• Letting Go of "Supposed to"

    Sometimes I feel like society (social media, advertisements, the news) is telling me what I’m “supposed to” do, look, and feel like… I am supposed to have one job and dislike it I am supposed to be exhausted at the end of the day I am supposed to be cellulite and fat free I am supposed to not have “me” time I am supposed to be productive every minute of every day I am supposed to be detoxing, dieting, or otherwise modifying my meals I am supposed to be Strong (with a capital S, and zero vulnerability) I am supposed to be emotionally-controlled at all times (zero tears, and no…

  • Stop Being Busy to Get More Out of Life

    The most common response to the question “How are you?” these days is no longer “I’m fine,” it’s “I’m busy!” When I dig into this issue of being “too busy” with my clients, the real reason they stack their schedules is to avoid or distract themselves from uncomfortable feelings. Adults aren’t just doing this to themselves, parents are doing it to their children. While the intention may be different (I doubt the parents consciously think to distract their children from experiencing uncomfortable emotions by being busy), the outcome is that kids lose opportunities to indulge the creativity that comes with being bored. Not to mention the fact that kids can…

  • Coach Quest: Is a Life Coach Right for You?

    Life Coaching has become a popular field to get into and offers a wide range of specialties. This is great because it means that you have a lot of options; it also means that making a decision can be confusing or overwhelming (post on decision-making and the benefits of habits coming soon). I’m going to bring some clarity to the picture. The goal of this post is to answer the following questions: What is a Life Coach? What benefits can you experience from working with a Life Coach? How do you pick the right coach? How do you know it’s the right time to work with a coach? Heeeeerrrrre we…