Start the Year off Right … and Continue Intentional Awareness & Growth Throughout 2019!

We’ve all been here before. The beginning of a New Year with its promise, potential and possibility. Yet, we also tend to approach the new in the same manner we did the old, expecting to create change. Reminds me of the definition…

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…

What We Can Learn from the Highly Coachable

I’m often asked what makes someone “coachable?” Are there some people who seem to do more & go further with coaching than others? To this, my answer is, undeniably, YES! I believe being coachable is as much about approach & attitude…

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…

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.…

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…

Claiming Self Value & Worth

"You either walk into your story and own your truth, or you live outside your story, hustling for your worthiness."     ~Brené Brown

Mirror, Mirror

We all are quite familiar with the fairy tale, Snow White (if for some reason you aren't, I apologize.  You might want to google it and then come back to this). In the story, Snow White's evil step-mother has a magic mirror that she relies upon to affirm her superiority in all things great, powerful and beautiful.

Liar, Liar!

In the movie, Liar Liar, Jim Carrey plays Fletcher Reede, an unscrupulous lawyer who will stop at nothing to get ahead, even at the cost of his relationship with his young son. When his son makes a wish on his 5th birthday for his father to be unable to lie, it creates a chain of experiences for Reede that eventually teaches him the lesson of the gifts that come from being his full and honest self.

Being the Visionary of Your Own Life

How many of us stop to consider what it would be like to actively apply the practice of envisioning what our lives are meant to be? A number of years ago, I created what has become one of my favorite client exercises.  It's called the Authentic Life Plan and it allows someone to do two things that I know are necessary for creating what we want in life: Dreaming & Defining.