Episode 147

Published on:

6th Feb 2023

February, the Month of Love

When most people think of February and love, they think of Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day is the holiday for couples. But what if you aren't part of a couple? Kim shares her personal story of how painful Valentine's Day was for her after the death of her husband and what she did about it. She reminds people to check in on those who may be grieving during the month of love, especially when they are grieving the loss of their partner, whether through death, divorce or decision. Single, when not by choice, can be an especially challenging status around Valentine's Day. She goes on to remind us of Man Day on February 12, Galentine's Day on February 13 and Singles Awareness Day on February 15. Whatever your relationship status, there are always ways to find love in February or any time of year. You can honor and appreciate the men in your life, get out and party with the women in your life or work on self-love during Singles Awareness Day. Love is in the air...

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Life = Choices; Choices = Life
Making better choices for a better life
Life = Choices; Choices = Life is about learning to replace external control psychology with radical responsibility and appreciation so you can make better choices to create the life you want to have. Kim Olver is a leading expert in Choice Theory™ psychology and will share what she has gleaned from the legendary work of Dr. William Glasser, as well as sharing her unique perspective based on over 30 years of study and research.

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Kim Olver

Kim Olver's mission is to help people make better choices for a better life. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor and a board certified coach. She is a world renowned expert in Choice Theory™ , a highly sought after international speaker and an award-winning author. Her books include: Leveraging Diversity at Work with Sylvester Baugh (2006), Secrets of Happy Couples (2010), Choosing Me Now (2019) and A Choice Theory Guide to Relationships (2019). Kim is currently working on the forthcoming books, The Definitive Guide to Coaching and Radical Responsibility and Appreciation. Kim is the author of The Relationship Center blog; creator of Empowerment Parenting, a 25-hour parenting curriculum for court-mandated parents; and owner of Academy of Choice, a BCC (Board Certified Coach) Coaching Program. Kim worked five years as a counselor for schizophrenics in a community-based residential program, 17 years holding various positions with a specialized foster care agency, was Executive Director of Glasser Institute for Choice Theory for nine years and the Executive Director for William Glasser International for eight; and began her own company, Coaching for Excellence, in 2005. She is a model of what she teaches about taking responsibility for the things she can influence and control and finding appreciation for those things she can't. Kim believes radical responsibility and appreciation are the keys to a happy, peaceful, satisfying life.