Extraordinary Self-Care as Daily Practice? Yes. Really.

Why Practice Self-Care? Really. - Life Coaching with Teresa Young

We all want the lives we want, right? The lives we’re working for and deserve. So how exactly—and why—does the daily practice of extraordinary self-care matter in a culture chock full of ambitious individualists? Get ready for this news flash, friends:  because the nose-to-the-grindstone success model you may be sweating is… well… history.

To get in on what’s possible in 21st century life, it’s truly time for a new kind of superpower:  truly extraordinary self-care, routinely. Now stay with me while I break down my take on what that means, toward everything you intend to be and do. Continue reading “Extraordinary Self-Care as Daily Practice? Yes. Really.”

Why in the World Would You Want (and Deserve) Life Coaching?

Why Life Coaching - with Teresa Young

First, some truth from me to you:  there was a time when I regularly asked myself “why life coaching?” Because, honestly, I cringed at the term. Despite my passion for the profession, I tap-danced all around that particular phrase when describing what I feel privileged to do. It was funny, really. Life coaching just felt cliché somehow.

But then one intense day, a very special lady in my life, my elderly mother, unexpectedly ended all that. She got down to the essence of things the way moms do, saying, “Why beat around the bush? You’re a life coach.”

Great big wave of her little hand. Great big emphasis on life while—more truth here—at the end of her own. So, instead of feeling annoyed by her opinion, it was instant goose-bump city for me. Long story short, cut to now:  I’m a life coach.

So what is life coaching, really?

A few weeks ago I happened onto an insightful article about coaching. The author provided short definitions for different types. But her take on life coaching felt narrow to me. She described it as being about personal change, with niches within it like youth, addiction, and divorce. Continue reading “Why in the World Would You Want (and Deserve) Life Coaching?”

Wonderful Things About Some Millennials I Know

Wonderful Things About Some Millennials I Know ~ Life Coach Teresa Young

This Boomer has some wonderful millennial news.

These days, as always, I’m still hearing and reading this and that about millennials, much of it involving them getting a bad rap. Let’s face it, dissing millennials is practically a trend!

Meanwhile, yes, I’m a Boomer with lots of millennials in my inner circle. And I feel like providing some counterpoint. Toward that end, I’ll list some great qualities that the millennials I know have in common. Of course generalizing about a whole generation is a bit like throwing spaghetti at the wall: some sticks, some doesn’t. But why not take that step? It’s the mood I’m in. Continue reading “Wonderful Things About Some Millennials I Know”

Remembering Hurricane Michael – Reflections in the Midst of Disaster

Hurricane Michael via CNN

Hurricane Michael smashed into the Florida Panhandle on October 10, 2018. I originally wrote the short pieces below to keep some wonderful folks posted on my efforts to help my family in its aftermath.

 

October 19, 2020

Mission critical:  get to Panama City

I’m in Houston right now on my way to Panama City. I’m feeling both anxious and grateful to all the people who are helping me help my family. Because Hurricane Michael just punched them and their whole community down to the ground last week.

My dad and one of my brothers have been texting me to prepare myself. “This place is ruined.” Continue reading “Remembering Hurricane Michael – Reflections in the Midst of Disaster”