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Letting go of the past

Letting go of the past

Letting go of the past is one of the most loving things you can do for yourself.  When we hold on to past mistakes or hurts, we keep ourselves stuck in a never ending vortex of rigid thoughts.  We re-live the event over and over and over again.  We think about what we should have […]

Drive-Thru Coaching

Drive-Thru Coaching

Last week, I placed a drink order at a fast food restaurant drive-through.  When I got up to the window to pay for my order, a woman in her late teens or early twenties, took my payment. I’ll call her Miss Drive Through Window or DTW for short.  As I waited for the car in […]

What Can You Do If You Are In An Abusive...

What Can You Do If You Are In An Abusive Relationship?

Does your spouse treat you with indifference or worse?  Do you feel invisible?  Have you been asking yourself whether you should stay or go?  Do you wonder if you have done enough to make the relationship better?  These are just a few of the questions that keep us stuck in unfulfilling, unhappy and abusive relationships.  […]

A Story About Trusting Yourself

A Story About Trusting Yourself

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 […]

When Helping is Harmful

When Helping is Harmful

I believe we are all here to help each other.  Helping others is admirable, but there is a tipping point.  If we help too much, we can do more harm than good. Consider adult friends, Suzanne and Debbie.   The women met several years ago. Suzanne felt sorry for Debbie, and took her under her […]

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 […]