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Owning Our Voice In The Face of Disapproval

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I’m writing this blog a few weeks prior to the presidential election. I try not to spend too much time talking about politics in my newsletters because it is dangerous territory for most of us in that it’s often so divisive and filled with cruel comments and rhetoric. If you know […]



Where Can One Find Confidence?

What's your confidence training program?

Are you confident? Are you sure? If you are confident, where did you get that confidence? These are common questions that I hear from women in my life and often a difficult question to answer. It’s a shame that there isn’t a confidence store. You know, kind of like Nordstrom’s but […]



The Five Year Review

Don’t wait to be happy, fulfilled, and joyful.

Five years ago this month, I completed a life coach training program and I started my own business.  It seems like the perfect time to do a review of the last five years of my life. Here’s the short version:  Nothing has changed. I’m kind of serious. I live in the […]



Running Guilt Commentary

People often ask me what kind of issues or topics I work on with my clients. Although we cover the gamut from relationships to work and everything in between, there is one topic that appears to be epidemic for my clients and that’s guilt. They feel guilty about their parenting, their […]



Being Everything to Everybody

stressed woman, holding head and screaming

Many of my clients and friends are truly everything to everybody . . . and they are truly miserable. They are the perfect wives, the perfect mothers, the go-to women at work, adoring daughters, and the always-available friend. They are also completely pissed off, resentful, and bordering on walking away from […]



The Star Trek Theory

My husband loves Star Trek. I don’t. He really enjoyed the television shows and he likes to see the movies as they come out. I don’t. Last weekend my husband invited me to dinner and the new Star Trek movie.

My husband loves Star Trek. I don’t. He really enjoyed the television shows and he likes to see the movies as they come out. I don’t. Last weekend my husband invited me to dinner and the new Star Trek movie. I said yes. The movie wasn’t awful, the company was good, […]



When Everything Seems to be Going Wrong, Here’s the FIRST Thing You Should Do

Clients and friends tell me all the time about things that go awry in their lives and those moments in which everything seems to be going wrong. I ask them what they do in those moments and their answers vary, but more often than not they tell me that they just keep going.

Clients and friends tell me all the time about things that go awry in their lives and those moments in which everything seems to be going wrong. I ask them what they do in those moments and their answers vary, but more often than not they tell me that they just […]



The Relationship Litmus Test

I spend a great deal of time talking to friends and clients about their relationships. Sometimes it’s love, work, or family relationships, but often the discussion revolves around my client’s unhappiness with the relationship.

I spend a great deal of time talking to friends and clients about their relationships. Sometimes it’s love, work, or family relationships, but often the discussion revolves around my client’s unhappiness with the relationship. They tell me that they tolerate cruel words, being ignored, mind games, and other miserable behavior. As […]



Faith

“What if my relationship ends?” “What if my kids fail?” “What if I don’t get that job?” “What if I make a mistake?” “What if?” “What if?” “What if?” These are words that I hear from clients almost every single day.

“What if my relationship ends?” “What if my kids fail?” “What if I don’t get that job?” “What if I make a mistake?” “What if?” “What if?” “What if?” These are words that I hear from clients almost every single day. They are understandable words. They are normal thoughts. They are […]



The Perfect Family

As summer was winding down and two of my children were about to fly the nest, my husband set our camera up and got this shot of our family.

I immediately posted the picture on Facebook and Instagram.  Friends and family members complimented the photo and kept marveling at how perfect […]