The Structure of Procrastination

The term procrastination is generally though of as a problem, but, is it really? Have you ever heard of “just-in-time” production or inventory? The theory is that a company will save money and waste by making or purchasing exactly what’s needed, exactly when it’s needed. Are you short-changing yourself by waiting until the last minute? . . . → keep reading

Without Want

Last night, 60 Minutes aired a repeat segment called, Sea Gypsies Saw Signs In The Waves. It was about how the Moken people knew the Tsunami was coming and exactly what to do to survive it.

That information was interesting, but what was really fascinating to me was that the Moken language doesn’t have . . . → keep reading

Coaching in the News

There are a number of reasons people seek out a life coach. This story on coaching focuses on people who are looking to make a career change.

This one is about pursuing your passion.

While the reason’s may be different, most clients have something in common, a feeling that things could be better.

. . . → keep reading

Interesting English

I was just reading Byron Katie’s blog and was suddenly hit by a word used by someone describing a difficult situation:


Then I thought about the word:


Why do we think that something full of awe is bad and just some awe is good?

Are you a Peaceful Warrior?

I recently finished Dan Millman’s book, Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives, and the follow-up, Wisdom of the Peaceful Warrior: A Companion to the Book That Changes Lives. As I wrote on my blog about reading (I Love Books!) one of the things that made the books so compelling for me, . . . → keep reading

The Success Principles, by Jack Canfield

As a Life Coach, I read a lot of personal development and self-help type books.  I’m always looking for ways to better help my clients (and I might learn a thing or two myself!).  This book was recommended to me by friend and client, Janine Adams. 

The Success Principles, How to Get from . . . → keep reading

Scaring Yourself for Good

Today I’m doing a scary thing. My heart is pounding just thinking about it. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, and never had the courage, until now. I’m giving a copy of my unpublished novel to someone to read.

It came out of National Novel Writing Month in 2004, using . . . → keep reading

NLP Trainings and Shakespeare

“There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.”

William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Later this month I’m going to be assisting at a weeklong NLP training. John Overdurf, Master Trainer (and a whole lot more, click here to experience some of John’s training and coaching) will be leading the course. I’ve taken . . . → keep reading

Finding Financial Freedom

I feel like I finally have! And it’s for a surprising reason. I always sort of figured that having more money so I wouldn’t have to worry about it, was what would create financial freedom. I was wrong. It seems the real key is paying attention to what you have and using it (i.e. spending, . . . → keep reading

Caffeine, is it such a bad thing?

Hello, my name is Grumpy McGrumperson. I’m in day two of caffeine withdrawal. The really sucky part is that I just went through this last fall too. But somehow, on my recent travels caffeine snuck back into my life. Oh, I’ll just have a cup of tea with breakfast. A cup of tea sure would . . . → keep reading