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Lesson #37 You Mean I Can Really Start This Life Thing Over?


Yes you can!!!!!  Things change and that includes your life.  You can take control of your life, redesign it, and watch yourself move forward and grow.  You just need to want to do it.  Redesigning your life is perfect for people who feel like they are in a rut, need or want to start a new job, or maybe you are ready for a relationship.  You don’t even have to have a special reason, only the want to.

The first thing to do is rid your home of all the things you no longer want or need.  You can donate them, have a magical yard sale or repurpose them.  While you are going through the clutter and the clothes you haven’t worn for 12 years, take some time to sit down and make a list of what you would like your life to look like.  Be as specific as possible…God is very accommodating. For example: you write down that you want to learn how to dance.  Now you may have country line dancing in your mind, but you will probably land in ballroom dancing or vice versa. So write down specifics…God has a great sense of humor.  Let’s say you deal with anger issues so you list that you would like to be rid of this challenge.  You will need a plan and of course prayer and people to support you in this.  As part of your plan you could list “find someone to talk to about this,” that is where a Life Coach can be very useful.  As a Life Coach I would suggest that you start keeping a journal of the times when you get angry.  Ask yourself what caused that reaction in you, how it made you feel, and how you handled it.  Then you touch base with your life coach and really look at the root cause of the anger.  A life coach my suggest that you check out yoga as a way to learn to relax and be still…it really does help folks who deal with anger.  Or they might suggest you take up boxing.  Seriously.  It works.

The excess stuff is now leaving your life, you are making a list and then choosing something you feel you want to work on, achieve, accomplish.  You have hired a life coach and you work together once a week.

Guess what, you have put a huge dent into Starting Over.  You can do it.  You can change careers, your attitude, your size, your relationship status, your love for painting or playing the piano.

I encourage you to spend some quality time alone and see if there are things you would like to have differently in your life or things you want to accomplish.  Go for it…..it is amazing.

Sarah© 2012

hopeslifecoaching.com

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**Attn: This Disease Is Spreading Throughout The World! ! *Please Be Careful*


To date I have not received an accurate count of how many people are dealing with this disease.  As soon as I do I will let you know.

Here is what I do know as fact.

1. It is highly contagious and has no incubation period.  Basically what happens is that once you have been exposed to it, you have it.  There is no vaccination available to prevent it.

2.  The disease causes people to do things they would have never done before for no apparent reason at all and they become very secretive about what they’re doing.

3.  It has been noted that people infected with the disease cannot be cured, there are no medications as of yet to stop it.

4.  It does cause people to be very happy and they have been observed smiling quite often.

Who Might Contract This:

1. Anyone who is breathing is not safe from the disease.

2. It is being seen in people of all ages, so no one is immune.

Things That May Happen If You Have This Disease:

1.  If you have the disease you may go around with lots of quarters in your pockets and place them in parking meters where cars are parked….the cars are not yours but it won’t matter to you.

2. You may make dozens of sandwiches and bag them up with a piece of fruit, head to an area where homeless people congregate and pass out the bags.

3. You might go through your closets and begin removing the clothes you seldom if ever wear and donate them to a shelter or organization.

4. It has been noted that people with the disease have been known to secretly adopt a family in their area and surprise them on birthdays, holidays, days that aren’t even special with gifts, food, clothing and the like.  Highly odd to do for a family you don’t know. You will feel elated every time you secretly visit their porch.

5. You may find yourself reaching out to your neighbors and saying hello or waving for no apparent reason at all.

6. People with the disease have been seen at the grocery store, switching places with someone in the check-out line, so that those people go first.

7. If you have the disease, and if you are at the gas station, you may have the urge to pay $10 – $20 dollars toward the price of gas needed by the person waiting in line behind you.  The disease causes you to be unable to resist this urge.

8. If you see someone paying for a strangers meal you will know they have the disease.  Now, if you saw this happen you will feel compelled to follow suit and pay for a strangers meal yourself.

9. This disease is known to cause people to visit nursing homes, homeless shelters, animals shelters, hospitals and doing nice things for free and for no apparent reason at all.

10. If you have this disease, it is being suggested that you pass it along.  In fact, be encouraged to infect as many people as you can. The world will be better for it!!!

Sarah© 2012

hopeslifecoaching.com

Lesson #26 Addiction……..the parent


I don’t think I can do this anymore.  I feel so alone.  I don’t know where my child is or if they are even still alive.  I have called the hospitals, the police, the morgue…they aren’t there yet thank God.  But, if God is so good why won’t He bring my child home??  Ohhh I think I am loosing my mind.  If I go to one more meeting and have to hear someone say, I will be praying for you or I know how you feel, or God is in charge, I may just punch someone.  How could anyone possibly know how I feel?????

We’re getting a divorce you know.  My partner can’t handle the chaos….I guess they think I can.  I miss too much work these days, I have to take the other kids to school and who can afford a sitter?  I don’t know what I will do.  I will have to move for sure….but if I move and my child tries to come home, the house will be empty.  Oh please….someone help me!  Tell me what to do!

Retirement was supposed to be different than this.  We had plans to travel and see the world.  Now we have used almost all of our savings and we are watching the grandchildren….well they live here now.  We are their guardians according to the judge.  We don’t have any insurance for them and I worry so much.  The lawyers always want their money right now but where was the justice system when I was begging them for help when my now 44 year child was 12????  We really don’t talk about our child much.  The grandbabies ask questions but I just tell them that mommy/daddy is sick.  Well it’s true I guess and not really a lie.  We don’t go to those meetings the social worker told us about.  What on earth would they know about any of this mess?

When I think of the peace we felt when our child has been in jail it was sure better than this not knowing where they are or if they are.  When the phone rings it scares us.  We never let the grand babies answer, just in case it’s the police or…the morgue.  We don’t see our old friends anymore.  We are busy being parents again and maybe, just maybe we will get it right this time.  We know it’s our fault our child is like they are.  We must have done things wrong.  This time though, with the grand-babies….we will raise them right.

Sarah© 2012

hopeslifecoaching.com