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Stealing My Joy

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Recently, a client used the term, “stealing my joy.” She was talking about work that felt uncomfortable and challenging to her. It was a brilliant and insightful statement in that she realized she was putting ownership of her happiness outside of herself. If we get to choose our own joy or happiness, how is it possible for anyone or anything […]



Biding Time?

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Last week, I had a series of clients who talked about biding their time in order to get through rather miserable situations. One client was going to stay in a very unhappy marriage for a few more years...for the kids. Another high-level executive was going to stay in a tough job situation for another two years. He was just going […]



Efforting or Not for 2018

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One of my brilliant clients came up with the word “efforting.” She used it to describe times that she’s not in the flow of either her business or her personal life. It’s when she is slugging through the day and dreading tasks that she doesn’t feel connected with. I love the word and I completely get it. It’s when we […]



What’s Your Best Feature?

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Recently, I was teaching a group of wonderful women around the topic of women’s confidence and assertiveness. As part of the course, we interview another woman in the room with questions regarding the areas they feel successful and confident. One of the questions in the assignment is to ask the woman what she considers her best physical feature. I’m not […]



It’s True In My Mind

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During a recent coaching session with one of my fabulous clients, I asked her how true the story was that she was telling herself. She responded with, “It’s true in my mind.” It was such a wise and brilliant response that I stopped for a minute. Sometimes it’s easy from the outside looking in to think, “Just stop telling yourself […]



The Most Spectacular Yoga Story Yet

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If you’ve been reading my blog posts, you know that I’ve become slightly obsessed with yoga, particularly hot yoga. I’ve had a series of interesting yoga adventures that have both humbled and invigorated me. However, last week I outdid myself in a yoga class. It will be a class that I’ll remember for years. So, I’m guessing, will my classmates […]



The One-Day Syndrome and Cure

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“One day I will take that trip.” “One day I will change my relationship.” “One day I’ll lose the weight.” “One day I’ll start exercising.” “One day I’ll relax and have fun.” “When my kids get older, I’ll focus on myself.” “One day I’ll go to Italy.” And on and on goes the one-day syndrome list. One day I will […]



The Biggest Mindset Shift

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Over the past year, I’ve been doing a lot of traveling for work. I’m a corporate trainer and also a lead trainer for IPEC coaching. In my travels, I have met some truly incredible people from an opera singing Uber driver to a severely disabled future coach. Each had a beautiful story to tell and lessons to impart. Although frequently […]



A Pitch for Coaching

Toy lamb next to a coffee cup that says "Today is gonna be a good day."

Six years ago, I became a professional life coach. No other self-improvement ventures have changed my life as much as learning how to be a coach and being coached. It’s hard to explain why it’s so powerful, but I’ll do my best.

Coaching is a unique relationship between coach and client that is both completely confidential and completely judgment free. […]



Crying For All the Right Reasons

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My dog is an adorable seventy-five pound Goldendoodle named Ginger. She's full of energy and love and my family adores her. Ginger cries every single day. Not because she's sad or in pain, but rather because she is so freakin' happy that she can't help herself. Rarely does she cry for any reason but joy. Prior to some rather dramatic […]