When Who You Are is also How You Are

Across our lives, if we are looking for them, we can uncover so many fascinating aspects of who we are. We can identify the unique combination of values, passions, and abilities that we alone possess. We can define our truest longings, natural gifts, and deepest beliefs. It is a beautiful process; sometimes daunting, sometimes exhilarating, […]

How To Test Your Self-Esteem

If you are wondering where your self-esteem stands, I have discovered a lovely little test. It’s simply this: Have a conversation with another person or group of people. Then listen. Don’t try to add to the conversation. You can ask more questions, but I want you to hear them speaking and, as you do, to […]

Why Many Goals Fail & What to Do About It

Have you stayed on track with your Goals? If not, you are in good company. Consider this, when it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, only 8% of people who set them achieve them.[1] I would find this rather disheartening if, through my coaching practice, I hadn’t stumbled across a key difference between those who stay […]

Learning Differences & Providing Your College Capable Child with the Tools for College Success

Beat Email Overload in 4 Steps

I wrote this post in 2013 and continue to have people refer to it. Enjoy! — The following is my practice and it has been working for months!  My email stress level has dropped significantly so I know it works.  They key is to not let emails pile up.  This means dealing with them as […]

What Are You Made Of?

THINK OF A TIME: When you were low. Really down. Sad. Scared. ASK YOURSELF: What beautiful parts of you were still present? DID YOU STILL: – Think about the welfare of other people? – Love your children with your whole heart? – Express your faith? – Look after your pets? – Consider world problems? – […]

Do You Want Others To Feel or Think When They Are With You?

My Answer is Feel. When others are with me, I want them to feel that they are able to be their true selves. To enjoy who they are and experience the peace, energy, and deep joy that comes from being authentic in community. When I want them to think about me, I act and speak […]

7N Center Gets “Shout-out” on Local News

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Authenticity in the Workplace

If you question whether authenticity plays a role in business or legal settings, please check this out. My wise friend Joyce forwarded this article about a bestselling book written by Harvard Psychologist Amy Cuddy (see right column).* Here is a quote: When one is delivering as their best self, they are said to be exhibiting “presence.” She […]