Unlocking your Potential
Prosperity, Creativity, Healing

My mission is to help people live with purpose and passion. As a life coach, writing consultant, and Tarot reader, I facilitate my clients' quest for life satisfaction, self-actualization, and fulfillment

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WHAT IS LIFE COACHING?While life coaching and therapy focus on improving people’s well-being, there are distinct differences. Therapists require specific educational and license prerequisites to provide mental health care treatment.Life coaches do not treat mental health disorders. Their focus is on clients' personal and professional development. Life coaching can help build self-awareness, gain confidence in knowing who you are, and improve relationships.When you come to a crossroads in life, life coaching will aid you in choosing the best path. My work is to help you reach your life goals.


ALWAYS WANTED TO WRITE?For years you've dreamed of putting your ideas and thoughts down in words. But now you ask yourself, "How do I even begin?" Remember! Your ideas, opinions, concepts, and stories are unique, gripping, and heart-warming, a key to who you are. Writing and sending them out to the world gives meaning to your life.Whether you are a beginning writer or need help completing your book, I will guide you through this transformative process. Individual or group work with me will inspire you to realize a long-held dream. I provide a structure to get you started and tools to send you on your way. I'm here to help you with all aspects of writing, whether memoirs, short stories, novels, journal writing, or non-fiction.


CLARIFY YOUR GOALS AND CHOICES WITH TAROTPioneers such as Angeles Arrien removed the Tarot from its reputation of dealing with the occult, fortune telling, and witchcraft. Today it’s used as a self-help tool for inner guidance, along with other types of inner work such as meditation, positive thinking, dreamwork, and journaling.You can focus only on the Tarot or have it as part of a Life Coaching session.


Shoshana Kobrin: Author, Educator, Consultant

Transforming Silence into Words

LIFE COACHING, WRITING CONSULTING, AND TAROT READINGS ARE OFFERED IN-PERSON OR ON ZOOMI give hands-on, participatory workshops on Life Coaching, writing, and the Tarot for groups and organizations

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Endorsements for Shoshana's Work:

  • "Shoshana's Tarot workshop was stimulating and demonstrated her depth of knowledge. She is a caring, thoughtful instructor paying attention to detail. I enjoyed her enthusiasm and humor" – Peter S.

  • "I appreciated the juxtaposition of deep listening and information and learned tools to heal and express myself" – Raymond C.

  • "Shoshana's writing consultation started me on my memoir and took me to publication." – Ana H.

  • “Shoshana’s writing workshop was helpful, encouraging, and effectively organized. The material was user-friendly and presented in a helpful sequence” – Anne L.

  • “My session with Shoshana Kobrin gave me profound insight into my problems.” – Carol B.

  • "Shoshana's life coaching was timely, professional, and detailed." – Peter F.

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We thrive only when connected to our true selves. My work will help you achieve self-realization, clarify your desires, and take steps to achieve them. Understanding who you are will enable you to surmount the barriers preventing you from achieving your goals. As a life coach, I can help you uncover your thoughts, beliefs, strengths, and areas where you may be stuck and achieve a meaningful and satisfying life.My past thirty-five years as a licensed therapist and experience and training as a Reiki Master and hypnotherapist are integrated into life coaching. Writing, art, meditation, mindfulness, visualization, and Tarot are also utilized.

Supportive feedback in a safe place will help you:

  • Discover your life's meaning

  • Set obtainable goals for yourself, and stave off procrastination

  • Attract the right opportunities and people

  • Increase motivation

  • Enable relaxation, good health habits, and better sleep

  • Identify your skills and talents

  • Overcome your challenges

  • Develop action plans and routines

  • Work through limiting beliefs and thoughts

  • Become fully present in each moment

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A life coaching session is on a sliding scale from $135 to $85

Introductory free 20-minute phone or Zoom session.

writing consulting

You choose how many sessions you want and when you have them. By providing supportive, individualized attention and constructive feedback, I'll help you to:

  • Set reasonable, workable goals

  • Create a practical writing routine

  • Be more productive in less time

  • Build upon, complete, and publish previous writings

  • Discover your inner writer's creativity

  • Learn writing fundamentals

  • Generate riveting plots, scenes, characters, and dialogue

  • Turn your rough draft into polished prose

  • Satisfy your hunger to create

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A writing session is on a sliding scale from $135 to $85

Introductory free 20-minute phone or Zoom session.
You can also talk to me about working in a group with one or two of your friends.

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SELF-DISCOVERY THROUGH TAROTThe expressive symbols and images on the Tarot cards evoke memories, ideas, and inspiration. A Tarot session promotes acceptance, problem-solving, and self-validation, giving direction for what works in life and what does not. Use these cards to gain insight into self-direction, decision-making, opportunities, and life changes.

A tarot session is on a sliding scale from $135 to $85

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  • Receive your monthly Tarot Tip

  • Obtain Information about upcoming workshops, and events

  • Join the Tarot/Astrology Club

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About Shoshana Kobrin

From an early age, I loved reading and writing. My future awaited me in the power of words, and I went for a Master’s degree in literature at the University of South Africa. Concern about interracial dynamics during apartheid and a need to find out more about the human condition led to a Master’s degree in psychology at John. F. Kennedy University when I arrived in California. I became a psychotherapist, a university professor and facilitated workshops and retreats professionally and in the community.

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Then, I moved from psychotherapy to my first love - literature - and wrote a how-to journaling guide. Four self-help books and collections of short stories and poetry followed. A how-to book on memoir writing was next. At the same time, I enjoyed the fulfilling experience of teaching creative writing to adults. Psychotherapy slots neatly into coaching writing, and now I offer in-person and Zoom sessions.After I left my psychotherapy practice, I became a life coach, using my knowledge as a therapist in conjunction with meditation, visualization, writing, and art therapy. As a Reiki Master, I include Reiki energy healing.After using Tarot for myself for years, I started giving sessions to friends and presenting Tarot workshops. This has now become another way I can help others relish their time upon our earth.

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Books

All books are available in both Kindle and hard copy.

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Life Tales: How to write your memoir

Your life, pinned down in memoir, is a gift to the world. Learn how to turn it into a unique and heart-warming story to engage and inspire your readers. Comprehensive, practical, and user-friendly, this informative book is your indispensable guide. It provides tools to get you started, keep you focused on your writing path, and takes you through to the publishing and marketing process.Life Tales includes all the elements of memoir writing – and license to tell your tale!


Roots and Wings: Growing Up in Apartheid South Africa

These stories are told with an insider’s view of a conflicted and oppressive period in South African history. The themes vary; encounters with wild monkeys and elephants, a mother bonding with her small daughter on a safari trip, a young boy stranded in the Karroo semi-desert, a dog attack on a remote Transvaal farm, and a white college student’s epiphany when confronted with her black maid’s anguish.These stories:

  • Capture the essence of apartheid South Africa

  • Are infused with the flavor of the South African landscape

  • Reflect a coming of age of the characters

  • Are an incisive commentary on racial prejudice


  • “Shoshana’s stories are humorous, sad, and profound” – Eli R.

  • “Shoshana paints an accurate picture of life in that beautiful, racially troubled country” – Sandy L.

  • Roots and Wings reflects not only the social upheaval of that time, but also the interior transformation of her characters” – Gabrielle M.


A Tempo: Seasons of a Life

A Tempo explores the transitory nature of time in poetry and painting. The poems are divided into the four seasons. Winter and autumn poems are darker, spring and summer are lighter, even inspirational. The watercolor illustrations for each season are inspired by Chinese brush painting. Some poems are from Judaism or Buddhism, others from psychology, feminism, or philosophy. Some reflect on love, others on loss. Several reflect a love of the natural world. Readers are encouraged to seize each second, cherish each moment, and treasure each day – before it’s too late!Father Time waves his wrist watch at the edge of my consciousness, reminding me to get on with living mindfully and joyfully.

  • “A symphonic masterpiece of life songs” – Holli K.

  • A Tempo is an inspiration for those of us who wait for the right season to put our works into print and paintings” – Elida S.

  • “What a gift we have in the poems and paintings of Shoshana Kobrin. Readers are suspended in time between pole and tropic” – Sandra R.


The Satisfied Soul Daily Guidebook:
Your Path to Fulfillment

  • Clarify priorities and goals

  • Break away from negative patterns

  • Face challenges with courage and creativity

Struggling with money, relationships, work, or harmful habits? You could have soul hunger. No amount of food, money, sex, or job promotions can satisfy a starving soul. The Satisfied Soul Daily GuideBook is a revolutionary approach to journaling. Ten minutes a day working with this book will enable you to achieve your objectives and realize your dreams.

  • The GuideBook is now out of print. To receive a PDF of it, please contact me.


7 Steps for Positive Connections: Manifesting Your Satisfied Soul

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Do you feel connected with who you really are? With family and friends? Your body? Your work and living situation? High mobility, consumerism, and the stress of our fast-paced lives challenge us. Face-to- face interactions diminish with our use of smartphones and texting. No wonder we often feel alienated and empty. Life-satisfaction is all about connection. In this book, you’ll find out:

  • How to connect with your inner truth

  • How to form meaningful connections with others

  • How to choose communities and activities that energize you

  • How to achieve your life purpose

Discover the seven key steps for building deep-rooted connections with all aspects of your life. Embark on this voyage to the fertile land of your Satisfied Soul!

  • “An uplifting book! Change your thoughts, change your life” – Eric M.

  • 7 Steps to Positive Connections is a potent tool, helping readers empower themselves and others” – Robert M.

  • “Shoshana encourages us to dream big, envisioning authentic lives filled with love, health, meaningful work, and fun” – Cynthia Sue L.


Love, Anger, Power – and FOOD!
A Guidebook for Women

  • Learn to love and appreciate yourself and your body

  • Claim power over your life and eating patterns

  • Eliminate dieting, bingeing, or purging by using feelings productively

  • Enjoy a new reality unhampered by food and weight worries

Problems with overeating, overweight, bingeing, yo-yo dieting, bulimia, or anorexia? Or just feeling bad about your body and appearance? Love, anger, and power are the roots of your concerns. This user-friendly guidebook cuts to the chase, giving you the answers you’re seeking. Learn the fundamental reasons for your food and weight worries. Relish the relationship with food and your body.

  • “Readers will find tools to transform the habits causing them so much difficulty and discover practical steps to recovery” – Sheila A.

  • “This book by an articulate and compassionate writer, illustrates the wisdom of a seasoned therapist. An extremely helpful resource for those with food and weight issues, their families, and significant others” – Thomas G.


The Satisfied Soul: Transforming Your Food and Weight Worries

  • Discover the underlying causes of food and weight issues

  • Create a healthy relationship with food and your body

  • Nourish your starving soul

In this book, concepts are vividly illustrated with characters based on poignant stories of women in the author’s psychotherapy practice, and her own experience of bulimia. You’ll be encouraged by these courageous women who conquered obsessive dieting, bingeing, compulsive overeating, overweight, obesity, bulimia, and anorexia. Encounter new concepts and ideas, as well as helpful exercises and concrete steps for healing. The Satisfied Soul goes beyond dead-end diet plans with practical tools and a stirring, motivating approach.

  • The Satisfied Soul is an extremely timely and important resource for sufferers, educators, and anyone dealing with food and weight issues. Shoshana provides fresh insights through a combination of anecdotes and scientific explanations” – Jocelyn G.

  • “In this unique volume, Shoshana Kobrin presents useful suggestions on how one can reverse the grip of food and weight concerns” – Alan G.


Do No Harm: Transforming Addictions

  • Find freedom from cycles of addiction and relapse

  • Learn self-care practices to end addictions

  • Find meaning and purpose to embrace your life

Today many of us struggle with addictive substances and behaviors: illegal or prescription drugs, alcohol, food and weight issues, gambling, sexual addiction, overspending, nicotine, or over-use of caffeine. Internet addiction has now reached epidemic proportions.Most books on addictions deal only with symptoms. This book explores underlying issues. Addictions are an unconscious effort to survive a lack of meaning in ourselves, others, and our lives. The antidote for this is; The Satisfied Soul – positive connections with our emotions, body, family, relationships, vocation, and environment. Both practical and inspirational, Do No Harm covers an array of methods to promote healing, recovery, and well-being.

  • “A great read for anyone suffering from addictions” – Cali E.

  • “Shoshana Kobrin peels away the complex layers of addiction” – Carole K.

  • “Expect a transformation as you read this book” – Stella H.

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