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The Mind-Blowing Power of Embracing Existential Paradox

Paradox has always fascinated me. In this post I apply the natural reactions we have with fun or meaningful paradox to existential paradox. The resulting liberation's literally mind-blowing! What's Paradox? I’ll use three categories of paradox: fun, meaningful, and existential. Fun Paradox I…


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The Surprising Key to a Bountiful Marriage: Creating and Respecting Space

This blog post might as well have been called “An Ode to my Husband”. We met a little over 12 years ago and got married 10 years ago. All my convictions of why marriage wasn’t for me, why nobody would actually want to marry me, how I did not deserve that kind of bliss were shattered in the space of…


LIP Beats RIP...
How You Can Live in Peace Rather Than Wait to Rest in Peace

Photo credit: Unsplash.com It took me exactly one year to come full circle. When I started coach training, something miraculous happened toward the end of the first, three-day training. I had been on a roller coaster of uncontrollable fear and anxiety for two years by then. Though I had been…


Learn How to Integrate Head and Heart: The Hidden Stairway to Win-Win Solutions

Photo credit: Isaac Benhesed, Unsplash.com Many people are used to living primarily in their heads, especially at work. Emotions are suppressed, seen as weak or inappropriate. What we tap into in coaching is the vast amount of information that these suppressed feelings can reveal. They can also…


Get Ready to Speak from the Heart… 7 Tips for Daring Vulnerability

Photo credit: Jessica Ruscello, Unsplash.com If you tend to live in your head, but want to integrate Head and Heart, the first step is to dare to speak from the Heart… What does it mean to “speak from the heart”? It basically means that your head doesn’t necessarily know ahead of time what your…


Intellect is Not
Your Only Strong Suit...
The Secret Benefits of Holistic Listening You "Can’t" Wrap Your Head Around

Photo credit: Yoann Boyer, Unsplash.com I was taught early on that my intellect was my strong suit. I remember, as a knowledge-hungry twenty something, I just couldn’t get enough input and new ideas to wrap my head around. My PhD advisor was probably the most prominent example for me as far as…