You are as happy as your relationships.

“I choose relationships wisely and nurture them intentionally.” Most people are as happy as their relationships. Think about it. When there is turmoil in your relationships, it impacts your whole life. That is why it is so important to choose your relationships well and then invest your energy maintaining them. Even in the relationships, you […]

Shift your entire mood with this one question

What problem is most frustrating for you right now? Most of us encounter problems every single day. If we’re not intentional, it can be easy to slip into a habit of putting more energy into complaining about problems than solving them. If it’s at work, you might rehash it with coworkers, point fingers of blame […]

What will you do differently next time?

All of us get stuck from time to time. Whether a relationship problem, work challenge, financial habit or health dilemma, inevitably on the path to our goals, something gets in our way. As a personal and executive coach for over 15 years, there is one tool I’ve discovered can help you get unstuck again and […]

How resilient are you?

Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure. Napoleon Hill In the face of downsizing, outsourcing, and higher demands on your productivity, would your employer call you resilient? Resilience is a skill more and more companies are looking for in their employees—people who can embrace change rather than […]

How to Deal with Narcissists, Guilt-Trippers and Manipulators

Have you ever had someone say something so upsetting to you that you found yourself quickly ticking off a list of counterarguments to dispute their assertions? You fuss aloud as though they are there, practicing what you are going to say – or what you should have said. You get sucked into rehashing the conversation, ruminating about […]

Is Impatience Sabotaging Your Potential?

Point to Ponder: Patience can be developed with practice. What goal or desire are you rushing toward? What is it that you just can’t wait to see unfold in your life? It often seems the thing we want most can take the longest to manifest. And while we’re waiting, it can be tempting to try […]

Will You Let Go of the Old to Make Room for the New?

When I bought my first place back in the 90s, I decided to replace the handles on every cabinet and drawer in the kitchen and the bathrooms. I went to a hardware store and picked out new handles, unscrewed all the old ones, and replaced them with the shiny, new modern ones. Then I did […]

Want a better relationship? Prioritize Positivity

What does it take to be happy together? Finding someone with whom you can be yourself, share a common vision, and where there is a mutual respect and love is foundational. But once you’re in a relationship – and stress, busy schedules and the demands of life set in – it is important to be […]

Who Is Your Wise Friend?

In what situation in your life do you need an answer to a dilemma, but don’t quite know what the answer is? Perhaps there’s a step you need to take or a conversation you need to have, but you’re stuck. Perhaps you don’t have the confidence to do it or you just don’t feel strong […]

The Powerful Question that Can Unlock a Breakthrough

A woman told me about her frustration in a relationship she’d hoped would lead to marriage. As we spoke and talked through options for getting the relationship to a better place, I sensed there was something she wasn’t saying – something that would shift our conversation and help her break through to the answers she […]