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Ghosting a Friendship? NO! Simple Ways to End a Friendship with Respect

Ghosting a friendship harms both you and your friend, so it’s better to learn these ways to respectfully end a friendship with dignity and kindness.One minute they’re there…the next minute they’re gone, without any explanation or apparent reason. The person who you thought was a good friend has become a ghosting friend. They won’t answer your texts or emails. They block you on social media and avoid you in public. You wonder, “What did I do wrong?” Why is ghosting a friendship becoming more common, not only in romantic relationships but in friendships and even the workplace?

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Desiring Genuine Friendship? Look for People Who Support & Challenge You

Do you think genuine friendships are becoming rare, because of the way we’ve learned to treat social media friends, and if so, here’s what we can do…Social media has dramatically changed the idea of friends. You friend someone by simply clicking a button. Every day, your number of friends grows. You never meet face to face and you may not say a word directly to them. They know far more about you than you know of them…but they’re your friends. And if you feel like it, a push of a button unfriends them. Is that what you would call genuine friendship? 

I’m sure you recognize the difference between social media ‘friends’ and genuine friends. But could the way we treat social media friends be creeping into how we treat our true friends, perhaps even damaging those relationships?

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How to Build Rapport with Clients So They Feel Safe & Trust You

Easily build rapport with clients (or anyone), without manipulation, by caring about them, SEEING them and using NLP’s mirroring, pacing and leading.“I feel so comfortable with her. She really gets me.” “I just met her, but it feels like we’re old friends already.” Have you ever felt this way about someone? Maybe it was with a coach, therapist or mentor? They instantly put you at ease and you’re sharing things you never thought you would with a relative stranger. How do they do it? This skill is called building rapport. You can learn to build rapport with clients (or anyone else!) by mastering the NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) techniques mentioned below. They’re easy, but they do take practice. 

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How to Connect with Like-minded People — Simple Ways for Big Gains

Embrace the magic of networking with like-minded people, since you have something in common (passions, values, interests) it’s an automatic connection! “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”. ~ Jim Rohn

Do you experience a heart-pounding moment when you think about meeting new people? The very word — networking — creates great anxiety among many of my readers. Especially if you’re an introvert, the thought of attending a networking event, or even reaching out to one person online, can stress you out. If that’s true for you…I invite you to stop… take a deep breath… and embrace the magic of connecting with “like-minded people.”

Who are like-minded people? They’re the ones who have similar opinions and interests to your own. Do you understand how powerful that is? Since you already have something in common (passions, values, hobbies, jobs, interests, etc), you can use that to start a conversation. You get to talk about something you’re excited about with someone who is also excited about it. Automatic connection!  

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Is Cutting Down to 4 Hours of Sleep Nightly the Best Way to Get Ahead?

Find answers to these questions — Is 4 hours of sleep enough for you, can you train yourself to function on less sleep and are there long-term dangers?“A well-spent day brings happy sleep.” ~  Leonardo da Vinci

Martha Stewart does it. Indra Nooyi – Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo does it. Many other successful people do it… They all function on 4 hours of sleep or sometimes up to 6. And if you browse the self-help aisle, you’ll see books that talk about getting your full sleep in 4 hours, how to sleep 8 hours in 4 hours, and so on. 

So much has been written about successful people functioning on only 4 hours of sleep.  And they make it sound like that’s the only way to get ahead in business today. They intimate that if you’re not up and productive by 5 a.m. you might as well accept that you’ll never be a success. Here’s why I don’t believe that that’s true…

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