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 By Ellie West    Opinion    September 21, 2022 

Coaches Corner: Power in the Pen

If there is one thing I learned from my Dad, it is always to write a personal thank you note to those who gave you a gift or someone who has done something kind or extraordinary for you. He always told me that a verbal thank you is never enough. I... Full story


Coaches Corner: Facing storms in your life

“Not all storms come to disrupt your life; some come to clear your path.” -Unknown. What happens when you see a storm brewing and moving into your area? Do you have a feeling of fear that comes over you as you run for cover and perhaps hide?...


Coaches Corner: Fall shows us that change can happen

As the summer months wind down, we enter into a new season - Fall. You step outside, and you can feel it. There is something different in the air. The cooler temperatures, the cozy sweaters, the warm...

 By Ellie West    Opinion    August 31, 2022

Coaches Corner: Follow your Heart

Throughout history, many cultures have emphasized the importance of following or listening to our hearts. When we speak of the “heart,” we are not referring to the physical organ but our spiritual heart. Our heart is the key to our deepest...

 By Ellie West    Opinion    August 24, 2022

Coaches Corner: Importance of Self-Care

Self-Care seems to be a buzzword in recent years. Oxford dictionary defines self-care as taking action to preserve one’s health. Self-care includes everything you do to take care of your well- being in your physical, emotional, mental and... Full story

 By Ellie West    Business    August 10, 2022

Coaches Corner: Relationships

Relationships are the core of everything…they are embedded in every part of our lives. Some of them may be healthy, while others aren’t. We may feel closer to people that we aren’t even related to and feel distant from those in our own...

 By Ellie West    Opinion    August 3, 2022

Coaches Corner: Anything is possible

Since 2020, there seems to have been a shift in people's lives and professions. How often do we think about our purpose and passions but never take action? Returning from a women's retreat, we were talking about our intent. A question came up, and I...

 By Ellie West    Opinion    July 27, 2022

Coaches Corner: Choose Happy

About eight years ago, I first heard the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams while at work on an airplane. With no passengers on board, we played the song as it set the tone for our day. I knew it would be a hit. The song is full of positive...

 By Ellie West    Opinion    July 20, 2022

Coaches Corner: Overcoming Bad Habits

None of us want to be weighed down with our bad habits as they rob us of peace. But why is changing or breaking a bad habit so challenging to overcome? Breaking a bad habit isn’t easy, but it isn’t impossible. Whether we want to admit it or not,...

 By Ellie West    Opinion    July 13, 2022

Coaches Corner: Compassion

Compassion involves a tangible expression of love and cares for those who are suffering. Understanding is not just being mindful of other persons moves beyond a simple desire to lessen suffering. A compassionate person identifies the...

 By Ellie West    Opinion    July 6, 2022

Coaches Corner: The World of Loneliness

Columnist E. J. Dionne Jr. recalls a conversation Marc Dunkelman had with his grandfather, a retired salesman, about how people discover good restaurants using an app. They talked about how to find good restaurants in an unfamiliar city. Marc was...

 By Ellie West    Opinion    June 22, 2022

Coaches Corner: Change...Do you embrace it or dislike it?

“The secret of change is to focus ALL of your energy, not fighting the old but on building the new.” ~Socrates Change…Do you embrace it or dislike it? Most recently, within the last couple of years, many of us have faced challenges that brought...

 By Ellie West    Opinion    June 15, 2022

Coaches Corner: The Japanese Art of Kintsugi

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of taking something broken, like pottery, and then through a mixture of precious metals—gold, silver, or platinum— the pieces are put back together. They repair to such a point that their brokenness becomes part of...

 By Ellie West    Opinion    June 1, 2022

Coaches Corner: Celebrate Yourself and Others

Birthdays are so special, especially among children. I called my granddaughter last night, as today, would be her sixth birthday. Excitement mounts as her birthday quickly approached and it is finally here! It's her special day!! I could hear and...

 By Ellie West    Opinion    May 18, 2022

Coaches Corner: Living in Harmony

How do we live in harmony with others? We encounter people every day who are just more difficult to love. People in this category may have different beliefs, opinions, or viewpoints than we do, and we can often find ourselves frustrated or...

 By Ellie West    Opinion    May 11, 2022

Coaches Corner: Follow your Heart

Throughout history, many cultures have emphasized the importance of following our hearts or listening to our hearts. When we speak of the "heart" we are not referring to the physical organ but our spiritual heart. Our heart is the key to our deepest...

 By Ellie West    Community    April 20, 2022

Coaches Corner: The newness of Spring

Spring is such a beautiful time of year. I am in awe of the beauty that surrounds us every day. Do you ever stop to notice the smell of the spring rain, the new blossoms, the birds, and the children playing outside? There is new life everywhere. It s...

 By Ellie West    Community    April 13, 2022

Coaches Corner: Heart to Heart

Webster’s dictionary defines comparison as a consideration or estimate of the similarities or dissimilarities between two things or people. Let’s talk about it…as comparing yourself to others affects many…not just a select few. Being in the...

 By Ellie West    Business    April 6, 2022

Coaches Corner: Facing your fears

I am so excited to be here as I will be sharing nuggets of inspiration, stories, and encouragement. There will also be opportunities for you, our readers, to ask me anything... My name is Ellie West, as a Certified Personal Empowerment Coach, I am... Full story


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