Recognition

In my coaching practice I use this great app called the CLI Values Cards (by Coaching and Leadership International)- my initial use was with the actual, real life cards and then moved to the app. My clients and I pick out a “random” word that comes into our session many times. Recognition is one of … Continued

A World of Magical Thinking

Magical thinking has been described as that your thoughts, ideas, words and actions can influence the outcome of specific events in the material world. As with just about every kind of thinking- it can be a good and supportive thing, as well as a detrimental one. This shows up often when people find connections in … Continued

Don’t Expect it to Adapt to You

I was wandering along in the spring snow this morning noticing feeling happy and enjoying the beauty! This is not a big deal because it is April and we are still having a huge snow storm, It is a big deal because this wasn’t always the case for me. In fact, in my past winters … Continued

Until You Don’t

Last September 6th I went to bed like I do any normal night and when I woke up my knee wouldn’t work. As I tried  to walk I felt sharp pain, but being who I am, out I went for my morning walk, believing I would just walk it off. I powered through for a … Continued

Love in 8 Areas of Your Life

There is nothing better for clarity than examining the areas of your life! Love is in the air and on our minds more than ever in February. For some of us, we tend to think about romantic love, but there are so many more versions of love that are essential for a healthy, full life. … Continued

Allowing Ease

Sometimes we just make things way too hard. I was preparing to meet with a client today, and as often happens, I was thinking about her and a question came to me that I wanted to ask her. “How can you let it be easy?” And by it I meant- life! Not any one thing … Continued

What Does It Mean to be Stylish?

Where in your life are you stylish? What does being stylish mean to you? You are actually a very stylish person- who you are, how you show up, your personality, your surroundings- these are all parts of your personal style. How you handle things, and yes, what you wear and the items you choose to … Continued

What’s Your Word?

There is something fun I began many years ago and that is choosing a word to guide my year ahead. At first, as I was doing my reflect and review of the previous year, I began to see that there was always a theme in hindsight- in other words, a word that happened TO me. … Continued

Resolute and Flexible

In all of the years I have been coaching I have never seen a word get such a bad rap as the word resolution. I remain truly devoted to the word and I will share with you why. I have many thoughts about the poo poo-ing of the word resolution and one theory I have … Continued

Finishing the year strong: a year of practicing presence.

Presence was my word for 2023. I learned a lot of things practicing presence, living presence out each day,  when I remembered to! Each instance. when I remembered to. The biggest thing I learned is that presence will be a lifelong pursuit. It can be learned and helped with tools. It can be practiced and … Continued