Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Say Yes to The Best Yes

Are you living with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and aching with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul? So many of us moms are. If this sounds like you, join me for a free 6-week online book study of The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst.

In The Best Yes, with her awesome sense of humor, Lysa will show us that there is a big difference between saying yes to everyone and saying yes to God. She will help us:
  • Cure the disease to please with a biblical understanding of the command to love.
  • Escape the guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no. 
  • Overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom based decision-making process. 
  • Rise above the rush of endless demands and discover your best yes today.
The best part is that you don't even have to leave home to participate! We will meet online in a private Facebook group on six consecutive Tuesday evenings from 8-9 p.m Central time to discuss what we have read so far. So are you in?! 

Get your book on Amazon and visit the Facebook page to join!

Here's the schedule:
Tuesday, Sept. 22 -- Chapters 1-3
Tuesday, Sept. 29 -- Chapters 4-7
Tuesday, Oct. 6 -- Chapters 7-9
Tuesday, Oct. 13 -- Chapters 10-12
Tuesday, Oct 20 -- Chapters 13-15
Tuesday, Oct. 27 -- Chapters 16-19

Can't make it to the live discussion? Don't worry! Visit anytime to catch up!

Contact Tina at tina@haisman.net for more information!

Monday, August 31, 2015

When You Dance ... Enjoy Each Step!

A beautiful quote for you today in honor of the late Wayne Dyer. 

This really hits home with me as a busy mom with so much to do ... my goal is to enjoy the journey! 

Who else is with me!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

We Bring About Much of Our Own Suffering

So much of our suffering is brought about by the way we think about the things that happen to us. 

It is entirely and humanly possible to find blessings in every difficult situation. This is something I am very passionate about. 

Take my family's move from Florida to Illinois. Difficult. I didn't want to leave the sunshine state or our family and friends. But guess what. God knew better. 

Because we moved to Illinois, we have received countless, countless blessings. One of the biggest was being with my dad for the last 4 years of his life.

Some would see that as bad, but I see the gift of time. Thank God for that!

Please comment below if you have a story to share about seeing the good in a bad situation! I love hearing from you!

Connect with Nature to De-Stress

Did you know connecting with nature can help reduce stress? It renews your spirit and revives your energy level. So the next time you are feeling stress, consider stepping outside for a while. Maybe a walk to reconnect with yourself....I personally need to remember this one! Anyone else?

Monday, August 24, 2015

Hello Bulldog! Hello from Heaven!


Thought I would share with you one of the ways I find peace with my dad being in heaven instead of here with us. It is by "noticing."

The day this picture was taken was a sad day in June. We had moved my Grandmother into a nursing home, and it was heartbreaking.

Afterward, we went out to lunch and met this cutie. Why is he significant? Simple! He is a bulldog. My dad worked for Mack Trucks for years when I was little. The symbol of a Mack Truck is a bulldog. Noticing this bulldog was very comforting that day. I felt like my dad was letting me know he was near and he knew my heart was hurting.

So, now when I notice bulldogs or Mack Trucks I think of my dad, and it brings me peace. It makes me feel like he is saying, "Hello. I am near."

Do you have things like this that you notice with a loved one who is gone?

Sunday, August 23, 2015

A Lesson From My Dad: The Power of a Thank You


Was thinking a lot about my dad yesterday ... had a lot to do with being at the Renaissance Fair.

I thought I might share one of his philosophies that I try to carry on ... it was the power of the thank you. 

Oh my gosh! He thanked everyone for everything! He thanked waitresses and store clerks just for doing their job. He thanked us kids whenever we did something he asked us to do. He thanked his employees just for doing their job. 

I could go on, but I think you get the idea. He went out of his way to thank people. Thank you's make people feel good. They show appreciation. They make you smile while you say it, and they make others smile when they receive it. So, thank you for reading my blog! Happy Sunday!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Breathing is Vital to You -- Mind, Body and Spirit

Often during times of stress we tend to unconsciously hold our breath. This is ironic, because our breath is exactly what we need to release the stress. I would like to encourage you to notice your breathing today. And I'd love to hear what you discover!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Busy Mom's Blueprint for Happiness

Many moms have asked me to describe what I do for my clients, so I thought I would share my Blueprint for Happiness with you. If you see yourself in any of these problem areas, call on me for guidance!

Your Problem
Your Solution
Your Benefits
You’re not happy. You don’t know exactly why.
Learn how to live with intention so you can be happy.
Feelings of Freedom, Joy, Love, Happiness
·     Ability to Live in the Moment
·     Ability to Live with Intention
·     More Balance, Less Chaos
·     Clarity on What is Truly Important
·     Align Actions with Goals
You are stressed and overwhelmed.
Learn how to get organized with Coach Tina’s simple system.
Feelings of Peace, Freedom, Joy, Energy
·     Ability to Live in the Moment
·     Ability to Live with Intention
·     More Balance, Less Chaos
·     Clarity on what is truly important
·     Align Actions with Goals
You are so busy. Life is messy. You have no time for you.
Learn how to find time for you.
Feelings of Peace, Love, Connection to Self and God
·     Ability to Live in the Moment
·     Ability to Live with Intention
·     More Balance, Less Chaos
·     Clarity on What is Truly Important
·     Align actions with goals
You always say yes. You feel guilty saying no.
Learn how to set healthy boundaries.

Feelings of Freedom, Connection to Self and God, Respect, Safety
·     Ability to Live in the Moment
·     Ability to Live with Intention
·     More Balance, Less Chaos
·     Clarity on What is Truly Important
·     Align Actions with Goals
Deep down, you don’t believe you are good enough. You are worried what others think of you.
Learn how to discover and own your gifts.
Feelings of Joy, Love, Respect, Freedom, Connection to Self and God Happiness
·     Ability to Live in the Moment
·     Ability to Live with Intention
·     Clarity on what is Truly Important


You are stuck in negativity about a problem.
Learn how to turn your problems inside out.
Feelings of Freedom, Joy, Love, Respect, Connection to Self and God
·     Ability to Live in the Moment
·     Ability to Live with Intention
·     Clarity on What is Truly Important
You are having problems in any one of your relationships.
Learn how to repair and grow strong, healthy relationships.
Feelings of Freedom, Love, Joy, Respect, Happiness
·     Ability to Live in the Moment
·     Ability to Live with Intention
·     Clarity on what is truly important
·     Align Actions with Goals
You feel guilty for everything you are not doing right – whether at work or at home.
Learn how to stop comparing yourself to other moms, stop saying “should,” and see that you are doing the best you can.
Feelings of Freedom, Love, Respect, Joy, Happiness
·     Ability to Live in the Moment
·     Ability to Live with Intention
·     Clarity on What is Truly Important
·     Align Actions with Goals
You can’t seem to shut your mind off. You are always worrying about something.
Learn how to live in this moment.
Feelings of Joy, Freedom, Peace, Happiness
·     Ability to Live in the Moment
·     Ability to Live with Intention
·     More Balance, Less Chaos
·     Clarity on What is Truly Important
You’re looking for help making a difficult decision.
Learn how to look for a new perspective.
Feelings of Peace, Freedom, Joy, Happiness
·     Ability to Live with Intention
·     More Balance, Less Chaos
·     Clarity on What is Truly Important
·     Align Actions with Goals
You feel unmotivated. Stuck.
Learn how slowing down actually helps you get more done and find more joy.
Feelings of Freedom, Joy, Peace, Energy, Happiness, Time
·     Ability to Live in the Moment
·     Ability to Live with Intention
·     More Balance, Less Chaos
·     Clarity on What is Truly Important
·     Align Actions with Goals



Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Faith is Seeing Light ...

This morning during my prayer time, I was reminded that my faith in God is what has gotten me through all of the tough times in my life. Trusting that he was working behind the scenes to help everything work out for the best. Trusting that He knows what is best, not me. I pray for this peace for anyone who needs it today.

Monday, August 17, 2015

If You Want to Fly ...


Friends, this image really speaks to me. In some ways we are all butterflies trying to fly, but allowing something to weigh us down.

What is that for you?

Is it a bad habit?

A false belief that tells you you are not good enough?

A volunteer opportunity you should have said no to?

A job that is just killing you with stress or boredom?

A difficult relationship that never seems to get better?

What do you have to give up in order to really fly?

Take it to God. See what he has to say...

Monday, August 10, 2015

This is Why I do What I do!

Friends, this is why I love what I do as a life coach. I feel so blessed to have received the gift of this feedback over the weekend!

I love helping moms find their way back to health, happiness and peace of mind so they can make the most out of every day. That's the goal, right? We don't want to spend our lives drowning in "to-do's" and never really living.

There are many tools available to help us get from where we are to where we want to be! Have a great Monday!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

How You Can Grow or Repair Your Relationships With Service

Have you ever asked yourself why your friend, spouse, child or parent is treating you a certain way?

Have you ever caught yourself saying, "I need something more from them."

Have you ever tried to tell this person what you need without any real results?
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Perhaps it is time to learn about the service mentality in relationships. The service mentality says we give what we want to receive.

It seems counterintuitive. Especially if you are frustrated in a relationship. You might think, "How can I give more love, when I am feeling all out of it." or "Why should I have to do all of the work?"

The answer is because it works!

The benefits of living a life of service are soul-filling.

When we focus more on serving those around us, it actually makes us feel happier, more self-confident, and more energetic. It just feels good.

Can you remember the last time you did something nice for someone else? Didn't it feel good?

Maybe you let someone cut in front of you in traffic.

Perhaps you picked up your husband's dry cleaning for him.

Or maybe you bought a small gift for a friend, just because.

The fact is that it feels good to do something nice for someone else.

Also, it takes the focus off of yourself and helps you walk away from your pity party. (No offense! We all have them!)

Today, I would like to encourage you to pick one relationship and look for the opportunity to serve that person. Can you find at least one way to go out of your way for him or her for the next 7 days?

Call it an experiment and let me know how it goes!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Please Speak Kindly to Yourself

Friends, how you talk to yourself inside your head matters. You are truly hurting yourself when you tell yourself you were an epic failure at something.

Was it not spending enough quality time with your kids?
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Yelling at your kids?

Not meeting your exercise or nutrition goals for the day?

Forgetting to call someone?

Being late to something?

Misplacing your keys?

To see more clearly how you should be talking to yourself instead, imagine how you would talk to your best friend.

You wouldn't say, "You were an epic failure today."

You would say something more gentle and compassionate, like, "OK. You're human. Tomorrow is a new day. You can do better next time."

Right?

So, let's practice that with ourselves. Listen to what you say to yourself inside your head and the way you talk about yourself to other people. Notice if you are not being your own best friend. Changing the way you talk to and about yourself can help you feel more peaceful and centered inside. I want you to feel more peaceful and centered inside. Would you like to feel more peaceful and centered?

If this message is resonating with you, that means it is for you. Let me know if you need some help.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Moms: Your Daily Strategy for Success Starts at Night

The life of a mom is busy, busy, busy -- whether you work at home or in an office. It seems as if there is more written on each one of our daily to-do lists than is humanly possible to achieve. So, how do we get it all done and make time for ourselves, too?

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Today I would like to share a simple two-part success strategy with you to help you get more organized and accomplished!

Although it might seem shocking, I'm going to suggest you start at night!

1. At the end of the day, look over your to-do list and see how you did. What got crossed off, what didn't. Next, start tomorrow's to-do list with anything that might need to be carried over, plus anything else that needs to get done tomorrow. Review this list before going to bed. Make sure it is manageable.

2. When you wake up in the morning, before getting lost in your email or Facebook, review your to-do list again, and start getting to work on anything that you can. You might consider getting up 30 minutes to an hour earlier to get things done before the kids get up! This has worked great for me and gives me fantastic momentum throughout the day!

This super-simple approach works, because you are beginning and ending your day with planning and preparation time so you are more focused on the things that really matter to you. I dare you to try it for a week and see if it makes a difference!

If you would like a little help from a Coach, you might consider my current special:

Life Coaching Package for Moms $500 (Save $100)
Sessions take place via phone, Skype or in-person
  • Complimentary 30-minute consultation to see if coaching with Tina is right for you. 
  • Six weekly coaching sessions of 45-60 minutes each. 
  • Email and phone support in-between sessions 
You will leave the six sessions revived, refreshed and with the tools you need to continue the living the life of your dreams!

Book today! Email me at tina@haisman.net.

Potential clients must go through the complimentary coaching conversation prior to acceptance of this special to ensure coaching with Tina is a good fit for both. Package must be prepaid. This offer is reserved for only five clients and must be purchased by August 5th.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

My Fitness Story and Why I am Now Offering Health and Fitness Coaching


I have always been a fit person. For the past few years, my routine was to work out four times each week -- 2 days of high intensity spinning and 2 days of gentle yoga.

But over the past couple of years, I put on a few pesky pounds that were really annoying. I've been trying to work out harder to shed the pounds, but it wasn't really working.

Honestly, I felt frustrated, but I just kept plugging along trying to find some success.

Frustration turned to hope when I saw my friend Katie's Beachbody and Shakeology results. She looked even more amazing than she did before, and I swear, she was glowing. Even more exciting was that she said her workouts were only 30 minutes per day and that she was never hungry with the food portions. Wow!

I had a goal – to get back to my “normal” weight by my summer vacation! And I did! In just two 21 day challenge rounds I lost those pesky 5 pounds and 7 inches -- mostly around my waist, hips and thighs. And it was easy!

As you know, my profession for the past five years has been as a certified master life coach helping moms find their happiness so they can make the most out of every day with their families!

Now, I am adding the title of Beachbody Coach to my coaching portfolio! I’m thrilled to be able to bring this type of fitness coaching to my current and future clients. It’s the perfect match!

My mission is to help moms get healthy so they can feel happy and energetic and more like themselves!

Are you ready to take control of your health? If so, join me in the next 21 day challenge! Email me at tina@haisman.net if you are interested!

Friday, July 24, 2015

How I Learned to Heal Myself

I have always been a healthy person. But about two years ago my hair suddenly started shedding like crazy. I knew it wasn't normal. It was so scary to see so much hair falling out every day.

I went to the doctor and had all of the necessary tests done. Nothing was physically wrong, they said. Then I went to two more doctors just to make sure. The diagnosis was the same: stress. The advice: stop being so stressed.

Easier said than done. Not to mention the fact that I am a life coach. I coach other people through their stress. Why was I having this problem? I didn't even feel like I was really that stressed. It just didn't make any sense. I even confronted God on this. "Why are you doing this to me?" I asked.

The doctors gave me a couple of prescriptions to try and help regrow what was being lost, so I took them, but I didn't want to be taking medicine for this for the rest of my life.
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I knew I had to get to the root of whatever was causing me stress, so, I started searching for information and came across the concept of mind-body healing. I have heard about the concept before, so I was definitely interested! I enrolled in a tele-class that I took for a few months.

I started practicing the tools I was learning for mind-body healing daily. Interestingly, I made a proclamation on December 31, 2014. "This problem does not come with me into 2015." And with that, the problem was gone. Amazing!

I still get the normal hair shedding, and if I see it pick up, I know what to do. I guess that is just how my body is responding to stress at the moment. The exciting thing is that I learned some great tools to help other people with their stress and mind-body healing that really work!

Now, I help women heal themselves so they can more fully live and enjoy their lives!

If you've got some stress-related physical issues that you would like to work on, now might be a great time to try coaching with me. I am offering a special:

Transformational Life Coaching Package $500 (Save $100)Sessions take place via phone, Skype or in-person
  • Complimentary 30-minute consultation to see if coaching with Tina is right for you. 
  • Six weekly coaching sessions of 45-60 minutes each. 
  • Email and phone support in-between sessions 
You will leave the six sessions revived, refreshed and with the tools you need to continue the transformational journey of living in the moment and enjoying your life!

Book today! Email me at tina@haisman.net.

Potential clients must go through the complimentary coaching conversation prior to acceptance of this special to ensure coaching with Tina is a good fit for both. Package must be prepaid. This offer is reserved for only five clients and must be purchased by August 5th.

Friday, July 17, 2015

How I Learned to Live in the Moment

First-born, Type-A personality. Work first, play later.

When you live your life this way, like I was, there is never any time for fun, because there is always work to be done.

I have come to realize throughout my life that I feel very stressed doing things I should be enjoying. Take college for example -- almost the whole time I was there, I wished I was home, but when college was done and I looked back on it, I realized how amazing it was.

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Then, after my second child came along. OMG. The stress of taking care of two children compared to one was a huge jump for me. And this second-born child was not like me. She did not believe in work first, play later.

I learned one of my greatest life lessons changing her diaper. She was old enough to be playful and kept moving her bottom around so I couldn't change the diaper. She was being silly. She was playing. She thought it was funny to watch mommy struggle to change her diaper.

I was not amused. I was frustrated. I could not enjoy that moment while I was in it to see what she was teaching me. She was teaching me that work and play should go together. You can play while you work.

Sometimes I just get so caught up in getting things done and doing it right that the stress gets to me and I don't enjoy the ride.

I don't want to get to the end of my life and look back and wish I would have enjoyed it more. We only get one chance at this with the precious people around us.


So, with the help of my life coach over the years, I have learned to find more balance between work and play and to put the two together. I still get sucked into my old mentality of work first, play later, but I try every day to enjoy the current moment that I am experiencing.

I have learned that if I am not happy, I have the ability to choose again. Right there in that moment. I have developed a blueprint to happiness, and now I help other moms take control of their life so they can enjoy the ride, too.

If you think you need someone to guide you on the journey to happiness, I am offering a special right now in celebration of my 5-year coaching anniversary.

Tansformational Life Coaching Package $500 (Save $100)
Sessions take place via phone, Skype or in-person
  • Complimentary 30-minute consultation to see if coaching with Tina is right for you. 
  • Six weekly coaching sessions of 45-60 minutes each. 
  • Email and phone support in-between sessions 
You will leave the six sessions revived, refreshed and with the tools you need to continue the transformational journey of living in the moment and enjoying your life!

Book today! Email me at tina@haisman.net.

Potential clients must go through the complimentary coaching conversation prior to acceptance of this special to ensure coaching with Tina is a good fit for both. Package must be prepaid. This offer is reserved for only five clients and must be purchased by August 5th.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Revitalize Your Walk with God at Women's Retreat


Are you looking to revitalize your walk with God? Want to feel more of His presence and guidance in your life? Then join me at the Seeking God in Fresh New Ways Women’s Retreat on October 17th at St. James Parish!

The purpose of the retreat is to help participants revitalize their walk with God. Artist TamaraPeterson and Life Purpose Coach Liz Lassa will teach women two fresh and fun new ways to connect with God.

In the morning session, Liz will share her shorthand approach to seeking God through Spiritual Circle Journaling. This format will help participants get deep quickly, using bullet points and circles. It's simplicity helps even non-journalers deepen their prayer life. The result is a closer walk with God, a more focused quiet time, and a life more clearly guided by the Spirit.

After a break for lunch, participants will take what they learned from the morning session a step further as Tamara teaches Spiritual Art Journaling. Participants will capture on a canvas the word, verse, or phrase from their morning session with papers, clipped images, textures and paints. “In the end, you will leave with your very own, ‘one-of-a-kind’ canvas to remind you of His message for this season in your life,” Peterson said. “The only experience required is Kindergarten!”

When: Saturday, Oct. 17, Light Refreshments: 8:30 Retreat: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: St. James Parish, 820 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights (Enter through the school’s West doors.)

Cost: $65 (Includes lunch)

RSVP Deadline: Oct. 12, 2015

Sign Up Online: Click here.

For More Information: Contact Tina Haisman at (239) 292-2882 or tina@haisman.net or visit www.stjamesah.org.



Monday, July 13, 2015

Life Coaching Helps Reduce Anxiety and Stress

I am so blessed to be working in a field where I can help people like Kathy. This is her testimonial.

"I have seen therapists in the past who have helped me in limited ways.  Too often I left them after a few sessions feeling like I was just repeating my issues and had come full circle with how they could help me. Working with Tina opened up many new paths for me to deal with my worries and anxieties. Each week I felt I left our session with a new tool to try. I have had great success with Tina reducing my stress and overcoming fears that were not allowing me to enjoy my life. Thank you Tina!" 
For the past five years I have been helping moms like Kathy rediscover their happiness so they can enjoy life with their families. If you have would like to seek some guidance for yourself, I am offering a 5-year anniversary special for new clients through August 5th. Purchase six sessions for the cost of five. That's one session on me!

Here's what you'll get:

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Transformational Life Coaching Package $500 (Save $100)
Sessions take place via phone, Skype or in-person
  • Complimentary 30-minute consultation to see if coaching with Tina is right for you. 
  • Six weekly coaching sessions of 45-60 minutes each. 
  • Email and phone support in-between sessions 
You will leave the six sessions revived, refreshed and with the tools you need to continue the transformational journey of becoming less stressed and more happy!

Book today! Email me at tina@haisman.net.

Potential clients must go through the complimentary coaching conversation prior to acceptance of this special to ensure coaching with Tina is a good fit for both. Package must be prepaid. This offer is reserved for only five clients and must be purchased by August 5th.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

How I Learned How to Choose Happy

Many people ask me how I seem so happy, so I thought I'd share it with you today.

It has been a journey, and it really started because being a mom was so much harder than I thought.

I remember when my kids were about 5 and 2 that I would wake up early many mornings to go get a workout in before everyone got up. I was so tired and worn out. I would sit on the edge of my bathtub in near darkness and silence and think, "I don't know if I can do this today." I was so depleted. Depressed. No fire for life. No purpose to my days but survival. But why? I had everything I ever wanted.

I was a stay-at-home mom, which was what I thought I always wanted, but I couldn't figure out why I was so miserable.

In addition to being mom, I was freelance writing for a parenting magazine. I received a story assignment to interview some life coaches to get tips for moms on how to be the best mom they can be, but still take care of themselves. "Ahh! Interesting!" I thought!

After writing that story and meeting the life coaches, I hired one. Then I had my breakthrough. I learned that it was my responsibility to choose happiness for myself. I learned how to live in the moment and enjoy my family. I learned how to stand up for myself and say, "no" to things that didn't serve me or my family. I learned to take control of my life instead of letting my life control me. I learned how to go from barely surviving to majorly thriving.

I was so moved by the experience that I knew I had to start sharing everything I had learned with other moms. So, I became certified as a life coach.

And that's where I am today. I have spent the last 5 years helping other moms choose happy so they can revive their passion for life and make the most out of every day with their families!

If you or anyone you know could use a little help in choosing happy, I am offering a 5-year anniversary special until August 5th. Get six sessions for the price of five.

Here's the skinny:

Transformational Coaching Package $500 (Save $100)
Sessions take place via phone, Skype or in-person
  • Complimentary 30-minute consultation to see if coaching with Tina is right for you.
  • Six weekly coaching sessions of 45-60 minutes each. 
  • Email and phone support in-between sessions
You will leave the six sessions revived, refreshed and with the tools you need to continue choosing happy!

To book, email me at tina@haisman.net or call me at 239.292.2882.

Potential clients must go through the complimentary coaching conversation prior to acceptance of this special to ensure coaching with Tina is a good fit for both. Package must be prepaid. This offer is reserved for only five clients and must be purchased by August 5th.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

5 Year Coaching Anniversary Special

Have you been thinking about working with a life coach but are waiting for the right time? Well, I have good news for you! Now might be that time! In honor of my 5 year anniversary as a life coach, I am offering a special incentive for five new clients. Purchase six sessions for the cost of five. That's one session on me! 
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Here's what you'll get:

Transformational Coaching Package $500 (Save $100)
Sessions take place via phone, Skype or in-person
  • Complimentary 30-minute consultation to see if coaching with Tina is right for you.
  • Six weekly coaching sessions of 45-60 minutes each. 
  • Email and phone support in-between sessions
You will leave the six sessions revived, refreshed and with the tools you need to continue the transformational journey of becoming the best version of yourself!

Are you ready? I am so excited! Book today! Email me at tina@haisman.net or call me at 239.292.2882.

Potential clients must go through the complimentary coaching conversation prior to acceptance of this special to ensure coaching with Tina is a good fit for both. Package must be prepaid. This offer is reserved for only five clients and must be purchased by August 5th. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Living With Intentionality: A Simple Exercise to Get You Started

Sometimes in life we get so bogged down with the details of getting things done that we fall into routines and habits and forget to really live.

We also tend to let the demands of others tell us what to do instead of deciding for ourselves what we really want to do.

Have you been feeling unhappy lately? Bored? Unfulfilled? These might be clues that you are not truly living your life.

Would you like to see what it feels like to be truly living?

Here's a simple exercise to get you started!

1. The next action you get ready to take, whether it is doing the dishes or sending an email, stop and ask yourself, "What is my intention with this action?" Look for true intentions. Pure ones.

Some intentions might be:

  • To make yourself happy 
  • To make someone else happy
  • To show love to someone
  • To be helpful to someone
  • To serve someone
2. Once you have found your intention for that action, proceed with it now that you are fully aware of why you are doing it. As you complete your action, remind yourself of your intention. This will bring you joy. It will bring you into the present moment. It will bring you to living intentionally.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Anger is a Sword We Raise to Protect Ourselves

Anger is a sword we raise to protect ourselves from getting hurt again. Seems wise at first glance, but being on guard in this way is actually not protecting us. It is hurting us. Stopping the flow of love in one relationship constricts the flow of love in all of our relationships.

The sword is an energy block. It is blocking love from flowing to and from us freely. This causes both emotional and physical challenges.
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Those tense shoulders? They are hurting from holding up that sword. That pain in your stomach? You might as well be stabbing yourself with that sword. No love is flowing here!

Emotionally, holding up the sword leads to a lot of self-doubt, loneliness and judgment. You take it out on others, but you are your one true victim.

At the heart of it, you are not really angry with anyone else. You are angry with yourself for allowing other people to hurt you.

How do you get out of this situation? Put down the sword.

Here's how
  1. If someone has angered you, take time to look at the experience. Write out what happened and your feelings about it. Look for any lessons you might have learned. 
  2. Now, turn the experience around. Put yourself in the other person's shoes for a moment to see the experience from their perspective. Write out the experience from their perspective.
Hopefully this exercise will result in you finding some compassion for the other person. This may or may not lead to a physical reconciliation, but it doesn't have to. The important thing is that you release your anger and allow compassion for this person to enter your heart. You can then forgive them, and, most importantly, forgive yourself.

The formula is simple, but not easy. Drop the sword. Release the anger. Return to love.

Let me know if you need help with this.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

You're Not Scared of the Dark

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The reality of fear is an eye-opener. Ponder on these a few minutes. It might change how you perceive situations with yourself and others.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Choose Happiness Today by Shifting Your Thoughts

When you find yourself talking about a problem, instead of stressing over the worst thing that could happen, shift your focus to the best thing that could happen. This is how we choose happy.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

How to Keep Your Kids Organized This Summer

Kids love structure and to know what is expected of them. Today we finished our summer job charts. Each child printed out their list and put it in a frame so they can use a dry erase marker to check off the items that are done! If you would like to create a chart like this for your child, visit www.myjobcharts.com