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The Inner Journey of Spiritual Coaching

The Inner Journey of Spiritual Coaching

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”― C.G. Jung Many people will go through life without ever encountering their Spirit.  They will not be tempted to explore or inquire into their Spiritual nature.  They will...

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Alcohol and Sleep

Alcohol and Sleep

Sleep hasn’t always been my friend, but when I was drinking it was an especially wrought relationship.

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What motivates you?

What motivates you?

Motivation Part 2 Continuing along the topic of motivation, I have identified within myself five forces that make up the substance of motivation.  They are: Awareness of one’s capability (based on past achievements) Willingness  Commitment Carrots and Sticks Drive...

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Tapping into motivation (#1)

Tapping into motivation (#1)

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivators One of the common topics I discuss with my clients is motivation: how to maintain it, how to build it, and how to tap into it when we feel it waning. Motivation is the driving force behind our actions. It is the general willingness...

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Creating a Clearing

Creating a Clearing

"When you let go of what no longer serves you, you create space for what is meant to be" - unknown author It has been just about a year since I changed my relationship with alcohol.  Just about a year since I put down my daily wine glass (or three) and picked up The...

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Delaying the Pain

Delaying the Pain

It wasn’t until I overcame my drinking habit that I saw how much I was using alcohol to numb difficult emotions and hide away from pain.  When I was in the thick of it, though no one would have known it since I was a very “functional” drinker, I was seeking out booze...

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What is Dry January?

What is Dry January?

For me, taking a month off of drinking actually led me to take another 30 days, and then it turned to 90…and before I knew it I had completely changed my relationship with alcohol. Taking the space from it, learning about how it affects my body and mind, and experiencing the benefits of no booze on a daily basis convinced me that my life was just truly BETTER without alcohol. And I never could have believed this had I not taken that first 30 day break.

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You are the Sea, Not the Waves

You are the Sea, Not the Waves

If we remember we’re the ocean, we won’t be afraid of the waves. -Tara Brach In a group coaching discussion, I was asked a question that really dug deep into the private experience of sobriety.  The question was: at the end of the day, how do you sit alone with...

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Part 2: The Neurobiology of Drinking

Part 2: The Neurobiology of Drinking

Part 2: 5 MORE Ways Alcohol Changed My Brain (and is Changing Yours, Too) This is part 2 of a two part blog post. Click here to read Part 1. In early 2019 a very close friend told me she was taking a 30 day break from alcohol by reading Annie Grace's The Alcohol...

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10 Surprising Benefits of Taking A Break from Alcohol

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