Gratitude for the Present

In my capacity as a life consultant and psychotherapist, a client was referred to me yesterday by his Washington, D.C. doctor.  His partner of 15 years caught what at first appeared to be a cold but then turned into a virulent bacterial infection that caused a four week coma and, ultimately, death.  Also yesterday I was asked to lead a grief group to process feelings about the suicide of a young man in his 30s.  These two deaths serve as powerful reminders of the fleeting nature of life, and underline the importance of living each moment to its fullest. 


Coaching "Systems"

I noticed on Google this afternoon that many of the life coaching sites are designed to encourage potential customers to sign up for a "system" of life coaching.  This is one of the biggest problems I see with many life coaches: they have been taught a "one size fits all" approach to client issues rather than customizing solutions to the particular problem being presented.  Whether career counseling, relationship counseling, or other significant issues (health, self-esteem, procrastination, etc.) my experience has been that widely different approaches are appropriate for the large range of personalities and problem-solving abilities presented to me by my clients here in Washington, D.C.

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