Two Lyft Drivers Channeling Happiness

Today’s lesson in a nutshell: be happy, stop blaming, be honest. His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, in a quote at the front of a book I read, but totally forget, said: “The purpose of life is to be happy.” Who you gonna believe? Your Mean Brain or His Holiness? On my way to visit […]

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

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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 […]

Mother Teresa Was Wrong

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Did that grab your attention? Yay! No, of course I have zero standing to say that Mother Teresa way wrong. However, I have hacked a quote by her and I bring the focus back to the one person you can change: Yourself. Now, isn’t there a proverbial puddle for you to stomp through out there in this […]

Write 5 Minutes a Day and Reach Your Dreams

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… or at least enjoy life a hell of a lot better. I have known about, and preached about, daily writing for as long as I’ve been a coach. If you want to keep on doing same thing, and create the same results, then keep doing that. When Tim Gunn, a fashion guru, is approached […]

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

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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)

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From “WORD FOR THE DAY” www.gratefulness.org   “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

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… 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.”

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(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

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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 […]