Parenting

3 ways to Slow down and Find Your Way

Posted on September 18, 2011 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

Have you ever gotton lost and start to panic?

This being lost may be physically where you don't know how to get home again, or it may be lost in your life, feeling unsure of where to go to next, or how to move forward.

The natural tendency when this happens is to run faster, circle around, get flustered as you try and find your way.

Not only are you physically racing around but your mind is also racing along at a mile a minute.

Everything speeds up in a panic to try and get you to back to something familiar.

What can you do when this happens?

STOP, BREATHE, and REGROUP

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Parents behaving badly!!

Posted on June 23, 2011 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

Do you take out your frustrations on the ones you love?  

Today’s parent is under tremendous pressure. Not only do you need to bring home the pay check in a tight economy, build a business, meet deadlines and be the best parent in the world, you also are expected to be kind, politically correct, and even tempered.  

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Are you living your life full out?

Posted on April 20, 2011 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

This past weekend I had the opportunity to participate in a Mastermind Retreat with my business coach, Melanie Benson Strick, and 5 other heart based entrepreneurs.  It was great learning. 

One of the expressions that I heard throughout the retreat was the concept of "Living my life - Full Out".

What does this really mean? How does this relate to my work with families?

My work focuses on helping families transform from stress, depression and overwhelm to a life with more balance, less stress and more peace.

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What is getting in your way

Posted on March 14, 2011 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

Over the last couple of weeks I have written and spoken to you about how to take care of yourself even when you don't have time.

Most often times people will say time, or money, or energy are the things that get in the way. 

In my video blog today, I am approaching this from a bit of a different angle.

Untitled from Gerrianne Clare on Vimeo.

I would love to hear your thoughts about what is getting in your way.

Much Love,

Gerrianne

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Audio - Taking Care of Yourself Even When You Don't Have Time

Posted on March 7, 2011 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

In last week's blog I shared  5 easy steps you can use to help take care of yourself even when you don't have time.

In today's audio, I have expanded on this theme with more details about each of these steps.

Listen to the audio then comment below and let me know your thoughts about these steps.

Much love,
 
Gerrianne
 

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Get support on the stress in your life

Posted on February 21, 2011 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

Do you want some support on the stress you have in your life?

Call in tomorrow for an open coaching call and get the support you need.

GO to: http://www.familyguidancesystem.com/monthlycoachingsignupfor login details and how to access the recording.

Remember, the change you want in your life, begins with you.

Look forward to seeing you on the call.

Much love,

Gerrianne

 

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Video - How is stress impacting your life

Posted on February 14, 2011 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

The last two weeks I have explored 7 steps on what you can do to decrease your steps NOW.  These steps are incredibly effective at helping us stop the mind chatter and get us into the moment.

Today,  on this video, I explore with you how stress is impacting your life.

What do you notice?

How is stress impacting your life from Gerrianne Clare on Vimeo.

 

Please comment below and let us know what is true for you around stress in your life.

Much love,

Gerrianne

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Please Accept This Gift for your Help

Posted on January 10, 2011 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

I would love your help in completing this short survey http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SB3MVQJ and I have a gift for you to thank you for your time.
 
Over the past year I have had the pleasure of supporting many of you in moving forward in your life in a way that feels good to you.
 
I have done this through 1:1 coaching, teleseries, workshops and online programs. 
 
I love what I do.
 

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5 Steps to Success in 2011

Posted on January 4, 2011 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

 Many of us approach the New Year with Resolutions that are aimed at having us live our best life. We resolve to do things differently and embark on setting up Resolutions to put us back on the road to a healthier way of being. 

 
Unfortunately the statistics show that 90% of us are not good at keeping our resolutions. Why is this? What can we do about it?
 
How do you feel when you break an agreement with yourself? I know when I break my commitments to myself, I lose trust in me. 
 
Over the past couple of weeks I made some observations about new years’ resolutions PAST to determine what got in the way of accomplishing them and what I could have done differently.   

I have identified 5 key steps for being successful in 2011.  

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Setting Boundaries and Agreements - A Necessary Evil

Posted on December 13, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

Over the years I have read alot about the importance of setting boundaries in life. 

What does that really mean? 

Setting boundaries is similar to defining expectations or agreements in a relationship.  
 
For me, there are a multitude of areas where I want to set clearer boundaries in my life. 

What about you?  

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Are "SHOULDS" running your life?

Posted on November 22, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

How many of you live your life by "SHOULDS"?

By shoulds I mean those expectations that come from a wide variety of sources:

  1.     Society
  2.     Parents and other members of our family
  3.     Friends with all of their best of intentions
  4.     Media - TV, books, internet - all with advice from the so-called "experts" on how you should live your life
  5.     Self - all of your expectations about how you should "think", "do" and "be"

 

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"Having it All" from the Inside Out

Posted on November 15, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

Are you a busy mom (or dad) caught up in the relentlessness of life, day in and day out doing the same thing over and over again? 
 
Are you striving to “have it all, do it all and be it all” in your life?
 
“Having it all” is a term that gets passed around a lot these days. 
 
For a good portion of society, “Having it all” means owning the car, big screen TV, house and toys that we want. In essence, "all" are material possessions or “stuff” that we finance through hard work and dedication.
 

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Are you Ashamed????

Posted on November 8, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

Did you know that we are the most in debt, addicted, obese, and medicated generation in history? 

It is incredibly sad that North Americans have the most wealth but they are the most unhappy. Why is this?
 

I just had the opportunity to listen to Dr. Brene Brown talk on TED TV about shame and vulnerability.

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Where do you get your support from?

Posted on October 25, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

The world of technology has provided us with thousands of ways to access new information every day. It is mind boggling how many opinions there are out there. 

It can be challenging to sort through all of this data to find the information you need.

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Do you Suffer from Guilty Mom Syndrome?

Posted on October 18, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

If you are like most working moms (inside or outside the home) you probably find yourself feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and guilty throughout your day. 
 
Guilt is an epidemic in our society and working moms are especially prone to feeling like they never do enough, have enough or are enough for their kids.
 
Working moms want to be superhuman:  DO IT ALL, BE IT ALL and HAVE IT ALL WHILE being loving and patient in the process.  What an impossible task!!

These crazy, unrealistic expectations are sucking the life out of the heart and souls of moms everywhere. 

It needs to stop.

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Asking for help

Posted on October 12, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

Asking for help is not always easy. 
 
Last week I wrote a blog about “doing it alone” where I described some of my struggles in asking for and receiving help and support from others. 
 
On a business level it is easier to ask for help because the demands and expectations of the job often require outside expertise to make things flow smoothly.
 
When it comes to heart stuff, asking for help takes on a whole new level of trust. The comments on my blog last week depicted the struggles many people feel in simply asking for help. Reaching out and being vulnerable can be pretty scary.

 

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Doing it alone

Posted on October 4, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

Doing your life alone is incredibly hard. 
 
Whether you are parenting kids, growing your business or navigating through the chaos of day to day life, without support and guidance to get you through, life can be very lonely.  

This past weekend, I attended Max Simon’s Sold out Seminar Secrets event in San Diego. This was my third event with Max as I am one of his coaching clients. Yet, even in this room of people that I knew from previous events, other purpose driven entrepreneurs, and healers, I felt very alone.

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Finding inner peace

Posted on September 27, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

What a concept! 
 
What percentage of your day do you feel a sense of inner peace? 
 
Do you find that some days the expectations you carry and the demands on your  time are so huge that the disconnection between what you need to do, and want you want to do is overwhelming?
 
If your answer to this is yes then you are not alone.

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Adult Children - Creating the Connection you Want

Posted on September 14, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

 It is amazing how many people have commented lately about the challenges they are having in their relationships with their adult children. 

The story sounds familiar.  

Something happened in the relationship and now there is a disconnection that is eating away at the heart of the parent. (and if the truth be told, at the heart of the adult child as well)
 
Many times the parent is unsure of what went wrong? Other times, they know what happened BUT they do not know how to make amends in a meaningful way.
 
Regardless of whether the child is 5 or 45, the bond between parents and child exists. When the child becomes an adult and moves on in their lives, the day to day experiences are gone, but the desire for some form of connection continues.  This is especially true if there are grandchildren involved.

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Why I do what I do!!

Posted on September 10, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

Building my Family Guidance System business has been a crazy journey for me. 

I thank my husband from the bottom of my heart. He has supported me, believed in me, cringed at the amount of money I am spending and routed for me when I was launching a new program or got new clients. 
 
This journey has been nuts.
 

Yet I have persevered because I have a VISION

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Is your family on the RIGHT TRACK?

Posted on August 31, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

 A recent survey of parents indicated that the top three challenges they face in raising their kids (regardless of age) are:

  1. Knowing what to do when their kids challenge their authority
  2. How to handle the sibling rivalry and fighting that goes on in the home
  3. How to motivate their kids without overstressing them 
If you are like most parents, you want to raise happy well adjusted responsible kids, but the hard part is figuring out how to achieve this goal without going crazy in the process.

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What Parents Want!!!

Posted on August 24, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

You asked and I have listened

Last month, I asked you to fill out a brief survey letting me know what your top two challenges are in raising your kids.  The response was overwhelming.  Check out the video below to find out what parents want and how I am responding to this.

What Parents Want!!!!!!! from Gerrianne Clare on Vimeo.

 

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3 Things You Can do RIGHT NOW to Navigate Through your Kid’s Behavior

Take care and I look forward to getting to know you.

All the best

Gerrianne

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Family Guidance System

Posted on August 9, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

 Children come into this world innocent and beautiful, ready to discover their lives. Parents are excited and in awe of the ability to influence the lives of their children. However, when the realities of life hit, the challenges can be many and there is no instruction book on how to get through everything. This reality can be anything from finances, lifestyle, career expectations, to our ways of handling the different things that happen in our lives. The Family Guidance System (FGS) is here to help you find your way through the chaos of this crazy world.

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Parenting - Career Versus Motherhood - Finding Your Balance!!

Posted on July 26, 2010 12:00:00am, by Gerrianne Clare

 As a mom, there was nothing more challenging for me that finding the balance between my career and my family. I was working full time as a nurse in the Intensive Care Unit when my son was born.  I took a maternity leave for 3 months to be at home with him. The thought of leaving him in a day care after that time was too much to bear.  My husband’s job was in transition and this created the opportunity for me to stay at home full time with our son. We were incredibly lucky to have this happen.

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