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The Eagle

The Eagle

Do you have a desire to make a change in your life or follow a dream, but for whatever reason, you feel obliged to stay on your current path?  If so, this story is for you. No one knows exactly how it happened, but somehow, an eagle’s egg got mixed in with several turtle eggs […]

Aunt Nina

Aunt Nina

My dad’s youngest sibling and my last living aunt on my father’s side of the family, is on the verge of leaving this earth.  Aunt Nina was my mother’s best friend in high school. That’s how my mom met my dad. You might say that if it wasn’t for her, my siblings and I would […]

Tuning Out

Tuning Out

Have you ever been subjected to terrible music playing over a business sound system?  If so, you know that you are unable to control the music in any way. You can always walk out.  But what if there is something you need to accomplish and you do not want to leave until the task is […]

Ten Attributes of a Great Leader

Ten Attributes of a Great Leader

I wrote this with more than the business or the political worlds in mind because I think it applies to our personal lives as well. Too often people in leadership roles are arrogant, self-centered, uncaring, narrow-minded and distant.  True, they may be able to get tasks accomplished by their reluctant employees or have total control […]

Are You Reacting or Creating?

Are You Reacting or Creating?

We use the same letters from the alphabet to spell these two dynamic words with distinctly different, nearly opposite meanings.  It’s a reminder of the choices we have when we are faced with challenging situations. Reacting:  Happens when we receive an upsetting phone call from a friend or family member, have frustrations at work, deadlines, […]

Are You Riding a Dead Horse?

Are You Riding a Dead Horse?

Sometimes giving up is the answer. To continue to stay in an unfulfilling relationship because you don’t want to give up, may not always the best option in romantic relationships.  When we wait with the mindset of love and patience, for someone to make a commitment to us, it is wise to keep our eyes […]

How to Overcome Holiday Overwhelm at Hom...

How to Overcome Holiday Overwhelm at Home or Office

The Holidays can be a bit intense for some of us.  It’s not all joy, hugs and laughter for everyone. It can even be stressful for children who are wondering if they have been “good enough” this year, to make it on the “Nice List” and score a gift or two from Santa.  It’s not […]

When is Enough, Enough?

When is Enough, Enough?

I wish there was an easy, multiple choice test a person could take to determine if it is time to leave a relationship, change jobs, close a business, walk away from an alcoholic spouse, etc.…  Unfortunately, no such test exists. And, even if it did, we would still question the results.  So, how can you […]

Letting Go of Past Hurts

Letting Go of Past Hurts

One of the questions I am most frequently asked by my coaching clients, has to do with how to let go of past grievances and emotional injuries.  Intellectually, many people know that when we revisit old wounds over and over again, it keeps us stuck in old feelings of victimization, resentment, hurt and anger.  Still, […]

Setting Boundaries with Difficult People

Setting Boundaries with Difficult People

Maybe the world has always been this way, but in recent years, there seems to be a wide-spread trend toward self-centeredness.  Not only obsession with what the self wants or needs, but a total lack of consideration for the wants or needs of fellow humans.  Often this occurs within our own families.  Whether life has […]