• You Already Know

    One of my favorite parts of being a coach is reintroducing my clients to their own "knowing". The kind of knowing that happens in the body rather than the brain. The kind of knowing that sends energized chills down your spine, causes you to breathe deeper, and allows you to see clearer. It has the comfort of a return home and the excitement of a fresh start all in one. The best part is that we are all born with this. Somewhere along the way, we lose touch with our “knowing”. You stop listening when it tells you to do something different than your friends want you to do. You…

  • Permission Part II: How to Break Free From Limits

    You’ve tackled the labels, now it’s time for the limits. When you’re young, limits get served to you on a daily basis in the form of rules. Raise your hand to be excused to use the bathroom, ask to… well, do/get/go anything, anywhere with anyone. Once you pass the point of requiring formal rules (assuming you mature this much), limits get served to you by even more people, more often! It doesn’t seem fair, but it’s true. The reason why you don’t notice it is because the limits don’t look like rules, they look like shoulds and shouldn’ts. You get these shoulds and shouldn’ts in the form of magazines, advertisements,…

  • Permission Part I: How to Break Up with Labels

    The only person you really need permission from is yourself. What gets in the way? Your unexamined labels and limits. When you were young, someone labeled you; you were the smart one, the pretty one, the creative one, the tall one, the athletic one, the funny one… Labels help when you’re young and learning what’s what, but once you know a dog from a cat, labels stop helping. But labels don’t stop coming at us. By the time we reach adulthood, we have amassed a collection of labels to rival that of art at the Lourve (home of the Mona Lisa). The problem isn’t actually the labels themselves, the problem is…