Making Tough Choices


Everybody is forced at times to choose between two courses of action, whether this means choosing the lesser of two evils or committing to something for the next several years. It can be extremely difficult to even know where to start, never mind going through with it.

In this case, there is often a temptation to ask the advice of someone you hope is wiser and better informed than you are, or simply do what everybody else seems to be doing. Unfortunately, this will separate you from neither the responsibility for your choice nor its consequences.…

Help From A Life Coach: How Effective Is It?

Flashback to 20 years ago, when we had to write letters or telegrams,  stand up to change the channel, or read tons of books in the library just to learn more about a favorite sport or something. Would you say life is a lot easier today because of modern technology? Definitely! With the advent of modern technology, there’s better communication through cell phones, and convenience because of remote controls, and ultimately easy access to new knowledge because of the internet.  But so has the challenges in business, career, and life in general, right?

Currently, the emergence of life coaching has encouraged people to find help in organizing their life – their relationships, their businesses, careers and what not. People who are always on the go who seem to lose their way, now have a means to get back on track. They now have a professional best friend who is tasked to make their lives better than good.

But what is life coaching, really? How does it work? Does it work for everybody? And who needs life coaches? Let’s read on and find out.

Life Coaching Defined

Life coaching is basically a profession that involves a process wherein a certified life coach formulates specific solutions to the problems and needs of his clients. They play the role of a guide to assist you in achieving your goals in specific areas of your life. They help you become the best that you can be and move you closer to your dreams.

Newsweek writes this about life coaches:  “Part consultant, part motivational speaker, part therapist, and part rent-a-friend, coaches work with managers, entrepreneurs, and just plain folks, helping them define and achieve their goals, career, personal, or most often, both.”…

Horses As Therapy


Equine sports are a little strange. It’s after all the horse, not the rider, that puts in most of the effort. When it comes to improving someone’s state of mind through exercise, the first thing most people would think of is some activity that involves hitting something or someone with a stick, not cantering around a paddock several feet above the ground.…

What Causes A Lack Of Motivation?

In general, we all know what we need to do to get what we want from life – take a course at night, spend more time with friends, or perhaps lose some weight. Why then, are people constantly complaining about not being able to do these things? If you’re a devotee of the saying “when there’s a will there’s a way,” the only possible conclusion in most cases is that it’s the will, or rather the motivation to take concrete action, that’s lacking.

Why Every Company Should Have An Online Counseling Plan


General Motors’ spending on health care for employees sets them back more than their bill for steel, adding a full $1,500 to their costs per car, a state of affairs that their CEO has called a “crisis”. There are several reasons for high healthcare costs – relatively generous agreements with labor unions, the high price of brand-name drugs and administrative budgets which swallow about a quarter of the total spending. However, barring major structural changes in the healthcare industry, companies large and small should be looking at ways to reduce this expense.

Preventative care should be part of any such strategy. While it might be difficult to get employees to stop smoking, exercise more and develop better habits in general, there is one route towards healthier employees that is both easy to implement and cost-effective, namely offering online mental health counseling to all employees.

Coping With Anxiety Naturally

Nowadays, anxiety is overwhelmingly present around us. Worrying about our children when they’re away from us always make us anxious. When we needed to submit our report to the boss ‘yesterday,’ we’d get pretty anxious, right? Or when our monthly bills are piling up because we still need a few hours overtime to be able to pay up, that is one hell of a reason to feel anxious.

With countless sources of anxiety, we should learn the habit of coping with it naturally, because the longer the state of anxiety continues, the more we try to find other ways to fight the stress, even to the point of acquiring negative diversions such as food and alcohol addiction which would need more help.…

Skills For Life

Skills are what most people have to achieve in life. There are lots of adults who reach a stage of their lives when they decide what they need to do with themselves and get some additional skills in order to develop and grow themselves towards their career and increase their own confidence or simply be in a position to help their young ones with homework.

Skills for life, like literacy training, can open up a whole new world to anyone seeking to improve their skills or gain functional skills in order to get a particular job. We are a society that depends heavily on the written word. Our streets are cluttered with direction signs, shop windows proclaim their wares through flashy notices, and bus timetables tell us where buses go. Anyone with learning difficulties, or who has simply not learned the basic skills of literacy, lives in a confusing world where guessing and getting it wrong much of the time is a daily occurrence. …

Health is Lifelong Process

Why is it important to be healthy? One reason is so you can be there for your family. This is especially important for someone with very young children. Being overweight and leading a sedentary lifestyle, leaves you open for many health problems that could lead to early death. Getting the extra weight off and becoming active are imperative. If you are worried about your health seek free advice from online counseling and get yourself back on the road to a healthy lifestyle.

Taking care of small children requires you to be healthy. How can you play with your children if you get out of breath walking up the stairs? Will you let someone else take your kids to the park because you can’t do it? This is really not an option. Your children need you to do things with them. It builds unbreakable bonds.

Parents want the best for their children. Teaching them how to be happy and healthy is a very important job that parents face. Psychologist Amy Sullivan, PsyD. says, “Loneliness is an epidemic, We’re the most socially connected society, yet so many people experience extreme loneliness.” Being healthy allows you to do so much more with your children. Things they will remember in the years to come and look back on fondly.

Sometimes your health level impacts your financial life. Certain professions require that you stay in good shape. If you plan to go into one of these professions, getting into and staying in good shape is essential. Some professions that require good health and check certain other health markers are the military, police, firefighters, and utility workers.…

Coping Skills

Coping skills training teaches you to relax during anxious and stressful situations. You will experience increased self-control in those situations as a result of using relaxation techniques and letting go of the tension.

In psychology, coping could mean to invest in your very own conscious effort, solving ones’ personal life and interpersonal problems by minimizing ones’ stress levels. Too much stress can lead to other more serious health issues and therefore should be tackled now by seeking free online counseling and learning to control your stress levels.

The psychological coping strategy is commonly known as coping skills. This term basically refers to an adaptive or (constructive) way of coping strategies. The coping strategy will help reduce stress. On the other hand, coping strategies can be coined to as maladaptive when it increases the stress. Maladaptive coping is described as the outcome, as non-coping.

“When we are imbalanced, we develop various types of difficulties, including psychological and/or physical symptoms, and we begin to use ineffective or damaging coping mechanisms.” Jennifer Bradley, Psy.D., HSPP, Clinical Psychologist said.

Coping skills refers to the methods of a person who uses this to deal with stressful situations. In obtaining good coping skills and further maintaining it takes practice. However, utilizing these skills becomes easier over time. Most importantly, if you had a good coping skills, this would be best for you since it can provide you for a good mental and overall health wellness. Sounds great, doesn’t it? “But how do I do it?” you might ask. Take this few tips to consider:

If you don’t wish to seek the help of free online counseling, make a list of stressful situations you have found yourself in and then write them down with the least stressful on the top, working your way down the page to the most stressful situations. This could be very helpful. “Use your strengths of critical thinking and hope to look at any negative situation in a fresh way. You might tap into hope to see how there are benefits to the stressor,”says Ryan M. Niemiec Psy.D.