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Stop Waiting and Take a Step—Today!

My coach recently interviewed me about the story of my transition from full-time internal coach to starting a business as a coach (see the full interview here). As I reflected on all the events that transpired before taking the leap, I noticed a…

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What No One Tells You About Laughing Your Troubles Away

The human race has only one really effective weapon and that is laughter. Mark Twain Our experience of laughter makes us feel so good, oftentimes relaxed, and once in a while, cleansed. Scientists can now tell you the names of the chemicals your…

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I Want Patience and I Want It Now

HAVING PATIENCE TAKES TOO MUCH TIME I've heard that patience is a virtue. After brain surgery on the right side of my brain, the left side of my body decided to just rest, or occasionally twitch.  Sometimes my arm or leg tingled or twitched while I…

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Kindness, How it Feels to be on the Receiving End

I will never forget your kindness! You have an amazing heart! You are much too kind! Hearing these passionate words stirs something wonderful deep in your soul. It not only raises your state of mind about your own self-image, it also sets a positive…

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The Good, the Bad, and the Awareness

A lot of my work focuses on increasing awareness (a.k.a conscious awareness). Every week, in fact, I bring awareness to the kinds of Thoughts, Emotions, and Actions (or TEA's) that create our current experience. And when we better understand where…

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When You’re Nuts, Stand Your Ground

Every great oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground. Have you ever been told that you're nuts? That your dreams and goals are crazy? You're not alone. The great thing is that what you're here to do, have, and be isn't…

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Judging Someone? Time to Look in the Mirror

Have you ever yelled at an employee because they made a mistake that cost your company dollars (or even a customer)? Or have you picked a fight with your spouse because he didn’t stand up for you when someone criticized you in public? I’m sure…

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Preparing and Planning Ponderous Prose

I was reminded recently of the importance of being and doing your best. How do you define being and doing your best? What steps do you take to discover the best in you? Alia Bhatt says, "whatever you do, do with determination. You have one life to…

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Poof! Now You’re Fearless

What do you fear? I don't mean the fears that are designed to protect you (like feeling nervous while standing above the warning line on a ladder). I mean the other kinds of fears. The ones that tell you that you don't know what you're doing, that…

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The 7 Levels of Life Purpose Energy

Are you on a quest to discover, connect to, and live out your life purpose? For much of your life, this may have been a mystery. Even the idea of having a life purpose may have seemed foreign to you.  If so, you can begin this process by asking…

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