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Listening To Your Self Newly

I don’t know about you, but I am more comfortable sharing my problems out loud than I am my dreams. Yet I know from experience that when I open up and get real, people have always been there to meet me and support me, and from within those relationships and connections,…

When Is Enough Enough

Several individuals have asked me, “When is enough, enough?” Well, that’s a moving target. The bottom line is, when you say it is. Which is different from when you want to quit, or when you are “done.” I have questioned this for myself. When am I done? When I am tired? When I no…

The Benefits of Collaging

In my last blog, The Art of Collaging, April 2, 2015, I introduced to you the art of collaging. Collaging is a medium through which our heart can speak. If we use only photo images and don’t use words (i.e., language,) our brain (i.e. logic) does not get to run the…

The Art of Collaging

I want to introduce you to one of the most effective coaching tools that I use … collaging. Collaging is not a vision board, nor is it a scrapbook. Collaging is taking photos, or elements of an image, from a variety of sources — magazines, trade journals, online clip art, etc….

Intimacy, Forgiveness and Freedom

I recently heard from a woman who had been married for 23 years. She felt her weight was always an issue and was “the battleground in their marriage.” She felt disappointed after her bariatric surgery, expecting that the surgery would “make everything great.” However, after surgery she is finding that he…

Setting Yourself Up To Win

My life has recently been filled with family events ranging from trauma to celebration, and all family events have a focus on food. I was at my 87 year-old mother’s house recently. Mom has very deep traditions around family, the serving of the meals, and church. Everything is done around food. And…

Inside Out Thinking

The Yin and Yang of It All Have you seen the new TV show “My 600 lb life” being aired on the FYI network? I watched it yesterday for the first time and was really moved by both the lifestyle with which the individuals suffer, as well as the courage it takes…

Be the Star That You Are Part 4: The Stress of Success

Part 4: The Stress of Success In Part 1: Interests We identified that what you are passionate about is the key component of being happy and living a balanced life. These passions are your DNA fingerprint. They are who you are and what makes you tick, but are often neglected…

Be the STAR That You Are – Asking For What You Need

Part 3: Asking For What You Need There are things that we need – from our environment, or from others, for us to have power, and to operate with our “best foot forward.” For some, that means we need a lot of attention, encouragement and perhaps even clear and exact instructions on…

Be The Star That You Are

Part 2 Performing On A Good Hair Day How we perform – how we win – is our “Usual” operating style. How you go about winning at the game of life on a “good hair day” doesn’t have anything at all to do with what you are interested in. Your “USUAL” style is…