Do Nothing Goals balance goals lifestyle Sep 27, 2022

 

 

 

This August, I gave myself one job: Do nothing.  My goal was to rest, rejuvenate and relax.  I have spent so much of my life hustling and achieving that a much-needed rest was undoubtedly in order.  And guess what happened?  I failed. ...

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The Illusion of Control balance coaching feelings Sep 20, 2022

 

 

“When I argue with reality, I losebut only 100% of the time.” 

Byron Katie

 

 

 

Control is an illusion.  We all know that to be true.  We can be diligent about planning, coordinating, and scheduling and even...

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Comfort Doesn't Change You coaching feelings goals Sep 14, 2022

 

 

“Discomfort is the currency of your dreams.”

--Brooke Castillo

 

 

According to Google, comfort is a state of physical ease and freedom from pain or constraint.  Just reading that makes me feel more relaxed.  Comfort is quiet, warm,...

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Put An End To Your Inner Critic balance coaching feelings Sep 07, 2022

 

 

 

What is this self inside us, this silent observer,

Severe and speechless critic , who can terrorize us

And urge us on to futile activity

And in the end, judge us still more severely

For the errors into which his own reproaches drove us?

--T. S. Eliot, The Elder...

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Learning To Embrace Joy balance family feelings lifestyle Aug 29, 2022

 

 

 

Foreboding Joy.  I didn’t make it up.  I had never even heard of foreboding joy until I read Daring Greatly by Brené Brown.  If you haven’t read Daring Greatly, stop what you are doing and get a copy.  It is a fantastic...

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There Is Not Better Than Here balance goals Aug 03, 2022

 

 

“There” is no better than “here.” When your “there” has become a “here,” you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here.” 

― Jack Canfield, Chicken Soup for the Soul:...

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No More People Pleasing balance coaching Jul 26, 2022

 

 

 People pleasers are liars.  

 

 

The first time I heard that phrase, I was a bit shocked.  As a native New Yorker, I have a rather direct manner of speaking, and it feels more natural to just “say it like it is.” My words are often a little...

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Let Go Of Your Story coaching Jul 20, 2022

 

 

 

What is a story?  When I think of a story, I think of a fairy tale.  An imaginary account that has been concocted for entertainment.  It may also serve to teach a lesson or prevent harm.  Some stories may be rooted in reality, but many have a...

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Unpacking Feelings coaching goals Jul 13, 2022

 



Everything you want is on the other side of something you don’t want to feel



Pop culture would have you believe that feeling your feelings is commonplace.  When I was going through my list of possible songs to link to this post, it was clear that people like to talk about (and...

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Finding Balance balance family Jul 06, 2022

 

 

Balance does not mean that everything gets equal weighting all the time

 

 

One of the biggest struggles of my adult life has been the elusive idea of work-life balance.  It seems like a simple concept.  First, determine your priorities.  Then, live your...

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The Audible Eye Roll: Reclaiming The Parts Of You That You Don't Like balance coaching Jun 29, 2022

 



I like to tell the story about the evening I met my wife.  We were out to dinner with a group of people, and she was sitting across the table from me.  As a friend said something annoying, I locked eyes with the stranger across the table and proceeded to roll my eyes.  She...

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Saying Yes To The Things That Matter balance goals Jun 22, 2022

 

 

Work-life balance has become increasingly popular over the last few years.  As a Gen-Xer, I prided myself on hard work and never turned down an opportunity.  There may have even been a side glance or an eye roll when I overheard a Millenial physician decline a new...

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