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November 4, 2019

Integrity is earned; you cannot claim it until it has been tested.

I always thought I had integrity, or more accurately, I never thought much about integrity but assumed that I had it because I was a nice person who cared about others.

People who knew me also assumed I...

June 17, 2019


Expectation is the root of all heartache.

I've been paying a lot of attention lately to what lies beneath the surface any time that I'm experiencing disappointment, resentment, or frustration that things aren't as they *should* be.

Getting upset when things aren't a...

March 4, 2019

What are you willing to give up for what MIGHT be?

In order to become who we're meant to be, we have to give up who we are. In other words, before the exponential growth, comes the dismantling.

Ah, the dismantling…it's scary shit. Nobody wants their life to fall apart, e...

February 18, 2019

As a coach, therapist, and personal trainer I have witnessed the *I-want-things-to-change-but-I-don't-want-to-change-things* phenomenon more times than I can count.

It has helped me a lot to understand that it is always FEAR that lies underneath the resistance to chan...

November 26, 2018

Good girls don't grow into good women. They grow into resentful ones. Why? Because at some point it just gets old to stifle yourself as completely as always being good requires. 

Eventually, good girls (and the good boys out there) get angry.

I was raised to be a good gi...

October 29, 2018

I love Halloween! I always have. I was still trick-or-treating even in college--I'm a shorty so with a mask on, I could totally pass for a legit kid.

Give me an opportunity to wear a costume and I will take it!

There's something so liberating about becoming someone els...

December 11, 2017

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving and I was out with a friend enjoying bacon-wrapped figs, red wine, and (why not!) a little Jameson on the side.  (Kiss me, I'm Irish!)

After the whiskey had begun taking effect, Dear Friend popped the question, "do you want to do Cros...

October 30, 2017

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 primar...

October 9, 2017

 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...

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