Welcome to the brand new Speak Your Peace website! Although SYP never left, the site has been offline for the good part of a year. This has allowed me to upgrade and make some changes. They do say change is good, and for me it was certainly necessary. I'm very excited about moving forward and am happy you found me. Although I'm not the most consistent blogger, I will blog when something strikes me as useful and interesting. In fact, I would like to share an old post that lays out my feelings about blogging and usefulness. Please let me know your thoughts--I'd really love to hear from you.
Service or Just Self Serving? The Life Coaching/Blogging Conundrum
I am truly resistant to blogging. The internet is already cluttered with wisdom from life coaches, and frankly, do you really need one more telling you the
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Is that a resounding “no”? I thought so.
I am suspicious of self promotion masking itself as “help.” I want to extol the
great benefits of holistic life coaching, but sure don’t want to sell it. I understand I must get myself out there in order to seen and heard, but it seems antithetical to the work. Besides, isn’t that what a website is for?
Perhaps the answer lies in clarifying my intention.
To be of service.
To be fully present for my clients.
To heal and be healed.
I can wrap that up in a variety of shiny packages, reinvent a few wheels and it all seems false. Of course, if I create content that truly inspires someone or makes them feel better, I am on point. However, blogging for blogging’s sake and/or trying sell you the wonders of holistic life coaching is not honest or meaningful. It is also incredibly dull.
I am not naive. I have had a successful speech therapy and bodywork practice for over 13 years. I recognize that the only way people can discover my holistic life coaching practice is by being out there. I just want to do this honestly and with an open heart. Many of my fellow coaches are doing just this, and I have certainly benefited from their wisdom and caring. I want to remain on that team.
You can help. Tell me what, as a life coach, can I do for you?
In other words, keep me relevant! Don’t let me fill up your Facebook feed with useless and/or hackneyed material (and sorry if you consider this in
Feel free to send your thoughts and ideas via phone, email, facebook, Twitter or carrier pigeon. I invite all creative thinkers.
With love and thanks,
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Monica Lowy is a Certified Holistic Life Coach, NYS Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and integrative bodyworker. She invites you to speak your peace, so feel free to leave your comments!