I’m enchanted by the simplicity and practicality of this video. It was created by a licensed massage therapist in Texas named Kaia Petin. She discusses some of the obstacles and tools associated with simple, holistic self-improvement. Watch the video: A terrific investment of just a few minutes!

What are your obstacles for self-improvement? Do the tools she mentioned help? For more tools and more insight, visit my website. Positive Well-Being is all about meeting these obstacles and removing them from your path.

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With the release of my new book, I’ve been thinking about, and frequently discussing coaching, what it means to be a successful coach and what it means to be successfully coached. While researching business coaching, information on athletic coaching will often come up, though when examined, the advice could just as easily apply to either type of coaching. See for yourself…

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Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. – Vince Lombardi

It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.  – Lou Holtz

Happiness begins where selfishness ends. – John Wooden

Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story. – Casey Stengel

The secret is to work less as individuals and more as a team. As a coach, I play not my eleven best, but my best eleven. – Knute Rockne

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. – Darrell Royal

What are some of the truths you’ve come to understand about coaching? About teamwork?

I stumbled upon a wonderful interview with Seena Frost. She’s the architect of SoulCollage®,  a fun and engaging creative process that taps into your imagination and intuition:

“This is a process meant to access the personal wisdom hidden in Souls, and that wisdom will be unique to that person’s evolving story.”

Check out the entire interview here!

SoulCollage® is one of the many Pathways to Positive Well-Being we explore in my Charlotte practice. To learn more, visit my website.

Be well.

From my book with Ann Depta, “A Coaching Alphabet:”

“M is for Mirroring: Learn to match the body language of a person when you are coaching. This creates rapport, which will help your employees be more comfortable in a coaching session.”

This concept is also known as “matching and pacing,” and its usefulness goes far beyond coaching situations. It allows you better footing to communicate with just about anyone in just about any situation.

Have you ever felt that someone just “isn’t meeting you where you are?” Or they just don’t seem to be listening, or for some reason you can’t put your finger on, they don’t seem to be relating to you. This could be all about body language, energy and pacing.

Try to remember this next time you’re dealing with someone – how can you mirror their body language? Match their pace and energy. Does it help your communication? Does it set them at ease? Does it set YOU at ease?

Coaching, like any such endeavor, can be complicated. One of the reasons I’m thrilled about our new book is that it simplifies many of the basics of a complex system. To learn more, check it out on Amazon!

Be well.

One of the most moving things about this video is the underlying story of empowerment. A boy with leukemia, and the complications and pain associated with the treatment, is told time and again, “here this outside source will help” to no avail.


He is then, through Reiki treatment  given the insight that it is his body and his energy that have the power to heal him and to ease his pain. There is a healing force in that knowledge alone.

 “I have the power to heal myself. The power is within me.”

There is never one singular way to healing, to wholeness. Learn more about the many paths to Positive Well-Being at my website. Be well.

A quick look around reveals a spectrum of different opinions on what “healing” is and what it is to heal.

HARMONY

This blog suggests that healing is the solution to disharmony.

“…could it be that healing is really about establishing an alignment between how we manage our choices, and what calls us from within?”

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LETTING GO

A slightly different take is found here, where the writer say healing is the act of letting go of that which doesn’t belong.

“Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.” 

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WHOLENESS

This blog suggests that healing is a return to a natural state of wholeness and peace.

“Healing, then, allows those parts of you to revert to their ‘normal’ state: A state of rest, a state without conflict, a state of peace.”

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POSITIVE WELL-BEING

There are many approaches to healing, just as there are many paths to Positive Well-Being. This is central to my practice in CharlotteA holistic approach that honors the individual spirit in all its complexity and simplicity.

What does healing mean to you?

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It is not by convenience of design that The Meadows, a world-class treatment center, treats both trauma and addiction. The connections between trauma and addiction are deeper and more complex than one might first imagine. Learn more at their website.

Clinical consultant for The Meadows, Peter A. Levine is the developer of Somatic Experiencing, a short-term naturalistic approach to the resolution and healing of trauma.

Somatic Experiencing is one of the mutiple pathways to Positive Well-Being on which I focus in my Charlotte practice.

Be well!

Here’s a fun little video outlining the basics of the Myers-Briggs assessment.

What type do you think you are? Want to find out how knowing your type can enhance your career choices, health and other pathways to Positive Well-Being? Learn more at my website!

I’m delighted and humbled by this wonderful testimonial for my new book with Ann Depta, “A Coaching Alphabet.”
“A Coaching Alphabet is a very useful and easy to use tool, particularly for managers that are new to coaching in the workplace.  It contains the fundamental principles we all need to become successful coaches, but in a simple, bite size format.  A Coaching Alphabet makes coaching approachable for the reader by emphasizing basic concepts and productive behaviors rather than lofty techniques and jargon.  I’ve even found it to be a useful tool for myself and my senior managers as we seek to refresh our skills and boost coaching effectiveness.  Our company now plans to incorporate A Coaching Alphabet into our Leadership Development program.”
Jim Perry
SVP – Retail Banking Manager
Peoples Bank

From a wonderful video series on Trager by Roger Tolle…

“Movement is aliveness. If we are alive, we are in movement… Breathing is movement. From the moment we took our first breath at birth, throughout all our life experience and continuing ’til we die, our unique patterns of breathing are always with us.”

 

For more information about how I might, as a certified Trager practitioner, help you on your path to Positive Well-Being, please visit my site.