Mirror mirror on the wall

Jan 13, 2014 | Published by | Leave your thoughts
What do you see when you look in the mirror? Is the reflection looking back at you your best self? We can all use a boost sometimes and a reminder that we are indeed amazing!
Meet Shelly Elsliger, Body- Esteem and Confidence Coach at Skinny Mirror Coaching and past speaker at a Sociale Summer Nights event.

Sociale: Tell us about yourself.

Shelly:  I guess I am my own Wonder Master…I have four passions: Coaching, Nutrition, Social Media and Empowering Women.  My life centers around balance and making sure I continue to do what I love.   My life is a pie and I enjoy a different piece of it every day.  I also run and just finished running my first 10K..keeps me balanced!


Sociale: What is the significance of Skinny Mirror?

Shelly:  When I was young I had a Skinny Mirror my Father bought at a Retail Sale.  It signified always what I wanted to be.  It allowed me to look thinner and growing up I believed that equalled success and everything good.  It was what triggered my desire to be a coach.  I wanted to be put in a position to be able to do my part in empowering women and young girls so that they believe in themselves.  So that even if they cannot do EVERYTHING, they can certainly do anything!

Sociale: Who should seek your services?

Shelly:  I group coach and am open to doing a variety of workshops on everything from nutrition, wellness to self-esteem building.  Presently, I give a course called the “The Art of Self Care”.   I also love motivational speaking. I like to touch people through my personal experience. It’s not about changing many lives…it is always about changing just one! That is where success always begins.  I have a talk called “Be your own Wonder Master” and I tailor this to my targeted audience.  Since a child, I struggled with my weight but I have come to realize it never really had anything to do with food.  Our internal thought processes have so much power but on the other hand, it is something we can control through mindfulness, openness, readiness, and education (MORE).

Sociale: Fad diets are a dime a dozen. Are there any diets that you really believe in?

Shelly: There are a lot of them but I do not believe in any of them. Quick fixes really do not get the job done!

Sociale: What is food matching?

Shelly: Food matching is also called food combining. The gist of food combining is that different types of foods digest at different rates and with different enzymes. Some foods digest better in an acidic environment, while others digest better in an alkaline environment.

Sociale: I exercise all of the time and I still don’t see results – what am I doing wrong? Could it just be a self-esteem issue?

Shelly:  Exercise is only 20% of the key.  We cannot miss out on both nutrition and wellness. We have to set SMART goals: Goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely.  We often set ourselves up for failure and when we fail, we often internalize this to be bad or wrong….these self-defeating thoughts work against the building of a healthy self-esteem.  Self-esteem is the building block of living our best live.  It affects every aspect of our wellness: Physical, Financial, Social, Emotional, Spiritual, Occupational, Intellectual, and Environmental.

Sociale: Many people have issues with being more assertive when negotiating with their boss. Do you have suggestions on ways to speak up?

Shelly: There are suggestions I have. It pays to have a detailed written record of your achievements through the year, the challenges you faced, the steps that you took and the positive outcomes that you reached. This not only eludes confidence, it provides proof. Also, keep emotions at bay. Focus on the issue at hand and not the player.

Sociale: What advice do you have for female entrepreneurs like yourself?

Shelly: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it will not change you”.  There will always be challenges but just keep going.  Being a successful entrepreneur is different for everyone.  Don’t look for external motivators but rather internal motivators.  And if you don’t really love what you do, chances are that you will not invest much time/energy into resolving issues that come up along the way. Believe in yourself and your ability.  Reach out if necessary. On Who Wants to be a Millionaire, contestants have 3 lifelines…we should all have lifelines!

Sociale: What are some good stress coping mechanisms?

Shelly: Learn the art of Breathing.  It may sound simple but it is not.  Most people do not know how to breathe. It is an act that we do some 20,000 times each day yet many of us, are shallow breathers using only the narrow top portion of the lung surface for oxygen exchange. Deep breathing raises levels of blood oxygen, promoting health in many ways — from stimulating the digestive process to improving fitness and mental performance.  Learning how to belly-breath can be an excellent de-stressor.

Sociale: How can we get more information on your services?



(phone) 514-892-2029.



(FB Page- Nutrition-INCheck)

(Twitter) @Selsliger

Photo credit: basistka

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