What the Hell is a Life Coach?

What the Hell is a Life Coach?

An acquaintance of mine is a famous stand up comedian.   Actually, I’m being coy. We were booty-call buddies ‘back in the day’.   Many years after our era, he hit the stratosphere.   A cousin who knew about that phase of my life spotted...
3 ADHD-Friendly Organizational Tips

3 ADHD-Friendly Organizational Tips

As a coach, I admit that I will sometimes make suggestions. I’m not proud of it though. That’s because my stock in trade is helping you learn what you already (although not consciously) know works for you.  Which is why I am not a fan of creating lists like...
What is REAL Radical Self Acceptance?

What is REAL Radical Self Acceptance?

What if you really believed you were a good person who was doing the absolute best they could every minute of every day? ‘I do believe that.’ No you don’t. Hear me out here. If you REALLY believed you were a good person doing the best they can every minute of every...
To Get Unstuck…

To Get Unstuck…

Wouldn’t it be nice to wake up and feel as though you’ve been shot out of a cannon instead of like a car with a dead battery? As I get older, the latter seems to be more often the case, but I refuse to give in to the physical inertia that age induces that...
Simplify the Why

Simplify the Why

Purpose will not find you. Sorry. Shakespeare said: To Be…or not to be.  I say that’s a rhetorical question. You’re here. All you can do if you’re going to feel alive is  to be… Sometimes it will come screaming in your face as in ‘the building’s on fire! Get...
How to be a Joy Generator

How to be a Joy Generator

How do you generate joy in your life? Positive emotion can indeed be generated. That’s because negative emotions can be consciously supplanted by positive ones.  Today I want to talk about creating joy automatically, or at the very least, shifting into some...
How to Spark Civil Discourse

How to Spark Civil Discourse

My new favorite expression is ‘it’s better to be effective than right’. Because the ‘rhetorical’ question: ‘Would you rather be right or would you rather be happy?’ infers that to be happy you must surrender your point of view or acquiesce to something you feel is...
Love and Let Live

Love and Let Live

As we enter the holiday season, familial relationships are on many people’s minds.  Perhaps you are upset because you won’t see someone important to you. Or because you’re dreading that you will. The sense of ‘missing out’ on the mythical experience of...
Stop Fixating!

Stop Fixating!

People are creative whether they know it or not.  Creativity is unleashed by a willingness to make or do something despite prior knowledge of how difficult it might be.  That’s because when you stop fixating on your prior learning of how something ‘should’...