Wake Up! Pain is your friend

“Pain is a motivator! Pain is the brain’s way of telling you to CHANGE something. It could be as simple as lifting your hand off the hot stove, a constant headache or being in an abusive or unfulfilling relationship. Both physical and emotional pain are signals to wake you up to change your behavior. Pain can be your friend to alert you to something that is not in alignment.

Stop in the name of love

Do you turn to your go-to-friend of comfort (e.g. shopping, shoes, wine, food, sex, mindless TV, gambling, on-line shopping or drugs)? How are your coping skills when “shift” happens? Are you in a vicious cycle of starting and stopping a project or diet? Are you in a vicious cycle of emotional eating or drinking because you feel lonely, hopeless and overwhelmed?

Jewel’s book “Thank You Lord I Don’t Look Like What I Have Been Through”

I don’t look like what I have been through. And you don’t have to look like the abuse, dysfunction, grief, stress, sickness, struggle or heartache you have been through.

Persevere through the hard times

      Millions of people suffer from depression (e.g. sadness, hopeless, fatigue and loss of interest). Depression is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It interferes with daily life, normal functioning, and causes pain for both the person with the disorder and those who care about him/her.    For some thisContinue reading “Persevere through the hard times”

Benefits of Life Coaching with Jewel aka “The Self-esteem Dr.”

     Too often we feel a sense of shame, guilt or over responsibility ( e.g. feel like a bad Christian, bad wife, bad mother, bad sister, bad daughter). Or our inner self-talk says, “if I don’t ‘help or give.”…or “They will be in danger if I don’t help.” ….”or  “If I stay or ifContinue reading “Benefits of Life Coaching with Jewel aka “The Self-esteem Dr.””

Spiritual Mood Swings

At some time in all of our lives, we will experience suffering, inconveniences, heart ache and stress. If our faith is not built up, we can find ourselves bi-polar in our faith. I admit there are times when my faith is extremely strong and unwavering. There have been times when my faith swung to theContinue reading “Spiritual Mood Swings”

6 Things That Can Mess Up Your Life

There are so many factors that can rob you of peace, block your blessings and stop you from achieving your dreams and goals.  Below is a partial list of some of the most critical hindering factors: 1. People – Surround yourself with people of like mind, similar interests/values and who have a positive impact on yourContinue reading “6 Things That Can Mess Up Your Life”

Feeling discouraged?

When you fall into a pit of exhaustion, fear, desperation or worry … be careful not to fall into the trap of doing desperate, destructive, sinful and illegal things to get out of your situation. When the flesh or faith are weak, one can be tempted to seek short cuts to get out of aContinue reading “Feeling discouraged?”