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Using Darkness to Create Light

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” What are dark moments but times to pause and create our own light. If we use our dark moments, our hurts, to reflect on our vulnerabilities and unrealistic expectations and empower ourselves to expand, we can literally create any reality we… Read more »

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How Your Emotional Scars Can Make You More

Your scars don’t make you less. In fact, they can make you more. They show that you’ve lived life. You survived. Now you are ready to thrive. If you think about a scar, it is an injury that was once open and raw. But look at it now. There it is, a miraculous regeneration of… Read more »

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How To Turn the Fires of Despair Into the Embers of Your Personal Phoenix

Do you ever turn on the radio to hear the most profound lyrics? Hear words that stick with you and don’t let go? That’s what these words did for me. I actually turned off the radio to just let the ideas sink in and then knew this had to be my next #MusicMonday quote post…. Read more »

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Why You Should Know Your Purpose, Mission and Vision?

Working with colleagues recently on a personal and professional growth piece on understanding purpose, vision and mission, we had a strong sense that none of that can happen meaningfully if we don’t have a clear understanding of our core values. Your core values are your most fundamental beliefs and establish the foundation of standards, behaviors… Read more »

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Why You Should Dream Small

Dreaming big is scary. Dreaming small protects you from changing much. Pretty simple. If you just dream small you really don’t have to worry about failing. Maybe no one will notice. If you do, it doesn’t hurt that much because you didn’t invest that much. It is easy to play it all off. You know,… Read more »

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How to Be Resilient And Go With The Flow At The Same Time

Just go with flow… I get it, follow life where it leads you, right? I absolutely understand the sentiment. I’ve found myself so entangled in the way I think life should play out that I forget to let the God do His job. But I have a problem with it too… In spiritual circles we… Read more »

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5 Tips to Meet Tomorrow with Open Arms

Are you showing up every day with open arms and open eyes? This might just be one of the biggest day-to-day challenges we all face. Can we face every single day open to what it may bring? I’m not suggesting we don’t plan and organize what we already know. There’s a certain structure we must… Read more »

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Hate In Your Heart Will Consume You. How Can You Let Go?

“You can’t let him get away with that!” were the words spewed in “encouragement” after a particularly bitter and heated exchange. For most of us, our first thought after a conflict is about how we can respond so that we can prove ourselves and appear tough. Often that response is retaliatory and prompted by the… Read more »

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Could You Be? Unveiling Hidden Gifts.

When I hear the song Could You Be from Peter Mayer, a thoughtfully spiritual folk artist from Minnesota, I think of the gifts we all carry within us, but hesitate to share with the world. Everyone has their own justifications for veiling elements of their beauty. Sharing a personal story about gradually shedding one of mine and… Read more »

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Nelson Mandela – “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”

Fear pops up a lot in the midst of making significant life changes, whether it is a fear of failure, a fear of rejection, a fear of the unknown. It is interesting to note that the Bible addresses the need to “fear not” more than 300 times. Do you think it has been a significant barrier… Read more »

  • Thanksgiving is More Than Just a Day

    Thanksgiving is not a day but a practice. No matter your situation or place in life, make expressions of thankfulness and gratitude daily, even moment by moment. Thanks-giving is an acknowledgement of the true abundance we hold, it is not complacency that we should not dream of and strive for greater. It is in our… Read more »

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  • Big Changes Coming!

    Thanks to insights from some remarkable coaching colleagues, I am making some business changes. While the coaching will be the same, I am focusing my practice on health & wellness, which has been a passion of mine for the last 15 years or so and makes the best use of my background in counseling and psychology…. Read more »

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  • May The Force Be With You: Living On The Light Side

    Let’s face it, everyone loves a Star Wars reference, right? It appeals to the geek in all of us. As Yoda might ask, “On the light or the dark side does your energy go?” While I am not exactly talking good and evil here, I am asking whether the choices you make on day-to-day basis support… Read more »

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    Posted on September 27, 2015 by
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    Hot Granny Green Juice

      Wait!!! Not that kind of Hot Granny!   Just to be clear, I don’t plan on becoming a recipe blogger. But when I find something that fits within the parameters of my life coaching practice, I’ll share it. I can unequivocally state that so much of what we call wellness starts with nutrition. Life… Read more »

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    Posted on September 19, 2015 by
  • You’ll See It When You Believe It – Dr. Wayne Dyer

    “Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer   I heard about the passing from this life of Dr. Wayne Dyer just a couple of days after a binge listening of his podcast making his transition to the other side all the more surreal. I felt like he… Read more »

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    Posted on August 31, 2015 by
  • What Exactly is This Life Coaching Thing?

    Watch this great video on Life Coaching to learn more. Those who read my earlier article, Top 10 Reasons You Really Need a Life Coach, read a light-hearted overview of some of the benefits of life coaching.  As I was researching, I found this newly released video called “What is Coaching?” produced by International Coach Federation,… Read more »

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    Posted on August 20, 2015 by
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    Top 10 Reasons You Really Need a Life Coach

    Face it, everyone loves a top 10 list (thanks to David Letterman). Here are my top 10 reasons to hire a life coach (in no particular order – literally) #10 – Chuck Norris (probably) has a life coach – I could have titled this, “1 Reason You Really Need a Life Coach” and left it at… Read more »

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    Posted on August 14, 2015 by
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    Understand You Better – A Simple Quiz

    A Simple Quiz to Better Understand You! Ok, I’ll admit. I like taking those silly little Facebook quizzes that tell me the color of my aura, or which Disney princess I am. Heck, I even liked taking the GRE for graduate school. At least that one had relevance to my life. I have come across… Read more »

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    Posted on August 3, 2015 by
  • A Workout Plan that Really Works…Out…

    Why Your Workout Plans Have Failed in the Past Creating a Habit of Lifetime Fitness **For a limited time, subscribe to my plan, “Create a Fitness Habit for Life in 24 Days” for only 99¢! An excerpt from Create a Fitness Habit for Life in 24 Days.   “Getting fit does not happen overnight, but creating… Read more »

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    Posted on March 17, 2015 by
  • Setting Goals and Changing Behaviors

    Goal setting app provides users with levels of support to make positive life change through coaching If you have read my About Me page, you have seen some of my vehicles for client engagement. One of the most exciting is Coach.Me (@Coachdotme). Formerly goal achieving app Lift, has evolved into a personal coaching-centered platform to guide… Read more »

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    Posted on March 15, 2015 by