Using a Life Coach for Personal Relationships

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Personal relationships of any kind require work. Oftentimes on a daily schedule. Whether dealing with a significant other, a friend, or an outside acquaintance, talking and communicating with one another can benefit or hurt our daily interactions. Based on one’s mood at the time, an interaction can greatly change the dynamic of two people. One angry day can create a …

Does your Life Need a Life Coach?

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When stopping to consider the future, many get bogged down and overwhelmed with the possibilities. With career choices, schooling, and personal changes all to be looked into, choosing just a single path is almost always the most difficult step. With the help of an outside perspective, however, those choices can not only become easier to make, but become clearer as …

Premarital Counseling Questions, Who Are You?

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Premarital counseling questions typically include ideas about spirituality, religion, finances, culture, blended families, compatibility and identity. One’s sense of identity directly affects that person’s ideas of compatibility. The reality is we’re unique and at our core we’re the same, we all want happiness, intimacy, and fulfillment in life. Premarital counseling questions surface many deeply ingrained and cherished beliefs about who …

Is Life Getting Worse, or Are You Living the Good Life?

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During elections, a common miss-perception among voters is that if the “other” party wins, life is bound to become downright miserable. People put a great deal of stock in their emotional beliefs about what is good and what is bad, often without a realistic interpretation of past, impending, or future results. The reality is that once the election is over, …

Emotional Maturity Level

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I got an email from a client recently in which she described herself as emotionally immature. She’s a very warm person, hard-working, and intelligent, but I asked myself, “Is she immature?” The simple answer is yes, she is, but aren’t we all emotionally immature in our own ways? It’s helpful to think of emotional maturity as residual. We are each …

The “Adventure of Life” is to Learn – Be the Hero

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The big question is whether you’re going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure…the adventure of the hero – the adventure of being alive. ~ Joseph Campbell Why is saying “no,” even to those we love best, so easy to do? Why is saying “yes” so difficult? The questions: “What about me, what about what I want?” appear to …

Change Yourself Change the World

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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. ~ Robert Frost Every now and then, someone writes a book, prophesies a future, or reveals a truth of nature with startling insight and pristine clarity – books such as “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the prophets Moses or …

Being Present in the Moment

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… striving to find meaning in one’s life is the primary motivational force in man. ~ Victor Frankl We all constantly deal with an abundance of information, both external and internal. We hear and feel the voices of purpose, anger, sorrow, motivation, greed, joy, fear, hunger, illness, health, intuition, sex – and these are intermingled with a second cacophony of …

Clarity Life Design: 6 Steps to Clarity

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Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. ~ Rumi Be clear in speech. Clear speech and sincere listening are as essential to one another as giving is to receiving; without one the circuit is broken and what remains is potential rather than realization. Together they lead to …