The topics my clients bring to coaching sessions often relate to life transitions–shifts in job, geography, relationship, student/employee status, age, births or deaths in family, kids moving away, and so on. Our new reality can help us to more deeply appreciate what we’ve already experienced, and vice-versa.
I was recently driving to visit family a few hours away with our 21-month-old foster daughter. About halfway into our drive, we encountered one of the most intense summer downpours and lightning displays I had witnessed in years. The skies … Read more
An acquaintance from high school recently posted the following quote on Facebook: “I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.” I responded, “You know, I’ve been writing a bit on close relationships lately, but hadn’t stopped to consider the … Read more
As part of a wellness coaching program, I recently had the opportunity to learn more about Kaizen, which is Japanese for “improvement” or “change for the better.” Often utilized in business leadership and manufacturing, the Kaizen philosophy involves applying small … Read more
Serious and debilitating addictions, such as to a physical substance or gambling, should be treated in a therapy setting, not via phone-based coaching. Nonetheless, certain concepts from addictions treatment apply to a broad range of undesired behaviors. One concept is recognizing the effects of your environment, … Read more