Is Hope Good or Bad? You decide.

Is Hope Good or Bad? You decide.

Is there any value in Hope? Hope is a strange word. The word itself and what it truly means is very special and incredibly powerful but how we commonly use that word in a very different way, is something I find odd. First, it’s a verb – something we do, an act of our...
She Has Risen: A Story of Triumph

She Has Risen: A Story of Triumph

I want to share a story about personal Triumph. Nearly two years ago, I had the honor and pleasure of working with a client who had a dream in her heart and soul to write a book. Her name is Tanya Sood. She had this dream for 18 years at the time we first met, when...
The Coaching Habit: Book Recommendation

The Coaching Habit: Book Recommendation

For Managers Who Don’t Know How to Coach But Are Open to Learning I read a post by Simon Sinek on LinkedIn recently: “When we tell people to do their jobs, we get workers. When we trust people to get the job done, we get leaders.” He went on to quote from his book,...
Overcoming Overwhelm with Self-Care & Self-Love

Overcoming Overwhelm with Self-Care & Self-Love

The Overwhelm Tailspin It’s relatively easy to get overwhelmed these days when the demands on us are never-ending, and the supply of what we have to give seems to be shrinking in proportion. We feel overwhelmed when there are too many stressors on us, when we’re...
Coincidence, Synchronicity & Dr. Joe

Coincidence, Synchronicity & Dr. Joe

What Do You Believe? Do you believe that there’s no such thing as a meaningless coincidence? That everything has meaning and there’s a reason for everything, and that even seemingly unrelated events and conditions are somehow brought together at the right time and...
Welcome 2014! New Year Lessons in Facing Fear

Welcome 2014! New Year Lessons in Facing Fear

Happy New Year It’s now been two weeks since 2014 began. How are you enjoying it so far? Has it been good to you? Have you been good to it and to yourself? Did you make any resolutions? Have you been sticking to them? Has it been easy or hard? Here’s a little video...
Finding Your Inner Voice & Learning to Trust It

Finding Your Inner Voice & Learning to Trust It

Your True Inner Voice – The Voice of the Heart & Soul You’ve probably heard it many times before – “trust your inner voice, it’s the voice of wisdom. It knows what’s best for you and if you only trust it, choices and decisions that seem difficult will answer...
SAD Times: More Than a Case of The Winter Blues

SAD Times: More Than a Case of The Winter Blues

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) It’s normal to have some down days here and there – despite all your best efforts of living a happy and healthy lifestyle. But this isn’t just a case of the blues or a few bad moods, is it? It’s worse and you don’t know when it’s...
Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

To all the mothers in the world, especially my own, Happy Mother’s Day! I consider myself so fortunate and I’m so grateful to have such a wonderful person in my life to love me, raise me, provide for me, shelter me, nurture me, protect me, enrich me, guide me and to...
Happiness, Flow, Productivity & Profits

Happiness, Flow, Productivity & Profits

Why Happiness is the New Productivity I am still buzzing after watching this speech yesterday and I wanted to share it with everyone. Vishen Lakhiani of Mindvalley, a publishing company, shares the story of his company’s success at a conference in Calgary, Alberta....
Happy Endings and Happy New Year

Happy Endings and Happy New Year

In Terms of Happiness, How Things End is More Important Than How Things Begin It’s been months since I’ve posted an article – not that I haven’t had ideas, made notes or even completed a few handwritten rough drafts, I have. I just haven’t devoted the time to...
Find Your Center – Find Your Strength

Find Your Center – Find Your Strength

Feel like you’re losing yourself in busy-ness? Find your self again in meditation. You’re on a path of your own choosing and you’re working towards your goals. You set out on this journey with the intention of improving your life, becoming more of who you really are...
Still Trying to Get There?

Still Trying to Get There?

A New Way to Think About Goals Getting there – that’s what it’s all about, right? Everybody’s wanting to “Get There”. We hear people talk about “There” all the time. “I’m getting there.” “I’m almost there.” “Will I ever get there?” “I’ll never get there.” “I just want...
The Gift of Presence

The Gift of Presence

Sharing From the Heart I’m taking a chance here and I’m going to confess something… I’m a big fan of American Idol, especially this season (2011). Did you just cringe? Give me a chance here 🙂 It’s one of the only shows on TV that gives me the goosebumps and resonates...
What is Happiness?

What is Happiness?

Who Knows for Sure? I’d like to introduce the topic of happiness to the blog and just float out that question and look at it for a while. Though it’s one of the first things mentioned on this site and one of the main goals of coaching, to “discover your authentic self...
Achieving Life Balance: Coaching Exercise

Achieving Life Balance: Coaching Exercise

Finding Balance in Life There is a lot of talk these days about finding balance in life, especially work-life balance. What do people really mean by balance? What is it they’re actually striving for and is it even possible to achieve? Let’s explore and come to a...
Managing Your Inner Critic

Managing Your Inner Critic

Is something holding you back? We’ve all had dreams in our life – some big, some little – the things that we wanted to become or do with our lives that never came to be. On a smaller scale than dreams and aspirations, there are the little things in daily life that we...
The Power of Being Authentic

The Power of Being Authentic

The Masks People Wear & The Astonishing Power of Authenticity We all wear masks. Different masks for different people and different situations. The mask one wears at work is most likely very different from the mask one wears to a social event with old...
Living Life to the Fullest

Living Life to the Fullest

Mindful & Meaningful Living “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”  ~ Henry David...
HEART SMART Goals & Resolutions

HEART SMART Goals & Resolutions

Finding the Positive Emotions in Your Resolutions It’s that time of year when many people sit down to reflect about what they want to change in the new year. They think about what they’re not satisfied with, even what they’re guilty about, and they think (with logic...
Questions to Reflect On

Questions to Reflect On

Reflection Brings Clarity One of the best ways to gain clarity and spark new insights into understanding ourselves is through deep, personal reflection. Open ended questions invoke the deepest levels of self reflection because they direct and focus the mind on what...
The Value of Personal Values

The Value of Personal Values

Honoring Your Values for a Better Life What makes you happy? Brings you joy or fills your heart with a sense of overflowing appreciation? What pushes your buttons? Makes you angry, upset, annoyed or frustrated? Answering just one of those questions will help you raise...
Change Your Beliefs, Change Your Life

Change Your Beliefs, Change Your Life

Beliefs Shape & Control Our Lives We are meaning seeking & meaning making beings. That is, as we experience life from day to day and moment to moment, we are always seeking the meaning underlying every situation, every encounter, every event, every word...
Building Self Awareness

Building Self Awareness

Why is building self awareness so important in personal development? In personal development coaching there is a lot of talk about awareness and a lot of inner work devoted to building and expanding self awareness. Awareness is also known in other domains as...
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