I love spring – it’s my favorite time of year. A beautiful added bonus is that we have had a considerable amount of rain here in Southern California so the hills are every shade of green imaginable and wild flowers abound. Yes, I love it all because it’s nature’s way of saying, okay, let’s start
Recently, I was the featured speaker at a women’s event, and I made this request of the audience: Please raise your hand if you feel good about yourself. There was some squirming, shifting in the chairs, and a sudden need for everyone in the room to look down at the floor. One hand hesitantly began
According to a recent article in Psychology Today, “Willpower is an essential ingredient in achieving, overcoming, and becoming…” That works for me with an immediate follow-up question – “Why does it often elude me, fail me, abandon me?” Keep reading to learn what scientists have discovered about willpower, why willpower alone isn’t enough – and
As a child, hearing the adage “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” did not ring true for me because harsh, judgmental, critical words did hurt – a lot. Words could bring me to tears, feel like a knife slicing though my skin, and cause pain in a flash.
All of us want to feel good about ourselves. We all want the elusive sense of inner peace and the knowledge that we are living a life that is fulfilling and happy. One of the beauties of being unique individuals is that we each have unique “feel-good-about-ourselves” events. Here are five of mine. I’d love
In a recent coaching session, Amanda was berating herself for not being willing to take action. She felt all tangled up in the details and couldn’t see her way out. While Amanda’s circumstances are unique, her dilemma is not. Many of my coaching clients and program participants have come to me in varying degrees of