What makes a hero a hero? What is it about someone that compels us to assign them with the “hero” label? Why do we call Superman, Wonder Woman, and James Bond heroes? Why do we feel so much awe and reverence for George Washington, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, and Martin Luther King, Jr.? The first time I reflected on … Read More
My Gratitude Gift for You
(Originally published Nov. 1, 2022) Today marks the beginning of November – the month of Thanksgiving. And I have a LOT to be grateful for! In another month, it will be 5 years since I went into a nervous breakdown that lasted for 6 months. It was the darkest, most terrifying time of my life. When I was going through … Read More
Coaching Q&A: What Are You Passionate About When It Comes to Coaching?
There’s a saying that goes, “the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t.” And I think too many of us live our lives that way. We cling to situations marked by hum drum adjectives like “fine”, “ok”, and “pretty good” because we’re too afraid to go for what we truly want. At times we even cling to … Read More
Is Your Life Feeling Lifeless? This Might Be Why
What would it look like to bet on yourself today, instead of your fear? What if you put your money on you this week…this month…this year…and this lifetime? It’s so easy to go all in on our fear. It’s so easy to take the safe route and make the comfortable choice. It requires no courage…no vulnerability…no risk. And that feels … Read More
Coaching Q&A: What Happens In a Coaching Session?
If you’ve thought about getting a coach, but held back because you’re not sure what even happens in a coaching session, this post is for you! To get the most out of each session, you’ll want to bring a goal you want to work towards, or a topic that’s bothering you, spinning in your head, causing you to suffer in … Read More
How to Feel Grounded When Uncertainty Has You On Edge
Raise your hand if you love uncertainty! Anyone? No? Ok, now raise your hand if you’re dealing with uncertainty in your life right now. Yeah, that one’s universal. I don’t think there’s anyone on planet earth who loves uncertainty. Some people deal with it better than others, but I think we’re hardwired to crave certainty. I’m guessing that’s stored somewhere … Read More
Is There a Big Scary Thing Between You and Your Highest Potential? Here’s How to Move Forward Anyway.
I’m speaking on stage in a couple of weeks. Without notes. I’ve spoken on stage before but never without notes. That freaks me out. What if I forget what I’m supposed to say? What if I go blank? That’s my biggest fear: being up on stage…delivering my speech…and then suddenly going blank and having no idea what I’m supposed to … Read More
How to Feel Better Right Now
“Research on emotion shows that positive emotions wear off quickly. We adapt to positive life circumstances so that before too long [new things] don’t feel so new and exciting anymore. But gratitude makes us appreciate the value of something, and when we appreciate the value of something, we extract more benefits from it; we’re less likely to take it for … Read More
3 Ways to Find Solid Ground When Your New Path Feels Shaky
Starting a new business from scratch is hard. Don’t I know it! It can feel like you’re pushing a stone uphill until it catches momentum and starts rolling on its own. And the hardest part is that you don’t know when that’s going to be. There’s no date to point to on the calendar when you can say…“That’s when it … Read More
Coaching Q&A: Will Coaching Really Help Me?
Have you thought about getting a coach, but wondered if it will be worth it? => “Will it really help me?” => “Will it be worth the money?” => “What are the benefits I can really expect?” These are some common questions people have about coaching. They’re also valid questions that deserve a thoughtful answer. As with any personal improvement … Read More