Creating an Avalanche of Change in 2018 One Snowflake at a Time

New Year’s resolutions don’t seem to really work for me. Instead of a heavy lift with multiple goals that lack direction or the detailed mechanics of ‘how to’, I find that focusing on one word for the year fits how I think and delivers the many micro-successes needed to keep the ball rolling without losing [...]

No, Seriously. What’s your SQ?

Spiritual Intelligence? Is that really a thing? Absolutely! Intellectually, you may assess a situation, opportunity, action or structure based on fact or experience that’s supported by your IQ, or Intelligence Quotient. Emotionally, your judgment regarding the same situation, opportunity or action might have a strong, “Yah, but …” based on your EQ, or your Emotional [...]

Embracing Your “No” Voice

We’re often reluctant to say, “No” or offer some other form of polite decline to another’s request, in part because we are unsure of the response we’ll receive, or out of fear of hurting another’s feelings. But in our efforts to live intentionally and purposefully, ground zero is embracing truth; our own and that offered [...]

Why I Need a Word for the Year

My word for the year is more of a phrase…probably even more of a mission statement. Back in January I chose, ‘Stay-the-Course’. It serves as a compass that orients me and keeps me pointed in the right direction. Now that it is September, January is a distant memory and I wonder on the impact of [...]

When RESTorative Rest Feels Hard

We have been talking a lot about rest. More specifically, RESTorative Rest and how we step into it well. But what happens when Rest becomes too hard to engage and we find ourselves making up any excuse to avoid it? Even though I know the many benefits of RESTorative Rest, there are times when I [...]

Where is the Off Ramp? Resolving Inner Conflict

Talking with people and listening to their inner thoughts has revealed to me how we each carry around with us some amount of inner conflict. And if we don’t find ways to resolve these conflicts, they grow. What’s worse, we turn to false comforts such as overeating, overbuying, addictions….anything to give us the distraction we [...]

What Keeps us Stuck from Writing the Life Story We Want?

What keeps us stuck from writing the Life Story we Want? We had been talking for months. But this conversation was different. She confided that she had been ‘circling the issues’ for awhile now. We both knew it, but I appreciated her saying it outloud and respected her more for it. There had been much [...]

Anxious Thinking? 3 Important Steps in Creating a Peace Plan

Anxious Thinking? 3 Important Steps in Creating a Peace Plan As soon as August comes, I feel the subtle shift preparing me for the Fall schedule.  New projects are being discussed, kids are returning to school, holiday plans start coming up, and the focus is shifting away from the care-free days of Summer and vacationing…to [...]

#5 Partnering with the Divine

When we lean into love…we are partnering with the Divine. Talking with a woman recently highlighted this unique choice we each have.  Her comment made us both laugh when she shared how she wanted to turn to her colleague in a meeting and say, “Please stop talking”.  Has this thought ever crossed your mind with [...]

Returning to What is True – 12 Truths for Wholehearted Living

Whew!  What a year!  2014 was intense.  On a professional level, it included: launching a coaching company (no one is EVER fully prepared for starting a new adventure…what a ride!  Oh the places I went!) developing a leadership team (wow…requires A LOT of on-going communication to ensure mission and vision are developed as well as [...]