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So far Angela Pugh has created 33 blog entries.

Sober Living in Kansas City

These past weeks have been incredible, and a bit of a blur. As you know, I do a lot of work with people and families around addiction issues with coaching, intervention, and helping families find the right treatment center. I […]

Addicted

There is always that one moment that changes everything. Some call it a lightbulb moment, some a moment of truth, or a moment of clarity. Whatever you want to call it, it is fierce and usually unexpected. It comes down […]

Kansas City Firefighter, Heroin, and Child Endangerment

A story hit the headlines that has Kansas City up in arms. It is sad, frightening, and has sparked a lot of conversation about addiction and what is right and wrong. For me, this is further proof that addiction does […]

My Recovery Is Not Anonymous

I think there is a misconception about the nature of ‘anonymous’ in 12-Step programs. The way I was taught was that I am welcome to share my recovery with anyone I choose and I can be as open about it […]

Oprah For President?

Everyone who knows me knows I have an unconditional love for Oprah. In my twenties, when I was a hot mess, I’m pretty sure she saved my life by showing up everyday in my living room talking about the art […]

By |March 7th, 2017|Self-Improvement|0 Comments

DON’T Be One of These Toxic Personalities AND How To Avoid Them!

Many of you who work with me as a Coach know that my philosophy and approach are a bit different. We all know there is no way to control or change other people, however, we invest a lot of time […]

By |February 28th, 2017|Self-Improvement|3 Comments

Negative Words That Tank Your Communication

Communication is my passion and is the backbone of all the work I do. Whether I am doing an addiction intervention, working with parents and children, employees looking to advance, managers leading teams, or couples learning to talk to each […]

By |February 21st, 2017|Self-Improvement|0 Comments

My Letter To Relapse

Dear Relapse,

I am not afraid to honestly tell you, I hate you.  I do not hate many things in my life and it is not a word or emotion that I use recklessly, but for you it is appropriate.

You are […]

By |February 14th, 2017|Self-Improvement|3 Comments

Kansas City Life Coach- FAQs

How is a life coach different from a counselor?
Life Coaching is not counseling. Counseling can have a focus on issues that are based in your past or mental health related where coaching is an approach to moving forward creating the […]

What Are Your Deal Breakers?

Deal breakers are something I use a lot in my practice with clients working on different things. The term seems to get more attention when it is related to dating, but I use it for a lot of things just […]