When you feel the need to please, think about this first

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Ever been pushed into pleasing in a difficult situation and then resented the heck out of it? Here’s something to think about next time you feel the need to please.

One Simple Phrase To Invite Calm In

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The other day I woke up with an ache in my neck.  It was a familiar pain, I’d experienced it in the past when I hadn’t been practicing proper ergonomics and I ended up having to do 4 months of physical therapy to get it to subside. And there it was again.  Despite the fact […]

An important caveat to vulnerability: Don’t throw your pearls before swine

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The other day I shared something deep and personal I had written in a very public forum, and then found myself freaking out about it.  Social media is a strange thing, and I’m not sure there are many of us who have completely mastered the art of using it.  I felt that funny feeling in […]

The cost of believing the bad things about yourself

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I recently participated in a leadership 360.  If you’re not familiar, it’s one of those annoying survey things where you rate yourself on a bunch of subjective questions and a bunch of other people you nominate on your behalf rate you as well.  Then you get your results and some fancy, overpaid consultant (like myself) […]

How to Stop Judging People (Just Leave it to Judge Judy)

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How to Stop Judging People (Just Leave it to Judge Judy) In August of 2015, a month after I packed in my job and started my own life coaching company, I decided to reward myself with a two-week meditation retreat. A few weeks of blissful self-reflection in the wilds of the Colorado mountains I mused. […]