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Wheel of Life

Create your own “wheel of life” to consider your quality of life and balance. Receive free copy after completing the wheel.

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Take the Free VIA Character Strengths Assessment

Click the link provided here to complete the VIA Character Strengths survey. This is an exciting activity that will prepare you to develop a strength-based mindset and get to know yourself better, so you can live confidently.

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Life Vision Activity

Your life vision describes and defines who you would like to be, how you want to make your contributions to the world, how you would like to be remembered when your life concludes, and some of the general attainments you would like to achieve. With a life vision, you can compose or choreograph a satisfying, motivating life. A life vision guides the way you select goals, experiences, and accomplishments you want, to have the life you’re going to love living.

Tips from the Blog

Do You Self-Sabotage?

You find yourself working toward a goal. Maybe you don't even think about it as a goal formally. It might be that you are trying to be nicer to your husband or wife. When they aren't being especially kind. Or maybe you are trying to be patient taking the dog out. One....
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How Does “Mindset” Make a Difference?

Sometimes the mindset we have keeps us locked in our habits, even when we try to change them. In any situation or relationship, we come at it with an existing mindset of beliefs, assumptions, and understandings. These background mental programs are part of who we are,...

How to Navigate Decisions that Seem All-or-Nothing

The Joys of Polarity Mappingby Stephen P. Anderson, UX Mastery December 13, 2018 I recently discovered polarity mapping, a brilliant tool to facilitate good conversations about complex topics.See if any of these tensions sound familiar:Should we do more Learning or...

Working with Difficult Personalities

Some of the people with whom we interact challenge us. At times, we might even wonder if someone is narcissistic. Dr. Ramani Duvasula calls these personalities "high-conflict, difficult personality styles." Whether we know what we're dealing with or not, how do we...

Music Moment: Firework

I've been a student and critic of music lyrics in popular music all of my life. As a young person, I composed music and set off for college, planning to become a songwriter. Although I redirected myself to educate rather than write songs for a living, I continue to...

The Music of Life Coaching

There are big differences between learning to play or sing music and getting to the artist level, where you can express and communicate emotion and a beautiful aesthetic message at an advanced level. As a musician learns to play challenging music, at first, they...
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Hiring a Coach: Tips

This may be the right time for you to work with a coach to identify and achieve your own personal or professional goals.

Breaking Through an Energy Slump

You feel stuck where you are and cannot move forward. But a slump is a temporary condition that keeps you from thinking, feeling and acting. Although you may feel this one way for the moment, settling into these thoughts and feelings for the long haul only makes them harder to overcome.


Establishing a Business Coaching Agreement

Many new or less experienced coaches approach their sessions with fear or concern about how things might unfold. Coaches might worry about whether they will know the right things to say or the right questions to ask. To calm these fears, a focus on clarifying, understanding, and fully establishing the coaching agreement sets the stage for success and puts the coach’s fears to rest.

Satisfying Bread

Have you ever enjoyed freshly baked, satisfying bread? Growing up, our home was filled with regular enjoyment of fresh, home-baked bread. Bread has become a mainstay during the pandemic for people all over the world. It is comforting and brings a sense of abundance....


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