October 20, 2019

Have you ever noticed that the price of avoiding confrontation is almost always CONFRONTATION? I know that confrontation can be scary, but avoiding it just leads to bigger problems. 

Avoiding confrontation makes mountains out of molehills.

Part of the fear around confron...

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...

July 17, 2017

I use running metaphors for a lot of things.  Probably because my running time is my thinking time and it’s while running that many of my “a-ha” moments occur…

Running can be a painful pursuit, but I have learned to love it. 

Several weeks ago I did my first run in the h...

July 10, 2017

A lot of times when I ask a client “What do you really, really want?” they tell me their dream and then follow it with a long list of reasons why it’s not going to happen for them.

For instance:

“I really want to get my Masters degree in nutrition, but it’s just so expen...

May 22, 2017

I know I’ve been talking a lot lately about shifting your negative thinking patterns…I just think it’s so important that we become aware of the thoughts that bring us down because we do have the power to change them.

I mean, why suffer due to something that is only happ...

April 3, 2017

I am a travel bug with clipped wings.

Due to a variety of circumstances…this year, sadly, will not be a big travel year.   Sigh.  

I know that my happiness is dependent on my perception of my circumstances versus the actual circumstances themselves.  Which means it'...

March 20, 2017

I am a recovering sorry-sayer…

For much of my life I have over-used the phrase “I’m sorry”.  I’ve been sorry for the traffic, the weather, the meal you ordered at a restaurant, the haircut you got that went awry, whatever; if you weren’t happy with the world I was very,...

March 6, 2017

Early on in my coaching career, I had a client who—like many of us—felt that she knew what to do to get herself fit and healthy, but could not seem to get herself to commit to actually doing these things. 

Cara* and I talked a lot about her WHYWhy did she want to get...

October 31, 2016

Something I hear *a lot* is some variation on “I’m 45 (or 35 or 55), so I don’t expect my body to look like it did when I was 20.  I know it just gets harder and harder to maintain your weight as you get older.”

Okay, I am all for realistic expectations!  BUT I’m tellin...

October 24, 2016

The Tortoise and the Hare is one of my favorite fables and I truly believe that 'slow and steady' is the best approach to health and fitness. I see too many people hit it too hard at the beginning and then burn themselves out, but it's those *quietly consistent* ones w...

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