It has been awhile since I did a video about the life coaching I have been experiencing. I am just about to wrap up our 6 months together. What have I gained from this experience? Below the video you can see some of the highlights.
 My life coach asks deep questions. She takes the time to listen. And she let’s me think it through. In most relationships I could spout off some truthful statement that people would accept as being complete, and they wouldn’t make me dig any deeper.
 Accountability. I have to fill out a form each week before our time together that shares my “wins, losses, blessings, goals” and more. I’ve realized that in the past I have bottled up certain feelings or told them to the wrong person or at the wrong time. I’ve been more aware of conversations I am having and making sure wholesome talk comes out of my mouth. I’m not perfect, but I am trying.
 I have been giving myself “permission” to reflect on my thoughts each week and not just spin my wheels or bury myself in ministry work. I have tried to live more intentionally, looking at my choices, considering my grief about my illness limitations, mentoring others in certain ways, looking for possibilities of growth in others too. I’ve learned to break things down into smaller action steps and follow through, rather than just have huge overwhelming goals.
 I think all of these together, along with the practical tools Mary gave me, has helped me to be a better wife, mom, sister, etc. If you saw my recent video, you will know I still struggle with this and trying to be all things to all people.
Having a life coach has given me the chance to take some of those strings that have been dangling around in my life, and helped me attach them to the patchwork.
If you are thinking about finding a life coach, feel free to talk to mine, Mary Yerkes. To see if she would be a good fit for you visit www.newlifechristiancoaching.com