WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Need to solve a problem? Why you should start with what IS working

  Have you ever noticed how we humans have a tendency to focus on what’s not going well? It’s said that as human animals, we’re wired to look for problems — that we evolved because we got good at recognizing dangers and threats. But as we’ve continued to evolve, it’s actually our ability to notice what IS working — our willingness to shift our focus onto how and why something is going well — that is empowering us to thrive. On this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday I invite you to […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: Feeling your way out of being stuck

  Ever been in a mode where you feel like you are spinning your wheels? life not moving along the way you want it to? I know the feeling. And on this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday I share how I get myself unstuck. It’s all about recognizing when I’m not feeling how I really want to feel, identifying how do I want to feel, and then choosing to do one small thing that will move me toward feeling that way. Knowing how you want to feel and using that to shift your perspective is […]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: How to make your gratitude practice more meaningful

  Have you ever kept a daily gratitude list or journal? It can be a helpful tool for living life in a positive and empowered way. But have you ever noticed that sometimes after a while, a general daily gratitude list can start to feel less meaningful and effective than you thought it would? On this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday I share some thoughts about why that is, and how you can make your gratitude practice deeper and far more powerful in your life. Hint: the key is specificity. Share […]

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Limbering up your soul

  Danielle LaPorte has a powerful section in the workbook half of her inspiring book The Desire Map. It’s called Soul Limber. In it she poses a few strings of simple questions, prompts that have the effect of getting you out of your practical minded headspace. The invitation is to fill in the blanks from a deeper (gut, heart, soul) level. Those of us who are Desire Map facilitators often use Soul Limbering questions as a powerful warm up at the beginning of our Desire Map workshops. It’s one of […]

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The usefulness of Yay me! moments

  What went well for you this week? When I work with my coaching clients, that question is an important part of our conversations. Did it take a couple minutes for you to think of something? What if I asked you about what didn’t go so well? Went right to it, didn’t you? That’s why that first question is important. Important to ask first. A coach I once worked with adds a layer to that question that makes it even more powerful… she regularly asked me to connect it back […]

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My secret about why some resolutions stick & others fizzle out

  I admit it, I love January and all that new year intention setting energy. I’ve spent plenty of years writing down, in those first weeks, what I want to accomplish in the rest. Strategic plans and lists for the things I want to do, the new habits I want to commit to (again).   Sometimes I found myself riding the wave of a resolution the whole year through. Other resolutions – not so much. Here’s the huge secret I’ve come to realize about what sticks and why… The important […]

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My New Year Breakthrough

  I am ready. Well, maybe I’m not. But heck, it’s a new year. And I actually love that new year energy of intention and commitment. So this year, I’ve decided to channel that energy toward something I don’t usually do. I’m going to follow Brian Johnson’s advice and sink into a ‘fire, ready, aim’ approach. When I first heard Brian talk about that concept as he summarized Jason Selk’s book, 10 Minute Toughness, oh boy, did the perfectionist in me bristle uncomfortably. I’m a thinker, a planner. Jumping right […]

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