Self-care is just hot bubble baths and candles. Right?
Sorry, but self-care is anything that can make your routines easier. [read more here]
Isn’t self-care just for the rich and famous?
Well, the rich and famous are mainly the ones with publicists that share the lavish pamper sessions at the exclusive spas and hair salons. The truth is small acts can provide self-care for anyone that is not part of the top 1% nor famous.
If you are entering a particularly challenging phase of your life, I recommend the courses and workshops as an investment in yourself to head off burnout. The programs are the perfect gift for caregivers, parents, teachers, students, residents or interns in the medical field.
Is that really professional to do anything related to self-care in the workplace?
Actually, the workplace is a great place for self-care. [read more here]
What is A Tailored Life Coaching?
It is self-care support tailored just for you. You can take advantage of the virtual resources on this site, join the community to connect with other caregivers, schedule private group sessions, and enjoy one-on-one virtual or in-person coaching to discover your greatest self.
Who is a caregiver?
A caregiver is anyone who expends time, energy, and forethought on the powerful act of giving to others often without a second thought to their own needs.
Who is the Community for?
The Community is a place for like-minded caregivers that want to feel in charge of their lives instead of playing catch up each day to interact and support each other. The community has forums, interactive activities, and other opportunities to build connections. [join here]
When you share the load, you lighten the load. It is a form of shareapy where ideas and routines are exchanged to help to combat stress, periods of depression, and decision fatigue that caregivers often face.
Why did Michelle create this community?
As a wife, mother, and professional in the health care field my schedule pulled me in multiple directions daily. Weeks went by and the needs of my family and my clients were met but not my own needs. Actually, recognizing what I needed was the challenge. During my workday, I often skipped lunch thereby missing a prime opportunity to decompress. At the end of my workday, I rushed to my next job as a wife and mother for my family.
We all experience the stress demands on our time and attention. A Tailored Life Coaching was created for caregivers (parents, health care professionals, individuals in customer service, and more). The ability to recharge yourself requires tools and strategies for success.
The difference between healthcare and self-care is one is reactive and the other is proactive. I believe self-care is a state of being proactive about personal needs and boundaries.
Self-care encompasses tailored forms of centering and relaxation activities to offset feelings of frustration and fatigue.
What does a life coach do?
____You will have a Comfortable place to speak your truth.
___You will have the Opportunity to see a new personal perspective.
______I will always Applaud your efforts.
Together we will find Clarity in solutions.
_____I will extend a Helping hand.
How is Life Coaching different from Therapy?
Technological advances in the 21st century are wonderful. We have computers the size of a cell phone or as small as the space on the face of a watch. We can order dinner, while checking emails and streaming must see TV within our homes from these portable computers. What happens when despite all the technology our most basic human needs are not met?
We are human beings that have daily needs. We all must sleep to rest from our busy lives, exercise to keep our bodies healthy, and eat to consume healthy calories to sustain our bodies. A myriad of problems can arise. However, the most common problem is stress. Since there is no manual on how to live harmoniously with technology and humanity, a life coach can provide perspective and assist with creating next steps.
Therapy focuses on an individual's needs from a clinical perspective. A clinician assists clients with the state of an individual's mental health. Therapy is utilized to explore and understand one's mental health. In contrast, "coaching is more goal directed, action based, and outwardly defined," as noted by The American Psychological Association (APA). The APA has a great article comparing coaching and therapy and the purpose each can serve in our lives.