Make a List of Your Top 5 Values – Give YourSelf Permission

What exactly is a value? The word is generally understood to mean the qualities of life you find important to maintain both your emotional and physical well-being. When we find ourselves feeling ill at ease, this is often because we’re living in a way that is out of sync with our core values.  Knowing your values can be the foundation to understanding yourself. Your values can also help serve as a road map for your life and will aid you in making the best decisions for yourself. By intera...
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It’s not selfish to put yourself first – Give YourSelf Permission

Coaching Tip:        Put YourSelf First! – it's not Selfish Giving yourself permission means allowing yourself to think and do what you think is best for yourself. People consistently balk at this comment. Many of my clients say, “I can’t just think of myself; I have my children to worry about,” or “It’s not all about me; my parents would be so disappointed.” They often worry that they’ll be seen as selfish and often truly believe that they are being self-centered. I would like to c...
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Open Your Heart to Service – Give YourSelf Permission

It took a near-fatal accident to alter the course of my life, to help me find my purpose and to give myself permission to open my heart. It was a beautiful sunny day in August 1995. My boyfriend, Joe, and I were getting ready to go to a friend’s funeral. Before we left, I had a premonition that something was going to happen that day that would change my life forever. It was nothing more than that, no details, just an uneasy feeling. I had no idea what lay ahead or just how deeply my life ...
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​​Give Yourself Permission to Trust Your Instinct

​​ I was leaving the doctor’s consulting room. My hand was on the door handle, closing the door behind me. I hesitated. Something made me stop. I held my breath. I remember thinking, should I go back in? What will the doctor think? Will I look stupid? I breathed out, pushed the door open again and stepped back into the room. In hindsight, this one small decision, made in a split second, probably saved my life. This story begins in 2004.  I was 37 years old, working in central London ...
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