Indeed, dear ones, are you ready to design your life?
To be an artist is to believe in life.
— Henry Moore
These words of wisdom from sculptor Henry Moore made my night. I’ve been thinking a lot about the relationship between creativity and health. About all the ways we creative types have to express ourselves in modern life. All the freedom we have to do so.
Though I’m not saying it’s easy. If so, would it, as Kurt Vonnegut said about practicing any art, make our souls grow?
Continue reading “Ready to Design Your Way to Your Artful Life?”
I’m reflecting on a setback I’m having right… now. And after a good day yesterday. A phone session with an inspiring new client, lessons with two super-fun students, an empathic hug from their sweet mom. Poker night with two of my sons and their ladies. Then, boom. Grief storm. I cried off and on all night.
And yet, I also know everything is OK. It’s just a natural expression of the yin and yang of all things, including grieving. Continue reading “Reflecting on Grief, That Age-Old Walk Through Dark Country”
Today I’m thinking about embracing change. ‘Tis the season for me on a lot of levels, and that intrigues me. Because I know if it’s happening to me, it’s happening to folks around me, too.
‘Twas what season?
I’m thinking about the fact that there are placid seasons in our lives. Times that, as you look back, seem like long stretches of comparatively calm water. But then when was that, exactly? Those six months? That year and a half? But actually, this major life event happened. Then that one. And while they had your attention, the lid blew off the situation around the corner. Continue reading “Is Change on the New Year Horizon for You? Consider the Holidays Your Pre-Season.”
Back from helping my family in the Florida Panhandle amid Hurricane Michael’s devastation, I’m a few weeks into grieving this tragic experience for a community, this time my hometown. This time my loved ones.
So I feel like sharing a bit of what I’m reflecting on right now.
Continue reading “Tragedy Makes Us Reflect. It Makes Us Feel. Then We Keep Moving Forward. It’s What We Do.”
To get to what life coaching really is, let’s begin at the beginning. As in, what is coaching? Well, think football. Basketball. Golf. The Olympics.
Got it instantly, right? Now. Can you picture sports teams—or their star players—bringing their best to the game at hand without their coaches?
Next, widen that view to me and you. Because life has been changing lightning fast since the late 20th century. And never more so than now. Continue reading “What is Life Coaching Anyway, You Say? Let’s Start With What You Do Know.”
My Live Your Dream for Real podcast episode 4 is now live. And it’s one for all ages, on that most human of experiences: fear! Can you relate? Yes you can. Right?
Check it out here, as you live your dream. For real.
OK, let’s talk fear
I received a great question, actually two, that I’ll share with you exactly as they came to me:
Do you feel that the fear one experiences contributes to the attraction of negative energy? If so, do you have any tips for overcoming or avoiding that situation? Continue reading “Live Your Dream Podcast Episode 4: Make a New Friend of Your Fear. Then Rock On.”
Time to re-energize after the holidays? It’s like needing a vacation from your vacation, right? Yikes. And, oh, this is such a real thing! The truth is, the holiday season that you just celebrated in whatever ways can be intense. Family, friends, gifts, rituals, messy people, neat freaks, old issues, new plot twists… it’s often, well, a lot. Whew.
That was then
And you no doubt did your part to try to make the season a beautiful one. This busy life coach can relate. For all the work/life balance we may seek to create, the holidays can tip the scale big-time. Time to tip it back toward a workable middle. Gotta re-energize. Continue reading “Re-Energize After the Holidays, Before the Busy-ness Begins All Over Again”
My podcast episode 3, Live Your Dream for Real, is live on iTunes, my dears. In this episode we’ll get down into the power of your thoughts as you live your dream, including, and especially: Who. You. Are. Not.
Who. You. Are… whaaaat?
In podcast episode 3, Who. You. Are. Not., we’ll build on that deeper truth that I mentioned in episode 2, beyond any kind of passive approach to life. In fact we’ll truly take responsibility for working toward what we want. Even more, toward living our dream. For real. Continue reading “Live Your Dream Podcast Episode 3: Who. You. Are. Not.”