A Little Experiment

For the next month, I want to invite you to engage in an experiment with me.  I want to see if we shift our focus to more of what we want and less of what we don’t want, will it make a difference in our life experience. Each week, I will post an exercise that…

That Would Be Too Easy

I was talking to a friend about taking some time to do only what I want to do.  I explained that during the summer, I was going to take some time (how much is still undetermined) and only do what I want to do.  I was a little surprised by her response. “You can’t do…

Is It Really “The Worst That Could Happen”?

I was listening to the radio today and a 60’s song, “The Worst That Could Happen” by the group Brooklyn Bridge was playing on the radio.  And I have heard this song at least 100 times (I was growing up in the 60’s) and listen to a 60’s station quite often.  But for the first…

Inspiration is Everywhere

I spent many years wanting to write.  I love to write.  It’s work and you have to pay attention to what you are doing, but I think it’s fun.  But, I didn’t write.  Why not?  If I love it and I think it’s fun, why did I not do it? Well, I was afraid.  I…

I’ll See It When I Believe It

You may want to read that twice.  Many people will read it, “I’ll believe it when I see it”, but it says “I’ll see it when I believe it.”  Now that may seem like a minor change to just switch two little words around, but if you take a moment and consider it, there’s a…

Personal Responsibility

This has been a topic on my mind a great deal lately.  I see so many people, personally and professionally, who try so hard to take responsibility for things that don’t belong to them.  How do we know what belongs to us and what doesn’t?  Well, if it’s something that you have influence over (your…

Do I HAVE To?

Everyone gets caught up in what we HAVE to do.  What do we have to to do besides live our life?  Do we have to dress a certain way, have a certain career or believe in a certain religion?  Many of us believe that we do have to do these things and yet, I respectfully…

Happiness

We’ve all heard that happiness is a warm puppy, a good meal, being loved, and other things.  People often come to me for counseling or coaching and their goal is to be happy.  Happiness seems to be elusive for some, but others seem to happy most of the time.  Are we naturally happy or unhappy?…

The Theory of Life

This is an important area for all of us.  Did you know that you have a theory of life?  We all do and we use it everyday.  We start creating our theory of life from birth on and we add to it and adjust it as we go along.  When we are babies, we pay…

Spring is the Season for Fresh Starts

Have you noticed that lots of people change jobs in the spring?  Realtors say more people buy houses/move in the spring than in any other single season.  And many of us still engage is spring cleaning (getting rid of old stuff and letting in fresh air after the closed up winter.)  It would appear that…

Contemplating New Directions?

In life, everyone has the choice to keep going the same direction they have been or choose a new direction to try.  Whether it’s coaching clients or counseling clients, or even in my own life, there are just times when we need to take inventory and decide, “do I keep going this way or is…

Changing Course

When I first started this blog, my “target” audience was professionals in the healing/helping professions.  As I have been doing the blog, I have had a number of people view and comment on it who are not in this particular field.  This is awesome because it reminds me that sometimes the road we go down…