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Does Career Coaching Really Work?

As someone who has been in the career coaching industry for over thirty years, I can confidently say that career coaching really works for most people! I have experienced it countless times as a coach, and I have also experienced it as a client too! But,...

Top 6 Best Ways to Pick a Good Life Coach

“If you’re considering hiring a life coach, you’re taking a huge step toward improving your life and reaching your goals. But with so many options out there, how do you know which life coach is the right fit for you? Here are my top 6 tips on how to pick a good life coach.”

Your Young Adult’s Biggest Question: Who am I?

“Many moms of new college students worry about the decisions their kids are making and their overall well being. Are they drinking too much? Are they safe on campus? Do they eat nutritious meals? Are they living the life they want to live? This sort of ‘mom-worry’ is something I’ve seen quite a lot in my experience both as a coach and psychologist. Do you have a ‘big kid’ who is in the throes of rapid identity development? Reach out if you want support or help thinking through how best to support them!”

Why is Maternal Mental Health Important?

One researcher, Engle (2009) states, “The World Health Organization (WHO) defines maternal mental health as ‘a state of well-being in which a mother realizes her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her community’.”

What Does Giftedness Mean?

“While some may believe that giftedness is simply a matter of innate talent or natural ability, research suggests that gifted individuals often work hard to develop their abilities and achieve success. In fact, many gifted individuals are known for their intense focus, drive, and dedication to their chosen fields.This is both an incredibly positive thing and also a very challenging thing for children and their parents to navigate. Being the mom of a gifted child is exhausting and incredible. Many mothers of gifted children find themselves feeling isolated and in need of some support. I have been through it as a mom, and I specialize in working with mom’s of gifted kids now.”

Are There Any Safety Apps or Technology That Can Help Keep My Daughter Safe on Campus?

“As a mom, keeping your daughter safe on campus is a top priority. How will you help her? You obviously won’t be with her as she spreads her wings during the college years. Are there any safety apps or technology that can help keep your daughter safe on campus? The answer to this is: yes! Of course, none of these are foolproof, and there are many more than the ones I’ll mention here. But here are a few to get you started thinking about options!”

What Does Empty Nest Syndrome Mean?

“Empty nest syndrome, also known as “the empty nest” or “the empty nest blues,” is a term used to describe the feeling of sadness, loss, and emptiness that some moms experience when their children leave home to go to college, move out on their own, or start their own families. For many moms, the empty nest signifies the end of an era. It’s a time when you are no longer needed in the same way you once were, and it can be a difficult adjustment for many moms. You may feel lonely, lost, and unsure of what to do with yourself now that your children are no longer living at home. You also may be facing lots of unhelpful social messages.”

Help!!! I’m Sending My First Child Off to College

“One of the biggest challenges of sending your child off to college is adjusting to the sudden change in your daily routine. No longer will your child be there to share meals, have daily conversations, or even to help with those household chores they complained about incessantly! This can be a difficult adjustment. You’ll also encounter new parenting challenges, like helping them work out how to manage their own finances and supporting them as they learn to make both big and small decisions on their own.”

The Ultimate List of Empty Nester Gifts

“As children grow up and leave the nest, moms often find themselves feeling a little lost and unsure of how to fill their newfound free time. Whether they are struggling with their next career steps or just missing their child one thing is for sure – new empty-nester moms can benefit from a little support! If you have friends or family members who are facing this transition, a thoughtful gift can help them make the most of their new chapter in life. Here is my ultimate list of empty nester gifts!”

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