Embracing Change, Life Coaching

Personal training for the mind.



A ran across as article awhile back by Nerd Fitness blog. It was titled 3 Words You Need to Tell Yourself Daily. Those words boiled down to Just Do It. And you know what? It actually works!! There are times when I feel like I just don’t feel like doing something. Especially chores or small tasks. Saying Just Do It to myself somehow gives me a kick in the butt! Okay, Ill admit it doesn’t work 100% of the time but even 50% is more than nothing! Read the article and try it!



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The Alchemist

Another book I read in december, just after I took my life coach certification is called The Alchemist by Paul Coelho. I had heard about this book for years, but didn’t truly know what it was about. When it was suggested this time that I read it I was pleasantly surprised. This book was not at all what I expected. It read like a poetic fictional tale of a young man searching to fulfill his Personal Legend and even though it was set in a land far away and the main character was not at all lIke myself it resonated with me. 

I recommend to anyone that is thinking of embarking on a personal journey to read this book 


The Happiness Project by Gretchin Rubin

It just occured to me that I guess this is a book review. Huh, probably my first one in my adult life. Unless I did one in University, but I can’t remember. I just finished this book last night and am sad it’s over. The irony of being sad after reading a book about happiness is not lost on me. 😉

This book came at a great point in my life. I have been seeing what I call practice clients to hone my life coaching skills. This book was full of tips and strategies to change your life without changing your life, as Gretchin called it. Not all of us can, or want to, do a 180 degree shift for life change and now I can see that we don’t have to. There are all sorts of small things we can do that can make a big impact.

Gretchen made a resolution for each month of the year and broke these resolutions into tasks she could do each day to help her achieve them. Totally manageable! I loved the way her book read as her story, not just as a bunch of dry tips other people should follow. She lived them herself for a year and admitted she was not perfect all the time.

I highly recommend picking up the book and following her blog and Facebook page. If you have already heard of the book and been intending to read it what are you waiting for?