• The secrets of rereading a remarkable book, rereading books, book club, why rereading is good for you, self-help books, reading for self-improvements, books a year

    The secrets of rereading a remarkable book

    Everyone keeps talking about reading 50 or more books every year. In fact, Darius Foroux was reading 100 books a year = 2 books every week. Of course, he now admits to forgetting them as well. I know what that’s like, because I’ve gone through the phase of devouring the latest best-selling self-help book and then moved on to the next. But then, back in about 2007 or 2008, I decided to do something different. I was curious about finding Wisdom, and I actually read the book of Proverbs (yes, the book of the Bible called Proverbs) 12 times that year. Proverbs has 31 chapters, making it a great daily…

  • coaching contract, coaching agreements, terms and conditions, coaching services, life coach, refunds, payment for services, coaching relationship, communication, expectations

    Coaching Agreements – What the …? And why do I need one?

    For those of you who know something about my background, I’ve spent the last 20+ years in law practice. So, I know a few things about business relationships and how things can go wrong. Of course, just because you have a contract doesn’t mean that there won’t be any problems, but a good contract does pave the way to a move professional relationship. Any relationship that you have is about negotiation – anything – whether there is a written contract or not. E.L. Jones So, I want to share with you some of the reasons why I think all coaches, whether they are starting out or already well established should…

  • physical activity and the human body, sitting will kill you, keep your body moving, healthy movement, most natural human movements, born to run, made to move, life requires movement, why moving is good for you, importance of movement, movement and posture, how moving benefits your mental health, health through movement, reasons healthy movement matters, born to move, importance of moving your body, exercise-free zone, find movement that you love,

    Exercise-Free Zone: How to find movement that you love!

    As much as I will say ditch the diet and face the feelings, you will also find me saying ditch the gym and move your body. Well, ditch the gym if you hate it. Stay if you really enjoy it! The most important thing is – are you moving your body? Are you enjoying movement? Consider a toddler or a 4-year-old: they aren’t worried about doing exercises or “do I look fat in this?”. They are busy having fun, moving around, wiggling, dancing, running, jumping, and stretching. They move because their body hungers for movement. And so does yours. Are you listening when it asks? Perhaps you’ve felt a small…

  • Why ditching the diet may be the best decision you EVER made

    I firmly believe in ditching the diet – that living life in a healthy way is the best decision you will ever make. As we come into the holiday season, and people discuss ”cheat days” and dieting over the holidays, I am more convinced than ever that we need to adopt healthy lifestyles, rather than following the latest diet fad! If you look up the definition of diet, you will find it expressed as: “A special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons” “The kind and amount of food prescribed for a person for a special reason” Take your pick of…

  • Mirror work: does talking to yourself work?

    Affirmations are anything that you think or say. Anything. So, whether you are consciously aware or not, all day long you are talking to yourself – telling yourself what to believe and think about yourself, the situation or others. Affirmations are simply messages we give to our conscious and subconscious mind, to help write neural pathways. If you are trying out positive affirmations, you are trying to write new neural pathways of thinking or feeling about yourself. Many years ago, Louise Hay published a book: “Mirror work: 21 days to heal your life.” She is considered one of the pioneers in this type of work – of mindfully noticing your…

  • the past is past, coaching versus therapy, cbt, cognitive behavioural therapy, the effect of memories, can memories be harmful, thoughts and feelings influence behaviour, facing the challenge of painful memories, our response to painful memories, beliefs, self-worth, problem solving

    The past is past – when do memories become harmful

    Think back, for a moment, on a memory that still stirs up sadness, grief or anger within you. For a moment, revisit the memory, and notice the emotions that you feel. Consider how the event is in the past, but the emotions and feelings that you are experiencing are in the present moment! They are not past emotions. They are affecting you right now. So, when we hold onto a memory, we don’t simply hold onto how the experience affected us then, but we also hold onto how that memory interacts with us in the present moment. We interpret situations, and react to them, not only in light to what…

  • NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Discussion Group (Thursdays)

    When: Every Thursday 11am EDT (4pm GMT) Where – Click Here! Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a great item for any compassionate care professional’s toolbox. It is often considered to be difficult and hard to grasp, but coming together as a community to share our ideas and best practices helps to humanize it. Justin Riste, a certified NLP Practioner, has created this space to discuss all of the ins-and-outs of this amazing and powerful modality. Each week a technique, portion or idea from NLP will be chosen and the group will discuss what it means to them, how they use it and share ideas on how to better integrate it into…

  • life coaching, strategic planning, SMART goals, idea, planning, strategy, success, mastery

    Life Coaching Jargon: Dreams, Goals, Strategic Planning, Mastery & Success

    One of the many reasons that clients hire a coach is to make dreams into reality. It’s easy to know that if nothing changes, nothing will change. But, most often, what needs to change is “me”. And that’s the hardest change that has to happen. We all know the definition of insanity – continuing to do things the same way and hoping for a different outcome. One way to instigate change – especially strategic change – is to have someone that works through the planning and execution, holding you accountable and making sure that change truly happens. So, today, I want to take you through a quick look at strategic…

  • Knowledge Shared = Knowledge ² (Monthly) with Else Søgaard Johnson

    When: Every first Tuesday of the month at 9:00 Arizona time (currently MST) Where: https://zoom.us/j/2265673402 How are you growing as a coach – taking a million courses, reading books, networking? Do they all leave you with more questions than answers or are you so excited about the new-found passions that you just have to share? Come hang out with me in “Learn/Teach/Share” every first Tuesday of the month at 9:00 Arizona time (currently MST). This will be a circle sharing format to share what you can’t stop talking about! Ask questions or clarification on all thing coaching that’s keeping you up at night? (tap into the collective knowledge) Open to…