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……You wake up every morning feeling excited and inspired about the day ahead

……You know that you are making choices in your life that are right for YOU

……Your dreams and passions become your reality

Starting right now, you can move from imagining it, to LIVING IT!

Hello, I am Lin McDowell, an FWI certified life coach, and founder of Awakened Lives Life Coaching. As your life coach, I will support you every step of the way as we work together to discover what inspires you, what your dreams are, and uncover the often hidden roadblocks that can get in the way of achieving your goals.  I do this by listening thoughtfully and asking insightful, probing questions, You will receive my unconditional support and assistance as you develop your plans and strategies to reach your goals

I invite you to browse through the site and find out more about me, about life coaching, and why life coaching could be the best thing you do for yourself today! There are also blogs on life coachingstress reductionmeditation, and what I call “your personal journey“.

Please feel free to add your thoughts or comments.  We are all part of the same Universe. I invite you to share the journey! If you are interested in meditation, please listen to my radio interview with Tom Sterner, acclaimed author of “The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline In Your LIfe”.

Sun in hands inspirationIf you are ready to take the next steps toward discovering what inspires you and living an awakened life, please Contact Me to request your FREE 30-MINUTE CONSULTATION,

I am here to help you wake up to your inspired life! ~ Lin


Life Lessons

Smell the coffeeIn the month of July, I began a new feature called “Life Lessons”.  Each “Life Lessons” article will tell a story about how life concepts, such as present-moment awareness and mindfulness, actually work in everyday life. It is one thing to write articles about these concepts, but another entirely to move from theory to practice. Life happens, and it’s time to walk the talk, as they say.

I hope you will enjoy reading these periodic posts, and I invite you to contact me with any life lessons that you would like to share with all of us. Feel free to let me know if you would like credit for your article, or would prefer to remain anonymous!

Check out the first “Life Lessons” article now: Life Lessons in the Present Moment.

Coaching Through Stress

The month of May, 2013,  marked the official birth of my new coaching specialty:  stress management life coaching!  Those of you who know me or who have read my blog posts know that stress management is an area in which I have had great interest for quite a while.  I co-created and co-facilitated a stress reduction workshop with Tom Sterner, best-selling author of The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life, at a local university, and I coach clients through stress in all areas of their lives.

Our experience of stress can be a major obstacle that gets in the way of us finding the joy and happiness in our lives that we desire and deserve.  By coaching individuals through their stress, I help them find the balance and fulfillment that might otherwise elude them.

Throughout this website, you will find articles and blog posts dealing with the topic of stress management, including suggestions of ways to manage your experience of stress to greatly improve your quality of life. For a more personalized approach to your stress management, I encourage you to click on my Contact Me link to request a free, 30-minute consultation.  I’d love to be your personal trainer for your mind, body and spirit!

If you are interested in submitting an article for our Guest Experts page, please fill out the Guest Expert Contact Form.  Make sure to include your name, email address, and a brief description of the topic of your article.

I also invite you to Contact Me with any life lessons that you would like to share with all of us. Feel free to let me know if you would like credit for your article, or would prefer to remain anonymous!


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