Freedom As a Life Value mindset

Last week’s blog, Find Your North Star, elicited a lot of responses and questions from my community.  “How can I find out my top life values?”, was the question most asked. But I also was asked to share my top values and the impact of each in my life.

 

It takes time,...

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Find Your North Star life integration

Increasingly, more people are investing their resources in service of self-growth and potential.  I’m talking about high achieving, by most counts, very successful folks, who are realizing that some critically important teachings were missing in their academic and family...

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Band-Aid Coaching? coaching

Shifts, shifts, shifts.  The work of Professional Coaching is all about facilitating long-term sustainable shifts - which is entirely different than tricks, hacks and shortcuts.

 

I noticed a false and disheartening belief, (originally) in myself while being coached, and now, often...

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Courage Is A Verb communication

“Courage” is a word I think about often. Maybe because it’s a word I hear several times a day in my coaching conversations.

It’s one of the unique aspects of this work - the work of creating change and transformation - that folks inevitably come to believe courage is a...

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Being In Control vs. Being In Charge mindset

A great Coach isn’t smarter, more knowledgeable, or necessarily even more experienced than her greatest client.

 

A great Coach is deliberately on the road to mastering her craft and is in charge of the coaching process, not in control of the outcome.  This is the truth that I had...

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Save The Tuition life integration

One of the most cherished 90 minutes of my week is when I get together with my group of soulful, bright, and growth-minded clients who are all under 40. We don’t have a curriculum or agenda, yet the learnings are abundant and the insights are life-changing.

 

The beauty of good...

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My Family of Choice transformation

Tomorrow at 5:00 am, I’ll be crying.  I know this for sure.  Tomorrow, in the hush of the early morning hour, a group of a few hundred regular people from all walks of life, cultures and countries will start a 100-mile journey on foot that will bring them face-to-face with every...

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Be Complete, Not Perfect life integration

Perfect is a moving target, that’s if it’s even a thing. We are so quick and nonchalant in peppering our everyday conversations with the word “perfect”.  That was a perfect meal.  My son is a perfect student.  I want the perfect relationship.  Most of...

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Graduation Advice To My Younger Self parenting

It’s graduation season and I’m sharing a blog I wrote last year when my own son was graduating high school.  One year later, I asked him what 3 pieces of advice he would give his past self - his answers are at the bottom.

 

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My son is graduating from high...

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Don't Go Breaking My Heart communication

One of my favorite coaches, authors, and all around humans, Jason Goldberg, says this about Professional Coaches, “We are in the PR business - permission and reminders!” Boy, is that true, and one reason I know I will have a Coach by my side for as long as the universe allows me!

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Life is Long life integration

How often have you heard, “Life is short”?

Here’s the thing.  If we don’t meet an untimely death, if we are fortunate enough to be given a life past our 80’s, then life is actually pretty long.  Playing the long game is smart, but it is also the only game...

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My Top Time Management Hack time management

One of the main reasons people seek a Professional Life Coach, is to become better at time management.  It seems like an unconquerable and multi-headed Hydra, whether you are a stay-at-home parent or a global CEO.  Our desire to master time and experience a measure of ease and balance...

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Change is a Wild Horse life integration

When did the word “change” become a negative thing?  George Bernard Shaw famously said, “Those who cannot change their mind, cannot change anything.”  Yet, so many of us fight, resist, and are adverse to change in ourselves and others.

 

Helping my clients...

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Balance Is A Verb life integration

One of the main goals that bring people to life coaching is the desire to “find balance” in their lives.  Spoiler alert!  As far as I have come to believe and understand, there is no such thing as living a balanced life, unless you are a robot or living a very boring life.

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The Key to Transitioning to a "Second Life" life skills

The chance to live a second life is nothing less than a privilege.  I don’t mean a second chapter, I mean, the opportunity to live a life that feels brand new.

 

I’m writing this blog on a day of the week where I meet with all 3 of my Mastermind and Coaching Groups. ...

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Becoming A Deliberate Something coaching transformation work/life balance

I’m often asked how I became an ultrarunner, and the short answer is, “One step at a time”.  The deeper answer has something to do with loss and humility.

I started running in my teens as a means to an end.  Whether that end goal was to lose weight, produce positive...

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Is Failure the Opposite of Success? communication leadership mindset

A dear and wise client of mine, Jo, sent me a text last night with a seemingly simple question.  She asked, “How do you define success?”

I read this text at the end of a day that felt like anything but successful.  I had failed to finish a 50-mile race that I had trained for...

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Niche Rhymes with Quiche coaching leadership

“What’s your niche?”, is a question I’m asked often by folks who are curious to learn more about coaching, and by other Coaches who are interested in working with me.

 

My short and often unsatisfying response is, “My niche is humans.”

 

It’s...

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Life Coaching is Not Hourly Work coaching communication leadership

Life Coaching continues to be mystifying to most.  It certainly was to me, until the previous decade of my life.  Folks don’t understand the difference between Coaching and therapy, as well as the myriad of other methods that exist within the space of human potential.  And...

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What About Me? life integration work/life balance

I absolutely love my work.  Folks ask me if I’m exhausted at the end of the day, having been in deep coaching conversations for 8-9 hours.  I secretly believe that most people think I’m lying when I say I’m far from exhausted.  In truth, I’m even more...

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The “Just Do It” Myth communication work/life balance

If you regularly beat yourself up because you continue to do or say things you know, for a fact, are not good for you and don’t serve you — just stop! Don’t beat yourself up, you’re actually being completely normal. 

Nothing is wrong, broken or self...

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Intimacy is not a Feeling, it's a Result work/life balance

What is the first emotion you experience when you hear the word, “intimacy”?

 

If you’re like most of us, the emotion is surprisingly confusing, loaded, and falls somewhere within the purgatory of emotions that should feel good, but somehow don’t.  So if you...

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The "Things Worth Doing" List life integration

Last week’s blog, “The Shit I Don’t Have Time For” List, touched more people’s hearts and minds than I expected.  As well, it elicited the most response I’ve ever received.  Although I wrote it from my own female perspective, men and women alike,...

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The "Shit I Don't Have Time For" List transformation

I’m 55 — a declaration that in and of itself, feels like a radical act. Compounded with the fact that I'm a woman, and a single woman at that, well, it almost feels inappropriate to say out loud.

Most of us, men and women alike, have been raised and accustomed to basing our actions...

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