What if I could offer you the world? It sounds like some marketing gimmick! But let's just play along for a moment. What if you sat back and thought about it. What if there was a genie in a bottle. What would you ask for more of in your life? More time with family? More money? More peace in your daily life? More sense of purpose? More rest? Less stress? Less feelings of inadequacy? Less juggling?
While I can't simply give those things to you, through life coaching we can take the first step of finding out what those things are that you would like changed and why. So many people just can't quite put their finger on what feels off or what they can do about it. They are following someone else's template for success and happiness that is not their own! Or maybe they know what they want but they just need help getting out of their own way! They know there is something else they want or need but are unsure of what it is or how to get it.
This leads us into the 2nd step of clarifying how we can make changes in our life that fit us! We can work though how to make those changes in manageable and positive ways. And we can continue that conversation and continue on that path in a supported way with an ally who is non-judgemental and supportive in finding solutions that work for you! We all need someone in our corner. We all need that support from time to time. I'd be happy to be that person for you! What changes would bring you joy, peace, and satisfaction in your life?
Coaching has become a popular term in recent years but what does it mean? And how do you know if you NEED it?
Let me start by explaining why I call myself a holistic health coach. I believe every aspect of your life is impacting your health. As a holistic health coach I am focused most on helping you get the most out of your life and being the healthiest you can be. That may mean discussing traditional topics such as nutrition and exercise. But for so many people we need to go deeper. Their life and health is not optimal due to stress, unmet expectations, not feeling fulfilled and a myriad of other topics. My goal is to dig deep with you to help you live the life that you want! If you wake up with a session of purpose and the intention of living intentionally everything else can flow from that.
One of the biggest things that I have learned from helping people with their health goals is that what people really need is someone in their corner, encouraging them, listening to their concerns and helping them come up with solutions.
That is why I practice appreciate style coaching where we focus on what you want MORE of in your life! Whatever it may be, I can help you move confidently towards your health and wellness goals. Some ideas that you might like support with include:
Is this the kind of support that you need in your life? Don’t hesitate to contact me!
Living Your Values during the Holidays and in the New Year - Group Coaching Session
It is my desire to offer topics of conversation to explore in the group dynamic. Group coaching can be a powerful, positive experience. With this method we gain the wisdom of many, and the support and accountability of a group setting. I hope to see you at this next session!
Living Your Values during the Holidays and in the New Year
What are your personal goals for the upcoming season? Are you taking the time to truly be present? Are you creating meaningful traditions?
Join us for this session where we begin the coaching process to help you discover what changes you would like to make!
December 4th 7:00-8:30 $15
Taking Time Out for Your Values
What is going on in your busy life? We all have the good and the bad. It is as they say, which wolf you feed and focus on. When we stop to really think about our values and what our heart yearns for, it can help us to live a more focused and intentional life.
What is your heart's deepest desire? Peace with oneself and those around you? Joyful moments? Strong family? Loving relationships?
As a small business owner, a woman in the healing arts, a homeschooling mother, a Girl Scout troop leader, a wife, and a friend, I fill a lot of other people's cups but it is important to carve out a bit of time doing things that really nourish me. Our goals in life may not look the same but we all have a deep desire to live our values and get what we desire out of life.
Two weekends ago my family carved the time to go backwoods camping just for a night. The kids have been trail hiking with my husband on Thursdays while I work so they were ready for a bit of a hike with packs. We pulled out our old Army gear and loaded it with what we would need for the cold night ahead. The 1.75 mile hike was good for our bodies and to quiet our minds from the busy of life without leaving us worn out. A little work to gather firewood filled our primal need for security. And after that we were able to simply relax and enjoy the sunset and the Omaha skyline from the bluffs of Hitchcock Park. It was a bit of physical effort but all in all good memories and fun!
If you need help finding your values and making time to live them, reach out. I'd be happy to help!
When saying Yes means Saying No!
Many of us struggle to say “no” in our lives. There are so many thinks we want to do, we are supposed to do, and we need to do. I personally struggle with this like everyone else. Since my practice comes from the appreciative model of coaching, we try to focus on the positive and what we want MORE of in our lives. Well how do we get MORE when we are already full?
First, personally, I no longer say, “Yes!” to events, projects, or requests that I know that I won’t enjoy or are not fulfilling for me. It is easy to fall into the martyr role or the victim/rescuer/persecutor triangle. If I really look at why I am spending time on an activity and it is as one these roles then I am not living my best, most balanced life with good boundaries. I will share more about this drama triangle on another post but here is a quick example. If I have a volunteer opportunity that I know I’d be good at, and they need my skills or help, and they might not survive without me; then I am falling into the rescuer role and may end up feeling the victim as if I had no choice but to volunteer. If choose to do it because I want to or will be fulfilled by the roll then it that is good way to possibly spend my time. But it isn’t a healthy dynamic for myself (and the group) if I was guilted or pressured into it. This can be a difficult exercise but one worth doing. Once we have looked at our motivations and we have considered weeding out those commitments that no longer seem to fit us, then we come to the question of, what do we want more of!?
Here is my tip for you! Don’t think of it is as saying, “No.” Think of it as saying, “Yes!” Over the years I have learned a lot about myself, and you have learned a lot about yourself, which is why in my health practice we say, “You are the expert on You!” One thing I know about myself is that my love language is quality time. In our busy, high-paced life, time is at a premium so how do I get my quality time? For me knowing that about myself helps me see the Yes/No dilemma in a different way. When I say, “No” to getting together with a professional group I enjoy, I am saying, “Yes” to an evening spent with my family or an evening of much needed downtime! Can you see situations in your life where saying, “No” is actually saying “Yes?”
Now the scenarios I shared might be different than yours, but I am guessing some of you might resonate with the similar challenges. Some of you might not be sure how you truly want to spend your time? If you are unsure, I would be happy to go through a values alignment exercise with you as part of your health coaching journey. Or if you are needing help deciding what you want MORE of and how to make changes in your life to get it, reach out and set up a Get to Know You free consultation so that we can Get Started!
You can also join me for a free Agenda Mapping Session on October 10th to begin to map the changes you want for your life!
Hello! I am Kate! Through this blog I hope to share simple health tips and positive support to help you achieve the healthiest YOU that you can be!