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December, 2004


Happy Holidays!

In This Issue

Crabby Pants

Christmas Presence  

Dietrich Chiropractic, SC 

 "Ah-Ha" Moments

Upcoming Events


Jackie's Offer

Jackie's Request

Creating Workplace Community: Motivation

Complimentary Coaching Session


Intention is simply the course of action that one proposes or intends to follow. It more strongly implies deliberateness.

Crabby Pants

I think it was my nieces, Martine and Rachel, who I first heard coin the phrase "Crabby Pants". You'll find that at most holiday gatherings someone has them on. My family was blessed with a very keen sense to know who's wearing their crabby pants. We joke, we laugh and in the end are hopeful that between dinner and Santa the pants will magically adjust to happy ones (and they often do).

Around this time of year, many of our conversations shift to the demands of the season and to the gatherings that we're fond of - kids coming home from college (for a WHOLE month), decisions about where and how to spend the holidays, traveling, parties, traditions and good food - to name a few.

Thoughts, emotions and habits that lay dormant all year suddenly appear and are dancing at the surface (just like the visions of sugar plums).

I find myself asking my clients, "What's your intention or purpose for your interactions this holiday?" At first, I often get a puzzled look. Then, they begin to realize that they have choices! They not only decide what gifts to give and what meal to make but also the attitude or presence they will have in their conversations.

You can wear crabby pants or happy pants; leadership pants or go with the flow pants; talking pants or listening pants. Yes, you have choices!

This holiday season with its bliss and chaos, I encourage you to identify your choices, set your intentions, lighten up, take deep breaths and see what happens!


Christmas Presence

In Reverend Leo Booth's most recent email he beautifully described what it means to be present. He took the words right out of my mouth.

At a time of gift giving, I want to suggest the idea of not so much giving a present, but being the "present." "Present" is being there. It is not only living the moment but also experiencing it. We must also be present.

I like to think that when I am with somebody, I am present, aware, there. In this way, I try to show respect.

Maybe we could all make this intention for Christmas:

      • Let us be present with our families.
      • Let us be present in our friendship.
      • With strangers, let us be present to offer a smile or say, "Hello."
      • In prayer, let us be present to express the creative spirit flowing through us.
      • In world conflicts, let us be present to feeling the pain of war and suffering.
      • Let us be present in awareness that we are the true gift at Christmas.

I hope this tidbit is helpful. I encourage each of you to be "present" in your life so that you can experience all the magic that comes from being aware.


Dietrich Chiropractic, SC

Congratulations and good luck to my husband, Dr. John B. Dietrich II, as he begins a new adventure - his very own chiropractic practice in Wisconsin Rapids! He opened is doors on December 1st.

Here's his contact information:

150 11th Avenue South

Wisconsin Rapids, WI  54495



Ah-Ha Moments

I was recently given a gift from one of my coachees. It was an angel ornament with a verse that said,

Angel at My Side

A loving touch, a guiding hand, and

watchful,tender care can touch our hearts and

make us feel an angel has been there.

Who are the real life angels in your life?


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The friendship of those we serve is the foundation of our progress.


During the holiday season, my thoughts gratefully turn to those who have made my progress possible. Thanks to all of you and may the joy of love, peace, health and prosperity come to you this holiday season!

Service Support Staff Institute - Jean Dudgeon, Connie Christianson and Others on Your Conference Planning Committee

Heart of WI - Heather Wessling, Member Showcase; Jill Cavanaugh, Assumption Junior Class

UW-Stevens Point Extension - Michael Bialas and Sue Gunderson

Kristie Cecil - Revive Your Creative Spirit

Joanne Keyzer, Health Studio; Tina Bart, Riverview Hospital; Lynn Wiggins, Rapids Mall - Health Basics Expo

Greater Madison ICF Chapter

NSA - WI Chapter

Family Health Center of Marshfield - Randy Neve


Jackie's Offer

As a life and business coach, speaker, consultant and author, Jackie creates shifts and empowers lives.

Her goal is to assist individuals and organizations to effectively communicate, improve their ability to connect with others, remove obstacles, create professionalism, believe and trust in themselves, embrace uncertainty, increase personal well-being and be more effective.

Jackie has extensive experience in health and wellness businesses and initiatives, organizational needs assessment and performance improvement.

Shes known for her balanced combination of energy, substance, insight, enthusiasm, interaction, humor and compassion.


She partners with people and organizations who are "ready" to seek lasting change and mastery, those committed to bringing results, openness, vision, passion and spirit into their life or workplace.


According to her coaching clients, she offers a simple, safe place to reflect, explore and move toward their vision in any area of

their life or business.

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Thank you for joining me to create the life you love and live the life you create! I enjoy sharing and receiving the gifts of this exciting community.

Create an AMAZING day,


                                                                                          (Volume 2, Issue 5)


Jackie Bredl-Dietrich, CHES, PCC
Life & Business Coach, Speaker, Consultant & Author
P.O. Box 1101, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495



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