Ah, difficult people. Have you ever felt really frustrated or annoyed with someone’s behavior, maybe even deciding to dislike or shun them, only to find out afterwards that there was a good reason for them to be having an “off” day?
Have you been that rude or snappy person, yourself? I know I have.
Be kind, for …Continue Reading »
Who are the people you frequently compare yourself to?
If you’re not sure, try asking yourself this: Who have you compared yourself to in the last 24 hours?
It might help to think of the last time you checked your Facebook or Instagram feed. Did any updates from other people make you feel envious, or make you feel as if your …Continue Reading »
Do you feel overwhelmed by life, feeling that as the days go by you’re being asked to do more and more, while you’re getting less and less done? Do you find yourself saying yes constantly, when what you really need to do is say no?
Is your family frustrated with you?
Do you feel like you never …Continue Reading »
What did you do before, that you really enjoyed, that you simply don’t do anymore?
When you think about certain things (or one certain thing) you used to do, or talk about these activities in the past tense to others, do you feel a twinge of regret?
When that regret passes across your consciousness, do you shove …Continue Reading »
What do you normally do when you have a bad day?
Do you react by overeating, drinking alcohol, or making other choices that temporarily help you cope, things that you’ll regret later?
A few days ago, someone called me with some bad news first thing in the morning. In the big picture of life what happened wasn’t really a …Continue Reading »
I have a young friend who I really admire, she’s over-the-top passionate about minimizing her footprint and living in an environmentally responsible way. At the beginning of this month, she invited me to join her in a month-long decluttering challenge that is proving to be the most exhilarating, purposeful shedding of stuff I’ve ever engaged in.
Inspired by …Continue Reading »
Whenever I work with a client, the deep work of coaching starts when I help her navigate the unexpected “swamp” into which she inevitably stumbles.
What seemed clear, possible and wonderful when first envisioned becomes foggy and hazy in the distance, perhaps even impossibly far away.
Had she imagined it?
Who was she to think she could deserve …Continue Reading »
Clutter is an annoying, energy-sapping roommate, threatening to take over your space from the closets to the countertops. No matter how much you say you want your clutter gone, it can feel impossible or overwhelming to make a dent in it.
Clients regularly approach me asking for tips and strategies to help them declutter. If you feel like …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 »
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 »