Last year, I took an online course called Visionary Business School under US-based coach, speaker and author Ryan Eliason, one of the world’s top coaches for socially conscious entrepreneurs. My Life Coaching is a social enterprise as much as a career, because I consider it a service, or as Ryan Eliason puts it, “a synergy between making a living and changing the world.”
So, I got called "matandang dalaga" (old maid) recently and in jest, but then I found myself mulling about it after.
What’s with the term? Why do people continue to use it in these supposedly more enlightened times? And why the negative connotations that still come with it?
I am starting the year with forgiveness. Both by doing it and writing about it.
It’s a most powerful way of starting fresh, of starting over. It’s not the most pleasant or easy thing to do, but it’s necessary if we are to truly move on.
Being a theater buff, I am surprised at how late I am to discover improvisational theater/comedy, or simply improv. This is definitely a case of better late than never, and long story short, after taking the teaser class given by Third World Improv, I found myself wanting more, and signed up for the eight-session Level 1 that was offered soon after.
Halloween or Undas (Day of the Departed) just passed and what it means for most of us is all things fearful and spooky. Fear is huge in any practice that has to do with healing and helping, and certainly Life Coaching is one of them. A lot of the things that keep people stuck and unable to move forward or get out of unhealthy situations have to do with fear.
When I lost my father to cancer in 2011, I was devastated. My dad was the love and center of my life and that of my family’s, and the experience was beyond painful. Dancing was where I mainly sought release and healing. And I haven’t stopped since.
There are common questions and feedback I get from people who are wary of online dating, or who feel the need to warn me about its perils. Online dating may not be for everyone, but there is absolutely no reason to fear it either. Let me alleviate some of those concerns by sharing what I know about online dating.
I have never had my home at the top of my mind as much as during the last 18 months. It’s been not just top of mind really, but top of heart, soul and every conceivable cell of my body have been involved in resolving the issues stemming from my decision to leave my home of 13 years, to seek, find and unexpectedly “fight” to stay in my new home of choice.
It’s one thing to be passionate about being a Life Coach, eager to get people to maximize their potentials and achieve success in whatever area of life they wish to focus on. It’s quite another to have them actually register for a Life Coaching session or sessions, attend coaching-inspired workshops and basically make that investment in themselves.