Tag: NewDirection Life Coaching

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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Wilting or watered?

I went outside the other morning and saw my poor plants limp and wilted. I knew just what they needed and gave them a big dose of water. About 30min later, they looked fantastic. You never would have known they had looked so sad only minutes before.  As I witnessed the transformation, it got me…
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The truth about Memorial Day

I originally wrote this in 2012.  It received so many positive comments that I decided to repost it every year. God bless our troops and their families as we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Memorial Day Weekend What will you be doing this weekend?   Attending a cookout, going…
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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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