Blog: Self Development Coaching

July 13, 2020

Have you acknowledged and assessed how you are coping with COVID-19?

What's that you are saying?,,,,,

(adapted from Dr. Seuss's beloved book Green Eggs and Ham)

"I can not cope, would not cope, on a boat.
I can not, will not, with a goat.
I can not cope in the rain.
I can not, will not on a train.
Not in the dark! Not in a tree!
Not in a car! Just let me be!
I will not cope in a box.
I will not with a fox.
I will not in a house.
I will not with a mouse.
I can n...

June 5, 2020

Is sleep an issue for you? Self monitoring with self awareness can help you get the sleep you need using the framework of acknowledging, assessing and assisting.

Acknowledge: Adequate sleep contributes to healthy physical and mental well being. You may be sleep deprived, though for a number of different reasons. For instance it is impossible to sleep when you are living with a family member who has moderate-stage dementia and who is consistently getting up i...

May 23, 2020

Adapting to adversity is a challenge. Adapting to life dealing with COVID-19 is certainly a challenge. There is no choice in having to cope with it but you do have choice in how you cope. I developed the 3-A Coping Framework: Acknowledge, Assess, Assist so that you can self monitor with self awareness, empowering you to apply adaptive rather than maladaptive ways of coping through adversity and loss.

Acknowledge and Assess For Yourself: Coping is a skill. Do...

May 14, 2020

      What is the " It" in "Keeping It Together" especially while dealing with COVID-19? You, as a family caregiver, may think "it" refers to having the resources required to provide the best care for your chronically ill family member. As a human being, you may think "it" means maintaining a healthy state of mind. As the author of Keeping It Together, I consider "it" in the context of you as a human being who is providing care, prompted...

April 23, 2020

When life unfolds out of your control, the ability to cope is key. Did you ever think that in your lifetime you would be dealing with COVID-19, a life threatening virus that has cost lives, affected the global economy and placed you in physical isolation for the sake of your health? If up to now you have neglected self care, now could be a good time to make it your intention and explore beneficial ways to cope. 

Although there is an i...

March 21, 2020

During this challenging time dealing with COVID19, could you use coping strategies to assist in strengthening resiliency? Fill up your coping tool box - Listen as I inform you about the 3-A Coping Framework including specific strategies. At the end there is a 6 minute breathing meditation for calming relief 🙏🦋🙂 

#coping #copingskills #AcknowledgeAssessAssist #covid19

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March 14, 2020

It has taken months for COVID-19 to progress from a warning to a national emergency. News of the COVID-19 outbreak began in December 2019 with a warning from Dr. Li Wenliang who was silenced by the police. His candor was reprimanded and he was forced to sign a statement denouncing his warning as unfounded. Since then thousands have fallen ill with Dr. Wenliang joining the numbers after contracting the virus himself. He died a month after his warning which set off...

January 5, 2020

Anger can be a challenging emotion to cope with and manage when circumstances are not going your way or you have been slighted by another person. It is one of the reactions to situational loss that can negatively affect relationships such as between caregivers and care recipients, between spouses or affect parent/teen relations after a divorce. The intensity of anger can vary from being slightly annoyed to being in rage. At a high frequency and intensity, anger c...

December 30, 2019

Activities of daily living can be rough to navigate through for those who have experienced a significant loss. The situational loss may be about family illness, death of someone close, relationship breakdown, job loss or other life altering situation. Living in a culture that has a low tolerance for grief makes it even rougher to navigate. Assistance by showing support to family, friends and acquaintances can play a big part in making it easier for thos...

December 4, 2019

The holiday season can be rough for those who are going through a significant loss. It can also be hard for those who, even though the loss occurred some time ago, continue to feel the absence of someone who was near and dear to them. Living in a culture that has a low tolerance to grief makes it even rougher to navigate. Assistance by showing support to family, friends and acquaintances can play a big part in making it easier for those who are nav...

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