- Oct 30, 2017
How Satisfied Are You?
My client, Jeff, worked for a company for eleven years. During that time he worked himself up the corporate ladder to a high-level position by knowing about every aspect of the company’s interests and basically being available to everyone 24/7. Jeff was also the primary parent in his household. After coming home from work, he cooked dinner and shuttled the kids to and from martial arts classes and sports. From the moment he woke up until the moment he went to sleep, Jeff ne
- Oct 23, 2017
My BIG Three Approach to Health and Happiness
I am “into” nutrition and fitness, it’s true. I talk about it. I write about it. I post about it. I coach people who want to figure out a way of eating and moving that is sustainable. I wholeheartedly believe that reasonably good nutrition and daily movement are essential to overall health and happiness. AND, of course, there’s more to whole health than nutrition and fitness. We have to take care of our WHOLE self for whole health—mind, body, and spirit. Great things com
- Oct 16, 2017
Hairy Legs and All
When I was a sophomore in college, I was at a movie night hosted by our apartment complex with some roommates and a bunch of other students. I was sitting in a chair wearing a long, just-below-calf length, red skirt and a guy I barely knew who was sitting on the floor next to me reached over and rubbed his hand down my shin. He then abruptly pulled his hand away (as if he had touched something completely *nasty*) and said “Ew, stubble”. I was mortified. How embarrassing! Ho
- Oct 9, 2017
Misery Loves Me
Two of the most self-defeating responses to change are: 1) “That won’t work because…”, and 2) “I tried that, it didn’t work”. I coached a client who wanted desperately to get out of her current job. The work environment was hostile, and this client, Jenny, was making herself sick with anxiety and dread about going to work every day. Jenny would talk, and talk, and talk about all the reasons that this job was so horrible and soul-sucking. She would go into great detail about
- Oct 2, 2017
Am I Crazy (and Selfish) for Following My Bliss?
Do you believe that you have a purpose in life? Are there things that when you do them you get lost in the joy of them? “The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling” ~Fabienne Fredrickson. I recently signed up for a course with Fabienne because her philosophy resonates so deeply with me. I believe that my passions matter, that I have them for a reason, and they are a part of my life’s mission. Sometimes (okay, a lot of the time) I do things that