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Honoring the Lessons I’ve Learned: Happy 49th

14 Al Buell Dec 1961

Since beginning my coaching practice seven years ago, one of my annual traditions is to catalog my lessons learned over the last trip around the sun around my birthday. Taking time to sit with the awareness around what have become my truths is not only about honoring my journey.  It’s an act of vulnerability, trust, […]

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Why Awareness is Worth the Trouble

Why Awarness ? It may bring up dirt, but the bloom is worth it

When it comes to living a life you love, one of the first pieces of advice I give is to dive into your own self-awareness. Yes, even though it not always easy to look in the mirror and see who we are, warts and all. You may be asking why awareness, then, is worth the […]

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Upgrade Your Undies As Part of Spring Cleaning

Upgrade Your Undies -

She conspiratorially leaned into me over a recent lunch “I never knew how great a red bra and matching undies could make me feel.” She was seventy before she purchased a bra that wasn’t white or black and had discovered a whole new sense of confidence when she listened to my advice while shopping several […]

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Reduce Stress with Just a Little Planning

Reduce Stress with Planning

When it comes to challenges, everyone has their own. Yet, I see a common thread running through the lives of clients, friends, and family members alike: an overwhelming task list with not enough time to accomplish it. All the pressure to accomplish more, constantly being tethered to their email, and feeling as if they are […]

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Delight Can Show You the Path to a Happier Life

Pleasure (Art by Gil Elvgren

One of the most surprising tricks I’ve learned along the path of creating a life I love is that if I want to learn a new skill, create a new good habit, or simply sink into what is loving and nourishing, seeking delight in the ordinary is the answer. Purposely seeking those small pleasures lights […]

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Devotion is a Key Ingredient to Achieve Your Goals

9 Early Spring by Pal Fried Goals

Nature forever inspires me, especially when spring is in the air. All the bulbs I planted in the autumn begin to push their way out of the earth, reminding me that sometimes it takes time, faith, and pushing through our resistance for things to blossom. The budding trees remind me that even when things seem […]

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Self-Awareness: The Key to Creating a Life You Love

8 JULES ERBIT Reflected Beauty

It’s easy to say you desire to create a daily life you love, yet doing so often leaves folks feeling challenged around what they really desire. That challenge lies in the reality that we tend to live our lives on the surface, lost in our busyness and devoting our time to responsibilities. This leaves little […]

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Gratitude for Lent

Gratitude Practice (Art by Vladmir Volegov)

If you want to create a life you love, then let me be straight with you: you are going to have to do the work to tend your life. Sometimes, the focus needs to be on your body or career, but you can’t leave out that thirsty mind of yours or that beautiful soul. If […]

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Relationships Thrive When Nourished

6 Joe Bowler for Pepsi

Every morning while JB gets ready for work, I head to the kitchen where I start the coffee while I’m making his lunch. Once he’s out the door, I pour my first cup of coffee and begin my own day in earnest. This is a core part of my morning routine, and no, I haven’t […]

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Help is Not a Dirty Word

5 Author Sarnoff 1953 Get Help for Your Goals

If there’s one thing I’m familiar with, it’s the belief that in order for things to go the right way – and for my goals to really mean something, I have to do the heavy lifting, so to speak. Because, if I don’t do it all on my own, then have I really accomplished something? […]

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