The 7 Factors Of Success vs. The Hamster-Wheel-of-Not-Enough

Have you ever felt like you were stuck on the Hamster-Wheel-of-Not-Enough? At the end of the day are you ever uncertain if you’re “successful” … and might feel utterly shitty because you’re inbox literally and figurative  is still full? One day this landed in my lap like a cinder block falling out of the sky and I didn’t  know […]

Try the “Not To Do List”

This is my “Not To Do List.” What a concept, eh? In my city-life-coaching-world of productivity I like to joke that I’m and “underachiever.” Meaning that being someone who meditates, takes walks, and listens to audio books that are not about self-improvement I’ve come up with my “Not To Do List.” The double meaning is […]

Be Authentic. One little thing at a time.

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde “Too thin, too old, not this, not that, never been to Europe, never did this, never did that …” (the list goes on and on and on). – my negative brain Oscar Wilde (in the 1800’s) said what the new entrepreneurial market is re-teaching us: do […]

Be The Question – diapers, Koan’s, and you.

My brain loves to worry. If you took worry away from me I might implode. I say “my brain” because my narcissistic childish mind loves to pontificate on how much shit I live through. Which tells you I don’t live through a lot of shit. The Meditator Me? I’d love to stop worrying (it’s actually […]

Be Here Now (even though your brain is so damn noisy)

From “WORD FOR THE DAY”   “There are many fine things which you mean to do some day, under what you think will be more favorable circumstances. But the only time that is yours is the present.”   – Grenville Kleiser   Someone that Anne Lamott quotes, a Jesuit Priest I used to know, […]

Change Your Life In 5 Minutes

… OK so maybe 10. I never believed in goals. Then a set a few. Then I watched my clients FLY by on their magic goals worksheet. Then I watched mine come true. Yikes. Here’s my challenge to you: do this Goals Worksheet (that’s a link, click it). Just try it. Don’t over think it. Don’t […]

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”

(quote by) … Alan Kay. Coaching is fond of inventing your future. What we take action on, what we think, what we believe shapes our universe. When was the last time you misunderstood someone? Maybe, like me, you’ve become foolishly impatient in traffic only to discover that the person stopped in front of you was waiting for […]

HOLidays not HELLidays – two 30 second survival tools

When life feels like an utter shit-storm then the only thing you need to get done is the “next right thing” [12-step saying]. Often the next right thing is sometimes a breath, a walk, something to eat, or that box you need to unpack. The problem with overwhelm is that we’re paying attention to, not only […]

The Neuroscience of Prayer

Agnostic? Sketical? Good. “Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, praising God until we ourselves are a constant act of praise.” – Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM OK, so I confess: maybe I don’t know squat about neuroscience, but I do know a little about the changes to my brain through […]

Remember how excited you used to be over a 3-ring binder?

… or maybe you didn’t go to conventional lower-middle-high school (oh, forget High School, I “…went to Parking Lot” instead). I used to be so excited about the beginning of school: all of those cool office supplies (ok, so I’m a geek), with a zippered plastic pencil pouch, a schedule, and a section for each […]