Resources




“Unlike a friend or relative, Karma was not a stakeholder, so she helped me to see my pattern of not wanting to say “no.” Karma gave me the assignment to say “no” to 10 requests and then get back to her to review what happened.
In the 10 months since our coaching, I continue to be direct about saying “no” to something that is not my responsibility and it hasn’t caused anyone to get angry or not like me. Karma is a great listener but also an active participant in finding solutions."
Deanna Mann,
Nurse Practitioner
Los Altos, CA


 
websites

www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu
Has several good free self-tests to direct you to what really counts for you. Try the Signature Strengths test.

www.fallingawake.com
Falling Awake: Creating the Life of your Dreams, Dave Ellis’ website. Can create a daily Wake Up call to give yourself affirmations or reminders.

 

 

books

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. Flow: the Psychology of Optimal Experience, Steps Toward Enhancing the Quality of Life.
New York Times Book Review said of Flow “the way to happiness lies not in mindless hedonism, but in mindful challenge.”

Fortgang, Laura Berman, veteran life coach. Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction

Hudson, Frederic M. and Pamela D. McLean. Life Launch: A Passionate Guide to the Rest of Your Life. Transitions are part of life. They talk about deliberately mapping out your life so that transitions are part of the growth cycle.

Leonard, Thomas J. The Portable Coach: 28 Surefire Strategies for Business and Personal Success. Leonard, founder of Coach University and may be the 1st professional life coach.

LeVoy, Gregg. Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life. Dynamic inspirational speaker writes a personal story of his callings.

Maltz, Maxwell.The New Psycho-Cybernetics: the Original Science of Self-Improvement and Success that has Changed the Lives of 30 Million People. Updated and based on Maltz’s ideas from the 1950s, has been used by people in business, sports, and personal life.

Oriah Mountain Dreamer. The Invitation. Evolved from her poem of the same name. If you’ve never read this, go to her website: www.oriahmountaindreamer.com

Savoie, Jane. That Winning Feeling: Program Your Mind for Peak Performance. Olympic riding coach gives examples about horsemanship, but it’s applicable to peak performance in anything.

Bruce Frankel. What Should I do with the Rest of My Life?True stories of finding success, passion and new meaning in the second half of life.

Angeles Arrien.The second half of life: opening the eight gates of wisdom

Gene D. Cohen.The Creative Age: Awakening the human potential in the second half of life

Ken Dychtwald and Daniel J. Kadlec.With purpose: Going from success to significance in work and life

Zander, Rosamund Stone and Benjamin Zander. The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life.  Based on the idea that our lives are constructed by us as stories and we can create a new story that suits us better.