Tag: NewDirection Life Coaching

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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Not my band vs. Not my monkey

Did I ever tell you the story of the day I was volunteering in the kitchen at a church, serving a now very big-name band? The band shall remain nameless; they were not a big name at the time.  They were doing a tour with two other bands and playing at our church. Coming through…
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The Longest Winter

It’s that time of year again, Winter. It seems like every year holds the longest winter ever. A few lucky folks are in a location of year-round pleasant weather, but for the rest of us it gets chilly this time of year, and for some of us it’s bitterly cold. Add overcast and dreary and…
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New Year, New You/ Hot Mess or Class Act

It’s New Year’s Eve!  I know, I’m stating the obvious, but I do so for a reason. The occasion can bring up some strong emotions for people. Among them: Happiness about accomplishments Regret for things undone Sadness for those no longer with us Anticipation for a great year ahead Hopelessness thinking nothing will get better…
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Endless Hope, Relentless Joy

As we come upon Christmas Eve, and the upcoming new year, I wonder how people are feeling.  How are you feeling? I have heard people talking and their feelings are running the gamut this week. People are happy, sad, excited, stressed, and even a few are peaceful. Do you recognize yourself in one of these…
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Self-reflection Time

The Year-end Review Can Move You Forward As we approach the end of the year, do you find yourself looking back with regret or with a sense of accomplishment? Does this review spur you onto new discoveries and endeavors, or does it have you wallowing in a pit of despair? As we look back, the…
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