Happy No Matter What

Dec.26.2012

The Anatomy of a “Good” Goal

I know it’s not very sexy but I love goals. Yes goals. People ask me how I get it all done. They assume I’m extremely organized. In reality I’m pretty ADD. On top of that, I have 3 small children at home and I only work part time. But the truth is I do get [...]

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Dec.22.2011

My Wish For You is Faith

“When you come to the end of all the light you know, and it’s time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: Either you will be given something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.” ― Edward Teller It’s Christmas [...]

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Nov.8.2010

Feeling States

Everything we want, we want because we’re hoping for a feeling state. It’s not the actual thing – it’s what that thing can bring us emotionally. Whether it’s weight loss, a new car, a boyfriend, etc. We want it because we believe it will make us feel positive emotion – belonging, security, happiness, whatever. When [...]

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Sep.16.2010

On Persistence and Self-Care

In her post titled Just Show Up, life coach Ann Mehl shares a story about her friend James Maddock. A talented singer/songwriter, early in his career Columbia Records signed him then shortly “dumped” him when his record didn’t sell. Ten years later, she overheard his music playing at her local Starbucks.

People Give Up Too Easy

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Jun.23.2010

I Choose Passion

Martha Beck, in Finding Your Own North Star uses the North Star as a metaphor for your right life. It’s a fixed point in the sky that can always be used to figure out which way you’re headed. Like the North Star, Martha argues: “the knowledge of your perfect life sits inside you just as the North Star sits in its unalterable spot.”

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The other day I got some not-so-positive feedback about a course I just finished teaching. I got some positive feedback too but the bad stuff is always easier to remember, right? As a life coach, I’m a scientist of my own life and I’ll tell you, I’ve been a fascinating subject these past few weeks.  [...]

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