International Coaching Week 2017

No Going Back - Gratitude For The New Normal

Gratitude Cabarete Life Coaching Lemons CoachingSo, we’ve got our lemonade, the lemons, the sugar, the water, and the ice, yummy! However, we decide we want to go back. We want them separated, we want the water out, the sugar gone and the parts individual again. In short, we no longer want lemonade, we want to go back! We boil an egg and change our minds, we want the raw egg back. We want things to be as they were before! Before the lemon that came our way, before the accident, the break up, before the loss. We want things back to NORMAL. We want things back the way they were. The way they are SUPPOSED to be. Here is the thing, just as we cannot undo the lemonade or get the raw egg back, we simply can’t go back to the way things were. Nothing will undo what transpired with the lemon.

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Ice - Fear

Lemon Fear Cabarete Life Coaching WeekSo far, we have seen that the ingredients for making lemonade; lemons, sugar, and water, correspond to life’s lemons, sweeteners, and flow. While ice, is the crowning glory to lemonade, icy fear stops us from making lemonade out of lemons. It can paralyse us, keep us from moving, keep us from our sweeteners, keep us from gratitude, keep us stuck and looking back and certainly keep us from joy! So, when it comes to ice and fear our recipes part ways!

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Add Water - Keep the Flow

Lemonade waterSo, if we have lemons and sugar, and mix them together, not sure what we would get, a kind of lemony sugary sludge perhaps, but certainly not lemonade. What do we need to do, is pretty obvious, we need to add the water, easy and painfully obvious! It is the flow, that takes us from lemon sludge to lemonade! Yummy!

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Finding the Lemonade Recipe

 Finding the Lemonade RecipeGoogling a lemonade recipe is pretty simple these days. Best Lemonade ever, they boast. It is also easy to get the simple ingredients; lemons, sugar, water, and ice. But try googling ‘how you can get over a bad-ass lemon and make lemonade’! Unlike real lemons, our lemons are all different, some are big, some are small, some knock your breath away, some shake you to your core and some are more annoying then devastating! Some take seconds to convert to sweetness, some take a life time.

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Acknowledge the Lemon

Aknowledge your lemon cabarete life coachingAcknowledge that you have yourself a lemon!
A lemon is a lemon, it is what it is, it is bitter, it makes our mouths pucker up when we taste them. The same thing happens when we receive a lemon, our bodies, minds, and hearts pucker up from the bitterness of the blow of the lemon received. We don’t have to like it, we don’t have to want it or welcome it, it is after all “bitter” to receive lemons!

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When Life Throws You Lemons or How to Make Lemonade

Lifes Lemons Cabarete Life Coaching ArticlesThere are times in life, because life, is well, life, that life throws you lemons. Sickness, accidents, breakups, disappointments, financial hardships, you know what I mean! As far as I can tell, after living for several decades, this is the way it is! Although, it is important to avoid, lemon situations, not all lemons can be and maybe should be avoided! Through all the trials and tribulations of my life so far, not one has come my way that did not ultimately lead to something much better. This is the lemonade!!!! So, to me what is most important, is to learn to deal with the lemons, with bravery, courage and at the risk of sounding cliché, making lemons out of lemonade.

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A Six-Part Guide to surviving and thriving when life’s lemons come your way!

Six and a bit months after a near fatal accident my heart and life are full of joy and gratitude. I can honestly say that my life is sweeter, more beautiful, and richer than it was pre-accident. It has to do with receiving life’s lemons and making lemonade or lemon meringue pie or whatever you wish in order to make the bitter lemon sweeter, to make your life sweeter!

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What Is International Coaching Week

International Coaching Week Cabarete Life

During this week, coaches around the world offer a variety of activities and pro bono services in their local communities to share coaching’s impact. From educational sessions to coaching demonstrations to panel discussions, ICW offers something for everyone. Originally started in 1999 by ICF Member Jerri N. Udelson, MCC, ICW educates the public about the value of working with a professional coach and acknowledges the results and progress made through the coaching process.
- International Coaching Federation

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