Journaling for Healthcare Workers and Caregivers

Do you know any healthcare workers or caregivers who would like to relieve stress with journaling? I’m considering offering a workshop that will help these groups by journaling for healing and growth.

So, who benefits most from journaling? Research shows that many people benefit from expressive writing or journaling.

The people most likely to benefit most from journaling are those who value personal growth and introspection, as well as those who want to experience the emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual health benefits of writing for wellness.

If you need emotional support to help with stress, insomnia, or other personal or professional issues, you can reach me at I’m currently offering a sliding scale fee to fit every budget.

From Sight to Vision

I led a wonderful women’s circle recently based on a beautiful article from the Daily OM – one of my favorite websites that sends daily words of wisdom written by a very talented Madisyn Taylor.
Briefly, it stated, “Sight is the ability to see the physical world, while vision is the gift of seeing beyond it. Anyone who has lost their eyesight can tell you there are things that are clearer when you cannot see the world through your eyes. One of the reasons many meditation instructors advise sitting with eyes closed is because we automatically become more in touch with our inner world when we aren’t distracted by the outer world.”
The article went on to say that those of us with perfect eyesight will generally lose some of the acuity, but that this loss is usually replaced with inner vision.
To me, inner vision and trusting my intuition go hand in hand. When I was younger, I struggled developing inner vision. I just didn’t trust myself, nor was I ready to listen to my intuition. I did what I thought I was supposed to do. I had difficulties in high school and college, was in some destructive and toxic relationships, and had a difficult first marriage. It was only as I grew older that I allowed my vision to blossom into my soul’s purpose. I finally started believing and trusting in myself. I became accountable to fulfill what was pulling at my heart strings. When my successful 30-year career in public relations wasn’t giving me joy, I listened to the universe and ultimately created a new vision and passion for my life: To help others one on one. Once I made the decision to become certified in life coaching and hypnotherapy my inner vision guided me to help others make positive changes in their lives. And I’m so glad it did!
What can you do to move from sight to vision?

If you are interested in learning how life coaching and hypnotherapy can help you get unstuck and make long term, positive changes in your life, contact me at; You can leave a message at 503-848-3640. Also, visit my website at

Be Inspired Women’s Circle – A Free Program

The Be Inspired Women’s Circle will meet monthly, the third Saturday of each month at my home in Beaverton. This program is free and is not a therapy group.

This Circle is for you, if you are a woman who longs to:

  • Be inspired and inspire others.
  • Share a safe space with other women.
  • Feels comfortable sharing challenges.
  • Release your inner critic.

This Circle is for you, if you are a woman who:

  • Feels stuck in your job, business or personal life.
  • Feels unfulfilled, overworked or overwhelmed.
  • Feels like something is missing, but you don’t know what it is.
  • Going through a major life transition, or reinventing yourself.

This Circle will provide a safe, supportive community for exploring viewpoints, authentic voice, passions, dreams, choices, calling/purpose, spirituality, challenges, relationships, parenting, and your brilliance!

The Be Inspired Women’s Circle are 90-minute group sessions. The group experience will help guide you to quiet your inner critic and move into a more fulfilling and inspired life. Between the monthly sessions, you’ll receive journal prompts to use in your life.

If you are interested in taking part in the Circle, please email the following:

1. Your name.
2. Please share what you do professionally. If you are a care giver, or full-time student, or are taking time off, please share that too.
3. What you are hoping to gain from the program.

Please call for my address if you will be attending. I look forward to seeing you at the Be Inspired Women’s Circle.


Bela Friedman

How to have an attitude of gratitude this holiday season and live your healthiest year yet in 2019


Stressed about the holidays? Transform your life with an attitude of gratitude – Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, 1-3 pm, Beaverton (address provided upon registration)

The holidays are just around the corner and many of us are stressed. But, did you know that if you take the time to acknowledge things you are grateful for, you can not only boost your mood,  but research shows that gratitude is related to 23% lower levels of stress, dietary fat intake can be reduced by 25% and that gratitude is related to 10% improvement of sleep quality. If you are interested in learning a variety of creative strategies on how to create a life of happiness and well-being through gratitude, you won’t want to miss this workshop.  The format includes fun and creative exercises, sharing, journaling, guided visualization and more.

Do you want to get your health in order for the New Year? Vision board workshop – Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm (address provided upon registration)

Do you dream about having optimal health in 2019?  Have you tried all kinds of health strategies but fallen short in the past? If you’ve answered yes, don’t miss an educational, insightful, hands-on creative and fun workshop for individuals who are ready to take their health and wellness to the next level. You will learn proven tips for optimal health and wellness, the “How’s and Why’s” of creating a vision board and create your own board.  All materials are provided. Join Life Coach and Hypnotherapist, Bela Friedman, and Nutritionist, Karen Davis for this great workshop.

For reservations and information about payment and location, contact Bela Friedman at 503-848-3640 (office) or 503-939-2269 (cell) or Seating is limited so RSVP early.

Event registration fees are accepted via check, Paypal or credit card.