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Maddisen K. Krown, M.A. is a Life Coach, Columnist, and Speaker who works with individuals and groups throughout the U.S. and the world. She supports the wholeness and well being of her clients, guiding them into the fuller purpose and quality of life that calls them.Â

Maddisen holds a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, and is a graduate of the ICF accredited Coach for Life program. She also holds a B.S. in English/Technical Writing & Computer Science. In addition to the NoHo Arts District News, Maddisen writes for The Huffington Post. Based in Los Angeles, she donates a substantial amount of her time in service as a counseling facilitator in her community. Contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and visit her website at www.maddisenkrown.com 

Friday, 02 January 2015 10:51

Happy New Year! Design Your 2015 Life!

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Dear Readers:

It’s that pivotal time when we've just completed one year and crossed the threshold into the next: 2014 into 2015.

How was your life on planet earth throughout 2014 - on your 365 day orbit around the sun? And how would you like 2015, your next 365 day orbit on earth around the sun to be?

Monday, 17 November 2014 20:15

Great Holiday Gift Idea - Gratitude

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Dear Maddisen,
How 
can Gratitude improve my life in real and noticeable ways?  What is the value of keeping a gratitude log or journal?  -KJ

Sunday, 26 October 2014 23:54

Enjoy Creative Nails for the Holidays!

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Dear Gals and Guys,
I genuinely love this time of year, when the autumn and winter holidays approach.  So, in the spirit of the holidays, Coach Maddisen is suggesting a fun and affordable way to pamper yourself -- with a holiday manicure!  

Sunday, 28 September 2014 21:46

Do the Mental Relief Two-Step

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Dear Readers:
Overwhelm is a major cause of stress for many of my clients.  So many thoughts, too much to do, in too little time, and with everything feeling like a priority.  Years ago, when I was having an overwhelm attack, I reached out to one of my mentors who shared this extremely simple and miraculous cure for overwhelm.  I call it the Mental Relief Two-Step, because it’s easy and almost as fun as learning the two-step!  

Mental Relief Two-Step Exercise

Step 1: List Everything

Grab a pad and pencil (or your tablet or PC) and list EVERYTHING that is on your mind right now – EVERYTHING. That includes worries, fears, to-do’s, errands, appointments – everything!

For example:
•    Update and format resume
•    I feel fat
•    Submit myself to at least 5 agents this week
•    I want kids so bad. Is he ever going to pop the question?  
•    Update my LinkedIn profile and social networks
•    Pick up clothes at dry cleaner
•    Feeling overwhelmed and discouraged
•    Lay out my calendar for the week

Step 2: Prioritize the List

Prioritize the entire list in order of importance, numbering each item, with 1 being the most important and so on.

For example:
1.    Lay out my calendar for the week
2.    Update and format resume
3.    Update my LinkedIn profile and social networks
4.    Pick up clothes at dry cleaner
5.    Submit myself to at least 5 agents this week
6.    I want kids so bad. Is he ever going to pop the question?  
7.    I feel fat
8.    Feeling overwhelmed and discouraged

Enjoy the Mental Relief Two-Step!
Just try this!  Believe me; it is very likely you will feel relief just by listing everything on your mind.  Also, in prioritizing your worries, you might find yourself laughing as your mind gets how ridiculous that is and releases them.  And there’s a good chance you’ll get more done with more peace of mind!

Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.” – Brian Tracy

The punishment of every disordered mind is its own disorder.” – Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

 “If you want to have order in the commonwealth, you first have to have order in the individual soul.” – Russell Kirk

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama

From the heart,
your Life Coach Maddisen


Copyright 2014 Maddisen K. Krown M.A.

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