Do you allow the most exhausted, tired, fed up version of yourself to make key day-to-day choices about how you live your life?
I did—for a long time.
What happens when you live that way is you end up feeling a lot better—in the moment. Over many, many different moments. This is natural and normal. It’s so very human …Continue Reading »
I used to be very focused. And even though I really love what my life has become, I was even happier then than I am now. I believe now that it was because I lived with so much clarity and focus. At the time I had realized that full time medicine just wasn’t for me, …Continue Reading »
I recently started volunteering with a group of women who are rebuilding their lives and was asked to begin our time together by leading the daily “Morning Meditation”. They use a lovely little book called Keep It Simple as the inspiration for these daily times of reflection and discussion, and on “my” morning the topic …Continue Reading »
The other day I was talking to a coaching client about her work situation. People at her workplace were leaving in droves because of terrible conditions, excessive workloads, and a general lack of concern for employee well-being. She was beginning to find herself unable to cope with the stress, so she hired me to help …Continue Reading »
One of the things I find myself saying most often to coaching clients and patients is: “You can’t wait until you feel like doing it.” There’s something in the human psyche that deeply believes that if something is hard to do, doesn’t feel comfortable or doesn’t come naturally, it’s better not to do it—yet. …Continue Reading »
One of the projects that’s closest to my heart is my year-long “Live a Life You Love Club” program, where I work with people from around the world on systematically building a life that feels more fulfilling, balanced and meaningful. The foundation of the curriculum is focused on living more authentically, built on identifying core …Continue Reading »
How do you feel about the way you appear within the context of your life? Are you truly yourself? Do you feel that you can be you, no matter the social situation you’re in?
If you regularly feel that you can’t just relax and be yourself, you’re probably sick and tired of it.
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A friend and I were talking the other day about our addiction to sugar and related sweet, fatty comfort foods (think cookies, cake, chocolate). We do so well for a while, and then somehow find ourselves back at it, eating large amounts of whatever the sweet food drug of the moment is. It’s a slippery …Continue Reading »
Our society is so exhausting. It’s getting harder and harder for anyone to stop, even for just a little while. I’m seeing this in so many of the women who I coach. Often the only reason we finally do stop is because our bodies start to give up and won’t let us push anymore.
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I love posing questions to the community that has sprung up around my Facebook page, and a while ago I asked what single piece of advice they would give a 20-year-old on how to live the best life possible. I was deluged with dozens of wise responses from people all over the world and will …Continue Reading »