Coach Melanie’s Winter Holiday Survival Guide

100-steps-fms-memeThe festive, busy and hectic holiday season is in full swing! Children are on their winter break from school; friends and families are traveling to and from to see each other; dogs are bouncing through the snow, and others are packing up their belongings to spend the season in warmer climates. Whatever your plans are this time of year, it is likely that this is a busy, anxiety-inducing or even triggering season for you. Below I share 4 of my mood-stabilizing holiday survival tips : Continue reading

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Mindful Musings: I Am Human

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Mindful Musings are brief thoughts of the day, inspirations, tips and reflections. Enjoy! 🙂

“I am Human; I make mistakes.

And, l learn and I grow.

I need a friend, and an advocate.

I need a shoulder, and a smile.

I laugh loud and cry hard.

I seek the Light in the dark.

I give Love, and bring Joy.

I am Human, Human is Me.”

— Melanie Christian

 

 


The Process of Life blog posts are inspired lessons, learnings, reflections and meditations acquired for myself and my fellow growth journeyers- Coach Melanie

Words for Well-Being

“Sticks and stones may break my bones. But, words will never harm me!”

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True Growth Stories

Sunbeams on Tree Stumps (field)We all enter negative mindsets, (guilt, shame, defeatism…) from time to time.  I know I do. It’s common, human and in very small doses serves a purpose- introspection, higher gratitude, clarification.  Like yin and yang, black and white, up and down, positive mindsets would not exist without their relative opposing negative counterparts.

“…Difficult and easy give rise to the same concept; Long and short are derived by comparison; High differs from low only by position; Sound and echo blend into one harmony; Front and back follow one another sequentially.”  — Lao Zi

The real trouble begins when we become trapped in negative mindsets, thus stunting our growth and blocking our ways forward and upward. With that in mind, the other night a thought came to me:  Active-Proactive, Release. Continue reading