Posts Tagged as help

Can Accepting Help Be an Act of Kindness?

I can remember the conversation clearly, even though it happened 20 years ago. I'm talking with my friend, Maggie, who often turned to me as her sounding board. I'm listening, empathizing, and offering advice when requested. I give a lot in this relationship. And she takes a lot. She sure sounds like an energy drain, ...

Laser Coaching

In my years of coaching, I've noticed there are times when folks could really benefit from a laser-focused session where we set out to address a specific aspect of their life where they feel stuck. Since beginning to offer Laser Sessions, I'm (as are my clients) always amazed at how ...

Top 5 Ways To Be an Energy Vampire

You've likely heard the idea that you are the average of the five people closest to you. As you consider who those people are, are you satisfied with how they're representing you? Conversely, how might they think of you as one of their five? If you can't be bothered with high-functioning, good ...

The Road to Peace Is Lined with Gratitude

Gratitude is a powerful thing. The more you're in touch with all there is to be grateful for in your life, the more likely you are to experience joy on a regular basis. You've probably heard the idea of keeping a gratitude journal, where you write three or five things you're grateful ...

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 ...

Isaac Newton Was Onto Something

My health journey has been up and down this summer. My plan was to say adios to at least 10 more pounds, and I thought that was being conservative. I mean, it's the season of outdoor activities and salads, for goodness sake. Yeah, it's also the season of fruity cocktails, barbecues, ...

Free To Be You and Me

My niece is getting married in a week. She's the first of the grandchildren to tie the knot, and even though she's 26 years old, it's hard for me to not think of her as 12. Liamarie is a special soul. She is spiritually wise beyond her years, very in touch with ...

Are You a Speed Bump or a Green Light?

I'm at the nail salon getting a pedicure. The customer in the seat next to me has been on her phone for a while, clearly being a sympathetic ear for the person on the other end. "You need to eat," I hear her say. "Do you want me to stop by with some ...

A New Approach to Deal with Change

We did it! We sold the house and are settling into our downsized space. Phase 1 on the journey to the new American dream is in the books, but it hasn't come without its challenges. Change often isn't easy. That which feels unfamiliar can sometimes be terrifying. While packing, Little Kerri would take ...