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People always tell me “Oh, I’m not a writer, I can’t journal!” News flash….you don’t have to be a writer to keep a journal. The act of regularly writing down your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, is all about recognizing what’s going on inside. Journaling can become an easy daily practice and offers so many benefits. […]

The hidden benefits of journaling


I am fascinated these days with how well resistance can hide from us until we see it for what it is. When we think about making any change, big or small, it’s good to understand the types of resistance that can emerge and disrupt our progress. The following are 4 ways we can recognize and […]

Why we resist


We hide because… we were always told to be polite, discreet and to never get too full of ourselves. we learned to be humble at all costs. we are unhappy, anxious or angry and we don’t want to reveal this to others. we want to be living a different life. we feel lonely or depressed. […]

Why we hide

Life Design

Any way you slice it, change can be challenging. Understanding your fears is the first step in accepting change and moving toward it to enhance your life. The following are a few things to keep in mind to help you accept change as it comes up: 1. Change is Inevitable: Recognize that change is an […]

The Duality of Change


When we entertain the idea of making a change of any kind in our lives, our sense of safety is immediately tested and is bound to trigger a feeling of fear. It’s important to know that fear can be disguised as many different things: resistance, procrastination, uncertainty, impatience, anxiety and sometimes even anger. So often […]

Overcoming the fear of change


In the summer of 1998, I heard the whisper. To celebrate moving into my very first studio apartment in San Francisco, I decided to buy a chilled bottle of white wine to crown the moment. Recognizing that I was alone, I quickly brushed it off and as if in slow motion, popped the cork and […]

Listen to the whisper


We strive to do and be our best. We all reach. Even push our own limits from time to time. So, what would it be like to achieve your personal best every day? What would it look like? Where would it show up? What if you made it happen in all areas of your life? […]

Personal Best

Life Design

Where is this fear coming from? I can’t put my finger on it. I’m a take action kind of girl. A go getter. Not someone who reaches for the safety net, or clings to words of reassurance. Have I grown to be more cautious? I hope not. It’s all in my head. Not a good […]

Having faith


If you were asked today to put a value on your skills and experience, what would it be? This question brings me back to a time in my early 30s talking to my dad about a work opportunity that had quickly turned into an unexpected haggle over compensation. I told him how uncomfortable I felt […]

Recognize your worth


My dogs have taught me a lot over the years, but the past few weeks have shown me more than I ever expected. My sweet pup Charlie was diagnosed with cancer earlier this month and within three weeks he was gone. His decline was fast but through the pain and fear of losing him, I […]

Lessons in loss