Category Archives for Life Coaching

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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Great Spouses Aren’t Selfish–8 Ways to Overcome it

Over the next few months, I’ll be writing about personality traits and habits that can make a marriage succeed or fail.  This week’s post is about selfishness. When we are teenagers,

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You Can Be Self-Confident

You either have self-confidence or you don’t, right? Wrong. Anyone can develop self-confidence. You just have to be open to change. A great irony is that people who lack self-confidence are the same

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Is Your Brain Like a Messy Closet?

Sometimes my brain reminds me of a messy closet. My closet has a bunch of new and old clothes and shoes and other stuff in it. Some of these clothes I wear all the time. Others I have literally forgotten

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How to Turn Off the Warning Sirens

There is nothing I have ever done in my life that has made me feel as vulnerable as becoming a mother.  Not even falling in love. As parents, we are pretty much constantly concerned about the wellbeing

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Love Being the Peach

I love that quote circulating the Internet that says something like “you can be the sweetest, juiciest peach in the world, but there will always be someone who doesn’t like peaches.” I think

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As Rafiki said, “Change is Good!”

I saw a bumper sticker on my morning walk which said, “If you can’t change your mind, are you sure you have one?” Do you ever say, in a resigned voice, “That’s just the way I am?”  Do

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Questioning Rules

I’ll confess at the outset that I am not a fan of rules. I realize that sometimes they are necessary to solve a problem or to create a boundary. They also establish values for a society. But do you unquestioningly

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We Become Old When We Stop Having Goals

Today, I had one of those moments when I had to face the possibility that I might not be able to do something I have my heart set on doing.  To celebrate turning 60, I really wanted to hike Wainwright’s

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Think You Can’t Change? Think Again!

Some people believe they can’t change. They are just a certain way, and believe they have no control over this.  These people have what Carol Dweck, a Stanford psychologist, would call

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Don’t Believe Everything You Think!

How do you think about yourself? Is your opinion of yourself based upon who you really are? Or on what your parents, friends or relatives told you as a child? Or the story you created from experiences

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What Millennials Want Their Parents To Know About Facebook Etiquette

If you are the parent of a teenager or young adult, you’ve probably noticed how differently each generation uses and expresses itself on social media.  Maybe your kids have gotten upset about posts

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