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.

Understanding the Importance of Wading

"It's been like wading in the water," my friend said to me. "More than just dipping your feet in, but not completely immersed, swimming or diving in either.  Just wading . . . hanging out, taking in the newness of the experience, letting it…

The Reward of Patience

We have often heard that patience is a virtue, and yet, there isn't much out there in the world that teaches and models what it looks like to practice and attain this virtue for ourselves. This is one of the reasons why we have to pay attention…

Believe in the Basics

The past few weeks have been a very interesting time for me. On the one hand, like you, probably, I've been wrapping up the end of the summer and those last "let's squeeze this in" plans that go along with trying to make the most of the final moments of vacation time. On the other hand, there has been the preparation for my daughter's new school year (not to mention a total redecoration of her room at home!) and a focus on business projects and work that I have to organize for upcoming events and looming deadlines.

Simple, Daily Structure for Sustainable Success

If you are familiar with the teachings of relationship coach, Mel Robbins, then you know what she says about the way most people get into a routine. The majority of individuals, says Robbins, unconsciously allow for their routines by going on autopilot.

The Art of Showing Up

A couple of days ago, I was contacted by a family friend who needed to chat about something going on in his life. “How’s Saturday morning for you?” he texted.