Have you ever found yourself thinking, "Who am I, and what the heck am I doing here?" Do you feel stuck and restless? Do you feel pulled towards something, but don't have a clue what that something is?
Get ready to rechart your life with hope and meaning. You'll find ways to live your best life, to be the best version of you. You'll learn to listen to your Inner GPS. You'll summon the courage to start down a new path. A path to joy because you're completing your soul's assignment here on Earth.
I'm Hope Cook and I'll be your guide along this journey! www.hopethepa.com
#174: Is Your Online Cart Full of Wants? Have You Ever Gotten Exactly What You Wanted and Wondered Why You Weren't Happy? Wants vs. Yearnings
I woke up at 38 and realized I'd checked all the boxes on my wish list. A boy, a girl, a house, a good job, a cute husband, a degree, and money in the bank. But I'd never felt more lost and bewildered. Why wasn't I happy? I'd gotten exactly what I wanted.
Reading Sue Monk Kidd's When the Heart Waits and Martha Beck's Way of Integrity opened my eyes about why I didn't feel good despite getting what I wanted. In this episode, we talk about wantings vs yearnings. What the brain thinks you want vs what the heart wants.
If you feel empty this Thanksgiving, this discussion will give you a lot to chew on. Reach out if you'd like to discuss coaching, speaking or anything else! firstname.lastname@example.org or check out my website, www.coachhopecook.com
#173: Story Fondling, How to Quit Needlessly Caressing Your Past and Move On
Some of us have experienced painful job situations, awful bosses or coworkers, or had terrible things happen in the past. These aren't the problem. In fact, these can all help us grow into more evolved versions of ourselves The problem occurs when we continue to "fondle" the story over and over, which renders us helpless victims of our circumstances. How to let go of old hurts and get back behind the wheel of your life.
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Reach out if you'd like to connect! email@example.com or visit my website, www.coachhopecook.com
#172: Why you might be getting your self care all wrong and 3 tools to figure out what you really need
If you do all the self-care "things" and still feel crappy, this episode will explain why. I'll also give you 3 tools you can use to get reoriented on your path to purpose and joy. This is an episode you might need to save and listen to every few months as a reminder of what your Self really needs.
Here's a link to your free tool card as mentioned in the episode!
If you're a Physician Assistant and feeling burned out and directionless, you might be interested in group coaching starting in January 2024. We'll meet weekly for 6 weeks. I'm screening applicants now, so shoot me an email!
# 171: What One Magical Night of Being Dolly Parton Taught Me About Life
If you ever get the chance to sit down with Dolly, do it! If that's not
an option, I highly recommend BEING Dolly. Buy the wig, a sparkly outfit, do your makeup and BE Dolly. Stepping outside yourself and into a beloved icon's story will give you a drastic perspective shift. Don't wait until next Halloween to try this out! Listen to these 10 lessons I learned after getting all "dolled" up at a conference theme night event.
I'm also opening up applications for group coaching in January: PA Burnout Group Mastermind: Should I Resign or Revive?
Email me if interested firstname.lastname@example.org
#170: Soul Food! Not collards and BBQ, but the deep, Figure out what your soul food is and you'll figure out your north star (aka your life's purpose)
Think about it. If you're starved or depleted from life, maybe you're not getting soul food. Honestly, how much of your life makes you feel excited, happy, giddy and joyful? What abou the reverse--what makes you feel flat-out awful, drained, and heavy? Here's a shocker--this isn't the direction you want to keep going.
My Body Compass video link mentioned on the podcast
I'm also opening up applications for group coaching in January: Burnout Coaching: Should I Resign or Revive?
Email me if interested email@example.com
#169: Planning Ahead: How Habits and Framework Will Support You Next Time You Get Knocked Down
None of us are immune to down moments, dips in mood, catastrophes and disasters. They're part of life, right? What can you do now (assuming you're not in the throes of a cataclysmic event) to help the Future You get back up when she gets knocked down? Don't worry, these are pretty simple, yet powerful concepts. If you implement even one suggestion, you'll be better prepared the next time sh$% hits the fan.
If you want to meet up for 1:1 life coaching, reach out! Alternatively, if the idea of group coaching appeals to you, my next group starts in January, reach out now so we can see if you'd be a good fit!
See you next week,