WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: How to Stop a Bad Habit – Don’t Deprive, Replace

  Ever try to ‘willpower’ yourself into NOT doing something? You know, like stopping a not-so-healthy habit? How has that worked for you? It’s a nice intention, for example, to decide you’re going to stop getting that candy bar at the vending machine during an afternoon slump at work or stop staying up late bing-watching Netflix on a weeknight. But having an intention not to do something is rarely an empowering enough strategy to make a sustainable change. In fact, if the thing you’re trying to change has it’s own momentum, […]

Read more »

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 […]

Read more »

WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: How to have a great week – bookend your days

  Do you sometimes go through the week getting to bed way too late, having a hard time getting up in the morning, rushing to work and having your whole day really not feel good and flow because of it? It’s a pattern many of us often mindlessly fall into. In this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday I’m sharing a tip I refer to as ‘bookending your days.’ An awareness and intentionality about how you not only begin each day, but how you end them, really makes a powerful difference in […]

Read more »

Do you take it to bed with you?

  I bet you have a lot on your mind. So many of us have concerning thoughts and worries — these days more than ever. And that’s on top of all our typical day to day stuff.     I also bet you’re probably aware of how those stressful thoughts have a way of showing up in your body. Stiff neck. Tight jaw. Back tension, etc. It’s kind of par for the course given how your mind and body is connected. Here’s something else I bet you do… and it’s […]

Read more »

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 […]

Read more »

This Year’s Reflections BEFORE New Year’s Resolutions

I have to admit… I’m a big fan of the New Year season. I know, some folks aren’t. And understandably so. There’s often this ever present assumption, expectation even, that we should be always doing more, should be better. Resolutions can feel heavy rather than inspiring. That’s not what New Year’s time is for me. What I learned long ago is that “should” has never been an empowering or effective motivator.  And I definitely no longer view New Year goal setting through that lens. I’ve found there are much more stirring […]

Read more »

Life has Ups & Downs – How to Find Contentment in the Tide

Do you experience times in life when you feel pretty good? Moving along, setting goals – then, for whatever reason, your best laid plans don’t work out… and a nice weighty doldrum or funk sets in? It’s easy to feel frustration, even resistance, when that happens. After all who wants to be in one of life’s ‘downs’? That happened to me recently. When things didn’t go the way I wanted, I was ready to go into self-criticism mode. A mode that can often keep me stuck. But this time, an […]

Read more »