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Life Coaching and Counseling
Woman Reading Book in Bookstore

25 Books That Have Changed My Life

I've read a lot of books and a special few have inspired me deeply. Some books have changed, and possibly saved, my life. I want to share them with you.

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Healing After a Divorce

12 Tips for Healing After a Divorce

I still feel sad and try and hide the fact that my marriage ended in 2017. As a family therapist, I never thought I could end up divorced. These last 5 years, while I've struggled to heal and move on, I've also learned many valuable lessons.

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A Simple & Powerful Stress Coping Tool

Clients frequently ask for help in coping with stress. Most people can identify the source of their tension (e.g. parenting, relationships, the economy, money, job, health, COVID, etc.), but often CANNOT figure out how to stop the worry. This article will give you a tool you CAN use to help you handle anything bothering you.

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Negative Self Image

How to Change Negative Core Beliefs (Part 1)

Mindsets are deeply, and often unconsciously, held beliefs about ourselves and the world. They form during our upbringing and further develop through life experiences, both good and bad. Our mindsets can enhance our future or hinder it. Focusing on the truth helps us have the courage to be our best. Believing lies limits our great potential.

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3 Tips to Eliminating Mental Clutter

Do you tasks at home and work you've have been putting off? In life coaching terminology, we call these "loose ends", "unfinished business", or "mental clutter". Each day you avoid taking action is another day energy and momentum is drained from your life. Stuff you know needs to be addressed that you keep avoiding.

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Struggle with Anxiety

Coping with Anxiety

The many uncertainties of life these days has caused lots of people to worry. Many people, without knowing it, make their anxiety much worst for three reasons. Here are 3 ways to no longer let your fears get the best of you.

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Take Emotional Risks Frequently!

There are certain powerful emotions I never want to feel again. Very strong feelings of rejection, failure, and embarrassment. Because of this hurt from my past, my mind bullies me into doing whatever I can to avoid engaging any situation that could trigger that feeling again. The worst advice you can ever take is from a fearful mind.

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relationship building activities

12 Dating & Marriage Building Activities

A healthy marriage takes effort, but it’s well worth it, especially when you count the costs of divorce (financial, emotional, etc.). Here are 12 activities that can take your marriage from average to extraordinary.

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Relationship Connect

How to Connect with Almost Anyone

All people are important, but many don't feel that way. People desperately want to feel worthy and you can help them. Something I've done is collect information on my friends, family, and co-workers "favorites".

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New Friendship

15 Ways Adults Can Make Friends

I’m often asked by clients for advice on how to make new friends. These are the 12 suggestions I give people to help them expand their support network.

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