A collection of tips for improving your life, compiled by Chicago life coach and therapist Ioanna Chaney.

Friday, January 16, 2009

"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination" stated Carl Rogers. Many of us striving for a "good life" set New Year's goals and resolutions, but we soon get disappointed when we lose focus and forget our resolutions. In Chicago, it is particularly hard to stay motivated in the winter when all we want to do is get out of the cold and get under our covers. Many of my clients who seek life coaching or counseling in Chicago in the winter months talk to me about their dreams and hopes, but have a hard time enjoying the process of change which knows no seasons. The biggest gift a life coach or therapist can give you is to inspire you to enjoy the process of change, because when you master that, you have discovered the key to resilient living.
- Ioanna Chaney

Saturday, November 8, 2008

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change." -- Charles Darwin

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

"It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes a life interesting."
- Quote from "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho

Sunday, September 7, 2008

"Look to this day for it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course lie all the realities and truths of existence;
the joy of growth, the splendor of action, the glory of power.
For yesterday is but a memory, and tomorrow is only a vision.
But today, well lived makes every yesterday a memory of happiness
and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day!"
- Ancient Sanskrit Poem

Thursday, August 28, 2008

"To succeed jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions."
- Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing."
- Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, July 27, 2008

"There is no substitute for hard work. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration."
- Thomas Edison

Friday, July 18, 2008

"It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste."
- Henry Ford

Thursday, July 10, 2008

"Shallow men believe in luck; strong men believe in cause and effect."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, July 3, 2008

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them."
- Walt Disney