Join Me in 2021 Writing Workshops

Dear Be Inspired Community,

I’m excited to announce that I’ll be offering fun and magical writing workshops on Zoom.  My goal is to offer a creative release for the tensions we’ve all been feeling this past year through writing and journaling workshops.

My Writing Story

I’ve always loved writing. I’ve kept journals for most of my life. Journal writing has helped me in a multitude of transformational ways: meeting life’s challenges, self-discovery, creativity, inspiration, gratitude, writing gutsy or angry letters that I never sent. In my darkest and most challenging times my journal has often been my trusted best friend where I could cry and pour out my deepest, heartfelt feelings and thoughts when I was too afraid or embarrassed to tell a human friend. In my happiest times my journal was a place where I could release my delight in many ways.  Writing has been my escape, my muse, my self-care, my creativity and my work…and many times my challenge.  But in the end, my comfort and joy.

My professional writing experience began as a newspaper reporter and freelance writer in Los Angeles. I also wrote for a variety of business clients in my public relations business for almost 40 years. Most recently I collaborated and published a book with two other life coaches, Lessons from a Fall, Three Powerful Women and Their Stories of Transformation.

I love to write and I know you will too!

Your Time to Write Workshop

Thursday, Feb. 11, 10 am Pacific Time; $25

Thursday, Feb.18, 1 pm Pacific Time; $25

I hope that you can join me in February for two 75-minute writing workshops that will give you a chance to feel, process and articulate. You can sign up for one or both sessions and use this time for personal journaling, creative projects you’ve been wanting to work on or any other writing you do in your life or work.

I’ll provide the sparks of inspiration and support to get the words flowing for your writing sessions.

Group journaling is magical and powerful.  It will open you up to connect with your inner wisdom and higher self.

What you need:

  • A notebook or journal, a good working pen, a comfortable place to write
  • A refreshing beverage to keep you hydrated
  • Put your inner critic aside, and give yourself permission not to be perfect.

l provide :

  • Unique journal prompts
  • A brief guided meditation
  • A sacred Zoom space

* To register contact me at bela@belacoaching.com. Payments can be made on PayPal, by credit card or check. Just let me know how you’d like to pay. There will be no refunds.

Writing workshops coming soon – Dates to be announced.

  • Journaling for Self-Care
  • Wine and Writing Evening

I’m looking forward to sharing these writing sessions with you. Let me know if you have any questions.

Warm wishes,

Bela Friedman

Sunday Love Notes Dec 20: Letting Your Light Shine Brightly Within

Dear Beautiful Be Inspired Community,

With Christmas and New Year’s just around the corner, I hope that you are taking time for self-care.  Here is my special love note to you.

    “Let your light shine so brightly within, that others can see their way out of the dark.” – Unknown

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday and a week filled with health, love, joy, self-care and inspiration.  Have a happy holiday!

Sending love and light,

Bela

Learning To Let My Light Shine

I learned to let my light shine by being true to myself.

But it took so many years to find that light and the truth of my soul.

The light that allowed me to marry someone I loved and who loved me.

I let my light shine by leaving Los Angeles and moving to Oregon with my children and new husband not knowing a soul when I arrived.

Being true to myself by leaving my public relations business after more than 30 years of work that no longer brought me joy.

I let my light shine by following my spiritual journey that led me to discover a new field that I love.

Now my light shines brightly in the work I do to inspire others to shine their lights brightly as well.

My light shines in my adult children and the beautiful bright eyes, laughter and love of my grandchildren.

That light that will be passed on and touch others in ways no one yet knows and will burn brightly for generations to come hopefully in a world of truth, justice and peace.

It took many years, but I had to reach deep into my soul to find my light, my truth.

It was difficult taking off the mask of happiness, the mask that was a lie so many years ago…

But now, years later I’m happy that I did, because life is fulfilling, precious and full.

Being my true self and knowing that I’ve allowed myself to blossom and my spiritual light to shine has helped so many others do the same.

Are you allowing your light to shine?

If you are experiencing issues with fear, stress, lack of confidence, that pesky inner critic or Covid-19, please reach out to me. I offer free telephone consultations and offering Zoom and phone coaching as well as hypnotherapy sessions.  You don’t have to suffer alone. You can reach me from my website at https://belacoaching.com/contact/ or by phone at 503-848-3640.

Our Precious Moments

As my husband and I celebrated Thanksgiving a few weeks ago, we had to navigate being grateful in this very strange time. We all have many things to be grateful for. But many of us couldn’t be with our loved ones; things today are strange and different.

I was feeling pretty let down when it was decided that we couldn’t visit two of our adult children, their spouses and our four grandchildren in California because of Covid. It was a punch in the gut because we haven’t seen them in more than a year. We had a nice Zoom Thanksgiving, and we also do lots of Facetime. I’m very grateful for the technology that is now available enabling all of us to reach far and touch those we love.

But as I was going through my pity party, I re-read an article on the Daily OM website written by its founder, the talented Madisyn Taylor. Here are some snippets from her quote: “Honoring our memories and focusing on the ways our past experiences have blessed us can offer a richer awareness and appreciation for where we currently are in life. While we can relive happy memories and honor our experiences, we can’t go back and dwell in the past. Choosing to honor your memories and then move forward with hope and joy for the future will help you to feel more optimistic about your current circumstances today.”

I started to think about the many precious moments of my past – and began writing them down. And it gave me such a lift!

I’d like to give you the same opportunity. So here is a wonderful journaling exercise that will help you get in touch with what truly has given you joy in life, especially if you are feeling down about not being able to see your loved ones in person during this holiday season. Open a journal or notebook, take a pen and make a list of the precious moments you’ve had in life. You will feel so much better!

If you are having issues with fear, confidence or stress please reach out to me. I offer free telephone consultations and offering Zoom and phone coaching as well as hypnotherapy sessions. You can reach me from my website at https://belacoaching.com/contact/ or call me on my landline at 503-848-3640.

Sunday Love Notes Nov 29: Allow more peace, love and clarity

Dear Beautiful Be Inspired Community,

I hope that you are taking time for self-care, some introspection and fun. Here is my special love note to you.

            Allow more peace, calm , clarity and light

                     into your life by not

          watching, listening or reading the news for at least 5 days.

                   Will you join me in the challenge?

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday of health, love, and for a peaceful week ahead.

Sunday Love Notes Nov 29: How You React

Dear Beautiful Be Inspired Community,

I hope that you are taking time for self-care, some introspection and fun. Here is my special love note to you.

“Life is 10% of what happens and 90% of how you react to it.” (Charles R. Swindoll)

In life, attitude is everything; it is what shapes our beliefs and desires.

Harsh times occur throughout our lives, but how we react is up to us.

How are you reacting?

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday of health, love, and for a peaceful week ahead.

Sending love and light,

Having Issues with Weight or Other Self-Sabotaging Behaviors?

Workshop for Women:

Having Issues with Weight or Other Self-Sabotaging Behaviors? Take a Diet from Negativity with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Third in a fourpart series-

It’s been said that our minds can be our greatest ally or our worst enemy. And what we feed our minds is directly linked to how we comfort and many times sabotage ourselves in negative ways, not only with overeating from stress, but with self-medicating with drugs or alcohol, procrastination or interpersonal conflict.

If you are interested in learning how you can take a diet from negativity with mindfulness and self-compassion, you won’t want to miss the third in a series of four workshops for women, “Live Your Best Life in 2019: Be Inspired,” offered by Bela Friedman, certified life coach and certified hypnotherapist.

“I’m excited to offer this third workshop where women can feel safe and comfortable, recognizing and sharing challenges and being inspired by other women,” Friedman said. The format is different for each workshop and includes conversation, journaling, guided visualization, meditation, energy work and more.

Workshops take place Saturdays, 1-3 pm. Two remaining workshops are:

  • Having issues with weight or other self-sabotaging behaviors? Take a diet from negativity with mindfulness and self-compassion. Nov. 10
  • Stressed and nervous about the holidays? Transform your life with an attitude of gratitude. Dec. 8

The remaining workshops take place at Friedman’s home in Beaverton on Saturdays, November 10 and December 8, from 1 pm – 3 pm, and offer a variety of creative strategies for change. The format is different for each workshop and includes sharing in conversation, journaling, guided visualization, energy work and more. Space is limited, so please RSVP early.

Cost for each workshop is $55. Former workshop attendees and clients receive a 10% discount. Payment is to be made in advance. Space is limited, so please RSVP early.

For reservations, payments, and information about location, contact Bela Friedman at 503-939-2269 or belafriedman@gmail.com.

New Series of Workshops for Women: “Live Your Best Life in 2019: Be Inspired!”

Are you feeling stuck in your life or job? Does it feel like something is missing from your life, but you don’t exactly know what it is? Or maybe you are having issues losing weight, or stressed and nervous about the holidays approaching?

If you can identify with one or all of these questions and you’re ready for a positive change in yourself, you won’t want to miss a new four-part series for women,“Live Your Best Life in 2019:  Be Inspired!”

“I’m excited to offer the series of workshops where women feel comfortable sharing challenges and being inspired by other women,” said Bela Friedman, certified life coach and certified hypnotherapist.

Workshops take place Saturdays, 1-3 pm. Themes and dates are:

    • Feeling stuck in your life or job?  Rewrite your script.  Oct. 13
    • Turning stumbling blocks to stepping stones.  Going with the flow. Oct. 27
    • Having issues with your weight?  Take a diet from negativity. Nov. 10
    • Stressed and nervous about the holidays? Transform your life with an attitude of gratitude. Dec. 8

Each workshop offers a variety of creative strategies for change. The format is different for each workshop and includes sharing and brainstorming ideas, journaling, guided visualization, meditation, energy work and more.

Participants are welcome to attend one workshop or the entire series.  Cost for each workshop is $55.  Or, if all four are purchased, the cost is $200 – a $20 savings.  Former workshop attendees and clients receive a 10% discount.  Payment is to be made in advance. Space is limited, so please RSVP early. 

Visit our events page to register!