Be Like Water

Speaking with a client this week we came to the topic of resistance. This is something we all deal with in our lives. We resist circumstances, emotions, thoughts, even people. I’m partial to resisting the weather--when it rains or is cold I create suffering. But weather, in and of itself, doesn’t bring suffering. Rain is … Continue reading Be Like Water

Like An Arrow

Sometimes you read a sentence in a book or hear a phrase said and it just hits you like an arrow shot through the center of your being. While reading the book, Become What You Are, by the incredible genius of Alan Watts, this one sentence had that kind of impact on me: IF I … Continue reading Like An Arrow

Being Present (Or Not)

This morning on my run (oh, doesn’t that sound as if I’m just such a healthy person. Full disclosure - this was my first run in a very long time) I experienced something I want to share with you. It was 87-degrees and sunny when I started running. There is no shade where I am … Continue reading Being Present (Or Not)

The Most Important Relationship You Are Ignoring

There is a relationship you have that you aren’t aware of and it is killing off your ability to thrive in life. The amazing thing about this relationship is you’ve had it your whole life and it is the one that will be with you until you die. You may not be doing much of … Continue reading The Most Important Relationship You Are Ignoring

A Model For Living A Fulfilling Life

"Do -> Have -> Be"  VS  "Be -> Have -> Do" In our society there is a long-held concept that needs re-thinking. This is not a new idea, nor is it originally mine, I simply want to put this in front of you for consideration. Either to remind you of it if you've heard it before or … Continue reading A Model For Living A Fulfilling Life

Beginning

What is it to begin, to start something? For me the feelings are a mixture of excitement and a bit of apprehension. The truth is, like most people, I want to be liked and admired. It is a driving force of many of the words and actions people take (myself included). If you take a moment … Continue reading Beginning

What We’re Talking About When We Talk About The Weather

If you live in the north and / or eastern parts of North America I don't have to tell you it's been a long cold winter. In New York, as in most of the country, there are many conversations about the weather. Here, we get to hear each other's conversations. On the bus people talk on … Continue reading What We’re Talking About When We Talk About The Weather

What Do You Want Out Of Life

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” - Nelson Mandela What Do You Want Out Of Life? This is usually the first question you'll answer in coaching. My name is … Continue reading What Do You Want Out Of Life