Breaking the cycle of loneliness

Breaking the cycle of loneliness (Episode 57) In this episode, Kay Coughlin talks about how to break the cycle of loneliness and isolation. Why? Because Kay is seeing that loneliness is slowly chipping away at way too many of us. Learn more about all of this work at FacilitatorOnFire.net/LearnMore. Transcript of episode is below. Follow Kay and Facilitator On Fire on social...

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Should you become a caregiver?

Should you become a family caregiver? (Episode 57) Should you become a family caregiver? That’s what Kay Coughlin discusses in this episode. Kay gives the ten questions that she asked herself before she decided to become a caregiver. Whether you are a caregiver already or not, these questions can help you get un-stuck, and get the help you need immediately. Find the list of ten questions in...

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Real self-care actions

Real self-care actions (Episode 56) In this episode, Kay Coughlin talks about what real self-care looks like and discusses 10 real self-care actions. Whether you like bubble baths or not. Graphic of "between stimulus and response" can be found here. Learn more about all of this work at FacilitatorOnFire.net/LearnMore. Transcript of episode is below. Follow Kay and Facilitator On Fire on...

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Toxic positivity and forced positivity

Toxic posivity vs. forced positivity (Episode 55) The term "toxic positivity" has been heard more often in pop culture lately. But what if positivity can't be toxic? What if the problem is forced positivity - and even forced gratitude? Kay Coughlin explores why this idea can actually make positivity hurtful, and how to break the cycle of forced positivity. Learn more about all of this work at...

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One year later

One Year Later (Episode 54) If you’ve ever had to live or work with somebody who is constantly stirring up drama, you know how exhausting it can be. How do you manage to stop the drama so it doesn’t control you? That’s what Kay Coughlin talks about in this podcast episode. Learn more about all of this work at FacilitatorOnFire.net/LearnMore. Transcript of episode is below. Follow Kay and...

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Busting the myths of boundaries

Message Six: Busting the myths of boundaries I'm so pleased to be here with you again, one more time, for the final message* in this special series to help you stop your overwhelm. I’ve talked about how to eat that overwhelm watermelon one bite at a time, how to get curious so you can see what’s really going on, how to decide what you want to do instead of feeding the overwhelm, and how to...

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Breaking up with drama

Breaking up with drama (Episode 53) If you’ve ever had to live or work with somebody who is constantly stirring up drama, you know how exhausting it can be. How do you manage to stop the drama so it doesn’t control you? That’s what Kay Coughlin talks about in this podcast episode. Learn more about all of this work at FacilitatorOnFire.net/LearnMore. Transcript of episode is below. Follow Kay...

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When to set a boundary to stop your overwhelm

Message Five: When to set a boundary to reduce your overwhelm In the first four messages in this series, I talked about the oh-so-real skills to begin to stop your overwhelm immediately. Today, we are finally ready to get down to the nitty-gritty of setting boundaries. When it comes to knowing anything about setting boundaries, I started from zero. I was raised in Good Girl culture. I didn't...

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Decide what you want to do instead of feeding the overwhelm

Message Four: Decide what you want to do instead I’m really excited to be back here with you again today because I get to talk about the skill to stop overwhelm that everybody wants to jump ahead to anyway. It's deciding what to do instead. Here's a quick recap if you missed any previous messages: Message 1: I confess to getting overwhelmed while I was working on this very series about...

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Get curious to stop the overwhelm

Message Three: Get Curious Hello again! In case you missed the first two messages in this series, here’s what you need to know. In message one, I talked about how overwhelm once again got to me while I was in the middle of creating this series on overwhelm! (And my gosh, how ironic is that?) And in message two, I talked about the skill of focusing on just one thing, which I learned many years...

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J. Kay Coughlin, Leadership and Life Coach for Family Caregivers

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