A special thank you to Sarah Klein Coaching!
Jolie has a little flower-child hippie inside of her, as you might know, and she delights in readings and teachings that expand her consciousness, challenge her beliefs and just plain ol’ blow her mind. (And apparently, she also loves talking about herself in the third person.) The past couple of years have been up and down for me: I’ve been blessed by more once-in-a-lifetime experiences than anybody could realistically dream of, and have been humbled by crushing defeats, personal setbacks and emotional losses. It’s been wild and big and messy, but I feel lucky on the whole. Much of my stability comes from lessons that I’ve been taught over the past year by my coach Sarah Klein, who I went to college with and who studied under Martha Beck (the Oprah guru). What exactly is coaching, and how does it differ from therapy? In Sarah’s words:
“Therapy’s focus begins in your life today and moves backwards through time to heal, understand and “have closure” on troubling events, attitudes or behaviors in the past. Coaching begins with your life today and moves forward, claiming the strengths, gifts, and insight you already possess. Coaching helps you learn about your own power and how to unleash your own potential. Therapy is about healing the past; coaching is about dealing with what is holding you back or causing you pain now and then moving forward into the great life you deserve.”
Sarah’s wonderful website is now up, and I cannot gush enough about how loving and supportive she is, and how grateful I am to benefit from her warm, witty and helpful advice. Most people around the world increasingly seem to be more open to concepts of ego, the Universe, the Law of Positive Attraction and spiritual cleansing–but it’s the kind of thing that sounds feeble-minded, ridiculous and idiotic…until you experience the transformation that can occur when you open up, stop resisting, learn and really see. Long before my mother died, I was putting lessons into place that Sarah and I worked on, and after losing Mama Jolie, I’ve found tremendous personal strength that I didn’t even know I had, in large part due to teachings Sarah introduced me to. If you’re a fellow seeker, or plagued by the nagging feeling that your life is out of focus, or sick of having good intentions that result in bad relationships and bad choices, take charge! Each day is a chance for a fresh start, and I’m a firm believer that the life you expect is the life you get. Sometimes, all is takes is a little push in the right direction (and maybe somebody gifting you a cute broom!) to clear the cobwebs out.