Tag: NewDirection Life Coaching

Would you change your past?

Things we wish we knew when we were younger… Have you ever pondered that statement?  Are there things you wish you had done differently?  Would you go back and change some things, if you could? As I thought about it a few things came to my mind.  Perhaps… Ignore negative peer pressure Listen more /…
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What is your level of commitment?

There are many definitions for the word “commitment”.  I like this one best – a pledge or promise; obligation. With any decision, that is lasting, there is a level of commitment that is made. Let’s consider for a moment… Graduation from school Marriage Children Careers Volunteering Financial freedom The list is truly endless.  Anything that…
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How move toward abundance.

Making Good Decisions: Separating Your Future From Your Past “And the best way to predict your future, is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln Are you happy, satisfied, fulfilled with where you are in life right now? Do you feel like you are living life abundantly, or are you living in a state of scarcity?…
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Take the lesson

We’ve all heard about “life lessons” and how we could/should react to them.  Usually, when we refer to having learned a lesson, it is in regards to something unpleasant.  We seldom have a great success or a pleasant event and say, “Well, I learned a lesson in that experience.”  Right?  (Although, maybe we should.) When…
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Eye contact and smiles

Recently,  I watched a baby, maybe 6 months old; pat his dad’s arm, in hopes of getting his attention.  Dad was paying attention to the person speaking, but he took a moment and looked at his son.  Oh my goodness, that little boy’s entire face lit up with a smile!  The look on his face…
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Tips to Reduce Back to School Stress

When the kids go to school it can be stressful, for the entire family. Especially, if it’s a “first.” It doesn’t matter if it’s Daycare Kindergarten Highschool College Firsts can be difficult. We are on the sidelines of our granddaughter going to high school in a new school district this year. I was stressed out,…
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Embracing differences

The other day I bent down to pick something up off the floor when I started looking at the books on the shelf under our coffee table and got to thinking. Jim & I have been blessed (and wise with our finances) to be able to take three major vacations.  Two of which Jim made…
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What do you value most?

While I love to write, speak, coach, and encourage others to be at peace with themselves and always have hope for the future, there are a couple of things that are more important, to me. For me, it’s family first.  I am not the major bread winner in our household, so I am blessed to…
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Summer Declutter

It’s that time of year again, time to go through your things and reevaluate! It’s summertime right… garage sales and all that? Yes, but it’s also a good time to evaluate the items you have in your home (i.e., clothes, knick-knacks, those souvenirs you had to have, the gifts you will re-gift, etc.) We go…
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Prioritizing and trade-offs

Whether you call it, Planning  Prioritizing  Trade-offs  Time blocking Choosing any number of other possibilities, the simple truth is… When you choose something, you give up the opportunity for something else. Some simple examples:Choose the red dress, you can’t wear the cute tank and capris outfitChoose a car, no motorcycle for youBuy a house. Hmm,…
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