Tag Archives: Change

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 …

The Word of The Year

A few years ago, I came up with a word to represent the new year. The word was fun. I wanted my year to be filled with more fun and the intent was to have everything I did contribute to that feeling. Those of you … More …

What Would Your Younger Self Say?

Think back to a time in your life when you were carefree, when you believed you could do anything. How old were you? 10? 18? 22? Whatever the age, take a minute and tap back into that younger version of you. Are you there? Okay. … More …

The F**k You F**k Off Campaign

To err is human, to forgive is divine. Maybe…. But I think it should say: To err is human. To forgive may be divine, but it sucks and sometimes feels impossible. Forgiveness is not about condoning the act that needs forgiving. It’s about freeing yourself … More …

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

We’ve all been there – wrestling with a decision, wanting to make it so we can finally stop thinking about it, but still not sure what to do. When I am grappling with a decision and feeling unsure I often force it – just make … More …

How I Lost My Ability to Force-Function

Dictionary.com defines “force” as: to compel, constrain, or oblige (oneself or someone) to do something: to drive or propel against resistance. And, defines “function” as: to perform a specified action or activity; work; operate: That was me – a “force-functioner”, constantly forcing myself to function in most professional situations that had lost their meaning … More …

I’m Changing My Mind About Mindset

They say that mindset is pretty much everything. You can have all the skill and talent in the world but if you don’t have the right mindset, you’ll undermine your ability to successfully utilize those talents. If you set your mind to something and have … More …

New Year’s Reflection

We’re already two weeks into the New Year and I’m sure many of you are excitedly into your 2016 intentions, plans, and goals. I am as well, but not too far into it. I’ve actually spent the first couple of weeks of this year reflecting … More …

What Happens When You Stop Trying

The first time I started a meditative practice was back in 2010. I think it lasted about two weeks.  Every year following that I’d set an intention to try to meditate but it didn’t work. I was too busy (funny, I know). I attempted to … More …

Don't Turn Back

Thursday, November 5, 2015 I was two months into my sabbatical and it happened – I fell down. Hard.  The first of the month hit on month three of my sabbatical and my ego awakened with a jolt saying “Okay – that’s enough of that. … More …