“Please take responsibility for the energy you bring into this space.” Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor
One of my clients is building an amazing new coaching practice for adolescents and young adults trying to find their way in the world. She left behind a teaching career, a pension and the illusion of safety and security. She has no doubts about where she’s going and what she’s going to accomplish, but you can bet that her bold moves are bringing up all sorts of fears in other people – particularly those well-intentioned friends and family that love and care about her....continue reading...
“In every religion there is love, yet love has no religion.” Mesut Barazany
I’m sitting in the waiting room of my doctor’s office completing the paperwork they need me to fill-out before seeing the doctor. I’ve been going there for more than a decade, but they still ask me the same questions: Name, address, medications, emergency contact info and religion (yea…..religion), etc, etc.
I suppose they’re attempting to see if anything has changed since I was there last. And in, fact, something had changed. In the blank space on the form next to religion, I wrote, Love.
I grew ...continue reading...
“Life is brief, but if you’re brave, it’s deep.” Elissa Schappell
“Oh if I only knew then what I know now!” How many of us have said THAT before?
I led a life coaching workshop this past weekend, where women were asked to bring in a photograph of themselves when they were children, paste it into their journals and then write down the gentle whispers you would say to that young girl now – knowing what you know today.
I wanted to play along too and my whispers to my 10-year old self would be something like this:Be ...continue reading...
“If you’re not positive energy, you’re negative energy.” Mark Cuban
Every interaction with someone carries with it energy and that energy either makes you feel more alive or it makes you feel like running and jumping off a cliff. There have been a few interactions recently that leaned more toward cliff diving than I would like and it got me thinking.
I was sitting at dinner one night with 2 ladies and Marilyn began talking about some of her struggles with becoming an empty-nester. She was very close with her daughter and being able to share both ...continue reading...
“If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it.” Toni Morrison
When you think of the word powerful, what comes to mind? An executive in a big office? A large crushing wave in the Pacific ocean? It’s defined as “having great power or strength.”
When you think of the word peaceful, what do you think of? Buddha? Meditation? A serene brook with water floating through it. Peaceful is defined as “free from disturbance” or “tranquil”
Why can’t we be simultaneously powerful and peaceful? These words seem like they’re opposites, but they’re really not – or at least they ...continue reading...