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 …

Detox Your Life- Part 3: People and Relationships

My last two blog posts were the first of this three-part series on detoxing your life. In case you missed those, they were about detoxing your brain and body, and your environment. You can access them here. This is the final part of this series, … More …

Life Detox – Part 2: Your Environment

Spring arrived last week here in the U.S. and greeted us on the East Coast with a spring snow storm. Ah yes, mother nature has a great sense of humor, doesn’t she? Despite that, spring is still in the air, and it’s still the perfect … More …

Life Detox – Part 1: Your Brain and Body

Spring is in the air! And thus, it may be time for some spring cleaning, or what I like to think of as a life-detox.  A detox, also known as a cleanse, is something I’m sure most of you have heard of and are familiar … More …