clean your body, give it a break from rich and complicated foods by either cleansing or fasting for a short period of time. Cleansing means paring down your food to just simple fruits and vegetables, lots of water and perhaps whole grains. Fasting means limiting most foods and drinking lots of water, fresh vegetable and fruit juices, teas and soups. Without much energy going toward digestion, more energy is available to the rest of your body and mind. Cleansing and fasting can sharpen your concentration, help you gain insight and promote spiritual awareness. It can also bring improved immune function and better digestion.

3. While you’re cleaning out your body and home, don’t forget to spring-clean your heart. Throw away negative thoughts and habits you’ve been harboring that no longer serve you. A clean, open heart will allow you to receive all the good that awaits you each and every day. If your heart and mind are cluttered, there is no room for life’s gifts and surprises to enter.


“How you present yourself to the world sends a message about how you view yourself.” – Institute of Integrative Nutrition


It’s such a pleasure to help those closest to us become happier and healthier. Please forward this blog post to friends, family members or colleagues who might be interested and inspired by it. – SH

About Sara

Sara Hefty is the Founder and Chief Health Coach of The Lux Health Coaching in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and a member of the International Health Coach Association. Step-by-step, she works with change-ready, compassionate women who want to: rock life, liberate abundant happiness, ignite confidence, illuminate beauty, and empower feminine brilliance by taking ownership of their health, home, and legacy. Sara studied health coaching at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City after completing her undergraduate degree in entrepreneurship, management, and finance at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Learn more about Sara’s professional background at