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What is Coaching: Calling or Profession?

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What is Coaching -- Calling or Profession? What is coaching? Coaching, when effective, is a transformative process. It’s often life changing for the client and simultaneously humbling and heart expanding for the coach. This month’s featured Life of Purpose, LuAnn Nigara, is witnessing that experience as she expands her business from window treatments to business coaching programs. For many years...
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How to Help In A World of Hate

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The world is frequently in turmoil.  Current events often seem more like a cautionary movie than real life. Hate crimes, riots, rhetoric. Turning off the media isn’t a solution to ending the upheaval. The events don’t end. Their impact on the world and individuals has already occurred. But staying in pain isn’t useful. It doesn’t help the world and it…

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Revealing the Gift Within Our Shadow

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Wherever there is light, there is shadow. While the beneficial aspects of light that allow us to see are immediately obvious, we sometimes have to probe to discover the gifts within the shadows — both literally and figuratively. The celebrated Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung, created the term that describes both the aspects of human nature that are hidden from us...
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My Imaginary Friends and Their Purpose in Our Lives

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Don't misunderstand -- I have real friends, too, but since I was very young (8 or 9 years old), I've had a team of imaginary friends with whom I conversed with routinely. Some you probably wouldn't know. But others, I'm fairly confident you would know. My imaginary pals include Albert Einstein, Carl Jung, Teilhard de Chardin, Aldous Huxley, and Buckminster...
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6 Ways to Increase Growth and Potential

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A new year -- time for fresh potential. Time for new beginnings, resolutions, decisions, lists. So many options can feel overwhelming, confusing, or discouraging -- the antithesis of motivation.  Yet, January is a tremendous opportunity for assessing our alignment, charting our route to happiness, and determining our goals. There are few times automatically built in to our natural year and...
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