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Betsy Slay Coaching

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Writer • Life Coach • Running Coach • Happier Goals

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Longing to Belong

NOTE: This is the first in a series dedicated to understanding our need for belonging and connection in an everchanging social landscape. Group Effort I had an interesting conversation with a friend recently, in which she shared she's been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately. The biggest contributors to the overwhelm are the demands of a couple of group activities she's participating in. Reading and prework, actual group time, travel time (these are in-person groups), plus a fulltime job and...

6 days ago • 3 min read

Do you consider yourself a creative person? Most adults who don't have a career or passion in some area of the arts, would likely respond with a resounding "NO" to this question. Upon further questioning, they may even share the belief that creative people are born creative and "I just don't have a creative bone in my body". Want to know a secret about creativity? While some people may naturally be more creative, there isn't a creativity bone, and all humans are born with a level of innate...

15 days ago • 3 min read

Chez Slay Book Nook - Our brand new Little Free Library! If reading is a passion of yours, I hope you'll enjoy this new monthly feature where I share what I read the previous month. And if you're not a passionate reader (YET!), I hope that one of my titles will inspire you to begin! Last year I read 21 books, which was more than recent years, and as I compiled my 2023 list, I realized they were almost exclusively non-fiction. It made sense for my goals last year and I learned a LOT! But I...

21 days ago • 4 min read

At this point in January, resolution makers usually fall into one of four categories: I'm crushing it! I'm keeping up. I'm on the struggle bus... What resolution? You'll likely recognize yourself in one of those categories, and if you're like most of us, this will not come as a surprise. You may set the same goal year after year with the same result. You may even set different goals every year with the same result. And if you routinely fall into category 3 or 4, you may be wondering if...

27 days ago • 5 min read

Can we skip to the good part? Ah, ah-ah-ah I won't pretend to know the song or the artist these lyrics came from, but what I do know is how it was used in social media videos. They show a leap from a current situation to what many would consider "the good part", which is the end, the goal, the destination. Expectant parents suddenly holding a new baby. Newly engaged couple suddenly bursting out of the church door as bride and groom. Family on a plane - now splashing in a tropical paradise....

about 1 month ago • 2 min read

This weekend I was reminded that navigating our daily lives means learning how to manage the inevitable hurts that come our way. Yesterday my husband and I took our granddaughter Clara to the library and the playground - two of our favorite Grandma, Papa, Clara time activities. Now, there is something about the carpet at the library that seems to have the uncanny ability to make Clara trip and fall every other time we are there. I'm not sure what it is. It's not like anything is sticking up...

about 1 month ago • 3 min read

How was your 2023? Did it match up to the expectations you had as you closed the door on 2022? If you're like most of us, you went into 2023 with resolutions, goals, plans, and great expectations of how the year would unfold. And then life happened. And you suddenly remembered you are a human being in a human body living a human life that is unpredictable, inconvenient and oftentimes downright tragic. At some point, 2023 got away from you taking with it many of those resolutions, goals,...

about 2 months ago • 2 min read

I had a goal to read at least 12 books this year and I ended the year with 21! Some better than others, but I learned SO much this year and reading was an integral part of that. I used to think I didn't have time to read, or I didn't have enough focus and those thoughts kept me from even starting one of the new books that decorated my nightstand. This year, instead of hoping to find time to read in my day, I made time. I included at least 15 minutes of reading into my morning routine and...

about 2 months ago • 2 min read

When I started thinking about a topic for this week's blog, I began thinking about how 2023 was nearly gone. The song "It Was a Very Good Year", by Frank Sinatra came to mind. I looked up the lyrics in case I wanted to use any in this writing. What I found was very interesting. In the first three stanzas, his descriptions revolve around relationships and experiences: When I was 17, it was a very good yearIt was a very good year for small town girlsAnd soft summer nightsWe'd hide from the...

2 months ago • 1 min read

Hey friends! If you are fairly new to my world, you may not realize I got started in the coaching biz in 2015 as a running coach. In addition to being a certified life coach, I'm an RRCA Level II certified running coach. Running and coaching runners was my passion for many years, but both took a back seat as I battled hip pain and eventually a hip replacement and recovery last year. Now, can I let you in on a little secret? I miss coaching my amazing running clients and helping them set...

3 months ago • 1 min read
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