Experiencing Opposition

    Our Founder and CEO Dr. Linda Bark remembers seeing a quote on a bumper sticker many years ago: “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” -Arthur Schopenhauer. It is a quote that has stuck with her ever since; it helps whenever she feels discouraged about what is happening in the world.   When Linda was living in Nevada (also many years ago!), she remembers great ideas being implemented…

Featured Graduate Dorothy Broomall

Dorothy Broomall dwells in symbolism and narrative, digs conversation, values family and community, and loves helping others find more fulfilling ways of doing and being in the world. In her coaching work with women in the helping and healing professions, she draws on her training from Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy, a BA in Anthropology, Sociology, and Religion from Kalamazoo College; a MA in Sustainability from Arizona State University; and her experience teaching sustainability, guiding wilderness retreats, and leading women’s spirituality groups. Knitting, kneading,…

Congratulations to our August Giveaway Winners!

Thank you all for entering our August Giveaway! Michele Uhl, Jane Wengert and Tana Steiner have each won a totally awesome Wisdom of the Whole mug and Dr. Linda Bark’s new book “What Would You Like to Change?”. Our next giveaway will be in the New Year! Stay tuned… 😀  Warmest regards, Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy ps. Would you like a copy of Dr. Linda Bark’s new book? It’s available on Amazon!

Featured Graduate Lillian Farrell

Lillian Ryan Farrell RN, BSN, MS, CHES, CSWN-NJ, HN-BC, NC-BC lives and works in Sussex County, New Jersey. Lillian, better known as Nurse Lil, graduated from Rutgers University, College of Nursing in 1979. Ten years of hospital nursing on the post-op neurosurgical, pediatric, and hemodialysis units paved the way for her future nursing endeavors. While raising her four daughters, Nurse Lil spent 11 years managing and providing nursing services at a summer camp for blind and visually impaired children.        Nurse Lil received certification…

Tipping Points

  What exactly are tipping points? Tipping points demonstrate how a small group of people can influence the majority if they hold a strong attitude or belief and stick with it. A study done by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute found that only 10% or more of a population that held a steadfast opinion could quickly create a “tipping point” in a society that held a different opinion. Here is the article if you would like to read more: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1102.3931.pdf    For example, Linda recalls a…

Trusting the Process

    Watching the news these days can make us feel like this world is falling apart, descending into chaos, or at the very least, stepping backwards on equal rights and social justice. When faced with challenging times such as these, it’s a bit tricky to understand what’s really going on. Is this a process of our evolution to become a better society? Or is that wishful thinking?   Linda remembers Ram Dass speaking at her graduation from the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS).…

InTERdependence Day: How Will You Celebrate?

      Here in the United States, people all over the country will soon be celebrating Independence Day on July 4th. Americans are often known for their independence, creative and cutting edge work, individuality, individual rights, and individual responsibilities…so it seems natural that we would have a big celebration to commemorate the Declaration of Independence as a nation back in 1776.   But what about inTERdependence? When traveling abroad, Dr. Linda Bark has noticed other cultures are more likely to think from a community…

Featured Graduate Svetlana Dimovski

  Three Moments that Touched My Life I grew up in former Yugoslavia. Tucked away in a quaint country town, surrounded by endless sunflower fields, my early childhood was happy and carefree. But, my early twenties were a struggle; the country was torn by civil war. I was a student, my parents were retired, and my sister was still in middle school. My college town was a gateway to safety for many directly affected by conflict. Whenever I’d go to the train station, I’d see…

May Showers

Just as we discussed last month, spring is often a time of change, and change can bring up emotions that are difficult for us to process. Even though it’s useful for us to feel feelings, the problem comes when we get stuck in the same “loop” and aren’t processing the feelings…at that point, learning to shift out of that “loop” becomes important. Let’s discuss coaching tools to prevent a healthy shower of emotions from turning into a deluge and dragging you down a mudslide. First,…

Featured Graduate Shawann Norwood

Why did I become a nurse? The funny thing is—I never wanted to be a nurse. Growing up, the only nurse I knew was my aunt Mary Anne, and my aunt Wendy was a Certified Nursing Assistant. They both worked in nursing homes, and as a kid I thought I don’t want to do that! I didn’t think about what I wanted to be when I grew up, I just knew I wanted to buy my mother a house. In 2002, I lost my mother.…