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Here you will find hundreds of blog posts on everything ranging from how I decided to become a coach to how backing up helps you move forward or why you might want to do a favor for future you.

If you’re struggling with procrastination, please hop over to this quick, six-question quiz to learn your . . . → keep reading

What can you say?

After the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon this afternoon, I’m having a hard time thinking about anything else.

It’s shocking and sad. At least two people have died, and more than 100 were injured.

There are many questions yet to be answered. I don’t know what to say to any of . . . → keep reading

Meet my new friend Ben

Ben

This is Ben. He and I are going to be hanging out for awhile, until I decide where he should go next.

Ben came into my life yesterday, as a fabulous surprise at the end of an amazing weekend at the World Domination Summit. As a thousand of us filed out of the theater, we . . . → keep reading

Faux Self-Care?

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Today the ideas of self-care and rest have been on my mind.

Each month, I purposefully try not to schedule much on the day after I teach. While I love the monthly Explore & Play calls, they do take a fair amount of energy preparing for them, giving them, editing and preparing the materials for . . . → keep reading

I’m hooking up with an Aardvark and you could win

It’s true. I’ve been spending time with the Aardvark of Aardvark Essentials and his glorious business partner, Heidi.

See, it all started when I fell in love with their lotions and potions for mixed up emotions (best tagline ever). Who wouldn’t really, with names like Night Queen, Ease Please and Cha Cha Chai. They smell . . . → keep reading

Three and a half things I'm embarrassed to admit

1. Yesterday was the end of NaNoWriMo, and I didn’t finish my novel.

After writing nearly 33,000 words I realized the tingling and numbness in my hands and pain in my wrists that started around 20,000 words, wasn’t getting any better. I bought Speech Recognition software and I wrote another 1000 words or so, but . . . → keep reading

Training and Experience

Certifications Coach, Neuro-Energetics and IIHNLP (International Institute for Humanistic NeuroLinguistic Psychology), June 2003 Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Psychology and Time-Based Techniques, Neuro-Energetics and IIHNLP, June 2003 Master Practitioner of NLP, HNLP, Time-Based Techniques, Neuro-Energetics and IIHNLP, November 2003 Trainer of NLP/HNLP, Neuro-Energetics and IIHNLP, August 2004 Companion Animal Practitioner, Tellington TTouch, July 2002 . . . → keep reading

Getting Quiet

Do you know what it feels like to be really, really quiet? I’m not just talking about no external noise, but no internal noise either. It’s a strange and powerful feeling – and one we don’t often have without a concerted effort.

Over the years, I’ve dallied with meditation to quiet my mind, but on . . . → keep reading

Planning + Routine VS. Freedom

A few years ago my life was much more complicated – three businesses, volunteer work, a large four-legged family, a husband, big house and yard, you get the idea. But through circumstances and choice I’ve downsized significantly. My life is much simpler and filled with far fewer responsibilities. There is not such a pressing need . . . → keep reading

Book Review: Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

The book was made required reading by my writing coach.  I already owned it, and had read it before, but it was wonderful to re-read this classic on writing. 

Dozens of unnumbered, short chapters come together to become Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within.  The chapters each stand on their own and . . . → keep reading