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…. a thought from Chris Shea:
My goal, and the mission of “Lifesjourney”, is to guide us toward finding self-awareness and inner peace. I encourage us to view our lives from varied perspectives trying to find what daily practices strengthen us along our journey.
Lifesjourney’s philosophy for finding inner peace lies in two basic concepts: keeping our thoughts on the present moment, and practicing some form of daily meditation.
“Mindfulness” is a word I often use in my writings, on my social media, and a concept I use with my clients. One of the pioneers in the mindfulness movement, Jon Kabat-Zinn, defines mindfulness as:
“a means of paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally.”
Personally, the two key phrases in this definition which I feel are important are “on purpose” and “nonjudgmentally”. To find our inner-peace we need to consciously make the choice to spend time every day focusing our attention on what is happening around us and within us. Our focus is not meant to judge what is happening, just to notice it. As we become aware of our surroundings and our inner self, we will become aware of life’s joys and potential. In our state of focused awareness, we are enabled to see solutions; to see hope.
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“Life is sometimes difficult, but even so, it is always possible to find inner-peace. I talk about topics of daily life which cause us stress and anxiety, guiding us on how to change our perspective and to learn how to live in the moment.” -Chris Shea, host of “On Finding Peace”
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The “voice” of Lifesjourney & On Finding Peace is Ms. Amanda LePore. Check out her work by clicking her photo
If you wish to book Chris for a conference, seminar or training, email our office: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 301-850-2177
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— October 7-11, 2016: I’m attending the NAADAC annual conference in Minneapolis, MN. Details click here
This is where Lifesjourney began; as a blog.
Are you feeling depressed or anxious most of the time? Perhaps you’re unsure about how to cope with recent life changes like a divorce, the death of a parent, loss of a job or major illness?
Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with a mental illness and wish to talk to someone about dealing with your illness. If these, or other issues, are of concern, then counseling is for you.
I have been working with clients in a clinical setting for over 20 years. My approach to counseling is based on the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model, proven to be the most effective at helping eliminate troublesome life issues.
As part of the process, I will help you identify the thoughts and behaviors that are healthy vs. unhealthy for daily living and transform those behaviors into healthier, more realistic ways of dealing with life.
As appropriate, handouts, readings, and worksheets will be assigned to assist in the process. In my sessions, I use various techniques to really educate and guide you towards better habits of thinking and acting in healthier ways.
If you’re ready to explore life coaching and how it can help improve your life, please reach out. You can email me at email@example.com or call directly 240-587-7854.
The summer of 2012 challenged me in that I, a workaholic at the time, and due to a job change, found myself work-free that summer. The challenge to slow down and rest eventually led me to the practice of meditation and mindfulness. Later that summer I created a blog as a place to share my feelings in my attempt to make sense of life. I named my blog “Lifesjourney”.
Throughout my life, I’ve had my ups and downs, and the life lessons I’ve learned, combined with my education, influence my approach to life coaching and counseling.
Lifesjourney Life Coaching, LLC grew from its founding as a blog into the coaching, counseling and consulting group it is today. In an effort to guide people to find inner peace, I speak at conferences and gatherings nationwide and am proud to be published in medical and clinical journals, as well as on various internet sites. Professionally I’m a nationally and state certified addiction counselor as well as a nationally certified life coach, having graduated from St. Hyacinth College-Seminary and the Washington Theological Union in DC.
I divide my time between Lifesjourney, serving as the Director of Campus Ministry at a high school in Maryland and as an adjunct professor in the Family Studies and Community Development department of the school of Liberal Arts at Towson University as well as McDaniel College’s Graduate School of Counseling.
I have spent over 20 years in the addiction counseling field as a clinician and administrator, responsible for the implementation of treatment program models while integrating evidence-based treatments to promote lifelong recovery. My counseling experience is preceded by an almost decade-long pastoral ministry as a hospital chaplain in DC and a retreat leader in the New England region.
I currently serve as the chairperson of my county’s Alcohol Coalition, a member of the county Behavioral Health Action Committee and sit on the advisory board for the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children.
I live in Leonardtown, MD enjoying the people and the great outdoors of the rural life.
If you’re looking for life coaching, you can either visit me in my office or worldwide via the internet. I am also available for public speaking and corporate consultation. I look forward to working with you!