Category: Well-Being Moment

  • Stop Living in Your Feels

    Stop Living in Your Feels

    By: Donna R. Wood, Wellness Coach When I was in my mid-20s, I had the most amazing LadyBoss, in every sense of the word. I looked up to her and studied how she managed her professional life. We were having a conversation one day, and she said, “It’s never personal. This is business. If you want […]

  • Resiliency Requires Experience

    Resiliency Requires Experience

    By: Donna R. Wood, Existential Coach The one thing in life that I know is true is that one must know who one is, before they can create any type of life that is filled with meaning and purpose. A life of meaning and purpose doesn’t come wrapped in a Zen experience or regulated schedule. […]

  • The Wheels on the Bus

    The Wheels on the Bus

    By: Donna R. Wood, Existential Coach Betrayal never comes from your enemies. It always comes from those who are closest to you; family, friends, and even co-workers. For those who are young, confident, and ambitious, what I am about to say may save you a lot of time and heartache: Everyone gets thrown under the […]

  • Joy Necessitates Sorrow

    Joy Necessitates Sorrow

    By: Donna R. Wood, Existential Coach “I beg your pardon. I never promised you a rose garden. Along with the sunshine, there’s got to be a little rain sometime…”  ~ Lyn Anderson Life isn’t always a garden of roses and sunshine. Sometimes, bad things happen, and often to good people. The why of it all […]

  • The Inner-Observer

    The Inner-Observer

    By: Donna R. Wood, Existential Coach People-watching is a fascinating pastime that millions of people enjoy on the daily. You see them on the park benches, in the shopping malls, and sitting at al fresco tables along the marketplaces of society. Observing others is something people have done since the beginning of humanity as a […]

  • Letting Go – Becoming an Empty-Nester

    Letting Go – Becoming an Empty-Nester

    By: Donna R. Wood, Existential Coach We spend a minimum of eighteen years as parents, feathering our nests, taking care of the children, and running a hundred miles a minute, all to ensure that our children are well taken care of and their every need is met – physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. As we […]

  • Balancing the Social Dimension of Being

    Balancing the Social Dimension of Being

    By: Donna R. Wood  In the Social Dimension of Being, we consider the relations and connections we have developed and cultivated with others: our families, friends, co-workers, professional networks, and those who share our spiritual beliefs. The Social Dimension includes our response to the communities and cultures that we belong to, and even those we […]

  • The Empty Plate

    The Empty Plate

    By: Donna R. Wood, Existential Coach For many years, as long as I can remember, my grandmother and great grandmother held to a tradition that I have no idea of the true origins. Perhaps it was something they came up with on their own, or maybe it was something that has been handed down for […]

  • Heart and Soul – The Art of Forgiveness

    Heart and Soul – The Art of Forgiveness

    By: Donna R. Wood “In the corner of my mind stands a jukebox. It’s playing all my favorite memories…” ~ Alabama, (1990) written by Dave Gibson & Ronnie Rogers Music has a way of connecting us with memories, some of which are not so pleasant. As a young person, I often dropped an imaginary quarter […]

  • Attitudes of Well-Being

    Attitudes of Well-Being

    By: Donna R. Wood Well-Being and happiness are not the same thing. Well-being is an overall sense of being at peace with life as it was, as it is, and as it may yet be; a peace that can only be achieved by how one views life in general. In this article, we will cover […]