Welcome to Senior Life Journeys!
I remember the day I learned my mother had been diagnosed with dementia. I asked the doctor, "Are you telling me my mother will get dementia in the future?" He responded with, "No. I am telling you your mother HAS dementia." Quite honestly, my first thought was, "You must have failed bedside care class!" What I really needed was a caring, understanding individual who was ready to help me walk the road of dementia. I knew NOTHING about the disease except the horror stories that had crossed my path. I needed a Life Coach who specialized in dementia.
commonly asked question is, "Why do I need a Life Coach?" The answer is
easy. If you truly want to be successful, make the most of your life,
and live your life to its fullest potential, YOU NEED A LIFE COACH. A
coaching relationship is a partnership between the coach and the client
which assists the client in maximizing skills, talents, and gifts the
client may already possess. A good coach offers assistance to allow the
client to maximize their potential. Coaches listen, observe, and help
shape a better life and lifestyle for the individual.
You already know some very famous coaches. Oprah was the first person to bring coaching to the "limelight" by introducing such people as Suze Orman, Bob Greene, and Dr. Laura Berman, to name a few. We all need help in staying on track, making plans, and following through. We also need help in day-to-day activities as we age. Coaching offers both the mental and physical assistance needed.
Do you know anyone who uses a coach to maximize their potential and help them in life? You certainly do. Michael Jordan, Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Denzel Washington, Julia Roberts, and Hillary Clinton all have coaches to help them improve their skills, see opportunities, and overcome obstacles. Through their coaches, these people have increased their confidence and attained new levels of performance and success in their lives.
"As we draw to an end of the sessions we have had with you, I have taken a moment to reflect. I did not realize, until the session we had yesterday, just how much we had learned and how far we have come with being equipped to handle mom. The way you have delivered the information to us was such that we did not feel overwhelmed. A little at a time. We have, indeed, come a long way in a short amount of time. The first session we had with you, we were so ill-equipped to handle what was in front of us. But, we did not realize that we were ill-equipped. We were frustrated, hurt, overwhelmed, and many more emotions. You have helped us jump that hurdle, and life has settled down to a more manageable level. We thank you for what you have done for us. We now feel empowered, and we actually feel like we can do this. Thanks again for being there, and for being our friend." -received from a recent coaching client-
Ask yourself this question, "If nothing changed in my life over the next five years, would that be OK?".
Now let ME ask you a question. "If you want different results next year, what are you willing to change in what you are doing now?"
Any stage in life can be an exciting time with many opportunities, or it can be a dreary time of confusion and entrapment. You may not be able to change your circumstances, but you can decide that the circumstances won’t dominate you. You do have choices. Contact Senior Life Journeys to schedule a free consultation with a Life Coach who specializes in dementia. Or, check out our "Events" page to register for a seminar to learn, laugh, ponder, and gain the skills needed to walk the journey of dementia. Send us a message or call us at 803-984-9875 for more information.
Senior Life Journeys is here to help you as you travel the journey of dementia. Don't go it alone. You need education, support, understanding, hope, and joy. All of these are available, and we want to help YOU find them! Remember - Knowledge brings POWER. Power brings HOPE. Hope brings SMILES. Who doesn't need extra smiles?