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Entries by Arlene Schneider

A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON GOAL SETTING!

Every year about this time, many of us begin thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. We also think about past years, and the fact that we abandoned our resolutions by the end of January. Many times, we felt like a failure and could not understand why we were unable to follow through and reach the …

LET’S GET REAL ABOUT HOLIDAY STRESS

One complaint I hear frequently during the holidays is that people are under too much stress and feel out of control. This is not surprising since many times during the holiday season we give others power over our schedules and emotions, and as a result, we feel that we are at the mercy of …

HE MAKES ME SO MAD!

“How did that make you feel?”
“Awww, that made me so sad.”
These are comments you probably hear or even say regularly. But how true is it really that someone or something can “make” you feel a certain way?
When I was in graduate school I studied Rational Emotive Therapy, which was founded by Dr. Albert Ellis. …

HOW ABOUT A NEGATIVITY FAST?

A Negative Mind will never give you a Positive Life
A radio station I listen to here in Houston frequently advertises a juice fast on their morning show. The DJs rave about how alert, sharp, and cleansed they feel after a few days of participating in the juice fast.  After reading some acrimonious Tweets last …

I’VE SEEN FIRE AND I’VE SEEN RAIN-NATURAL DISASTER ANXIETY

Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Katrina, The Memorial Day Flood, California Wildfires, The Tubbs Fire, Carr Fire, Hurricane Maria…
These are a few potentially devastating disasters that we have faced across the globe, some of which you may have even experienced firsthand. The list goes on to include avalanches, tornadoes, and flooding in many parts of the …

So, What is Life Coaching Anyway?

Since becoming a Certified Life Coach, I have enthusiastically taken the opportunity to tell almost everyone I come in contact with about coaching and how it has helped me to increase confidence and have a more positive mindset.
When I tell people that I’m a coach, I usually get two replies.  “I love coaching!” …

High School Excitement

Congratulations!  Your daughter has graduated from 8th grade and is entering high school!  You both will begin a transition that you have worked toward for the past few years. After being one of the leaders of middle school, she is now a freshman at a new school or campus, with a new schedule and …

College Age Closeness

There is no better time than now to create new memories for your child to take to school with him in the fall. Consider taking a one on one trip to solidify your relationship and to talk about those things you never really had time for during the hectic HS years. What about a …