Bountiful Boundaries

Boundaries are so important – especially during times of transition. Conscious change takes commitment and action. Before we take action we often need to envision what we want and in what direction we are heading. Once we have the vision, it is inevitable that routines and schedules need to change in order to realize it. When you begin coachi... [Read More]
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Internal Seasons

Do you ever ponder the ebb and flow of life? How sometimes we are in action, sometimes we are in planning mode, sometimes we are resting and sometimes we are in celebration. There are many layers of energy in life. I think we all have internal seasons and sometimes our internal season does not match the external season. For example, we are curren... [Read More]
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How Do You Practice Self-compassion?

How many times a day do you find yourself in negative thinking? It could be negative talk toward yourself or judgment of others. It could be judging the way someone else is doing something or judging yourself for not being on time. It could be judging the person in front of you in line as he takes a long time ordering at the coffee shop or it coul... [Read More]
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Plan, Action, Surrender, and Repeat

I want to focus on the power of surrender. The older I get, the longer I coach, the more I have the privilege of witnessing loved one's lives; what I know to be true is that there is a rhythm to life. There is an ebb and flow to life, like how the seasons have different feelings and energy associated with them, so does our individual life. Especial... [Read More]
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Moving from Conflict to Connection

I once had a professor (an expert in conflict and communication) say that in life we are either presently in a conflict, just getting out of conflict or about to enter a conflict. Conflict is the condition in which people’s concerns - the things they care about - appear to be incompatible. Conflict is inevitable. Human beings are dynamic and can ... [Read More]
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Good Luck or Bad Luck

Recently, my friend shared this Zen koan with me and I  enjoyed the perspective and thought you might as well. Once upon the time there was an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “Perhaps,” th... [Read More]
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Pace Your Entry

A New Year is special as it awakens us to the possibility of a fresh start. It is a time when many people make resolutions about health, food, exercising, quitting smoking, finding a new job, finding a partner, creating more community, volunteering etc. Many of us rush out to make all the changes at once which ultimately fails and leaves us feelin... [Read More]
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Creating Awareness Around Your Motivation

Change can be challenging, especially initiating it and taking that first step. Often our inner critic can get loud and find ways to convince us to remain inactive and keep the status quo. That critic part of us is more committed to the predictable. Being aware of this thinking is very important so that we can recognize it for what it is, a gremlin... [Read More]
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