Tag: NewDirection Life Coaching

Sing it out

I came across the stat that said Bohemian Rhapsody, by Queen, was the number one sing along song in the country last year. Some recent posts I’ve made about different ways to release stress included listen to music and I mentioned singing along with it.  Besides helping reduce stress, singing can: Improve your mood Improve…
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Life is more

Money is not the most important thing. Did I just say that?  Yes, I did.  How many people go through their entire life making money and not making a life?  Life is not about How much money you have How big your house is How fancy your car is What school your kids go to…
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How full is YOUR glass?

I used to be very involved in Toastmasters. At one particular meeting, a member was asked if they see the glass half empty or half full.  His answer was so terrific that I remember it vividly.  He told us about a friend of his who believed the glass was neither half empty nor half full,…
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It’s your life, live it.

It’s your life, live it. So many things come into my mind with this title. It started with this comment from John Hagee Ministries, “Two groups of people exist: those who make good and those who make excuses. When we blame someone else for our failure, we empower that person to control us. If we…
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Ways to bring light in dark times

How you interact with others can make a difference in their life.  Profound to think about, isn’t it? The concept is that you can be •             a light to someone in darkness •             a ray of sunshine to someone going through a storm •             hope to the hopeless Clichés?  Sure, but also truths. Have you…
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Positivity vs. Negativity

Are you Positive Pattie or Negative Nellie? Many people have a natural tendency towards one personality type or another.  We have Doug & Wendy Whiner Chatty Cathy Complaining Charlie Positive Pattie Peppy Pammy Negative Nellie Sarcastic Sammy Woe is me Wendy and probably some more that you could think of *Please note, this is nothing…
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Be Wise With Social Media

Sometimes the internet and social media get a bad rap.  Some people sit in front of their computer every free moment they can (rather like video games).  Others use it to stir up trouble (cyber bullying).  There have been scams and crimes attributed to social media.  Yes, there are some sites I just stay away…
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Stand up straight to relieve stress

Where’s your head at?  You’ve probably heard that, or said that phrase before.  Often it means, “What were you thinking?!”  or “Hello! Stay focused.”  I am not going to write about that today… although I could write a book about that sort of thing. Haha. I am talking literally.  Where is your head at?  Of…
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Authentic Communications

A while back, I was introduced to a gentleman, as we had some similar interests that we could discuss. His college aged son was with him and quietly smiled during our conversation.  A couple of weeks later, I saw the young man and struck up a brief conversation with him.  At the end of the…
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Meaningful Purpose

I often work with an elementary school principal who finishes her morning announcements with, “Make it a great day – on purpose.” I love this so much I often share that sentiment with my 8th-grade granddaughter. It’s a wonderfully encouraging statement, and it puts the responsibility for how a person’s day goes right in their…
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