Blog: Self Development Coaching

March 20, 2015


Freud really had something in developing his psychoanalytic method of making the unconscious conscious to create insight, a major stepping stone for problem resolution. In other words, self-awareness acts as an aid for coping with adverse circumstances.  So, are you aware of yourself or are you unconsciously keeping secrets from yourself, perhaps secrets you do not or cannot presently face? Another question - what are the consequences for care recipients when he...

March 10, 2015


    How do we endure an “ongoing funeral” or “living death” while caring for a family member stricken with a lengthy, progressive, debilitating illness such as Parkinson’s, MS, ALS, Acquired Brain Injury, Alzheimer’s/Related Dementia, etc?  We often hear that to endure and maintain resiliency, it is best to have a healthy lifestyle which includes a good diet, rest, education, and utilizing available supports.  What we often do not hear is about the series of los...

March 4, 2015


Are we not all living with circumstances that are beyond our control, yet pondering on how we can take control of the circumstances? Or perhaps pondering if we had not taken better control in the past?  There are many life situations we find ourselves in where there is a loss of control that can potentially impact us more than the actual adversity that occurred. In her article, Grief and Loss of Control, Maria Kubitz wrote about the grief related to her dau...

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