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.…

Spring Energy Emerging

  There are finally signs of spring emerging here in the Northern Hemisphere. Spring is about newness and growth, and you can tune into this energy to support your forward movement. How can you leverage this new earth energy for personal and professional growth? Take a peaceful moment to yourself free from all distractions. Sit in a comfortable chair, keep your back supported, and feel both feet firmly on the floor. Take a few deep, cleansing breaths, and feel your connection to the earth. Imagine…

Marching Forward

Marching Forward When You Get Bumps in the Road When you hit a bump, a big bump, a bigger bump, or a bump of any size, what is your response? Do you get angry? Impatient? Do you want to quit? Do you want to find a coach? Nowadays, it’s hard to find one person that isn’t dealing with challenges. It’s a time in history when there are extra bumps in the road; the old ways are collapsing as the new construction gets underway. It’s a…

Featured Graduate: Charlotte Adams

Featured Graduate: Charlotte Adams RN, BSN HC-BN I have been a nurse for 39 years and I can honestly say that it has been a wonderful career choice. I have no regrets in making this decision and I plan to continue to work in the health care field in some capacity as long as I am able. I feel that I have gained valuable knowledge and insight over the years and hope to be able to use this to help others in some capacity. For…

Here we are in 2018…

Maybe we have said this before, but something feels different about this year. Almost like energies are coalescing, and what we create in our coaching community is amplified. This noticeably started near the end of 2017, in fact, a lot of things really came together last year now that we think of it!   Here is a little “year in review”: In 2017, the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching (ICHWC) launched it’s very first certification exam offering an avenue for all types of…

A Year Since the Election

It’s hard to imagine a year has gone by since the election here in the United States. It’s been called a disruptive election; an election that would no doubt shake things up. Was the election part of our world paradigm changing? Here are some coaching questions we hope you find helpful: What have you noticed going on in the world since this election? What have you learned from this election? What would you like to change, and what is one small easy next step toward…