I received an email recently from someone who was really frustrated with her behaviours around food. “I constantly tell myself I’m going to eat less and make healthier choices,” she told me, “but a few days later there I am again right back at it – eating way too much, again! How can I …Continue Reading »
The other day I was doing some research on PTSD and came across a simple video made at home by a war veteran, directed at fellow veterans who similarly struggle with this trauma-generated disorder. I was going to post it here but haven’t been able to find it again. Luckily, I found his simple, heartfelt advice to …Continue Reading »
Lately I‘ve been bored more often than usual.
I’ve also been more creative and prolific than I have been in years. This is not a coincidence.
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I’m on retreat this week and not surprisingly am brimming over with ideas. Getting away from the noise helped me reconnect with my biggest dreams and the overarching purpose of my life. I have a new idea I’d like to try, a way of living that will require some significant financial sacrifices if I’m …Continue Reading »
I’ve been thinking and writing about the phenomenon of fear for years. Every time I think I’ve got fear figured out, I learn something new that can help me – and you, of course – to harness it and get better results than ever. In my own life and working with coaching clients, the focus …Continue Reading »
This past weekend I ran into a friend who I hadn’t seen in a while. When I asked him how things were going, he said "Terrible! People keep using me and betraying me lately, it’s really got me down." Though I’m not quite as descriptive when someone asks me how I am, I’ve been …Continue Reading »
The last few days, much of my time has been invested in negotiating a complex extended family situation. Many things have been said: lots of hurt …Continue Reading »
I love it when people send me their books to read or review. I may not always have time but whenever I can I try to read them. The other day a contact I’d met through Linked In, Ranka Burzan of SOS (Solutions Organizing and Simple), sent me a copy of her little handbook, The …Continue Reading »
Though I’ve spoken about breast cancer for Susan G. Komen for the Cure (emphasizing the importance of early screening and detection), until a week ago I had never had a mammogram. In my training I’d been taught that mammograms weren’t that accurate or useful in women under 40 (our health system’s protocols reflect that), so …Continue Reading »
The other day I went to my weekly private flamenco class with one of my favorite flamenco teachers, at the tiny little flamenco studio in his house. Per my usual routine, I walked in the unlocked door, yelled out “Hola!”, took off my street shoes and put on my beloved tattered red rehearsal shoes.
Next, I …Continue Reading »