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 »
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 went through a rough patch a couple of weeks ago. Something really challenging happened that pushed a whole bunch of my buttons at once, pushing my mind and emotions into overdrive. I am so lucky that I have several wonderful friends who seem to love me no matter what, who are so very good …Continue Reading »
The other day a good friend of mine gave me a book that she thought would be interesting for me to read: Shattered Dreams, by Larry Crabb. Ever since I came out of a crippling depression well over a decade ago, I’ve dedicated myself to discovering and understanding the elements that promote well-being and …Continue Reading »
Yesterday I received a message on my Facebook page from a woman who has struggled with overwhelmingly negative emotions since she was a teenager. She has been on a variety of medications ever since, but stated that she had never come to understand why things were so consistently hard for her …Continue Reading »
Whenever you want to do something extraordinary, risky, or scary in your life (something that you know in your heart that you need to do, but it would really be more convenient to ignore it and just not do it), it’s essential to surround yourself with inspiring, encouraging, like-minded people. If they’re leaders …Continue Reading »
At my most recent all-day retreat for women, I spoke on everything from creativity to hormones, and the topic that provoked the most intense discussion was that of establishing your life’s purpose. This subject has fascinated me since I walked away from Emergency Medicine and began the journey that led me to a …Continue Reading »
It’s natural: when you see someone doing something you long to do, you automatically search for reasons to justify why they’re doing it and you’re not. Maybe they had encouraging supportive parents and yours belittled you. Maybe they got their start at a younger age and it’s probably too late for you now. Maybe they …Continue Reading »
I work with my coaching clients by phone or Skype. Without visual distractions such as appearance or facial expression, I can listen really closely to tones and inflections of voice. As they tell me about themselves, often sharing things they haven’t told anyone else, I quite quickly get a feel for who a person is. …Continue Reading »