Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I'm hiding Relationship Problems, who should I talk to?

What is Life Coaching?

Life Coaching is motivational, inspiring, positive, exciting and action driven. Life coaching helps you look at where you are now and where you’d like to be, and helps you build the bridge to close the gap. By raising awareness and encouraging you to take responsibility for your life, life coaching can help you rise to your own particular challenge and go further than you ever thought possible.

So, is this magic? Does the Life Coach just wave a magic wand and make everything wonderful? Sadly no, and it has to be said, that coaching involves a lot of action and commitment. However, if you are ready for change in your life, the benefits can be enormous, the testimonials.

Sounds good so far, but what if you’re unsure if your issues are suitable for coaching? The only way to be really sure is to have an informal chat with a life coach. However, have a look at the following statements and see if they apply to you. Shift and Wake Up, offers a 30 minute informal chat for those wanting to know more, please contact us to schedule an appointment.  Call today 239-253-2884 or email

• I've had a problem or challenge that's been around for a long time, but I've never managed to sort it out.

• I have a pressing issue to resolve but don't know where to start.
Things are OK for me but could be better.

• I seem to spend all of my life trying to catch up.

• My life seems to be all work and no play.

I think things would be great if only I had …..a new job, I could lose weight, I could sell my house…………etc.

• I would just like to run my ideas past someone who isn't going to pour cold water over them all the time.

• I feel isolated in my job but find it difficult to talk to colleagues in case they take it as a sign that I've failed.

I'm hiding relationship problems because I can't share them with family and friends, as this would feel disloyal to my partner.

• I'm in a rut and feel too drained to get out of it.

• I've lost direction.

If you've identified with one or more of these statements, then life coaching could make the difference you're looking for.

The Benefits of Having a Life Coach
You get to talk about your problems and challenges with someone who's not going to interrupt you, make judgments about you, criticize what you're saying, or offer opinions based on their own experience.

• If you're feeling negative and lacking in motivation, your coach will help you challenge limiting assumptions and beliefs you may be holding, about the situations you find yourself in, that are stopping you moving forward.

• Life coaching will give you the space and time to think through your challenges and options.

• You can use your life coach as a sounding board for all of your ideas, like your business plan, what to put in a presentation, how to have a successful interview, how to start a new hobby, your new fitness regime; the list is endless.

• If you've lost direction, your coach will help you to focus by setting you some highly effective exercises designed to help you identify what you'd like to have, be and do.

• If you've got a nagging doubt about what you're doing in your life or things just don't feel right, but you don't know why, it may be that your not sticking to your values, the things that are most important to you, like achievement, dom, success, caring for others, peace of mind etc. Your coach will help you discover your true values, and help you work on a plan for fulfilling them.

• Everything you say will be in total confidence.

Your coach will offer suggestions if it is appropriate and something you would welcome.

How Does Life Coaching Work?
Coaching can be face to face or on the telephone. You will meet/ring your coach at a pre-arranged time for weekly sessions, which can last between 30 and 60 minutes.

During that time, your coach will establish what area you are wanting to discuss, and encourage you, with a series of questions to set a goal. With guidance from your coach, you will explore various options open to you that might enable you to take a step nearer to your goal.

Life Coaching has helped many who have been suffering from infidelity, career transitions, loss of spiritual connection, and lack of confidence.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

5 Ways to De-Stress while Driving

As the roads in my town start filling up with northern residents this article is a must read to all involved. Northern residents who are here to spend money are great asset to our economy. However their sharp turns when missing a road along with their slow driving in the left lane can cause many year round residents to stress out, so here are a few tips to think about while driving this season.

Practice Hand Yoga – It’s beneficial for all but especially pleasant for computer users or those with arthritis. While delayed in traffic, reach your arms over the top of the steering wheel, spreading and stretching your fingers. Hold a few seconds, then flex wrists. Repeat three times. Next, bend each finger individually, into a square and push gently against the fingernail area with the opposite hand’s thumb working to improve joint flexibility and blood flow.

Listen to stories – Remember how soothing it was when your parents read you a bedtime story? It works for adults, too. Keep a variety of audiobooks to enjoy in the car. But steer clear of deep-relaxation tapes you want to be calm, not asleep!

Improve your view- set up your car like you would your office, place some calming quotes on your dash board or your child’s art work. I enjoy a favorite saying “Be Like an Angel give random acts of Kindness” it is great to read when someone has cut me off.

Sooth the Soul – have a soothing cd or playlist easily accessible to turn on when you feel your blood starting to boil because of the cut offs, slow drivers, and the crazy zip through driving.

Drink Water- At every stop light know this is your chance to get caught up on your water intake. Most suffer from dehydration and not enough time in the day to get in the water, well here is your solution time slot.

If you are still not finding peace while driving, play my favorite game Sweet and Sour here is a link to a game that is sure to make you laugh. Laughter is the fastest way to relieve stress. LOL

Sunday, October 10, 2010

My Life is not really Messed UP, so Why do I need a Life Coach?

Does your life have some or all of the following?
  • Cluttered Mind
  • Avoiding Family and Friends
  • Strained Relationships with Family or Friends
  • Not Talking to your Co-workers
  • It has been a long time since you have felt love from your spouse

With a Certified Master Life Coach you will learn how to Shift these areas and start living a Life on  Purpose and you will experience...
  • Clarity of thought
  • Connections with Family and Friends
  • Peaceful conversations with Co-workers
  • Feel Love with your Spouse daily

Watch this Video to learn more...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Being a Mom, Wife, Business Owner... HELP!

As a Life Coach women frequently ask me how to have peace with all the roles in life.  Chaos sets in when we try to play multiple roles at once.  Like trying to write a blog and cook breakfast for the children.  Although women are great multi-tasker's and carry the torch saying it repeatedly sometimes it is the cause of our chaos.  I have found slowing down and focusing on one thing at a time brings peace to my life and ultimately my relationships.  I know this can be hard at times when so many things need to be done in a day but there is a solution; it is called asking for Help.  Asking for help is one of the best ways to include others and reduce the stress on you.  However many women have labeled asking for help means they are weak and so they never do.  The labels we set on our self and others cause life long blocks, stress, chaos, fear, fatigue, failed relationships, miscommunication and the list goes on.  If you believe asking for Help = Weak Women, try today to ask someone for help.  The only way to be released from the label or block is to face it head on and act upon it.  Being a Mom, Wife, and Business Owner I have had first hand experience of the stress that lingers when we don't ask for help.  In closing I would like to say thank you to all the Women in the World who believe in breaking down labels and Standing UP.