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6 Ways to Guarantee Resolution Failure

I read a statistic the other day claiming that a majority of resolution-makers hold steady on their commitment for only a week, and a small percentage stay on track for a month. Then.... kaput. Based on my 13+ years of coaching, and on the challenges and successes in my own life, here are ...

Resolutions Can Suck It!

Happy New Year! The clean slate of January 1 can be intoxicating.... and daunting. A I mentioned in my note last week, I'm not a believer in resolutions, and instead, choose to set intentions for the New Year. It's a subtle, but important difference. Resolutions stem from an "I'm not good ...

Replace Resolutions with Intentions

The end of the year is upon us! I love this time as it's a great chance to reflect and plan my stretch zone adventures for the new year. I'm not a believer in resolutions, but instead like to set intentions and come up with ways to get out of my ...

Permission To Retreat: Granted

For many, these next couple of weeks will be a whirlwind. You may be busy with gatherings or travel, preparing to host groups of family and friends, or doing your best to take good care of yourself as your heart aches from missing loved ones who have passed or from the ...

Are You Fed by the “Fix”?

On a client call, Mary* talks to me about her desire to broaden her photography skills as a way of expressing her creativity. "I really love taking pictures, and people often comment on how good I am at it. The idea of diving deeper into this hobby gets me really excited!" This ...

Struggling to Celebrate Others?

Melissa and I were recently watching "MasterChef Junior" -- a tv show where young (I'm talking 8-13 year-olds) at-home cooks compete for the title of MasterChef Junior, a huge trophy, and $100,000. As we watched the kids having their dishes evaluated, we were struck by the other contestants' attitudes. "I love how the ...

Keep the Gratitude Going

With Thanksgiving in the States this week, there's a lot of buzz about gratitude as people pause to consider what they're thankful for. On social media, you'll find a lot of the similar entries: family, friends, pets, health. Some different ones I saw this year included "my hobbies," "my dreams," and ...

Does Happiness Scare You?

It's been just about two years since I started my healthy living/weight loss journey, and I'm still learning to take it one day at a time. The first year was great! It was filled with mostly successes and significant weight loss, which kept me plugged in and motivated. I was ...

6 Steps for Navigating Contentious Conversations

These days, with communication happening across many avenues like texting, social media, voice mails, etc, much can get lost in translation. Virtual modes simply can't express tone no matter how many emoticons you use. These modern tools have made us impatient in our dialogue, making us often speak in bullet points when more is ...

How To Expand Your Vision

We recently had friends visiting us from London, and as we strolled around our small, quaint city, it was fun to hear their comments. "Look at all these wooden houses. And all the different colors!" "Everyone is so happy here." "I love how clean everything is." Showing them around turned us into tourists in ...

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