When I began life coach certification as part of a larger program of study, I had no idea the extent to which it would positively impact my life. The life coaching process has so much to offer, but even just the philosophy that coaches are asked to embody can be life changing. Approaching life through the lens of a coach has made me so much more aware of the ways in which I interact with others and how to enhance those interactions to improve my relationships. There are three key habits of…Continue
Added by Julie Conway on April 2, 2014 at 6:43pm — No Comments
Have you ever been surprised by a loved one with a bouquet of flowers? Has a sunflower ever brightened your day or a rose made you smile inside? Flowers are recognized as a symbol of beauty and a gift of Nature, each with its own unique qualities. What if flowers could share those qualities with us to promote health and balance? Those who use flower essences know this is possible.
Originally developed by Dr. Edward Bach in the first half of the 19th century, flower…Continue
Added by Julie Conway on September 30, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments
The great Persian mystic Hafiz once wrote, “I am a hole in a flute that the Christ’s breath moves through”. It is a simple line of poetry but beautiful and, with a closer look, there is much to be derived from it.
To be a hole in a flute is to be the part of the instrument that is not there. That is not to say it does not exist; the hole indeed exists, and without it, we would not have a flute, not a functional one anyway. But what is the hole? It is an empty space, a…Continue
Added by Julie Conway on August 31, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Our lives are like strings of events. Countless incidents take place each day. From the moment we awaken in the morning, events begin to affect our lives and we must take action in response. Even ignoring an event is a form of responding. Whether perceived as good, bad, or neutral we cannot escape the fact that things are going to happen; that is how life works. Sometimes this unavoidability may leave us feeling victimized, but we must remember that we…Continue
Added by Julie Conway on July 2, 2013 at 2:38pm — No Comments
It is no secret that stress influences both mind and body and can lead to or worsen certain medical conditions. It is impossible to completely avoid stressful situations, but there are ways to soothe the stress response and calm the mind and body. To prevent stress from escalating, it is important to address it as it arises. The techniques outlined in this article are very simple to employ and can be used just about anytime anywhere. Discover which techniques work best for you and create…Continue