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Let's start Flipping 50 with the energy and the vitality you want for this second half! I solve your biggest challenges and answer questions about how to move, what to eat, and when, along with the small lifestyle changes that can make the most difference in the least amount of time. Join me and my expert guests for safe, sane, simple solutions for your second (and better) half!

Jul 30, 2019

Encourage Healthy Habits Without Nagging

If you encourage healthy habits in those around you, change is easier for you. You’re now entering the no nag zone. My guest on this episode addresses the way to reduce your own resistance to change by getting others in your environment on board too. What if without criticism or nagging you could relay the message that would move someone literally?

Fiachra “Figs” O’Sullivan, is the Founder and Chief Empathy Officer at Empathi, which provides step-by-step guidance for couples and individuals who care about their relationships. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who is certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and individuals.

I dedicated this entire episode to our Flipping 50 community members' most popular response when I asked what they’d like to know if they had the chance to talk with a relationship therapist. 

If you can effectively reduce your external resistance to change (we all resist) by effectively learning to encourage healthy habits in others in your immediate environment, you will be more successful. The relationship will be more successful. 

The one question we unpack in today’s episode:

How do you encourage healthy habits without nagging?


“I’m not a fan of feedback being very valuable in a relationship.”

–Figs O’Sullivan


“The number 1 key to happiness: Quality of relationship with significant other.”


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And if you want to go deeper:

Find Figs on Social:

Twitter:  @ FiachraFigs and @EmpathiNow 
Facebook: and 
Instagram: @fiachrafigs and @empathinow 

Whether it’s private clients, Flipping 50 community members in the 28 Day Kickstart or the After 50 Fitness Formula for Women, or Fit-U, a common struggle I hear is this one. It’s most related to food and eating choices. So if food is a “I cook this for me, and that for them” experience you’ve already got tons more resistance to change.

Another area women wish they could encourage healthy habits is sleep. Whether you share a bedroom with your significant other or not (don’t be surprised, as the awareness importance of sleep has gone up, many of our tribe sleep separately from their loves!) snoring or sleep apnea issues hint of other health problems.

Curious?! Are you living and loving someone with an equal desire to be active and healthy?

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