JUNE NEWSLETTER

The role of a great coach is not to give you solutions to your problems…you already know those.   The role of a great coach is to be a catalyst for helping to transforming your problem solving abilities.

 

Dear Friends,

1824R-79840Ahhh  Summer!   Hope you all are finding time to get out doors, be in the beauty of nature and play!

This month’s newsletter is a little different.   Recently I have been studying the relationship between our spoken words and our wellness.  In my research I found an article that provides seven principles which I believe help to bring some of the ideas together in a way that is simple to understand and gives clear suggestions for what we can do to help prevent the illnesses that are a response to the stress in our lives.

Although the suggestions are excellent, my initial response was to recognize that the recommended changes are not always quick in the making.  If we are heavily rooted in a particular behavior it can take a lot of time and concentration to consistently use new responses.

My invitation to you this month is to take a few days to reflect upon each principle.  Begin by asking yourself several questions in relation to each suggestion.  For example, for suggestion 1:

  • What do I notice in my body when I don’t speak my feelings?
  • What do I notice when I do speak my feelings?
  • What keeps me from appropriately speaking my feelings?
  • Are there any changes I want to make as a result of this suggestion?
  • What would be the first best step?

Then use a similar process for each suggestion.   Don’t be hard on yourself as you consider the suggestion.   Instead, create a sense of play and discovery as you reflect upon how you are in relationship to the suggestions.

Enjoy! 

 

By:  Neil Gadihoke

It is now scientifically understood that cells, tissues and organs in the body regularly eavesdrop on our spoken words, thoughts, emotions, frustrations, feelings and dreams. And in response, these biological units change their structure and composition, to either make us well or ill. The art of being well and avoiding illness is contingent on seven simple philosophies.

1. If you don’t want to be ill… Speak Your Feelings Emotions and feelings that are hidden or repressed, end up in illness such as : gastritis, ulcer, lumbar and spinal pains. With time, the repression of the feelings can also degenerate into cancer. Then, we go to a confidante, to share our intimacy, our ‘secrets’, our errors ! The dialogue, the speech, the word, is a powerful remedy and an excellent therapy. But at times this therapy is too late, as we did not express our feelings in time.

2. If you don’t want to be ill…Make Decisions The undecided person remains in doubt, in anxiety, in anguish. Indecision accumulates problems, worries and aggressions. Human history is made up of decisions. The undecided people are victims of gastric ailments, nervous pains and problems of the skin.

3. If you don’t want to be ill… Find Solutions Negative people do not find solutions and they enlarge problems. They prefer lamentation, gossip and pessimism. It is better to light a match than to regret the darkness. We are what we think. The negative thought generates into negative energy, which is transformed into illness.

4. If you don’t want to be ill… Don’t Live By Appearances Who hides reality, pretends, poses and always wants to give the impression of being ‘super cool’, is asking for health troubles. He wants to be seen as perfect and easy going, but is accumulating tons of weight. A bronze statue with feet of clay. There is nothing worse for the health than to live on appearances and facades. These are people with lot of varnish and little root. Their destiny is the pharmacy, the hospital and a never ending pain.

5. If you don’t want to be ill… Accept The refusal of acceptance and the absence of self-esteem, make us alienate ourselves. Being at peace with ourselves and our circumstances is the core of a healthy life. They, who do not accept this; become envious, jealous, imitators, ultra-competitive and destructive. Be accepted, accept that you are accepted; and accept the criticisms. It is wisdom, good sense and therapy.

6. If you don’t want to be ill…Trust Who does not trust, does not communicate; is not open and is not related; can never create deep, lasting and stable relations and does not know true friendships. Without trust and confidence, there is no good relationship. Distrust is a lack of faith in oneself, in the other person and in faith itself.

7. If you don’t want to be ill…Do Not Live Life Sad Good humor. Laughter. Rest. Parties. Holidays. Happiness. Clean jokes. Dirty jokes. These replenish health, well being and bring long life. Happy persons have the gift to improve the environment whenever they live. Good humor saves us from the hands of the doctor. Happiness and laughter is a phenomenal therapy.

Bottomline These seven principles have been formulated by Dr Drauzio Varela, a Brazilian medical practitioner. And established by experiences of many people, to be a fairly accurate guidebook to well being. To conclude, it is so simple. If you want to enjoy good health ….. Speak Your Feelings, Make Decisions, Find Solutions, Don’t Live By Appearances, Accept, Trust and most importantly …. Do Not Live Life Sad.

 

Blessings, Peggy

“What we do with our hearts affects the whole universe….So, how shall we live?”  -Marianne Race, CSJ

 

 

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AWAKEN YOUR ‘AHA’ MOMENT

An Evening to Renew Your Feminine Spirit

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Wednesday, May 8th from 6:30-8:30pm,  Cost $35

Place:       Studio Retreat, 316 N. Clinton Ave., St. Johns, MI 48879

An invitation for women to renew and celebrate the wonder of their intuitive wisdom.

Intuition is a way of knowing without discursive thinking. It is the kind of knowing when we say:  I can’t really tell you why, I just know this is true.  Women in particular allow themselves to use this kind of knowing, especially with our children.  We also use our intuition in connection with our sense of spiritual truth. It is the faith we have that is unexplainable.

Various forms of prayer and art can be used to help us explore and discover more about this side of ourselves.  During the evening we will play with both art and reflection as a way of celebrating and renewing this side of ourselves.

Activities

  • Gathering & Welcome
  • Presentation (The Way of Knowing)
  • The Labyrinth Journey
  • Mandela Water Color Painting
  • Renewal of Jewels   (Please bring your broken or old beaded necklace or bracelet to reshape and share for the renewal bracelet)

Take Aways

  • A renewed sense of self
  • Tools/ideas for continued discovery of your intuitive self
  • A water color painting
  • Newly acquired or renewed friendship
  • A reminder bracelet

PLEASE CONTACT EITHER PRESENTER BY MAY 6TH TO REGISTER

Mary Ablao MPS, A.T.R.

Mary Ablao (2)Registered Artist & Art Therapist

Ph#  517-230-5853

http://www.maryablao.com

Email:  magicstarheart@yahoo.com

Peggy Caputo C.S.C.

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Advanced Certification in Spiritual Direction

Email:  Soulreflectionsllc@gmail.com

Ph#  517-881-6567

April Coaching Conversation

April – Complimentary Monthly Coaching Conversation!

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 Re-connect & Build

Your Qualities of Well-being 

 

We will  meet this month on Monday, April 22nd  at Hobies in East Lansing at 6:30 pm.

Come join the fun this month as we play with a simple tracking exercise that can be used to build your awareness, connection and ability to experience well-being on a daily basis.  Used over time this tool can transform the quality of your daily experience.

For anyone who is open to being coached in front of the group, I will offer an opportunity to be coached through an issue. It’s great learning for everyone!  Time allotted for individual coaching will depend upon number of individuals wanting a one-on-one approach.

I hope you will join me at this terrific family-owned restaurant with a great atmosphere and ‘homemade’ food!    Current schedule of dates and themes below:

Final session in the series until this Fall.

Monday, April 22           6:30-7:30pm

Hobies:  930 Trowbridge, East Lansing.

For more information;  517-881-6567   or   soulreflectionsllc@gmail.com

 

 

MARCH NEWSLETTER

Dear Friends

spring-tulip-4Welcome to Spring!  We are just five days away and then it is official.  I don’t know about you but I have been ready for quite some time; probably because in the midst of our preparation to move we have been busy about the activities of spring cleaning for a while now.

As I write this, it occurs to me that I haven’t made the announcement via newsletter yet.  I am excited to share that Mike and I are stepping into our dreams.  We have are looking forward to moving to my hometown (Manistee) a little sea port on Lake Michigan.  We will be close to both the boat and the beach!  For the two of us, this is the stuff dreams are made of.

In addition to our move, I am also pleased to announce that I will still continue to work out of Lansing one week out of each month.  I have a place to stay and office space all lined up and waiting for me.  The great part of being a coach with today’s technology is that I can work from anywhere.  In fact, about 90% of all coaching throughout the U.S. is done over the phone (International Coaching Federation Statistics).  For me this is like a double dream come true because I can still keep in touch with my friends, clients and the many great networks that I have come to love in the Lansing area.

In the meantime I hope to see you this spring and I wish you all many blessings in you Spring Celebrations over the next few weeks.

Don’t forget…

I offer a first time Complimentary Session to explore more about how Coaching or Spiritual Direction can lead you in the direction of your dreams!  (Yes this can also be done via phone and Skype)

Focus Group Coaching Opportunities

 group-coachingGroup coaching is an excellent opportunity to experience the benefits of coaching at greatly reduced rates.  Plus you gain the collective wisdom of the group.  Often it works very well when there are several of you who already know each other and are interested in building results in the same area such as weight loss, building business or well-being results.  (See below for more group coaching ideas)

How it Works:

  • Groups will begin with 3 committed persons and be limited to 6 maximum.
  • Each member of a focus group will commit to 6 sessions.
  • Once 3 groups members are committed.  A survey will be sent for members to make choices for:

A)     Interval of meetings (every other week or once a month.)

B)     Day and Time

C)     Perferred meeting space

  • Cost is $25 per person, per session. (payment in full may be made in advance for a 20% discount)

Suggested Choices for Group Coaching Focus

  • Using Visualization for Success
  • Clearing the mind & emotions for weight loss
  • Clarity & Goal Setting
  • Consistant & Reliable Result Building
  • Transform Your Well-being
  • Choose your own.

March Complimentary Coaching Conversation

Exploring the Power of Visualization

group conversationWe will  be meeting on Monday, March 18th at Hobies in East Lansing at 6:30 pm.

This month we will take a look at the amazing power of our minds.  I will be sharing information about why visualization works a few tips that will help you bypass common mistakes in visualization practices.  We will also be sharing visualization success stories.

For anyone who is open to being coached in front of the group, I will offer an opportunity to be coached through an issue. It’s great learning for everyone!  Time alloted for individual coaching will depend upon number of individuals wanting a one-on-one approach.

I hope you will join me at this terrific family-owned restaurant with a great atmosphere and ‘homemade’ food!    Current schedule of dates and themes below:

Future Dates

Mondays at 6:30   Hobies:  930 Trowbridge, East Lansing.

April 22                     Tools for ‘Well-being’

May 20                      TBA

 

February Complimentary Coaching Conversation

Keeping Your Heart open in Difficult Circumstances.

group conversationWe will meet this month on Monday, February 25th at Hobies in East Lansing at 6:30 pm.

I will be sharing a few tools that help me along the way and invite you to bring yours as well. For anyone who is open to being coached in front of the group, I will offer an opportunity to be coached through an issue. It’s great learning for everyone! Time alloted will depend upon number of individuals wanting a one-on-one approach.

I hope you will join me at this terrific family-owned restaurant with a great atmosphere and ‘homemade’ food! Current schedule of dates and themes below:

Future Dates
Mondays at 6:30 Hobies: 930 Trowbridge, East Lansing.
March 18 Exploring the power of Visualization
April 22 Tools for ‘Well-being’
May 20 TBA

February Newsletter

Happy Valentine Day!

& Hello from my heart! Did you get a chance to check out this wonderful peace campaign yet? If not, it’s a great day to give yourself a little gift that will fill you with wonder and amazement. Go to http://www.hellofrommyheart.com

Valentines HeartToday, of course, is the day we give huge focus to our relationships. In the midst of this there is often one relationship that gets forgotten, our relationship to our self. Seems strange to be told to focus on ourselves doesn’t it. Throughout my youth the message always seemed to be that others were more important. It was considered selfish to invest large amounts of time on my own needs. After all, isn’t it true that our culture is considered to be very self-indulgent? It is an interesting paradox and yet when you think about it, it is easy to see through. As a culture we are so deeply in need of getting connected to our personal magnificence, that it is possible to spend our whole life chasing after things that really don’t matter. The bottom line truth is that we truly must learn to love ourselves before it is truly possible to love others well.

My Valentines wish is that you take the time to go within, align to the flow that is your birthright and flourish! Here are a few fun reflection questions to help get you started:
♥ What are the things that make my heart melt?
♥ What do I feel passionate about?
♥ What do I yearn for? Make a list of ways to meet that need.
♥ What am I great at?
♥ What strengths do others say I have?
♥ When do I notice that I am in the flow/zone? How can I achieve this more often?

February – Complimentary Coaching Conversation!
group conversationThis month’s discussion is Keeping Your Heart open in Difficult Circumstances. We will meet on Monday, February 25th once again at Hobies in East Lansing at 6:30 pm. I will be sharing a few tools that help me along the way and invite you to bring yours as well. For anyone who is open to being coached in front of the group, I will offer an opportunity to be coached through an issue. It’s great learning for everyone! Time alloted will depend upon number of individuals wanting a one-on-one approach.

I hope you will join me at this terrific family-owned restaurant with a great atmosphere and ‘homemade’ food! Current schedule of dates and themes below:

Mondays at 6:30 Hobies: 930 Trowbridge, East Lansing.
March 18 Exploring the power of Visualization
April 22 Tools for ‘Well-being’
May 20 TBA

Focus Group Coaching OpportunitiesHuddle Group

How it Works:
• Groups will begin with 3 committed persons and be limited to 6 maximum.
• Each member of a focus group will commit to 6 sessions.
• Once 3 groups members are committed. A survey will be sent for members to make choices for:
A) Interval of meetings (every other week or once a month.)
B) Day and Time
C) Perferred meeting space
• Cost is $25 per person, per session. (payment in full may be made in advance for a 20% discount)

Suggested Choices for Group Coaching Focus
• Using Visualization for Success
• Clearing the mind & emotions for weight loss
• Clarity & Goal Setting
• Consistant & Reliable Result Building
• Transform Your Well-being
• Choose your own.