Dream Big: In the Discovery Zone

There are three kinds of people reading this blog: people with no dreams, people with little dreams, and people with BIG dreams. Would you like to become a person who dreams big? In the next eight weeks, I'm going to share 8 success strategies…

Do You Know What You Want?

One coaching client was laid off last year and stuck contemplating, "What kind of work do I want to do?" Another person I know is struggling to decide if he wants to stay or move. My friend, a ghostwriter, has been searching for his ideal client. He…

Therapy vs. Life Coaching

I remember the excitement I felt a few years ago when my practice moved toward life coaching rather than traditional therapy. But I still get questions about the differences between the two approaches.  If you're curious about what distinguishes…

Enjoy Every Day

Memorial Day weekend is coming up.  Last year, I asked a group of men outside a local coffee shop if they enjoyed it and was surprised by the answers I received. One man blurted out "Yep!" Another commented, "Yeah, we had fun," and an older…

Accessing Your Iceberg

What is your subconscious saying? Oceanographers say 88% of an iceberg is below the surface while only 12% is visible. Sigmund Freud theorized that our behavior is mostly unconscious. Life success is 88% about changing our subconscious…

Pulling Weeds or Planting Flowers?

Are you focused on pulling weeds or planting flowers? Have you noticed how you dread pulling weeds? This is a chore that involves sweat, a sore back, and probable stings from fire ants. It's like facing the negative emotions, events, and…

Which Way Does Your Water Flow?

Do you view life as swimming upstream or flowing downstream? Many of us have been taught and instinctively believe we should swim against the current to achieve life success: "Success comes to those who work hard and pull themselves up by…

The ABCs of Playful Balance

Playful balance--from A to Z!  The perfect alphabet for family fun. A-Acting for fun B-Balls and more balls C-Create and join clubs D-Dance around the house E-Enjoy pets F-Frisbee fun G-Get outside H-Hop, hip hop, hopscotch I-"I Spy" J-Juggling K-Kite…

Is America Happy At Work?

There are three interesting trends in the world of work according to Randstand's 2008 World of Work research. 1. Job security is currently more important than job happiness. A Gallup poll reports that 71% of Americans say now is a bad…