Blog: Self Development Coaching

April 2, 2020

Did you ever think that in your lifetime you would be dealing with COVID-19, a life threatening virus that puts seniors most at risk? Does it make the insanity of dealing with ongoing health issues, family illness, or other aging issues pale in comparison? Or is it compounding your tension level to a point off the Richter scale?

In order to soften the blow - or should I say blow up - take a closer look at what is going on wi...

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 ðŸ™ðŸ¦‹ðŸ™‚ 

#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...

June 10, 2019

How aware are you of what you are feeling? Are you angry, sad, lonely, feeling guilty? My 3-A Coping Approach: Acknowledge, Assess, Assist sets the framework to help you self monitor with self awareness, empowering you to cope through adversity and loss.  You assist yourself by acknowledging and assessing so you can stay in touch with your emotions. Being in touch is vital. How can you really assist yourself if you are not aware of the emotions you are exper...

May 28, 2019

We age from the time we are born. We do not have to look much further than within our own families to see that this is true. We can observe the changes as our grandparents and parents get older. We witness our children's stages of growth. From infancy, they become toddlers, continuing to grow over the years into adolescents and then into young adults.

As lovely as the growth stages are, there are losses that come with the stages that can bring on grief feelings of...

April 7, 2019

      Eleanor Silverberg has written a very practical guide that fills a gap in the area

      of mindfulness – a practice that has become very popular in recent years.

                    ~ Lisa Loiselle, Associate Director, Murray Alzheimer Research and  

                       Education Program, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON C...

March 6, 2019

Finding meaning in life is a cure for depression and other ills.  This is the claim made by Neel Burton M.D. in his article Man's Search for Meaning where he reiterates Viktor Frankl's message of hope: 

     Even in the most absurd, painful, and dispiriting of   

     circumstances, life can be given a meaning, and so too

     can suffering. Life in the concentration camp taught 

     Frankl that our ma...

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