taking high road

TAKING HIGH ROAD WHEN STUCK

TAKING HIGH ROAD WHEN STUCK   Taking the high road when stuck may be difficult. It may also the best route to travel. There are periods in our lives when we may be are unable to immediately extricate ourselves from situations which are stressful and not optimal for us. Good reasons may exist to stay put for the time being. Time may be needed to help change the present situation or to find the door to exit. It is important to develop ways and means to deal with rough situations and the stress that is caused. The first example I will explore is a job situation. If the wise decision is to cope with what is occurring at your place of employment for the moment, it helps be present and aware of your current surroundings including your coworkers. I have noticed from my personal experiences that people react quite differently when stuck in a job. Individuals may: Decide to embark on a person work slowdown. (This slowdown may help the person to cope. It also does impact others in the work environment as well as customers.) Become angry at coworkers and customers. Rudeness starts to show where it had not ...
personal freedom of expression

PERSONAL FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

PERSONAL FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION INDIVIDUAL WRITING WORKSHOP   Fall is arriving. Days shorten. Summer is ending. Does that bring sadness? Evenings might be spent indoors more often. Are you searching for indoor activities to challenge you? Fear not! You are invited to a virtual writing workshop designed for you – on an individual basis. Personal Freedom of Expression Individual Writing Workshop will be based on my “Inner Discoveries through Writing Workshop”.  (See:  http://roadtofreedomandpeace.com/inner-discoveries-writing/). The topics will include: State of Your Body and Mind, Career/Job, Relationships with Others and Yourself, and Spiritual: Relationship with God, Basic Goodness, Nature, Spirit, or Universe. As a life coach, I realize busy lives make it difficult to commit to a scheduled group workshop. For those who want more flexibility in scheduling and my full attention as your life coach, this individual writing workshop is for you! Are you more comfortable sharing your writings with me only (and not with group participants)? Do you desire individualized attention? Are you looking for workshop sessions that fit your individual scheduling needs? Do you want to explore your life’s present, future, dreams and desires? Are you new to writing and want to explore it as a tool to change ...
cat's comfort zone

COMFORT ZONE

 COMFORT ZONE   Do you find it easy or difficult to step outside of your comfort zone? Are you a creature of habit? Many of us are. Do you desire change, but draw back when you arrive at the line of demarcation between comfort and discomfort?  What holds you back? Take a moment and look at the photo of the cat in the tree looking at the moon. Do you think the feline is a creature who lives in the outdoors and is in its comfort zone? Or do you imagine the cat was accustomed to a cozy indoor lifestyle and decided to leave its comfort zone for a night? It is something to ponder for a moment or two. What does the cat see? How does it feel? Maybe it is an outside cat who sits on the tree branch often and is in its comfort zone. Maybe this feline is lonely though and is deciding whether to take a chance with human beings to find a new home. It makes me smile to imagine the cat is an inside creature who decided to leave the house. Maybe this cat is sitting on the branch filled with a sense ...
inner discoveries by writing

INNER DISCOVERIES through WRITING

INNER DISCOVERIES through WRITING    It is my pleasure to introduce an online workshop I am offering titled, “Inner Discoveries through Writing”. I have been asked to tell my secrets. People wonder how I survived such a horrendous past of abuse and how did I reach the point where I thrive. I believe each of us have the answers within us and our own secrets that bring us to the road of freedom, peace, and joy! One of my “secrets”, if that is even the correct label, is writing. Writing has been one of the most important tools in my healing process. I process thoughts and feelings slowly. Talking in therapy and with friends definitely help; but, writing takes me to a deeper level and brings thoughts and feelings to the surface that I wasn’t consciously aware needed to be addressed at the moment. By participating in a women’s group in the past and by talking to people affected by any type of trauma or life transition, a discovery I made is that many individuals have a need to share their words on paper with others. This has been my personal experience. Journaling is different for me because I have ...