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Theresa Reynolds   

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  • Birthday 11/27/1966

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    Life Coaching
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    Clients challenged with chronic pain and/or illness.

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  1. Theresa Reynolds

    Letters....behind the name...

    LOL... Love it!
  2. Theresa Reynolds

    Triads: SMART goals & Surprise visit from Kain

    Love to see all the growth that's already happened, and it was great to hear from Kain in the SMART goals triad about all the amazing things we have to look forward to in the coming months and year! Woo-hoo!!!
  3. Theresa Reynolds

    Are You Embracing Neuromarketing?

    Great info, Sam. Your explanations are clear and well-presented. I learned something new today - actually, quite a lot! 😀
  4. Theresa Reynolds

    Letters....behind the name...

    @Vince Richardson While I agree with you that this shouldn't be so far out of reach for people financially, and I also agree that there are practitioners in the field that may not always use the most effective methods in helping their clients, I humbly ask you the following: Isn't it possible that someone could attain a coaching certification as you describe, yet still end up promoting ideas that might possibly be unhelpful and potentially dangerous? In what way would earning that certification keep that from happening with "one of these people"?
  5. Theresa Reynolds

    Hobbies that are great for Mindfulness & Mediatation

    I spend a lot of time indoors, with my day job being 100% on a computer. Reconnecting with the natural world somehow is what works well for me. A walk in the woods, or at the beach, or kayaking on calm waters are my favorite go-to's. Worst case scenario when I can't get outside? I hold and stare at a houseplant and appreciate all the little things about it for a few minutes. (Good thing I work from home or they might lock me up for that... 🤣) I know it sounds silly, but it works for me. Takes me out of my head and into simply being.
  6. @BernardK - You have just described my process, as well. Though I tend to go for more than 3 min so it lasts a little longer than 10. Love your sense of humor!
  7. Theresa Reynolds

    A message to yourself

    My current car license plate: LITEN UP
  8. Theresa Reynolds

    The Achology Manifesto (Discussion)

    I concur with the others who have responded. It is an honest, straightforward, compassionate and inclusive statement about who we are as a community and as individuals when we are being the very best version of our selves, and what those who interact with us can expect. It is also an outline for how we can all make a positive impact on the world as a whole. Love it! ❤️
  9. Theresa Reynolds

    A call for mindfulness enthusiasts

    Hello, friends! Count me in on the Mindfulness tribe, as well! Looks like I'm in good company.
  10. Theresa Reynolds

    When to end a helping relationship

    "A person will never change as long as their desire to change is not yet stronger than their desire to remain the same." No truer words have ever been spoken. Full stop.
  11. Theresa Reynolds

    Achology Logo Question

    OK, I have to ask. Why is the G in Achology backward and highlighted in orange in the site's logo? Thinking that it's not random, so there must be a reason it stands out like that. Just curious. 🙂
  12. Theresa Reynolds

    The Foundations of Achological Practice

    I believe that unconditional acceptance applies both in relationships and situations. Whether we like or dislike how someone is behaving or how something is happening is really irrelevant. It is who they are, and it is what is happening despite our opinion of it. We are all just imperfect humans, living our imperfect lives, and doing our best in any given moment. Our task lies in the work of allowing it to be what it is, how it is, the way it is, right now, without injecting our desire that it be any different. Once we can discover that level of awareness and acceptance within ourselves, then the "unconditional" part comes into play naturally. Easy? Hell no. It is a practice. Daily, hourly, sometimes minute by minute when we are in the midst of something that challenges us to rise above the garbage our minds try to tell us about what's happening. And sometimes we fail. And it's ok. There is no magic trick to it. Just keep practicing. As Barbara Chase stated, "Let It Be" is a good mantra to keep in mind while developing the ability to have this unconditional acceptance for others and whatever life throws at us. It is a practice I continue to work on, as well. So glad to be in a community like this where such thought is carefully considered and supported!
  13. Theresa Reynolds

    Talk on long term illness and labelling

    I can completely relate to this. I have been dealing with chronic pain due to spinal surgeries and other related physical health issues for most of the last decade, and also tend to push myself too far sometimes. I'm still learning my physical limits and how to honor the boundaries of my abilities as time goes on. It cost me my business, but it has never beat me down. I keep getting up and moving forward at any pace I can rather than allowing a label or diagnosis to hold me prisoner. I've got too much I want to do in this lifetime to sit it out on the sidelines. I have known friends whose illness or chronic pain became their identity. It is who they thought they were. "I am a 'name the condition' sufferer. I cannot do 'this' anymore, or 'that' anymore, so what's the point of trying?" While chronic pain and illness certainly can change what it is you may physically be able to do in some cases, I do not believe that it then defines who you are nor does it take away all possibilities of what you CAN do. As a result, this is what I would like my niche to be when I am in a position to establish a practice - helping clients that may be struggling with the limiting beliefs that chronic pain and long-term illness bring about within them. What I would suggest, Xander, is kind and compassionate honesty. Yes, you will likely offend some people. They will be those that have established their condition as their identity and are not ready to hear anything different. That's ok. It's just where they are at right now. But it is also quite likely that you will make a profound impact on those that ARE ready to hear your message. Give the talk, and know that for those your talk does make a difference to, you may very well have changed their lives in a permanently positive way. How awesome would that be?
  14. Theresa Reynolds

    The difference between coaching and mentoring

    Another good video explaining the differences between coaching and mentoring. Happy for the clarity between the two. I'm curious, though - was it intentional to give the two videos on the same topic the same name, or is one a Part 1 and the other a Part 2?
  15. Theresa Reynolds

    Episode 1 - Donnie Hall

    Great discussion and so many pearls of wisdom shared. The following comment from Kain really jumped out at me as a gem to remember: "A culture is made up of many, many mindsets who are all in complete agreement." Living in the U.S. under the current administration has so strongly highlighted a dividing line between our people, possibly more so now that in almost any other time since of the revolution war. While there is an overall American culture, there are also two main sub-cultures that can easily be identified - both holding two very diverse mindsets. While there were many comments shared that I've personally made a note of, one great take-away for me from this video is that being on either end of a mindset spectrum and not being able to see the contrasting point of view others may hold is possibly the primary underlying problem beneath all conflict when we cannot see the frame of reference someone else may hold. Having unconditional acceptance for the other person, and finding some sort of common ground upon which to build relationship, gives me hope that we can create a bridge between the two different perspectives. Beyond even the others noted above, Kain's comment that "Our limitation lies in our understanding of life." truly hits the nail on the head. Pretty much says it all. My dream? I would love to see the overall Achology Manifesto and the initiatives we engage in together become a force for enacting positive change in the world. Looking forward to continued growth in understanding myself and others better, which will hopefully also lead to a better understanding of life as we move forward together in this journey. Thank you, Kain and Donnie.