In the present moment we are resilient. We find our wellbeing. Take a moment to pause and find your breath. Allow your inhale lighten you and connect you with the sky above. Allow your exhale to connect you to the earth below. With each inhale, notice yourself feeing a little lighter and [...]
Stillness has never been something I enjoyed. I have memories of sitting around the kitchen table at 8 years old when my entire family would be reading the Sunday paper and I would be crawling out of my skin wanting to do something! And then there were the times that my mom wanted me to [...]
The night before the surgery to repair a fractured femur my mind was anything but quiet. I’m not sure why it surprised me, but the film that was playing in my head was a shitty re-run of the accident that put me there and I could feel my body and mind getting anxious. I needed to stay calm and focus on healing.
Every once in a while someone asks about how I transformed my relationship with my mom. It is usually someone that has read my previous blog post on that topic and feels they struggle in that relationship. Sometimes it astounds me how much our relationship has transformed. It even makes me wonder; can transforming a [...]
I’ve been thinking a lot about thoughts lately. I bet you’re thinking that sounds kind of crazy. Well, to be honest, me too. I find myself browsing Facebook and I see all kinds of posts on “The power of positivity,” “Think positive and be positive”, “Change your mind and change your life”. Is positive thinking [...]
Recently I have been having a lot of conversations with clients, colleagues, and friends about ego. The problem is not so much that we all have an ego. If we made that the problem, well then we would all be doomed because, well, get used to it, we all have one. And if you [...]
Rules for an Extraordinary Life: Rule #1: Follow what makes you come alive. Rule #2: Let go of what does not.
I did not think much about poetry until my mid 30s when, in a coaching program, I was introduced to the poem, “Wild Geese” by Mary Oliver. I listened to the poem as my eyes welled up with tears. How could someone else know, that I too struggled with perfectionism and a list of “shoulds” [...]
I’ve had a few new clients recently tell me that they feel afraid as they are beginning a Reboot Retreat or 6-month Reboot coaching program with me. I have to laugh, because this is usually where my comedian or sarcastic side kicks in with responses like: “I haven’t bitten anybody, yet”; or “Have you been [...]
As an adolescent, I remember having awful screaming matches with my mom. Of course, at that age I was immature enough to think that they were all her fault. I remember one in particular that was so intense, it made me really question my own reality, and how it was that two people living in the same house, could have [...]
For 48 years of my life I did not have a good relationship with my mom. In fact, there were a few times I almost wrote her out of my life. I did a ton of therapy. I learned to meditate. I read a gazillion self-help books. I took classes… I was always searching [...]