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 »
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 »
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 »
I’ve written and spoken about my experience with depression for years, ever since I went through an intense depression as an Emergency Medicine resident over a decade ago. That experience changed my life forever. It forced me to re-examine the way I was living my life and why it was literally making me miserable.
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This article originally appeared in Reader’s Digest Best Health magazine; I am an “Embrace Life Expert” for their publication and also a wellness columnist. Enjoy – these are some of my best tips for navigating this crazy season and tapping into the joy and peace beyond the busy-ness and pressure.
Every year as the holiday season …Continue Reading »