Listening to Guidance

Waaaaay back in 2006, I had an experience that would eventually lead me to Life Coaching. At that point in my life (it seems centuries ago,) I had not even heard the term ‘Life Coach.’ I was walking through my office one day and heard an audible voice say, “It’s time to change careers.” I knew I was alone in the office, and really didn’t think it was strange that I heard an audible voice, as I’ve always received messages and had heard an audible voice once before. In all …

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Just Try It

I was working with my own Life Coach today on how to effectively market and promote what I do, given that I don’t know what to call it and I don’t know anyone else who does it. (Seems like a great topic for coaching, doesn’t it?) As we fleshed out different aspects of what I do, it became obvious that what I DON’T do is equally important. I don’t disempower my clients. It goes entirely against everything I stand for to take someone’s power away from them by insinuating that …

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Relieving Performance Anxiety

I find it ironic that opening my laptop can create a mind-numbing experience of performance anxiety for me. After all, I can get up on a stage and speak to a room full of people with only with five minutes’ notice. How could opening my laptop be more intimidating than that? Questions like that are the core of coaching. I’ll share my answers with you, so you can get a feel for how easy it is to work through the challenges of life when we slow down and take a …

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Ordinary Miracles

I’ve been going deeper into my own Guidance lately. As I delve deeper into what is right and true for me, I find myself in an intimate dance with the Universe that results in my being amazed and enraptured by little things on a very regular basis. My neighbor’s son, barely two, throwing his ball over my car (what an arm that child has!), Swallow-tailed Kites soaring in the small break of sky above my patio, torrential rain pouring from a sun-filled sky. These are delights for my eye and …

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PTSD is NOT for Wussies

I visit my counselor every few weeks to keep everything in good working order. There are many times we chat about life-in-general during my visits. Today was not one of those times. I arrived with a list. That was a first. At the top of my list was to eliminate the “startle” response. He asked me to explain a little about that. “You know,” I replied, “that thing that makes me jump two feet in the air every time there’s a loud noise. It’s horrible! I don’t mind my friends …

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Clear and Supported

I am human. I get emotional, irrational, irritable, make mistakes, and get overwhelmed, just like everyone else. “BUT, YOU’RE A LIFE COACH!” is a common response to my less-than-stellar moments. Yes, I am a Life Coach, and a superb one at that. Being a Life Coach does not exempt me from the day-to-day hassles of life. As my Sweetheart pointed out, it does hold me to a higher standard of resolving them.

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Intention EASE

I dragged myself out of bed this morning. It’s better than it used to be, but sometimes I still have one of those “non-restorative sleep” nights. Doctors, family, and friends have suggested fibromyalgia, but denial works better for me. I have enough labels already, thank you! Anyway, I was still dragging around when the time came for Intentioning at 10 a.m. (Intentioning is one way we can connect with ourselves, each other, and the Universe. It really is a delicious way to start the day!) When I slow down, I …

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