Category Archives for Life Coaching

Road Blockers and Role Models

Does this sounds familiar?You’re trying to lose weight and develop a healthy relationship with food.You’re working hard at changing your habits and not overeating.And you’re doing great!Except that

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How Long Does It Take to Break a Habit?

How long do you think it takes to break a habit? Three weeks? Forty-one days? Three months? Six months?I’ve read lots of different numbers. In my experience, there is no hard and fast rule. It depends

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Do You Think Life is Supposed to be Easy?

As we navigate this journey called life, many of us acquire ideas that hinder us. Ideas like we should never be uncomfortable or we should avoid discomfort. Or everything should be easy. Then we turn these

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When You Mess Up, the Key to Success is Getting Right Back on Track

Every morning, I start my day by drinking a glass of warm water and lemon, with which I wash down a probiotic capsule. Although my digestion is pretty good these days, that wasn’t always the case. After

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Are Your Beliefs Keeping You From Achieving Your Dreams?

Are your own beliefs keeping you from reaching your goals? As a life and weight coach, I work with many people whose biggest barriers to achieving their dreams are their own beliefs. Most of these beliefs

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Escape from the Prison of Your Thoughts

My wife and I live in Maine.  It’s a beautiful state, and the weather in the summer is usually gorgeous – mid seventies, not too humid.  This year, not so much.  It

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How to Not Be a Jerk on Social Media

I was all set to write today about why you shouldn’t waste your willpower on food. Then something very unsettling happened on Facebook. Again. So this week’s post is about why and how to

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How to be a Great Gift Giver

Do you like buying gifts? Or do you dread it? Or does it depend upon the situation? Giving is supposed to be a rewarding and positive activity. Voluntary. An act of love and generosity. Why are some people

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Stoke the Marriage Flames with Mystery Dates and Trips

My husband Eric recently marked our shared calendar “Mystery Date.” I notice it and start to wonder.  Where are we going? I won’t know until we get there, although he will give me some instructions,

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Make Your Marriage a Negativity-Free Zone

When you are cranky or frustrated, do you blame someone else, like your spouse? Do you avoid intimacy or working out conflict by spending too much time on Facebook, watching a lot of television, doing

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Fear Can Make You Boring

Have you ever pondered why some people are fascinating while others seem dreadfully boring? I have thought about this quite a bit. Whenever I have to spend time with someone who I find snoozy dull, I wonder,

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Kind Speech is the Glue that Keeps Love Alive

How do you talk to your spouse? Do you speak as kindly as you would like to be spoken to most of the time? Or do you take him for granted and treat him like someone who isn’t very important? Really

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Watch Your Love Soar With Daily Caring Deeds

I was coaching a client this morning by telephone, when his wife walked into his office. She thought he didn’t have time for breakfast, so she brought him a bagel and coffee. I thought that was so

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Choices for a Happier Year

Whether you make New Year’s resolutions or not, it is always good to assess where you are with your life and the direction you want it to take. As Lewis Carroll said, “if you don’t know where

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