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September 14, 2019

September and May are the two months of the year where I feel bombarded by the change of routine and of change of circumstance, ie whether my kids will be spending more or less time at home. 

The only difference between the two months is that in Se...

August 16, 2019

As you know, coaches--athletic and otherwise--work with people to reach a goal or goals.

It's important to have a goal.

But what's behind the goal/s are equally important: the systems & habits. Good systems & habits will make the goals reality.

For exa...

July 16, 2019

“Eventually, all of us will be called upon to do the thing that cannot be done.”

Sometimes a line of text sears your soul. For me, one of the blessings of summer reading is that when it happens, you can raise your eyes from the page to nature’s glory---to magnify or r...

June 13, 2019

A lot is made of "our stories." 
Our big story—our life. 
Our small stories—the little tales within our every day.
Why? 

We humans love a good story. It’s how history has been passed down, how we help our kids fall asleep, and why we watch, read, listen to what we do—...

May 15, 2019

Do you ignore some speed limit signs? 

I've been looking at the same speed limit signs for more than thirty years, and sometimes I get tired of them. And since I live in the town where I learned how to drive, the only time I really notice the speed limi...

April 13, 2019

A Bullseye Focus on "A Life Worth Living"

I just finished a course on DBT (Dialectic Behavior Therapy) skills. If you haven't heard of DBT, google it—I promise, someone you know needs to know it exists. DBT was created by psychologist Martha Linehan to help people...

March 14, 2019

Does Not Forgiving get in your way?

Last month in my writing workshop we were discussing forgiveness.

"It was like a light switch," a woman recalled, about when she was finally able to forgive. One moment she was stuck in anger. The next moment she...

February 13, 2019

Rumble with the Bumble

A lot is made of "our stories." 
Our big story—our life. 
Our small stories—the little tales within our every day.
Why? 

We humans love a good story. It’s how history has been passed down, how we help our kids fall asleep, and why we watch w...

January 10, 2019

Ready... or Not?

We're halfway through January. How are the resolutions going? Are you rockin' it? Given up?

Either way, know that success (and failure) is all about readiness. Were you really ready?

There are Five Stages to Readiness: 
• Pre-contemplation (...

December 13, 2018

Embarrassingly, about seven years ago I signed off every email in December saying, "Happy Holidaze!"-- what I considered a punny take on the life I was living. 

This year, I've been signing "Happy Advent!" Not punny at all. Actually, most people are like, "H...

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