Longing to Belong

The happiest memories I have are when I felt as if I belonged to something larger than myself: family, church, cadre of friends, orchestras, choruses.  As a life coach I am privileged to help create this kind of “instant” community for an hour or so whenever I offer a...

Emotional Neglect

I just finished one of the best books I’ve ever read: Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect by Jonice Webb, PhD with Christine Musello, PsyD. (2014, Morgan James Publishing, NY).  Dr. Webb has opened my eyes to a whole, new way of looking at...

A Real Pain in the Rear

It’s next to impossible to be prepared for the unexpected.  Aside from hocking the family jewels to pay for insurance, all we can do is live right, stick with our values, and do whatever necessary to be healthy.  That is, until the unexpected happens.  I’m going to...

Are You Worth It?

Many of us spend at least half the day judging or second-guessing ourselves.  We’re simply never worthy, never enough.  We somehow think that berating ourselves by correcting our behavior is the key to happiness…or at least being perfect…and therefore acceptable. ...

Sadness, Anxiety and Acceptance

Life Coaches often are thought of as having their “act together.”  Yet the most effective life coaches are those who struggle with common issues such as depression, anxiety, fear, and compulsive thoughts or behaviors. I cannot emphasize more than it is not in...

Deadly Messages and Your Powerful Life

In the film “The Sixth Sense” the child actor Cole Sear said, “I see dead people.” Even if you never saw the film you likely recall this signature line. Well, you may not see dead people, but I guarantee you do hear deadly messages…all the time. We life coaches...