Using a Life Coach for Personal Relationships

David CantuPersonal Growth

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 …

How Can You Benefit From a Life Coach

David CantuPersonal Growth

When setting out to make a large decision, weighing the pros and cons can often feel like a burden. There are so many variables in play, any of which could lead to a different outcome. And stopping to think about which actions might lead to the best results can be overwhelming. With outside help, however, especially from someone who is …

Does your Life Need a Life Coach?

David CantuPersonal Growth

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?

David CantuArticles, Personal Growth, Relationships

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?

David CantuArticles, Emotion, Personal Growth

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

David CantuArticles, Emotion, Personal Growth

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

David CantuArticles, Personal Growth

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 …