What Can You Expect from Your First Coaching Session?

Transcript: Hello everyone and welcome to this short intro video for Brighter Days Wellness Coaching. My name is Arianne Kuykendall. I am a certified life coach through CLCI (Certified Life Coach Institute) and currently working toward a full ICF accredited certification.So I wanted to outline the benefits of life coaching, and what you can expect…

Mental Resilience is Not Just Pulling Ourselves Up By Our Bootstraps

When we are in a difficult place mentally, it is tempting to tell ourselves just to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and power through; just rely on mental fortitude to get us through each day until, suddenly, everything is not the same. We can no longer power through. We can no longer keep up…

How to Turn Weaknesses Into Strengths

Everyone has weaknesses. Everyone has strengths. It’s not uncommon for us to want to work on our weaknesses when we become aware of them. What we may not always realize, though, is that strengths and weaknesses are, literally, two sides of the same coin. Become Aware of Your Weaknesses and Strengths The first step to…

How People Succeed in the Failure Industry

I was hoping the title would catch you off guard: What is the Failure Industry? Is there even such a thing? Well, believe it or not, every Industry is a Failure Industry. Why is that? Because at some point, someone, somewhere, failed while trying to succeed in their chosen Industry. While some took it lying…

Dealing with Toxic People When You Live With Them

This is a topic near and dear to my heart. I grew up in an environment where I had to deal with toxic people. The thing is, it’s less how you deal with them and more how you deal with yourself. Unfortunately toxic people do exist, and their toxic traits make them very difficult to…

Loving Ourselves Doesn’t Have to be Hard

Many of us have experienced times in our lives when we just don’t love ourselves like we should. This lack of loving ourselves leads to increased dissatisfaction with our lives and our place in the world. What makes it easy or difficult boils down to two things: habits and perspective. Most blog posts would outline…

Identity Crisis: Becoming Your Career

What happens when a Career becomes your entire identity? I realized four years ago that my previous job had become my entire identity. I lived and breathed my career. But I was unhappy. I spent nights worrying about what was going to happen the next day. I worried about what people were going to think…