Find Where You are Wrong.

I started reading The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, by Mark Manson recently. Chapter six is called You’re Wrong About Everything (But So Am I). He mentions instances from our past, like thinking the sun revolved around the earth, or when...

Boundaries vs. Values

Have you ever agreed to do something you didn’t want to? Whether it was too far outside your comfort zone, you already had too much going on, or it was just the wrong time to tackle the task, we’ve all done it. Said yes when we should have said...

Balancing Boundaries and Expectations

“Why does he have to leave his dishes in the sink when there is clearly a dishwasher RIGHT THERE?”  Ever find yourself asking similar questions of your significant other or children? I know I have. Especially since my boyfriend and his two...

Get Over Your Fear

Fear is a powerful creature. It can transform an otherwise rational, capable person into someone with a one-track-mind. Often, a mind that is focused solely on the potential for failure. We sometimes get so wrapped up in our fear, that we can’t...

Sitting in the Shit

Somehow, society has convinced us that feelings are bad. Instead of embracing them when they come up, we turn a blind eye and push them away. When someone is feeling low, our instinct is to tell them about the bright side so that they can get...

Forgiveness Starts with You

Recently I’ve noticed a similar theme cropping up for many of my clients. They’ve been telling me they aren’t happy with how they’ve been behaving. They’re mad at themselves for an overreaction they had. They’re upset because they know they’ve...

Good or Bad, Does it Need a Label?

Recently, one of my best friends lost her Dad. We are in our 40s, so we knew these things would start to happen, but we certainly didn’t expect it so soon. My friend was understandably heartbroken, and it broke my own heart to see her that way....

Older and Wiser?

Before I officially jumped in with both feet to become a coach, I took a course called Coach Approach. This shorter program was designed to help me decide if coaching was something I really wanted to do. During the course, we did an exercise...

Moods

Moods come and go, we know this. Yet for some reason we feel the need to resist a bad mood when we feel one coming on. Why is that? Somewhere along the way it’s as if someone told us that it’s not okay to be in a bad mood. It’s like there’s an...

Who Controls your Reactions?

Have you ever had to work with somebody you couldn’t stand? Like when you saw them walking down the hallway you could already feel your blood pressure rising, before they’d even opened their mouth? I have. I used to work with a man who made me...