My Grief Journey...Continued With An Easting Disorder and Depression
My Grief Journey Began...When I was 6 years old
After a wake up call with depression and an eating disorder, I went into full blown action. Also known as: Keep busy! Really busy!
I married my high school sweetheart and the dream was that we would buy the house, have the family and live happily ever after. We bought the house, had the baby but a year later, I was divorced. Boy, I didn’t see that coming. One night he came home and said he didn’t want to be married anymore, just like a scene from a really bad movie.
CUTV News Radio spotlights Life Coach Michele Woodall
My grandfather, Poppy, was my first memory of the death of someone close to me. I was 6 years old. Even at 6, the seeds were being planted for the myths of grief that I would learn to believe and live out with my future losses.
Hide and Seek..... It's Not Just For Kids
I just completed my first radio interview. It was overwhelming and exciting at the same time. I was able to share my heart for helping people move through life's transitions.
5 Things I Learned in April
I can remember a time when I actually dreaded the weekends. The weekends seemed to shine a floodlight on what I had lost, so I would hide. During the week it was easier to avoid feeling the pain of the death of a loved one as I could distract (aka busy) myself with work and volunteering which was also a form of hiding.
Coaches.....Turning Dreams Into Reality
Last month, I decided to give my coaching services away for free. That’s right! For the entire month of April, I did not charge anyone for a coaching session and there were no strings attached.
Coach or Critic?
Do you have a Bucket List?
It’s not as morbid as it may seem. And I believe everyone should have one.
Times passes faster than we expect and before you know it, you are looking back over the years and thinking; “How did I miss it?”
I wish I had started my bucket list earlier in life. But recently, I was able to complete an item on my bucket list: To compete in a dance competition!
“Happy” New Year?
When we don’t hear positive things about our life, our dreams and even our efforts, we shrink and hide from the life that we can be living. Life is too short. Don’t live with the negative words and beliefs anymore.
My Life Coach Fired Me!
To be honest, I haven’t been a fan of celebrating or even acknowledging New Year’s Eve for the longest time. In fact, I did my best to avoid it!
December 31st is a day when many people will go out and celebrate bringing in the New Year! And others are just trying to get through the day, feeling like there is nothing to look forward to.
10 Reasons We Avoid Healing Our Heart
A Life Coach will not tell you what to do. Rather, they help lift the fog, show you the obstacles and clear the windshield, so that you can see your next step more clearly.
Businesses Have Core Values, Do You?
We all experience loss at some point in our lives. There is no escaping it. We think it is abnormal or unnatural to feel the pain of loss so we avoid it......no matter what the cost. So we avoid it. Here are ten reasons we use to avoid healing our hearts.
It's More Than a Dance
Have you ever noticed that companies have written values? Maybe you saw them posted in their dining area, lobby or break room. Did you notice if they were actually following them?
A Holiday is a Holiday is a Holiday
Do you ever feel like you are the “new one” in a group? Perhaps you are looking for other people with similar passions or ideas and yet you come up empty. At the end of the day, we all need people in our lives so we can celebrate together and connect on a regular basis. The buzzword is “community” and it’s a real game changer!
The Red Jacket
It all started when I spent one Fourth of July holiday alone. I remember thinking; “I’m sure everyone had great plans for today.” I imagined they were at cook outs, parades, firework displays, pools – anywhere that included other people and fun. But, when I spoke with my friend the next day, it turned out she didn’t have any plans either. We each assumed the other had plans.
It's Summertime. What goals?
recently had the opportunity to observe two women try on the same beautiful little red jacket. This jacket was awesome. First, it was red. Second, it was leather. Third, it was cool.
Stop Making Resolutions, Start Being Intentional
Summertime. The time for vacations, weekend getaways and day trips to get away from it all. You may be feeling the pressure of “having” to take time off or maybe you are feeling like the summer is just not long enough. Either way, do you find yourself losing focus on your goals?
3 Misconceptions About Grief
There is a lot of talk about resolutions and goals this time of year. Funny as we get further into the year you don’t hear much about it. Do you find yourself setting goals because “its’ that time of year?”
I was having a conversation with a friend the other day that was experiencing a loss on the heels of the one-year anniversary of losing her mother. In talking with her I was reminded of the misconceptions about grief many experience when going through the grieving process