Lent

Are you a Christian that participates in Lent?  What do you receive by participating in Lenten practices?  Have you ever thought about the benefits this practice does for you?  I find that it is interesting the medical field now agrees a once a week fast is good for your digestive system.  By eating only one meal and two snacks for one day of the week, with no meat, helps improve your digestive system.  Brings all the organs involve to be able to digesting the food you eat more efficiently.  By drinking more water and less other kinds of beverages also benefits the digestive system.

What about alms giving?  Almsgiving has an emotional benefit to our bodies.  When we give to someone who is in need of that gift. There is a two way benefit.  We are more joyful when we give to others. Plus, it helps the individual you gave it to. Joy increases our immune system.  Boost our emotional state.

The last of the three is prayer.  Prayer connects one to their Higher Power and for Christians that is God, and Jesus.  Scientist have verify that people in prayer are calmer and have lower blood pressure. We know that when we are stressful our blood pressure increases and makes our hearts work harder, even hurts our immune system.

Have you thought what you will do this Lent?  I would suggest that you take time to pray in the morning (10 minutes at least) and in the evening (10 minutes at least).  If you want to do more add 10 minutes of silence listening to what your Higher Power is saying to you.  On Fridays make it a water only day and the one meal no meat with two snacks.  Then find things you have that you are not using and give them to any of the many organizations that help the poor.  If you gave something each day think how blessed others would be.  Yes, almsgiving is also giving money, food, or items.  Even your time and talents offered for others would count.

I wish all that are doing a Lenten practice that it is the best Lent they ever had.

If you need someone to encourage you along your journey that is what a Life Coach does.  Contact me and I would be glad to walk with you along your journey.

Love-Are You Open

Have you ever really reflect on how you show others love?   “Rid yourself of all malice and all deceit, insecurity, envy, and all slander, like new born infants, long for pure spiritual milk so that through it you may grow into salvation, for you have tasted that the Lord is good.” Peter 2:1-3   Now it is amazing how we look at others really can help or hinder how we love.  If you see what someone else has and you feel less than because of it. Then, you are not seeing all you do have.  Is this an issue for you? A life coach can help you work to find your gifts and talents.  The more you are happy when others receive good things the more your heart is open to love. Do you think my spouse has it so easy?  Maybe actually doing what they do in a day will show you it isn’t as easy as they make it seem.  This month is for us to reflect on what others do to make our days better.  Those of you who are married when was the last time you went on a date.  You should be doing this a least twice a month.  How about a best friend; when was the last time you told them what they mean to you.  Why not take this month to tell all those who are close to you what they mean to you.  The more you can do this see how your own spirit is raised.  When we give with no strings.  It just seems to benefit us too.  If you are not sure if you have malice, insecurity, envy, or even if you find that you do say things that is slanderous working with a life coach could help you.  Just set up an appointment today.

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Happiness

Do you look for happiness in people, or pets, or places, or things?  Do you have internal happiness?  Are you in search of happiness?  What brings you happiness and how long does it last?  A Life Coach can help you explore all these areas and help you discover ways to improve your happiness.  By exploring your attitude in different situations.  Things to think about.  1. You can’t change anyone, you can only change yourself.  2.  It is in focusing on others in understanding and acceptance that help our attitudes. 3.  Things will always only give you fleeting happiness.  4. Attitudes of gratitude help how you feel about a situation.  Walter Heily put it this way. “Happiness is not created by what happens to us, but by our attitudes toward each happening.”   If you would like to work on this issue contact me at discoveramazingyou@gmail.com or schedule an appointment.

Money can’t buy happiness.

 

Thoughts for February 2

How do you define success?  Are you successful?  What will make you successful?  Ever wonder what is holding you back?  Come to a Life Coach and discover more about yourself.   Here is something else to think about.

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s definition of success

“To laugh often and much; to win respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know every ones life has breathed easier because you have lived.  This is to have success.”

 

Lastly I leave you with this quote

I am not what happen to me.  I am what I choose to become.

Anonymous

If you never try something new, then things will remain as stationary or even regress. It is your choice.  I am here if you decide a Life Coach is right for you.

February

February is the month of love.  Do you love yourself enough to try something different?  Going to a Life Coach is hard, sharing what is going on with you or who you care about is not what we are use too.  Let me assure you that is why I offer my first session free.  One for you to see what it will be like, two see if you and me connect, to decide what is it you want to focus on. Try it you may like it.

The hardest part is calling to make an appointment, I totally understand.  Remember if you don’t take care of you, you can not care for those around you.

If you have low esteem that is okay I have been there.  If you don’t know what others will say, it is okay to keep this your secret.  All sessions are confidential, I will not tell others what you share.  Give yourself the best gift you can give you.  An improved you.

 

January

What does January mean to you?  Do you do resolutions or goal setting?  Do you want 2021 to be a better year for you?  Then; you must look at yourself.  This is where a #LifeCoach can help you.  First are you balance in all the areas of your life?  If not #LifeCoach can help you see where you are out of balance.  Now, see if your values are reflected in what you say you are at in your life cycle.  Next, you have to decide what you goals you will be for first for January.  Now, divide it into the weeks left.  You can begin by saying a pray or meditate; then start your reflection.

Happy New Year! Wow 2020 Is behind us and 2021 here we come!

As this new year begins, take stock in last year.  Yes, 2020 was a year that had many challenges, it also had many wonderful memories.  If only a sunset, or talking with an old friend.  What did you achieve, remember to celebrate it.  What did you leave undone or unfulfilled?  These can help you set your sails for 2021.  What you achieved you maybe able to build on.  What was left unaccomplished can be added to things I want to achieve this year, or decided it wasn’t that important.  Things that caused you to feel unfulfilled is showing you where you may wish to make changes.  All these areas a Life Coach can help you explore and set goals.  As you set goals for 2021 or resolutions remember to make them attenable.  Do they help make your life circle more rounded ( not aware of your life circle contact me)?  Do they help you become the best you can be?  Do they give you peace?  These are the questions you should ask yourself. For the more Yeses to these questions the more successful you will be.   Now you have made a resolution or goal if you are not sure where to begin that is what a #LifeCoach can help you with.  I would be glad to do that just contact me. discoveramazingyou@gmail.com  or through this website

Are you finding yourself discouraged?

This is has been a very strange year, from Covid-19 to protest and riots to an election.  Some may feel overwhelmed by it all or frustrated that we have yet to return to the way it was in the past.  Most are ready for it all to end, yet that is not going to happen right now. I am going to give you some suggestions to help you along the way.

There are things you can do to improve feeling isolated, frustrated, even overwhelmed.  The first is look around you; what is going well for you?  Make a list.  The next is find ways to connect with others: send cards or letters or e-mails or call people on the phone, Face Time. This will help you but also the one who receives the correspondence.  That is the start; but the most important thing you can do is to start making a list of 2 to 5 things you are grateful for that day. Examples :  Like I wasn’t in a car accident, I am healthy, I have food to eat, I have shelter, I have friends, I have a job, I have a computer, I can write, I have a place to rest, I saw a beautiful bird-animal-cloud-sunset-sunrise, I have my faith, there is endless things you could list I just gave a few,  but here is one more , I have indoor plumbing – for in my grand parents time they had to go to the outhouse.  Try not to repeat the same things.  As you get use to writing your list it will get easier.  The last is to take my 30 Day Challenge, just comment that you would like to try my 30 Day Challenge and I will send you and email telling you all about it.

Just know you are not alone and that others are feeling just like you.  The best is you are trying to find things that will help you.  That is what a #LifeCoach does, so if you need that service let me know.  This will pass it is just for a season, that we do not know how long it will last but we do know that it will change with time.  Have an amazing day!

Has the Coronavirus got you anxious, unsettled, or Worried?

Today as we watch the number of cases of Coronavirus in the USA increase daily it can be unsettling.  What we should be doing: 1.) caring for yourself; wash your hands, brush your teeth and tongue, exercise, 10-15 minutes of sunshine, eat healthy, drink plenty of water, and get rest. Now on to other things that can help, Isolate yourself from contact though CDC is recommending only groups of 10 I would say limit your contact as much as you can. No, hugging, handshaking, and by all means if sick stay home.

    While these measures will reduce your odds to get the virus; there are other things you can do.  Limit your watching of coverage of the Coronavirus, while still staying informed. Find things to be grateful for. Like: Our government doing a good job of slowly asking people to reduce their social contact.  This helped you slowly change your behaviors.  In a relatively in a short amount of time. I know even I didn’t like the changes when they came, yet I know it was to get us prepared for what would come.  We also have had good news out of China and Korea They are not seeing any new cases and their manufacturing is getting back to normal.  Italy has turned a corner with the number of new cases staying at or going down some (Are there new cases yes, are people dying yes.).  Yet, these are positives for you, and you can see that in about 50 days we too will have less new cases and begin to see the USA also getting through this epidemic. The researchers believe that sunshine and above 82 degrees slows the virus down. They also have learned the virus can live in the air for 24 hours and on some surfaces 72 hours. This is why washing your hands is so important. Also they have learned of two types of spread. In 1 the infected person only infects between 1 and 7 people, but in type 2 it is many.  They are now trying to figure out more about this second group (some have said it is a separate strain, but the WHO has not acknowledged this). This second type is what causes the big clusters.

You can do things that boost your immune system like exercise, getting vitamin C (fruits, vegetables, and supplements),having gratitude, doing meditation and getting rest.  Also know that negative thoughts decrease your immune system. If you catch yourself thinking negatively: take some deep breaths, do some exercise, list 10 things you are grateful for, go for a walk alone, read a good book, find Jokes on the web to read, even praying can help. Try to take this time to practice letting go of all the things you can not control in your life, focus on what you can control (you)(you can not control anyone else), and to distinguish the difference.

Take this opportunity of extra hours at home to do all those things you have been putting off; maybe there is a closet that you can clean out, or papers you need to go through, or emails to read and remove so your box has more room, a good time for your hobby of quilting, painting, rug making, jewelry making, sewing, building, board games you can play with your children, play a game of golf by yourself,  read a book, take an on-line class (Hillsdale College offers free ), go fishing by yourself, rearrange your furniture, there are lots of options.

If you are distancing yourself from others, washing your hands frequently (20 seconds), eating, drink lots of water, exercising, and getting rest, it will make you in the best group to be in. Know that nothing last forever.  That this to will past too. If you have a higher power do not forget this powerful tool, turn to your higher power and gain the strength that you need. Lastly, live in the moment you are in right now.

Toxic Relationships

Do you feel frustrated, angry, and drained by a relationship? It might be toxic to you. The advice people give is drop the person and stay away, Or Respect, Love, and Forgive. What is best? That is a choice you need to make as long as you are safe. When deciding what is best for you don’t make a fast decision to change anything with the relationship. You may decide a combination of these two is what is best for you. First; we don’t know what is going on in someone else. One thing we do know is when we as humans are hurting we usually hurt others, even when that was not our intention. Second; you can only change yourself. Only if they choose to change will they change. If you are in this situation a #LifeCoach can help you decide the steps that are right for you. Whether you decided to stay or go, forgiving someone is beneficial to you. Forgiving helps you let go of the hurt and pain, so you may move on. Remember that if you are using statements like always, never, all or none chances are these statements are false and will cause you more pain and keep your focus on the negative. Try to think of times when the statement is false will help us see a different side of the person. Forgiveness doesn’t mean that there should not be consequences – like going to jail, or losing you, or repay debt. It means you are forgetting the action and new start. What the new start looks like is your choice.  Remember, we all make mistakes and at times are not at our best.  When you focus on you and your choices then you will be headed in a more positive direction.

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