THOUGHTS, OBSERVANCES & MORE…

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.…

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,…

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

The Simple Act of Communication

"We are more connected than ever, so why does it seem we struggle so much with the ability to honestly communicate with each other?"

Winds of Change

It was 2am, a few weeks ago, when the winds arrived, thrashing the trees and thumping against the window panes. 35-40 mph gusts threatened to peel shingles from the roof.  The sounds of branches snapping and debris hitting the house made it impossible to sleep.   The Wizard of Oz popped into my mind.  I wondered what was blowing out and what might be blowing in?

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.