July 2, 2019

Over the weekend, I found myself humming the famous tune from the 1950’s movie “Annie Get Your Gun.” The light little ditty was stuck in my head and I happily hummed it over and over again. Before I knew it, I began joyously singing the words while preparing lunch… “An...

May 30, 2019

As I meandered through the brightly colored flea market on a tiny tropical island in Mexico, my heart sank when I saw this image on t-shirts available for both men and women. I wondered, “Has the idea of being in a committed marriage really come down to a joke on a


June 13, 2018

Feelings are never wrong, they are simply information.

The experience of inferiority is a common one and can be different for each person, however it is usually described as feeling "less than" or "not good enough."

Good News! The feeling of inferiority does not indicate...

May 15, 2018

“When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace.” ~Author Unknown

Stress and Your Body

Many people are experiencing uncomfortable or debilitating stress at work and at home. Often, one feeds the stress in the other.  So what do we do about it? Breathe....

April 20, 2018

 Why am I even talking about sleep when it’s something our bodies do naturally?

Actually, the truth is that sleep is not something that just happens… unless you are a teenager!

Even babies need to learn to fall asleep and sleep well.

What’s important about getting good sl...

April 6, 2018

“To find yourself, think for yourself.”


I’ve noticed the words authentic and authenticity get thrown around a lot in everyday conversations, so I began to wonder what it really means to be authentic. By observing the self-proclaimed “authentics,” I have realize...

March 20, 2018

We spend a lot of time compartmentalizing the various areas of our lives: relationships, career, money, exercise, health… but we all know that if one area is out of whack, our WHOLE life is affected.

Imagine making tons of money AND being in a loving, happy marriage BUT...

March 2, 2018

“If life feels hard, remember: nothing lasts forever. Someday this will all be behind you. Someday you’ll be smiling again.”

~Lori Deschene

This quote made me think about how a smile represents happiness. I wonder, “Can we be happy, even if things aren’t perfect? Is ther...

January 15, 2018

Is stress good or bad? The simple answer is, “Both.” 

Stress Can Be Positive

“Good” stress (eustress) can be identified as being the excitement, nervousness, or worry over a temporary obstacle that is inherently manageable. Good stress notifies us that something requires...

August 31, 2017

I am often asked, “What is the difference between a Coach and a Therapist?” After doing some research, which includes information provided by International Coach Federation (the governing agency for coaches), I feel that I finally have an answer that I can confidently...

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