Elana Brazile

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Finding the Positive

As I wrote in my last blog post, Changes Personal Transformation, I recently underwent a massive change in my path: I have returned to full-time work …

Changes Personal Transformation

It’s been a long while since my last post here on the blog. A lot of that has had to do with yet another significant transition in my life, and …

Quick, Powerful and To the Point!

What do you picture when you imagine working with a life coach? Sitting on a couch talking? Talking on your phone or on Skype chatting?<p>We don't …

Coming to Your Own Rescue

When I was a little girl, I ready stories like Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty, damsels in distress who were rescued when a knight in shining armor came …

Giving Tuesday!

Early this morning my dog, Lila, and I headed out for our usual walk. For her it was an exciting adventure. For me it was an exercise in how many …

Ask! You Might Get A Yes!

Recently at a church social, I was conversing with a woman about Speak Out Sunday. In the course of the discussion, we began discussion about my …

Strength

This week as I prepared to speak at the Speak Out Sunday event at Ainsworth United Church of Christ, I realized how much strength the darkest …

Oops, I Meant to Go Left: Four Steps for Course Correction

Earlier this week, I was driving a group of volunteers for an outreach event on behalf of the Portland Animal Welfare Team (PAW Team). This …

Face Value

Sometimes I think my cat, Seamus, came into my life to be my teacher. I know it sounds crazy, but I have found to such wisdom in examining our …

Power to Create or Destroy

I was recently reminded of the power of our actions. My son's teacher, in an attempt to create a better classroom environment, and set off a chain of …

It's All About Me!

Nose to the grindstone. Plowing through the work, full steam ahead. That is how my week has been. A paragon of productivity and efficiency as I …

Embracing Change

I remember when my son was half-way through pre-kindergarten. With tears streaming down his face, he clung to me in fear one night at bedtime. When I …

I Am!

My son frequently amazes me in how much self assuredness he displays. He is well aware of his strengths and easily acknowledges them without …

The Sky's the Limit . . . Or Is It?

When we were kids, the world was a wondrous place. A bountiful cornucopia of possibilities. Nothing was impossible. There were fairies and princesses …

Rough Sketching Your Plan

Breaking down our past triumphs like I shared in Building Triumph from Triumph provides us with great information about what helps us to succeed. It …

Building Triumph Out of Triumph

Last week in my post, Watch Your Attitude!, I shared how my son, when faced with something new that was challenging would forget past triumphs as he …

Watch Your Attitude!

"Watch your attitude!"<p>I don't know how many times I have said those words to my son in my sturnest mom voice. Usually it's when he has decided he …

Prepare Ahead of Time

The leaves are bursting with the colors of fall. Brilliant reds, burgundies, golds and oranges exploding on the hills around my home. There is a …

Worse before It Gets Better

I absolutely love the end result of a deep house cleaning project. I don't mind the work. Sorting possessions - keep, toss donate. Sucking up all the …

Releasing Expectations

I don't know about you, but I have a lot of dreams. Dreams for what type of house in which I will live. A tall skinny house with abstract …

Hope

It wasn't too long ago that I stood on the brink of a major change in my life. It was part choice, part necessity and one hundred percent terrifying. …

Create Your Dreams

Watching television over the weekend, I was surprised when an ad for American Family Insurance caught my attention. A professional football player …

Counting Your Blessings

Around the world and throughout most cultures, giving thanks for our blessings, for the abundance of the harvest is an important tradition. From the …

Drawing Your Own Map through Change

Right now, I'm sitting in the middle of a huge change. This summer I left my nine-to-five to focus full time on my coaching business. And while this …

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That's Not How I See It

Perspective is one of the most powerful forces in our lives. It is the driving force behind our outcomes. Its power to shape was brought home to me …

Beauty in the Chaos

I'm frequently surprised at the tenacity of nature. It will blossom and grow in the least likely of places.<p>This morning I spotted this little beauty …

Walking into the Stormy Sea of Transition

Transitions great and small are a part of our lives. And what may seem insurmountable today may well look insignificant tomorrow.<p>For my son, halfway …

Creating Positive Change

There are many areas of my life where I have been incredibly successful at creating positive change. When I had reached the end of my rope with …