How To Spread Love and Peace

A friend asked me recently, “What’s the best way to spread love and peace in this world?”  I gave it some thought and realized that the only way is through intimacy. Intimacy is at the core a personal connection between two people. Sadly we’re living in a very...

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Life Coaching or Therapy: Your Choice?

There are good and some questionable reasons to go to a psychotherapist. And the same holds true for life coaching. Sorting through these different solutions takes patience, awareness, and sound advice. One may need a therapist for acute or chronic mental illness,...

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Two Very Demanding Responses

Apology and Forgiveness: these top the list of demanding responses. Why so demanding? Because they get to the heart of our vulnerability as flawed human beings. And they both put us in terrible jeopardy (what if my apology or act of forgiveness are rejected?)....

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Be A Shape-Shifter

I was a Star Trek fan, but not the original series (in which case I’d be a Trekkie).  No, the series that fascinated me were Next Generation and Deep Space Nine.  I especially loved the variety of humanoids the writers would come up with. One of these was...

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Job-Seeking Nitty-Gritty

After leaving a job or being laid off, new challenges arise that might hit you across your head like a two-by-four.  In my Life/Career Coaching, I’ve worked with plenty of clients adjusting to such a major change. Here are some issues that my clients have brought...

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Dying On The Vine

One of the reasons I left the security of Catholic parish ministry was that I felt as if I were “dying on the vine.” My gifts and skills were not being harvested and put to better use by the church. I often felt like a treasure chest locked away in a dark room. The...

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Money Makes the World Go Around

Let’s face it, we all think we need more money. Are you thinking about leaving your job for a higher salary or better benefits? As a Life/Career Coach I work with professionals who need to cut through the inner voices (saboteurs) that keep them from making sound...

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Leaving For A Change

In my Life/Career Coaching, I’ve worked with plenty of clients adjusting to major change. They were dissatisfied with their sabotaging thoughts, wishful thinking, people pleasing, and frustrating relationships. Many were also tired of their job routines and career...

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Insecure: With or Without a Job

You’ve probably read recent reports about how 26% of people are considering changing their jobs, post-Pandemic.  Whether or not this is accurate, leaving a job or career at any time is one of the riskiest moves we can make. When I shifted out of Catholic parish...

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“Ef” Words

Most of us were taught never to use vulgarity or ‘cussing’ only to discover its value later in life. There are studies that show that cussing at the right moments can relieve stress while expressing shock, exasperation, frustration, anger, or a combination. Near the...

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