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You’ll See it When You Believe It

Several years ago, I received a new hair dryer with a special “ionizing” feature. This option releases negative ions, which break down the water molecules on your wet hair so they can be absorbed into your follicles, leaving one with super-moisturized locks that feel silky and look healthier. And, oh, I felt wonderful! My hair […]


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Three Aha! Moments to Change Your Life

As a coach, I get to work with fascinating, complex and brilliant leaders. I can’t help but be overjoyed when a client begins to recognize negative self-talk and transform it into encouraging words of wisdom. It can be life changing!  Here are Three Aha! Moments that we can all learn from.  


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Multi-tasking is a Myth

A recent article in Stone Hearth Newsletters reinforced the importance of intentional presence in dispelling myths about multi-tasking. One myth is believing that we can focus on two mental activities at once.  While it is true that we can engage in unconscious activities (like brushing teeth) while thinking about something else, we cannot successfully focus […]


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Defining Well-being

We’ve been asked, “If I become a ‘Wellcoach’, how do I define ‘well-being?’ Interesting question indeed! In fact, there is an entire journal dedicated to this topic – The International Journal of Well-being. Among its many perspectives on the topic, one article defined wellbeing as “the balance point between an individual’s resource pool and the […]


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Create a BIG vision by making it small

One of our favorite thought leaders, Brian Johnson, recently wrote about the concept smallifying. In Little Bets, author Peter Sims says, “The key is to take a larger project or goal and break it down into smaller problems to be solved, constraining the scope of work to solving a key problem, and then another key […]


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New Year’s Resolutions Got You Down?

As our clients near the end of the first month of the new year, perhaps establishing new habits, or feeling critical of themselves for habits they have not yet begun, self-compassion is an excellent practice. In Meditation: Be Good to Yourself, Kristin Neff reminds us of the value of empathy in the practice of self-compassion. […]


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Whose Responsibility is Happiness?

In Happiness from Within and Without, Jeremy McCarthy asks the question “Whose responsibility is happiness?”  If we believe that the source of happiness is solely from within, we have only ourselves to blame when we feel unhappy. Conversely, if happiness is driven only from external sources, we have no responsibility for improvement or the pursuit […]


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Coaching Mild Chronic Conditions

Client Scenario: How do I support a client with a mild chronic condition (e.g. diabetes, or asthma) and few symptoms, in being motivated to lead an active lifestyle to prevent the development of more life-altering chronic symptoms? You likely entered this field because you have a natural passion for health and fitness, and the connection […]


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Rebooting healthy activity with the coach-approach

Your client shares: “I had a terrific summer! I visited my favorite summer place every weekend and over vacation, enjoying everything to the fullest – including the food. We ate out with friends and family most nights – enjoying some good food with great company. Well, I wish I could say I exercised most days […]


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Stepping Stones

I have written before about the practice of journaling as a chronicle of growth, a canvas for problem solving, and an entry point into the sub-conscious. One creative approach, called “Stepping Stones,” was developed by Dr. Ira Progoff in his Intensive Journal workshop. “Stepping Stones,” writes Dr. Progoff, are “indicators that enable a person to […]


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