Archive for the ‘Setting Goals’ Category

Got Happiness? Maybe It’s Time to Start a Personal Happiness Project

Friday, December 17, 2010 9:29 4 Comments

By Ellen Brown
Do you believe in the pursuit of happiness? Or do you believe that happiness will always be beyond your reach, if you search it out?
While I personally believe that happiness is an attitude, rather than a destination, I think there are steps we can take everyday to feel happier. Of course, these steps [...]

This was posted under category: Life Changes, Life Transitions, Loss of Loved One, Personal Growth, Setting Goals

Dave Grier: Flying High on his Dreams

Thursday, April 1, 2010 8:20 1 Comment

By Ellen Brown
Note: The story below is one in a series of articles I’m posting about people who have inspired me by overcoming life’s obstacles. I hope you find the story inspirational. It was originally published in Cleveland Clinic’s Transplant Center newsletter for patients and their families, and is reprinted here with the permission of [...]

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The Power of Inspirational Quotes: Positive Messages to Carry you Through your Challenging Life Transitions

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 8:37 2 Comments

By Ellen Brown
When I’m dealing with a life challenge, whether it’s transitioning into a new career or dealing with a loved one who has a serious illness, it’s so important for me to surround myself with great sources of inspiration. And I guess I’m not alone, because many of my clients say they reach for [...]

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Accelerate Your Recovery from Loss: Healing Doesn’t Have to Take As Much Time As You Think

Monday, December 28, 2009 13:01 1 Comment

By Ellen Brown
If you’ve ever lost a loved one or even a job, someone has probably told you, with the best of intentions, to “just give it time.”
The only problem is that that statement simply isn’t true. “It’s one of those falsehoods that’s been passed down from generation to generation by ill-informed people,” say John [...]

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Why in the World I Transitioned into Coaching

Monday, December 21, 2009 8:10 11 Comments

By Ellen H. Brown
Note: People often ask me why I decided to become a life transitions coach, after working as a writer for more than 25 years, so I decided to share the story behind my transition with you in today’s post.
Several years ago, when I decided to become a life transitions coach, many people [...]

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Dealing with Loss: Helping people express their feeling so they don't explode

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 11:53 7 Comments

By Ellen H. Brown
If you have a friend or colleague who recently lost their job or is dealing with the loss of a loved one, do you listen when they talk about their feelings? Or do you quickly change the subject? I ask you this because in our culture, grief makes many people feel uncomfortable. [...]

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Losing a Loved One: Taking the Time You Need to Grieve and Remember

Monday, November 30, 2009 9:19 5 Comments

By Ellen H. Brown
When someone you love dies, do you take the time you need to grieve? In our crazy, busy culture, which encourages us to  quickly “move on” after we lose someone, it can be challenging to take the time to grieve our losses.
But I’m grateful that I took the time I needed to [...]

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Life Transitions: Do you Fight Change or Accept What Is?

Monday, November 2, 2009 7:17 No Comments

By Ellen H. Brown
Our lives are constantly changing. Yet, so often, we resist change, rather than embracing it. That’s true of my clients, whether they’re dealing with job loss or a serious illness, or any life transition, for that matter. And it’s certainly true of me, too, sometimes.
Recently, I was reminded of that fact, when [...]

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Entrepreneurs: What to Do When You Drop ‘The Ball’

Monday, August 24, 2009 8:34 No Comments

By Ellen H. Brown
As a solo business owner, have you ever become so busy that you dropped one of the many “balls” you’re juggling? Maybe you stopped exercising for awhile. Or perhaps your schedule became so crowded that you quit networking, until you were able to catch your breath. As small business owners, we have [...]

This was posted under category: Life Balance, Managing Stress, Personal Growth, Setting Goals

Entrepreneurs: Boost Productivity and Leisure Time by Trimming the Fat from Your Schedule

Monday, August 10, 2009 8:33 3 Comments

By Ellen H. Brown
Many of my clients, who are solo business owners, tell me that there are never enough hours in the day to get everything done. There was certainly a time when I felt that way, as a solo entrepreneur. And in the spirit of honesty, I’ll admit that there are still times when [...]

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