The fog in your life

January 16, 2014

Yesterday, when I woke up there was a dense fog all over. It was so thick that you couldn’t see the car in front of you. I couldn’t even see my neighbors house. As the day wore on the fog started to disappear and the sky was clear again. How many of you have had the experience of being so confused that it felt like your head was in a fog. That confusion can keep you from making important decisions and from moving forward in your life. A life coach can help guide and assist you through this process. Whether it’s a decision about losing weight, starting a new relationship, a new career, or getting used to the new routine of a household as your young adult children go off to college. Your journey is unique to you, a help you create a plan of action designed to suit your needs. If you are ready to lift that fog and enjoy the clarity of blue skies ahead call me to schedule an appointment. Please feel to contact me at Step Forward at Imagecelia.habbaz@gmail.com or 732-939-0347


Do yo u have a hobby and If not what would you like to explore ?

January 13, 2014

mah jongWhen I was a young mother , I never thought I would be a mom  that would play Mah Jong or cards. I grew up with my aunts that played all the time and I never saw the appeal. Later, as my friends became moms I found that more and more of them would play either Mah Jong or Canaster but I still resisted. Well. the laugh is on me, because, I just discovered Mah Jong, and I am loving it. The group of women that I am learning with are so much fun.There are many benefits to learning a new hobby. When we start playing, all the stress that’s on my mind, disappears. It definitely helps that it’s an easy going environment and non-judgemental place. We all go at our own pace and have fun.As, I started spending more time with my new friends, each one has new ideas for me to consider. Someone is willing to teach me knitting, another wants me to attend a book club with her. All of them are great ideas. I am looking forward to them all. . You are stretching yourself out of your comfort zone. A new hobby gives you the ability to learn a new skill at any age. New hobbies help reduce stress and give you a great opportunity to socialize and meet new friends. Lastly, it gives you something to look forward to. So. either enjoy your hobby or learn a new hobby but take time out for yourself and have fun.

If you want to explore your own hobbies and would like guidance and support, please free to call me at Step Forward Coaching at Celia.habbaz@gmail.com. Looking forward to our journey together.


8 simple steps on how to change a limiting belief

January 13, 2014

ImageThere are eight simple steps to take towards changing a limiting belief.

1- Acknowledgement- The first step is to acknowledge there is a problem. This is where you tell yourself you are aware that you are putting a limiting belief on yourself.

2-What is it costing you ?-  What are you missing out on by wearing this label ? Just think what you can accomplish once you remove the label.

3- Decision time-Are you ready to remove this limiting belief ?

4.- Replacement- Replace the old limiting belief with a new one. You can even give yourself a temporary one to try on. This helps with that transition stage. For example, The old limiting belief i that I am not skinny enough. The new temporary belief is that I am eating one meal a day( i.e. breakfast) healthier from now on.

5-Action– You must take action towards your new goal. Even if it’s a small step, some type of action must be taken.

6- Celebrate  & acknowledge – Tell family and friends your reasons to celebrate. Help them acknowledge you on your journey.
7- Perfection – Don’t think everything is going to be perfect. There will be setbacks, the difference is, if you know this going in, you can go with the flow. 

8- Enjoy the process- Learn from each step, along the way. So, many times we are trying to get to the finish line so fast, that we forget the most important lessons are in the small steps we take every day.

If you would like to learn more about discarding limiting beliefs or would like help going through this with guidance and support, please feel free to email me at Celia.habbaz@gmail.com at Step Forward Coaching.


Listen to your inner voice

January 9, 2014

We all have an inner voice the question is Do we always listen to it ? I know that I  sometimes tend to ignore it. Each time, we ignore that voice it becomes more difficult each time to hear. it.The good news is that Its always there. It’s sometimes there as a gentle reminder that we are going off course from our core values. Did you ever get physical symptoms when you ignore your voice. Symptoms can range from a sick feeling inside your stomach to literally the hair on your arms standing up. How do we reconnect to our inner voice?Image

Five steps to reconnecting to your inner voice.

1. Listen

Start listening to yourself, be aware of the signs the universe is showings you.

2. Be present

 Just focus on now, how are you feeling right now. Once you are able to live more in the present moment without worrying about the future and the past, you will be able to listen more closely! We can’t change the past or worry about what’s going to happen next. If you do , you will miss the present

3. Be mindful

Stop rushing through life. Everything you do should be done mindfully. This goes along with being present; you cannot do something mindfully, if you are not present.

4. Meditate

Just begin to meditate. Start small , maybe just a few minutes and build on that each week. It’s a peaceful way to connect to yourself.

5. Be confident

Embrace the beautiful person inside of you which includes your strengths and your weaknesses. That person is beautiful, smart, and powerful. Once you can do that, you will begin to feel more confident.

My inner voice is like a moral compass guiding me through every day of my life. Which way is your moral compass pointing today ?


Start Your Journey

January 9, 2014

ImageEvery day we begin with a brand new beginning. Let go of the fears of yesterday and realize the only way you can let go of those fears is to begin to take action. One single step towards that action can open up many opportunities. Once you take that first step the next step gets easier.


Five Steps to Creating Your Tribe

January 9, 2014

 A tribe is viewed, historically or developmentally, as a social group existing before the development of, or outside of, states. Many anthropologists used the term “tribal society” to refer to societies organised largely on the basis of kinship.This is according to Wikepedia. 

Within a tribe you have the opportunity to express your full self, without the fear of being judged. It’s not an ‘us and them’, or a superior or inferior thing, It’s just a natural gravitation towards people like you.I believe its in the book “Think and Grow Rich” that tells us the importance of having a tribe. Together you will all gain the benefit  of having clarity, creativity, focus and accountability.

The five steps to creating your tribe :

1- Choose people that have the same values and ethics like you. 

2- Find people that have different areas of expertise.

3- Know and acknowledge your strengths and what you bring to the table.

4-Communicate with your team members and make sure everyone is on the same page. 

5- Keep the group limited to a small amount of people.

Have fun and enjoy.Image



Who has contributed the most in your life ?

January 6, 2014

Thankfully, there were many people that had and continue to have a positive impact on my life. I would have to say that my father has contributed the most. He has shown me through his patience and love, that I can do anything that I put my mind to. His unconditional support helped me to take on many ventures at a young age. When I was too young to reach the cash register at a store that he was the manager of, I stood on a milk crate and took cash from the customers. I felt so accomplished when I received my candy bar as payment for my hard work, but that didn’t matter as much as confidence I felt. As I got older, he allowed me to be a part of all aspects of a new retail store my parents opened. From going on buying trips to the city to marking the merchandise and selling, I took part in it all. The culmination of those experiences and others prepared me to open up my own retail store. This is only a small fraction of the many life lessons that my dad has taught me. Unfortunately, he passed away two years ago from cancer. I still hold his lessons, patience and love close to my heart. Before he passed away, he wanted to make sure that I was doing work that I felt good about. At the time, I told him I just finished training as a Life Coach and in response, he gave me a big smile and a thumbs up.

Who has contributed the most in your life and in what way? Do you have the self confidence that you need to pursue your dreams ?As a life a Life Coach, I can support and guide you through your journey. Please feel free to contact me at Step Forward . My email address is Celia.habbaz@gmail.com.