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 …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 »
I keynoted at a conference a few weeks ago. As usual, as the date approached I felt the pressure intensify. It’s much better than when I first started public speaking years ago. For my very first paid speech, which was in front of several hundred people, I shook for the three months leading up to …Continue Reading »
I wrote this post at the end of a rather harrowing day. I spend time in New York regularly and am always sad to leave. That day I had to say goodbye to my beloved city yet again, so based on that alone, the day wasn’t off to a good start. I also love sleep, …Continue Reading »
Driving home the other night, I was flipping through the channels on my radio when suddenly the words that emerged from the speaker system made me almost stop the car.
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This past weekend I watched a movie on Netflix called “One Week”, starring Joshua Jackson as the main character, Ben Tyler. Stunned by a sudden diagnosis of end-stage cancer, Ben mercilessly assesses his current life circumstances, impulsively buys a motorcycle and takes off on a cross-country solo trip.
The moment he heard …Continue Reading »