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how to make peace with the past

how to make peace with the past

When people start getting into self-help, inevitably they examine their family of origin. Where did I learn these patterns? Who taught me to be afraid? Why do I keep doing this thing, over and over, even when I try to stop? “My mother always told me to be realistic,...

your time is limited. stop settling.

your time is limited. stop settling.

“Well...this is what I have to work with,” I’d think, followed by a heavy sigh. Money, friends, jobs, time--not enough, it doesn’t feel quite right, but...this is what I have to work with. Whaddyagonnado? This is...it. Another heavy sigh. Life had a lot heavy sighs,...

the truth about life coaching

the truth about life coaching

Here is the truth about life coaching : Great coaching is art. It’s like painting, writing, dance. It’s intuitive, fluid, creative, adhering to a structure, yet leaving room for the un-contained. The boundaries of it are difficult to articulate; when I’m in session...

motherhood: the first year

motherhood: the first year

Lots of women write love letters to their babies, each year. That’s an awesome thing to do, and I have done this in private journals at home that I'll give to my daughter, some day. But then there’s the letter that I would have wanted to write...myself. If I were...

15 ways to be the happiest person you know

15 ways to be the happiest person you know

1. Break up routines. Take a different route to drop the kids off, order a different drink at the coffee shop, buy one book from a different section of the bookstore. 2. Build sabbaticals into your life. A day, an hour, a week, whatever your life will accommodate. And...

consistently feeling happy

consistently feeling happy

What would I say to you, over cappuccinos and biscotti, if you told me that you have trouble with creating a new habit and then consistently following through? Yeah, me too. Consistency is tough for 99.9% of the people on the planet. It involves knowing what habit you...