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Are You A Bouncing Ball? … Checking In On You!

Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in All Categories, Anxiety, Children, Coaching, Family, Friendship, Goal Setting, Habits, Health, Life Purpose, Life Stages, Lifestyle, Love, Marriage, Mindset, Parenting, Passionate Living, Personal Development, Relationships, Relaxation, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Strategic Intervention, Wellness | Comments Off

I have had several people recently tell me in their own unique ways that they felt something like a bouncing ball in life. Trying to juggle work, school, health and family responsibilities can be overwhelming, leaving someone to feel out of balance, disconnected and unfocused. Many of us can get caught up in busy and active lives. We start treading water and just surviving rather than making purposeful choices and actions with ourselves and others. This can be slippery slope in any relationship. I think it’s important to take a quick assessment every few months – check in on your priorities and values and what’s important to you right now. Have you...

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Playing full out!

Posted by on Aug 9, 2011 in Habits, Leadership, Lifestyle, Passion, Passionate Living, Relaxation, Responsibility, Success, Time Management, Wellness, Women | Comments Off

Playing full out!

This is a video of the great Maya Plisetskaya dancing the dying Swan. She is 61 here. You see her dancing like this at 61 and you think to yourself: “There’s a woman who plays full out! Who is living life to the fullest! Squeezing the juice out of life!” You are probably imagining her activity filled days, her rehearsals and the rigorous training she still has to undergo to keep her body and her skills at a high performance level. This is someone who clearly pushes her own limits! But here are her own words as she describes working for the first time with Roland Petit, on the production of La Rose Malade: Roland himself rehearsed with me, not trusting the coach....

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So what is coaching exactly?

Posted by on Jul 18, 2011 in Career & Money, Family, Health, Lifestyle, Personal Development, Relationships | Comments Off

So what is coaching exactly?

What is coaching? Coaching is the practice of supporting, challenging and empowering an individual or group/team through the process of achieving a specific personal or professional result via cutting edge strategies and change techniques. It is distinct from training and mentoring, in that the coach/client relationship is one of trust, accountability and responsiveness. Training is teaching an individual or group how to achieve a result by imparting practical skills and knowledge that relate to specific useful competencies, while mentoring is the process of an expert providing their expertise to less experienced individuals to help them advance their careers, education,...

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Shopping for a Coach?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2011 in Anxiety, Coaching, Diet & Nutrition, Emotional Mastery, Exercise & Fitness, Freedom, Gratitude, Habits, Life Purpose, Life Stages, Lifestyle, Mind Power, Mindset, NLP, Passionate Living, Personal Development, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Love, Success, Wellness, Women | Comments Off

I love shopping! I don’t care what it is, I’ll offer to help my friends shop. Need a car? Oh, let me go online and research for you! Need to find the perfect dress? Please, let me go with you! Yes, I love to shop! Shopping for a coach? Well, maybe not so much.  But, I look at this this way…. When it comes to choosing a life coach, finding the right one for you is like finding the right running shoes. Sometimes, off and running, you find a pair that fit just right.  But, sometimes you have to try on a couple pair and compare. Still other times, you have to run around the block a couple times. Sometimes people finally cultivate the courage to...

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Feel the fear…

Posted by on Jul 1, 2011 in Anxiety, Freedom, Habits, Learning, Mindset | Comments Off

Feel the fear…

What is your experience of fear? Is it fear that you will fail, or arguably more common, that you will succeed? Is it keeping you small, feeding itself on the negative self-talk of ‘not good enough’, ‘not accepted’, or ‘not loved’? What if, instead of STOP, whenever fear showed up it meant GO FOR IT! There is only one antidote to fear – and that is to do the very thing you fear. Don’t wait for courage to appear to overcome the fear. Courage comes from acknowledging the fear and acting in spite of it. Until you take this step, the fear will be the monster that lurks under the bed, or the stalker lying in wait in the woods,...

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Anger and the Role of Forgiveness

Posted by on Jun 29, 2011 in Emotional Mastery, Freedom, Mind Power, Mindset, Passionate Living, Personal Development, Self Love, Wellness | Comments Off

Anger and the Role of Forgiveness

Anger is a human emotion. It is strongly linked to rage, and all of us have experienced it in some form since we were children. We are taught as children that anger and rage are not OK, and so we learn very early on and very skilfully to hide our anger and our rage. Anger is also linked to fear. It is often a fear response that triggers an angry outburst, and is part of the fight or flight response. But fighting and retreating are actions that we take in response to an external threat. These actions are inbuilt into our system, and exist in order  to preserve our life – they are a function of the part of our brain known as the limbic system. When this function of the...

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