Category Archives: Happiness Fulfillment & Self Esteem


Is this Really Bragging?

Why is it that women are so hesitant to tell people about their accomplishments? Is it really bragging to tell someone who is interviewing you for a job why you are qualified for that job?

Why is it that women are so hesitant to tell people about their accomplishments? Is it really bragging to tell someone who is interviewing you for a job why you are qualified for that job? Is it really bragging to tell people your education accomplishments at a networking event? What exactly is the difference between […]



How To Have A Wonderful Funeral

I walk out of many funerals motivated to do more with my life. All of the funerals are sad, but a few are sad because there is no wonder or joy in the eulogies given for the deceased. I’ve given this a great deal of thought and here are three ways to have a wonderful funeral.

My husband and I are at the age in which many of our friends are losing their parents. We find ourselves in the unenviable position of attending funerals throughout the year. Interestingly enough, I’ve found some of these funerals to be oddly wonderful and moving. I walk out of the funeral motivated to do more […]



3 Things To Do Differently To Be A Lot Happier

For many years I was a pretty cranky person and then I realized that I could be choosing happiness most of the time. Here are three things I changed:

Frequently, I’m asked why I’m so happy and advice for how I got here. I wasn’t always this happy. In fact, for many years I was a pretty cranky person. I got used to being cranky and it just felt comfortable to be in that space. I saw my life moving quickly and then I […]



Your January Assignment

By January 10th, you've given up on your resolution. Millions of people are annoyed and frustrated with themselves before the first month of the new year is over.

Every January 1st, millions of people (I haven’t verified this number, but it certainly seems accurate.) make New Year’s resolutions. By January 10th, (Also not verified, but you know I’m right.) they’ve given up on that resolution. Most of those millions of people are annoyed and frustrated with themselves before the first month of the […]



Because it’s 2016

I urge you to value yourself as much as you value others. To periodically (maybe even frequently) prioritize yourself as one who is more than worthy of love and care.

When newly elected Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, was asked why half of his cabinet was comprised of women, he responded, “Because it’s 2015.” That may stand as one of my favorite political responses of all time. Trudeau seems to understand that women’s rightful place as half of all decision makers is well past its […]



So That’s Where All The Good People Are!

I started to look for positive, happy, and kind people to friend and distanced myself from those who were not very enjoyable to be around.

For years, I watched the ten o'clock news. Afterwards, I would get into bed quite sure that the world was filled with terrible people. I saw nasty people everywhere. There were mean people driving on the highway, grumpy people on the train, and rude people all over my life. I saw gossipy people in my […]



The Couch is Easier

She told me that she realized she had gotten too comfortable on her couch with her television shows and she wasn’t challenging herself to get out and face the world.

One of my brilliant clients (They all are!) told me the other day that months ago she had cancelled her cable service. As a periodic couch potato, I was shocked and asked her why. She told me that she realized she had gotten too comfortable on her couch with her television shows and she wasn’t […]



Gratitude Made Simple (or Gratitude for Dummies – You know, like the books.)

I love Thanksgiving, but it may be more for the food than the forced gratitude day. Call me a Thanksgiving Scrooge, but sometimes the push for gratitude feels oppressive and I often feel guilty for not having some enlightened gratitude awareness.

You are most likely receiving this newsletter on Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving, at least for Americans, is a time in which we give thanks for all of the blessings and gifts in our lives. I love Thanksgiving, but it may be more for the food than the forced gratitude day. Call me a Thanksgiving Scrooge, but […]



Revisiting Health and Wellbeing (Before the Holiday Season)

What I often find is that when women want to lose weight simply to change their appearance, rarely are they making healthy choices in their lives. They are crash dieting, obsessive exercising, and looking for that quick fix weight loss pill.

Recently I wrote a blog for Mind Body Green about weight loss, health, and our mindset around these issues. Almost immediately after the blog was published, I received a Twitter comment asking why I talked about weight loss in my blog, particularly when so many people ultimately fail at long-term weight loss. It’s a good […]



The Confidence Conundrum: 3 Steps to Building Your Confidence Connection

So how do I help my clients push through the conundrum and into the confidence connection? With three very specific and relatively simple steps:

Here’s what I hear from clients quite frequently: “I just don’t have the confidence to do that. I’m scared.” I get that, and I think it’s a normal emotion to have fear around new situations and challenging pursuits. Interestingly enough, most advice around confidence sounds very much like a Nike commercial, “Just do it.” Yet […]