Never underestimate the power of authentic communication

How to be a sensitive person in an insensitive world?

That is a question I grappled with over 20 years ago when I first started getting into this work, & it’s even more relevant for others today. For starters, you must understand that there’s nothing wrong with you. There actually might be something very right about...

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Myths about your 40’s

Myth #1  You should have your life all figured out by now. What does that even mean? Is life ever figured out? By now, you probably should have an inkling of insight into the fact that this is an illusion. I was single with no kids until I was 50.  I was lucky to have...

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Revenant

Did you read my last email about being 50 & married? I shared that to catch you up on my life ... if you know me, you know it’s been easier for me to share the struggles & difficult times in my life, rather than the good times & when things are going well....

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I’m 50 & I’m married

For many years, I felt like a train that had derailed off its tracks, leaving behind miles of personal “belongings” thrown about the cars & tossed along side of the train as far as the eye could see. I felt like I was hurled onto a journey, to take inventory of...

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Our wedding is around the corner

Some say that coaches shouldn’t share about their struggles as it may reduce their credibility when it comes to guiding others. An alternative way of looking at this, is that those practitioners who have the security to share their process & reveal their...

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IT’S A DOG FIGHT

Healing, transformation, personal development & one's evolution is dirty business - it can certainly be a dog fight. Even in the best of times, it’s a formidable journey to take on, let alone during these challenging times. Anyone trying to tell you that it...

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Get out the way

There’s an innate healing life force that flows throughout our mind & body. So, since the body naturally seeks to always heal itself, regardless of what’s happening, how can we align with it & optimize healing? Get out of its way. If healing flows like a river...

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Be, do, have

… not, have, do, be. These days, it's common to use mottos like … “Rest when you’re dead” “Can’t stop won’t stop” “Rise & grind” “Beast mode” … as motivation to propel people toward their goals. So it’s no shock that many in our culture follow the “Do, have, be” model...

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The benefits of having a coach

⚡️The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, so learning from someone who already has what you want is an optimal way to achieve your goals.⁣ ⁣ ⚡️A coach has already made many of the foreseeable mistakes we’re sure to...

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Commitment comes with loss

When we commit to something, we’re also committing to all the things we’re not going to do … and with that comes a sense of loss. Even if the thing that we’re committing to is positive or has benefit for us, it will still bring about feelings of grief & loss. For...

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Things to avoid doing with your coach

⚡️Arguing to prove them wrong, as opposed to being curious about how they might be correct about something. Not agreeing with everything is healthy; in fact some need to learn this, however not knowing the difference between fighting for something vs....

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Tricky Business

Being a coach or healer is not an exact science. If it needs to be categorized, it’s more of an art, than anything else. Helping people can be tricky business. All of us have outdated alliances with unhealthy habits that no longer serve us; but because they’ve served...

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It’s no easy task

It’s no easy task to be “in the world, but not of it," especially during these times. Learning how to be connected with people & the culture we live in, but at the same time not be loyal to all the dysfunctional ways of being is no easy task … … Figuing out how to...

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Pain is inevitable, suffering is a choice

Whether we choose to “do the work” or not, pain will always be a part of our lives. When I say “do the work,” I’m referring to being committed to our evolution & constantly working to develop. Whether it be at the foot of a master, coach, therapist or simply immersing...

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Are you fighting for the coaching or against it?

A lot of people seldom ask themselves this question when they’re in a session, however the difference is huge. It’s okay to disagree & struggle with the coaching, however it’s the way you disagree that can make the difference. Are you working to see what the coach is...

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The body talks

The body is a communication center that houses all kinds of vital experiences, memories, traumas, desires & communications … & connecting with them is imperative for optimal health & healing to occur. If what shows up in our (crazy) minds, also shows up in the body,...

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Connect with your body, heal your body

Most people have heard of the mind-body connection, but they might not be able to physically FEEL that connection. They don’t physically feel the relationship of how their unresolved feelings about all sorts of things, affects their health & body. You may eat healthy,...

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Communicate your feelings, heal your body

This might be a new concept for some, but it’s vital to understand nonetheless. As a teacher of mine always says, “it’s all about communication.” What he means by this, is that no matter what's going on in your life, or what may be troubling you, being in...

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Two coaching styles

The more obvious type of coaching is the verbal communication-style, which provides clarity & feedback that helps people navigate all kinds of things. This traditional kind of coaching is what most might expect to receive from a coach. It seeks to help people connect...

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