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OUR TIMES

A great reading sent to me by friend Clint H .In this crazy time we are living through, it is worth the time to read it, and share where you think it will hit home. More than ever, people should be reaching out for trained help. Look at all the...

THE JOURNEY

The approach that turned my life around, and the approach I take to coaching, I refer to as a "Journey To Recovery".Each journey has a start point with a destination in mind.My own journey was brought about finally with circumstances caused by drinking. Before drinking became an issue, I wish I had of sought coaching help to deal with issues that began very early in my life!A big part of my recovery was being a part of a 12 step group, and I am grateful that that program was and is there for me.I work with people with "LIVING" issues., life is not what they believe it should be. Some of them have addiction issues.The 12 Steps are a great program, a model for anyone who is seeking good mental hygiene, and I do use several of the 12 Step concepts in my coaching practice. The more I read, the more I understand that most coaches, psychologists, psychiatrists and motivators, while they call it something else, are using the fundamentals incorporated in the 12 steps.To get the life journey you desire with the needed start point, you need to be committed to change and take action; seek the help you need to take action and continue it. It won't happen all on your own!!"The way to do is to be."Lao Tzu(or 'Old Sage' -- born Li Erh)Sixth century B.C. philosopher who began the philosophy of Taoism It is not until we can let ourselves be who we really are that we can recognize who we REALLY are!In recovery I have learned it is by embracing myself as I am today that I will become increasingly aware of my true identity. It is not by denial or pretended "goodness" that the Truth is revealed, but by acceptance and humility. This is one of the many gifts of recovery ... we no longer have to "wait until."This program tells us we can be happy and free now. HERE AND NOW! But, my ego-mind gives me a different message. It says, "You can be happy, joyous and free when you lose the weight, get your health back, get that job, marry that prince, receive the next degree, and on and on. In other words, "You must wait and wait and wait, and maybe someday you'll be good enough. Then you can be happy." Our ego keeps us in pursuit of the elusive happiness it promises.One Day at a Time . . .I choose to be happy; I choose joy.KEITH BRAY  Master Certified Coach   www.coached2success.com   khbray@rogers.com

Mask Of Clouds

MASK OF CLOUDS?? Up early this morning, Did some chores and went down to Lake Weir to watch the sun rise.A year later, got up on this Tuesday morning early, and is my habit, took Ziggy for a long walk. I know the sun will rise this morning, but it...

CHANGE

CHANGEOver the last few months, I have found myself in a state of lethargy. Not depressed, just lethargic.Between health issues and a healthy respect for Covid 19, I have not been active and I need change!How many of you have found yourself in the same mental state.Today, the article below...

2021

We are here to help you find success as defined by you! So a new year has come! A challenge to one and all, consciously wake up every morning and before your feet hit the floor, think of something to be grateful for Not every day can be wonderful, but...

YEAR END

This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2020 HAS BEEN A WILD RIDE Hard to believe a year has gone by since our last letter and what a difference a year makes! I am certain we can...

A SHARE

An absolutely brilliant reading, and the essence of what I believe in when working with others. Always the FIRST goal!!!In starting work with others, I am genuinely surprised how so many folks look so good on the outside,and, upon chatting,I learn that they do not feel good about their insides....

OUR TIMES

OUR TIMESAs we go through unprecedented times, our minds take strange and interesting turns,Addictions of all types are at unprecedented high levels, and many are finding they are depressed, angry and are experiencing unusual bouts of unhappiness. Sinicism and sarcasm are two signs of mental fatigue.Is it time to reach...

LAUGHTER

What a great but simple Thought.I couldn't agree more, a day without laughing is a day wasted. We are funny creatures, and to be able to laugh at self is a gift and a sign of growth.Anyone who plays golf, unless they make a living at it, must have the...