Author Archives: Kirsten Long

About Kirsten Long

Coach. Toastmaster. Prison-worker. Wife. Mother. Friend.

A SPANNER for Burnout

Judy is a fellow coach as well as a friend of mine. She has done a lot of work in the field of burnout and so I asked her to share some thoughts with us on the subject. Judy, tell … Continue reading

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Warning: 10 signs that your overwhelm is actually burnout.

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your life? You don’t feel like you are coping; You’re not enjoying your life and you’re stressed about all the things you still have to do. This is a common phenomenon and can be … Continue reading

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How to shift out of overwhelm into productivity

Cancer and a mastectomy, death of a parent, marriage difficulties, teenage terrors – if you experienced all of the above in the space of a six-month period wouldn’t it be appropriate to feel overwhelmed? How about if three weeks ago you … Continue reading

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A Formula for Letting Go

Emotional pain arises from holding onto past issues. Letting go bring peace and contentment. How do you do that? Follow the 5 step formula below. Know this before you begin: you have to go through the process. You have to do … Continue reading

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Warning: Holding onto these ten things will stunt your growth

Holding onto issues keeps you stuck. You will live with emotional pain as long as you identify  with the problems/ issues of the past. Holding on is about believing in the past. Letting go is about moving on so you … Continue reading

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The ONLY way to fulfillment

Massage tables are difficult to climb onto, aren’t they? I made myself comfortable on the shaky bed, and waited restlessly for the massage to begin. As the masseuse rustled around softly, I smelled the heady aroma of essential oils. This is … Continue reading

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The One gift to Give Yourself in 2014

Perhaps you have a deep yearning for a more meaningful and fulfilled life. When life gets busy, work is hectic, responsibilities are huge, you may often feel an emptiness inside and yet you are able to carry on regardless. The danger is … Continue reading

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Avoid these misunderstandings about living a meaningful life.

Clients come to see me with specific goals in mind: I want to get promoted OR I want to improve my relationships OR I want to find a partner OR I want to manage my finances better OR I want … Continue reading

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Madiba, Rest In Peace

Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013 The memorial service for Nelson Mandela took place yesterday. Many fitting and memorable moments of the day will help us to revere Mandela as the great man he was.  In August 2007 my family and … Continue reading

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Lessons from a dog fight

The gate bell rang.I immediately panicked. “I hope that’s not a client I didn’t know about” I certainly wasn’t ready to see a client – dressed in gym clothes and no make-up. I answered. Nope. Thank goodness. Two lost dogs … Continue reading

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