Life Coaching for me…

I was recently on a boat with a group of men that I didn’t know…yes, myself and four men…and they were guy’s guys, hard working, down-to-earth men. A few hours…

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Learning to Talk With Your Child Not at Them

A big part of a friendship is feeling safe with one another to express ourselves fully. This involves talking to our child about what they find to be important, whether they feel something is “good” or “bad”, and what they feel like doing. We can also ask our child how they feel in their bodies in various circumstances. We can ask them if their stomach feels relaxed or as though it is in knots. We can ask them if their heart is racing or if their neck feels tight. We can ask them what they think their body is trying to tell them.

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Teaching Your Child to be the Master of Their Thoughts

Within half an hour or so, I was astonished to see that Paige was fine; she was just fine. On our way home, I asked her what she had done to turn her feelings around from pure devastation and sadness to feelings of contentment. She thought about her response and then she said “I remembered how well I had played all game and all season and felt proud of the job I had done.” That’s it. She could have taken her negative feelings about what happened and turned them into a belief that she wasn’t a good ball player – that she should have made it to third base faster; that the world was not fair. But no, this girl’s self-esteem was healthy.

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Being Misunderstood by Others When Eating Differently than the Majority

And you know what we all face when we go about things differently than the majority? Contempt, anger, labels of “crazy” or “obsessed” or “ignorant” or we are told to ‘live a little’ or ‘you only live once.’ For some of us, relationships end because of our food choices! Some of us end up extremely isolated because attending social functions is too difficult emotionally. Some of us forfeit careers because we end up home schooling, due to the fact that our children cannot eat the foods that other children eat.

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