Entries by traciphilips

Service vs Servitude

This is the time of the year we often find ourselves looking back at what we have experienced, done and accomplished in order to assess both where we are and to plan for where we are going. Lately, one of the discussions I’ve been having with clients, especially due to the nature of the holidays, […]

The Lesson of Self Love

As a woman, it’s interesting to look out at the world today and see how much it has changed since the times my grandmothers and mother were growing up. Yet, what I also see are a lot of the same issues around identity, capabilities and treatment that, I feel, have been within our experience … […]

How True Is Your Word?

Words. A new study sites that the average woman uses 20,000 words a day, while the average man comes in at approximately 7,000 words. The point here is not to dive into the reason for the number of words utilized by each gender, but to point out that words hold a tremendously important value in […]

Extreme Self Care During Times of Change

One of the main focuses of my work is patterns. They are the only thing in life that is unchanging, and today, it feels like everything is changing. I first developed my interest in patterns during a two-year program that I took as an undergraduate. Western Civilization showed me that over the course of history, […]

Staying In Your Own Lane

I recently had the opportunity to visit Paris with my family.  The second day in the City of Lights, we visited the Arc de Triomphe. Looking down from the top of the Arc, you get an amazing view of the city, the grand avenue, Champs-Élysées, and the other eleven avenues that form the étoile (star) at the center […]

Nike Got It Right!

Back in 1988, the Nike Corporation came out with their slogan, “Just Do It!” I remember thinking at the time, now that’s something!  It resonated on a deeper level for some reason, but I didn’t know why. Apparently, the “tough, take no prisoners” campaign that prompted the slogan was the beginning of what really put […]