Tag: NewDirection Life Coaching

To Decorate on Not (and to what extent)?

Have you put out your decorations yet?  No matter which holiday you celebrate there are decorations involved. We celebrate Christmas.  The decorating possibilities are endless! Will you put up a tree?  Live or fake? More than one? Will you put up outside lights? Where?  On the roof, on the trees? Blinking or not? What about…
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Joy to you and yours

December is upon us and it is supposed to be the season of joy. Right? No matter which holiday you celebrate, I would think most of them include being joyful during this time.  Personally, we celebrate Christmas, with carols like Joy to the world, the Lord is come… God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, bring tidings…
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Wellbeing Matters

Last month we looked at various aspects of Well-being (career, social, financial, physical, community, spiritual), and we asked you to rate where you were in each aspect on a 1-10 scale. You probably discovered that some aspects of your well-being are in good shape and others need some improvement. The next step is to set…
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Well-being

We’ll talk about how you can improve in these areas, as well as the glue that holds them all together, at least for us and probably for many of you, Spiritual well-being. Let’s start with Gallup’s definitions and then we’ll leave you with a little assessment. *Career well-being “is about how you occupy your time…
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“One of those days”

I recently had one of those days. You know the ones. The day when it seems like nothing is going as it should be. We all have them. Mine was on a busy day (aren’t they all?) when I was trying to get lots of baking done before my zucchini spoiled. I had been blessed…
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Emotional Rollercoasters

I know several people who seem to be up and down, emotionally, throughout the course of a single day – and in any given week, they run the full gamut of emotions and are just all over the board. It seems that these folks are responding to every situation in their lives. The way they…
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Check Your Face

I’m sure you have heard the terms “non-verbal communication” and “poker-face.” Let me just confess, right now, I could never play poker. When a thought runs through my head, my mouth may know better than to speak it, but my face just says it all! That may be one reason I work well with special…
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Do you have a “strong-willed child?”

During a conversation my friend commented, “But I know you. You’re gonna do what you’re gonna do.” I had to chuckle, because I thought I had left that behavior behind me many years ago. My husband then chimed in, “We know where our boys get it from.” To which I promptly deflected the blame onto…
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Make eye contact

A few days ago, I saw a couple of young girls get off the school bus, which was met by their father. As girls tend to do, they both started talking to their dad as soon as their feet hit the pavement. The dad never took his eyes off his phone (or perhaps slightly). He…
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Patience Is Still A Virtue

I have jokingly said “Patience is a virtue… that I don’t possess.” HAHA What is a virtue anyway? Dictionary.com says… “–noun 1. moral excellence; goodness. 2. conformity of one’s life and conduct to moral and ethical principles; uprightness. 3. a good or admirable quality.” Let’s go with #3. So, patience is a good or admirable…
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