Coaches & Mentors

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  1. Beautiful Gayle. I love this piece. I had to smile when mom offered you free advice. Of course! The thought of therapy, education, is foreign to her after growing up in the depression. Her way of coping was to just think positive thoughts and not think about things too much. It’s been a successful approach for her and would certainly make life much easier to be wired that way. Alas, we are not, and I love the idea of a coach to root for you and keep you moving in the right direction and I’m super proud of you. Love you.

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    1. Ahhh. thank you so much my wonderful sister! It means So much to me that you are in my corner. Always know I am in yours too. xoxo


  2. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

    You are a beautiful being.

    More xoxoxoxoxoxo.

    On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 4:48 PM, Gayle Markow: As I am… wrote:

    > Gayle posted: “Hallelujah! I’ve lost 12 pounds in the last two months. My > new avoid-diabetes-diet started on Wednesday, January 13 when I got the > results of my blood tests. Fasting blood sugar — 118. HgbA1C — 6.4. If > you don’t know, that means a hairbreadth away from” >


  3. Hi Gayle,

    Having different mentors is not a bad thing as far as you don’t depend on them. I am saying this because sometimes it can be tricky, it has happened to all of us to some point. When you have a teacher / mentor and then they help you spread your wings and fly, you just don’t know what to do with this “freedom”. Thank you so much for sharing your experience!



    1. Thank you Zaria, for your comment. There are many aspects involved in growing (or flying) and in knowing which direction to go. Making mistakes I think is part of the deal in life, whether assisted by a chosen mentor or alone. It’s also entirely possible to choose the wrong mentor or even “wrong” direction for awhile. With or without a mentor, there is a learning curve. I’m just saying in this challenging life if we have a wise, knowledgeable mentor or coach, it’s a gift. Hopefully part of the learning to spread one’s wings involves having contemplated as you said “what to do with this ‘freedom'”.


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