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Thanksgiving Meditation

On this day of gratitude in the US, I'd like to offer this meditation to you. Enjoy!

The Void Left When My Kid Went To College

The house feels different, it’s not exactly a “missing him” feeling. It’s more like something feels off. It’s right in many ways. The 18 years of nurturing and preparing, the launch into the world is predictable, bittersweet. It’s developmentally spot on. It’s that time.

What it Takes to Go From Exhausted to Enlivened

Keeping up a personal is exhausting…being the real you is enlivening!

What Does Spirituality Mean to You?

When I have a chance to actually discuss the topic with clients, it is very simple to explain my view of spirituality, understand my clients’ perspective, and come to a common ground semantically (and often philosophically). I notice I regularly attract people who...

Smoothie Recipes

“Introduction to Green Smoothies” Smoothies ~ Perfect for Kids, Created by my Kids! The Bodie-O Berry Mix Yields: 18-20 oz. 1 Banana 1.5 cups of Mixed Frozen Berries (Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, and Strawberries) 1 cup of Orange or Tangerine Juice 3/4 Cup...

You Are Always In Choice ~ The Power of Paradox

We are inundated with choices. We worry that people will judge us for our choices. We fear that we will make the wrong choice and be disappointed. When we make a choice, we experience loss – loss of that which we did not choose. Every day, we have to choose which...

Time, The Great Equalizer

I suspect that almost everyone feels that there is just not enough time in the day. So much to do, so little time. We are chronically feeling pulled in too many directions and feeling that it is impossible to live in this very moment, when this moment is really all we...

Meditation…are you curious?

Meditation has been repeatedly proven to reduce stress levels, reduce blood pressure, increase circulation, strengthen your immune system, relieve chronic pain, improve sleep, reduce anxiety, improve memory and decision making, and maybe even slow aging! And there is...

Breathing Exercise

Inspiration in Action by Deb Blum Inspiration: Your breathing is your greatest friend. Return to it in all your troubles and you will find comfort and guidance. ~The Teaching of Buddhist Master Action: Breathing exercises can reduce stress, increase energy, and...

Happiness is an Inside Job

Inspiration in Action by Deb Blum Inspiration: Instead of seeking outside of ourselves, we need to go to the source and realize who we really are. ~Deepak Chopra’s 8-Week Happiness Series (Week 3, Authentic Self-Esteem) Action: Ask yourself: “What void is so big in my...

You are humanity's greatest hope.

Get Your "Be More You" Guide Here

Many people in the world have no idea what a life coach is, so if you are one of those people, it’s totally okay. I am going to fill you in now. 😉

Let’s use a sports analogy. Everyone knows what a sports coach is. The best coaches are those who really see each person’s unique potential and are able to connect deeply with each individual to motivate and inspire them to do their best. Along the way, that coach is able to teach the player the skills that he/she will need so that, when in the game, the player can apply those skills and perform at his/her best and truly thrive and excel. In addition, the coach works with each player to work well in a team and in relationships with one another, so that the individual and the team can be successful.

Imagine if you had someone in your life, a coach, who was there for you, to see your unique potential, to help you develop skills and confidence to be your best, to inspire you to thrive and excel in life, to help you see how you relate to others and improve your relationships, and much more. A life coach is similar to a sports coach but as it relates to the game of life. (And all the life coaches I know take a more gentle approach than coaches you may remember).

Shift Happens

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Like a sports coach, the life coach doesn’t do your work for you, rather the life coach empowers you, guides you, asks you questions, helps you look within and find your unique potential and live up to that. Life coaches are there to inspire, motivate, and empower you to live your own best life. Many people, including my clients, have told me that their life coaches see in them things they cannot see in themselves and have helped them to reach new levels of happiness and fulfillment, experience career growth, greatly improve their relationships, and much more.

Life coaches are uniquely trained to know how to really be with people in a way where they can deeply support them where they are right now and concurrently inspire them to be all they can be.

Early adopters of “new ideas” are often a small minority and to all others, there is a lot of confusion resulting in misinformation and sometimes a perception that “it’s not for them.” Believe me when I tell you that life coaching is for everyone.

Life Coaching is for everyone because, unlike therapy and counseling, it’s more about working with people with everyday “stuff.” Life coaches are certainly there to help clients through their emotions, challenges and understanding how the past impacts the present; but the attention is primarily focused on what is right, what the possibilities are, and your potential rather than coming from a false presumption that anyone needs to be “fixed” or in some way is “broken”.

My Approach

My coach training provided me with the tools to go deeper with my clients. When coaching is integrated with all that counseling has to offer, a new dimension is added to the work between coaches and clients. The philosophy behind this coaching program is that the best coaches not only help people to take action and achieve their goals, but also get below the surface to confront the biggest unanswered questions in their lives. It takes a multi-dimensional kind of coaching to help people find the answers they seek.

So, sometimes coaching will be about a specific situation or sometimes a specific area of one’s life. But generally, I work on the level of transformative change – creating a sustainable shift in our way of being in the world. There is nothing wrong with any type of coaching – we all need different things at different times – but when we work on the level of transformation, we often experience powerful changes in all areas of our lives at the same time.

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