5 Steps To Finding The Best Career Coach For You

  Working with a Career Coach is one of the best ways to invest in your future, but finding the right one for you can be daunting. Working with a professional coach can increase your confidence, teach you new skills, and increase your income. It may take focused effort to find the right match, but the effort you put in now can give you a return on your investment that…

7 Tips To Keep You Sane When Unemployed

You’re unemployed. Welcome to the in-between time: the time between what you knew you did for work and what you will be doing next for work. The time of uncertainty, and possibility. Uncomfortable. Awkward. Painful. At times, oddly euphoric. As someone who has made many career and job changes, I am intimately familiar with work transitions. Even though I have plenty of evidence that it always works itself out, I…

Career Yoga: Align with your soul work

Monday motivation is a great hashtag. The words of wisdom are (for the most part) like jumper cables to kick-start your week. It’s difficult, however, for many of us to get at the true meaning of the sentiment in 140 characters or amazing image or filtered snap. Getting motivated is easy. Staying motivated takes a healthy amount of self-knowledge. And practice. Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared four of…

Career Yoga: Flexibility is in your future

Over time a regular hatha yoga practice will help your body and mind become more limber and open. In Career Yoga, your ability to open your mind and heart to new possibilities and change is essential to finding and following a new path. It can be challenging to create this psychic space. You need to ask (and answer!) three questions that will lead you to greater flexibility: 1. Am I holding…

Career Yoga: Support satisfies your soul

Yoga is not a religion but it can foster community and service like other spiritual communities. People all over the world practice yoga together and through this interaction, they create meaningful relationships. Some yoga teachers are called to give back to communities in need and others make their studios a home away from home for their students. In Career Yoga, support is the practice of creating and nourishing your community. When you…

Career Yoga: Balance from the beginning

The practice of Hatha yoga joins the ha (the sun) and that (the moon) in a series of poses and breath work to restore physical equilibrium. The practice of career yoga can be thought of in the same way. Exploring the constants in your work history, reviewing your current professional options and combining that research with an imaginative look into your dream future creates physiological equilibrium. When you make livelihood…

Intro to Career Yoga: Yes, it’s a thing! No, you don’t need to be a yogi!

Career Yoga is an approach to a career change that blends the ancient principles of yoga with current career development. Yoga has been an important part of my life for over 20 years and the philosophy remains with me whether I’m on the mat or not. I became a certified yoga teacher as the first step to becoming a career coach and dream advocate. I knew the practice of yoga was…

Mindful Monday

Thank you to all who followed our Mindful Careers series. At Bright Livelihoods, we believe that everyone deserves to find or create a meaningful career. Our goal is to help people share their talents in the most authentic expression of self. That can be a frightening prospect but once you commit to the process, you can do what you were born to do. Sometimes you need guidance, a coach, a…

Mindful Careers: Vision

A vision is a mental image of the future. Make time to snap your very own “picture”. Mindfulness practices such as meditation, yoga, creative arts, taking more time off, and being in nature without an agenda create space, preparing your mind for creating this mental image. At Bright Livelihoods, the practice that brings forth the vision for your next career chapter is using your imagination –  seeing your soul work.…