A Hurricane or Peace?

My husband and I vacationed in Hawaii last month, and as with most long vacations we take, they tend to be preceded by any number of things occurring at home. In fact, our pets have a habit of always getting sick right before we leave. … More …

Rule #1

We all know the golden rule: do unto others as you would have them to do you, or in more modern terms: treat others as you wish to be treated. It’s a great rule, obviously. We all wish to be treated well by other people … More …

When to Push Through and When to Take A Break

I’ve been a runner for more than half my life. For me, running has never been about the competition but always about the pure joy of simply going for a run. Regardless of whether someone runs to train for a race or just to run, … More …

Relationship Reciprocity

A few weeks ago, I was having a conversation with my 17-year old niece about friendships and relationships. We were discussing the give and take aspect of being in relationships and whether it’s better to give than to receive or vice versa. I said that … More …

What Are You Looking For?

I mentioned in my last blog post that I’m back in school working on my Ph.D. This means that tests and grades have become part of my daily existence. All my perfectionist tendencies have kicked in (I’m working on them though), and when I get … More …

Pivotal Moments and Life Lessons

There are moments in life that shape the way we think, what we believe, how we view the world, and who we are. They are pivotal moments which can be big or small, tragic or not, but the one commonality is they teach us beautiful … More …

Comfortable Dysfunction

I recently had the following (partial) conversation with a client during a coaching session: Me: So, what keeps you from making the change? Client: I’m comfortable. This situation is comfortable for me. Me: And, dysfunctional (as she had stated earlier in our discussion). Client: Yes, … More …

Morning Essentials

Someone once told me “the way you start each day is the way you live your life.” Think about it. It’s true. What you do to begin each day sets the tone for that day, and what sets your tone for each day impacts how … More …

What Are You Allowing?

Many years ago, I spent a number of years in a verbally and emotionally abusive relationship. I won’t get into the details but suffice it to say it was not the best time in my life. I was (and am) a smart educated woman. I … More …

Your Key to Positive Life Change

I’m taking a class right now on Human Motivation and learning about the many theories that motivate human behavior and performance. There are a lot of theories about what motivates humans to act as they do and to change behavior (and sustain that change). The … More …