I promise not to tell you, “Take three deep, cleansing breaths,” or “Count to ten,“ although that, too, would be helpful as a start!
Instead, I’ll recap some points covered in an inspirational Zoom session I had recently with some of my Life Coach colleagues. We talked about ways in which anxiety is a
tool for success
in both business and personal situations.
We shall look at some examples. (If you’re in a hurry or just want to – scroll past the definitions to “get to the meat” of the conversation. Look for the heading, “Pain Is the Point – In a Good Way!”) Scroll to the end to find books as reference materials, if you want to learn more from experts on the subject. Continue Reading →
We’ll explore ways to use your curiosity as a tool (or, if you prefer, as a weapon) to fight the doldrums. Let’s start with typical advice. To overcome depression, you might give or receive counsel to “express gratitude” frequently in life. However, unless you have made it a deeply ingrained habit, it is easy to forget or to do it in a haphazard way. Below, we’ll delve into some realistic, creative ways to really FEEL gratitude!
I know you don’t like to read more than three lines before moving on, but I’m going to give you some details and some links to help you anyway.
We’ll start with satisfying your curiosity, which leads more easily into feeling the warmth of gratitude.
This can help you overcome Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which is a type of depression that is triggered by a change in seasons, usually in the Fall. This seasonal depression gets worse in Winter and is known as the “winter blues.”
Hello, People! Below, you’ll see I created some slides using the green Gingko Leaf to symbolize the heart chakra against the background of other chakra colors for meditations. This was a little gift to my students who took my weekly course, Chakras With Benefits, from July until the end of September. I call it Chakras With Benefits because I included information about several topics in addition to explaining concepts related to the chakra systems that exist in humans and other life forms. To see the images, Read More! Continue Reading →
I’m about to teach you how I psyched myself up to access my creativity – by using chakras as the foundation for Haiku poetry – when I had to write “upbeat” pieces of work for publication right after having to Euthanize another (the third during the pandemic) of my pets who had been with me for eighteen years. You also can overcome grief, physical pain, or “just being stuck,” by employing these techniques – with or without the poetry.
Speaking in Haiku ~
I was not smiling.
I felt paralyzed with grief.
I colored myself.
You will understand that last line better if you read (below) about Haiku and see the last poem.
As a holistic healing practitioner, I was blessed to know techniques that can be used to overcome grief and/or to tap into your imaginative mind for solving problems. You, too, can get “unstuck” in all areas of creativity, or household and business projects, and even health and emotional well-being, by learning about these chakra techniques. Most can be done anywhere in any circumstances. The Haiku is optional!
First let’s learn some definitions of Chakras and Haiku for those who don’t already know. Then, I’ll describe some simple tools you can use as relates to chakras.
If you want to learn LOTS more, then we can schedule this topic as a private session or as one of the classes I can teach to individuals or groups. Just sayin’ ….
GetWellStayWell@Outlook.com. Subject Line: “Inquiry About Chakras or Haiku.”
What Do ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Mean, and Are You Experiencing the Symptoms? Is it related to sleep disorders? Do you need a Life Coach who specializes in this area?
The symptoms differ from person to person. ADHD was formerly called ADD, or attention deficit disorder. Both children and adults can have ADHD, but the symptoms always begin in childhood. Adults with ADHD may have trouble managing time, being organized, setting goals, and holding down a job.”
The A.D.D. Resource Center gives more details. (Note: I’m going to use both terms (ADD and ADHD) occasionally, because (although I might be wrong) I don’t think everyone who has these symptoms is hyperactive. However, the new convention is to refer to all symptoms under the label ADHD.)
I learned a lot about this broad topic from my colleague, Linda Swanson. She and her husband, Neil, specialize in Life Coaching for clientele who have been diagnosed as having ADD/ADHD. I find Linda and Neil to be thoroughly knowledgeable, always eager to learn more, and highly ethical practitioners. In addition, they are Very Nice People, so I highly recommend them. Click Here to learn more about Linda in this Center for Justice and Peace Building publication.
Their company is freetobecoaching. They are on the Board of Directors of The Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC). It is recognized by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a sister organization.
Click Here to see Linda and Neil talk about their work as Coaches.
We’ll learn more about the coaching aspect after we explore ADHD in more depth. I have invited Linda to be one of my rare guest authors. Here is part of the wealth of knowledge she has to share. Please go to her website as a resource after reading this blog.