It’s time for another installment of my bi-weekly email series. In each issue, I share three resources that I have found to be helpful for myself and/or my clients. As a former librarian and a current voracious gatherer of helpful information, I’m constantly listening to podcasts, reading books and articles, and watching various videos that spark my interest.

Listening:

“When Skye was in middle school, her best friends showed up at her home one night and wrote “f*ck you” on her garage door. After that, they never spoke again. Now Skye has a son entering middle school, and he can’t believe his mom never asked her friends why they did it. So, thirty years later, Skye and her son set off to find out.”

Sometimes in order to be the best parent to our children in the present (and future) we need to go back to our past and find out why people did what they did so that we can prepare to live a more powerful story for the future.

Reading:

Get It Together (book cover)Most of us don’t like to think about what happens if we can’t take care of ourselves or if a tragedy strikes. However, being prepared can take the worry out of unexpected and unfamiliar situations.

One of the best ways to be prepared is to have all of your important records organized and in an accessible spot so that when the unexpected does happen, you and your relatives and/or friends will know exactly where everything is and what you want done about the situation. This book is not only a “how to” guide but it also provides all the necessary forms you will need to be prepared for you or others taking care of all of your personal and professional business.

Watching:

I love finding out about the origin of words or phrases. OK (or okay) is one of the most popular phrases in the English language. Jason Kottke is equally fascinated as he shows in this video on why we say ok. Ok, now go watch!

Coaching Resource:

For Accredited Coaches: The Wisdom Tree Academy is offering our “Decoding The Coaching Genome” course again in January. Take a deep, fun dive into each of the International Coach Federation’s 11 Coaching Competencies and gain all the required 24 Core Competency hours to renew your ICF Accreditation. This is an online interactive experiential course. Meet and learn with an international group of coaches.

As always, thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter. If any of these resources elicited any thoughts or feelings that you’d like to share with me, please contact me. If you like these emails, feel free to share them with other coaches, friends, clients and people walking the transformational path.

See you in two weeks,
Judy