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This Changes Everything

Have you ever had the experience where you “knew” something to be true, only to have your world turned upside down when you found out it wasn't true? For me, there was the story I heard of my childhood. How when my mother died at a young age, leaving my father with 3 small children to raise, my youngest sister was sent to live with an aunt and uncle. The story goes that as soon as my auntie got pregnant [...]

By |2019-07-30T10:58:50-08:00July 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Shift Happens

Shift Happens…With A Decision Is there something in your life that you wish you could change? Maybe it’s your weight. Maybe it’s your career. Or your love life. Or finding your purpose, or dealing with difficult people? I can help with that. How long have you been struggling? Hoping or wishing it were different? Trying? Only to find yourself back at square one for (what feels like) the millionth time? When staying the same, or staying stuck is no longer [...]

By |2019-07-08T08:17:45-08:00July 8th, 2019|0 Comments

We Can Do Hard Things

I was listening to the soundtrack in my head this morning, when I realized what sounded like a pretty little thought, an empowering one, was actually a sabotage. The weather turned gray and stormy this morning, rain is predicted by 10 am, and it feels like a bummer after such a beautiful stretch of summer weather. I was out watering my gorgeous hanging baskets, and I know how bedraggled they look after a rain storm, so I was thinking the [...]

By |2019-07-02T14:26:24-08:00July 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

What Happened To My Marriage?

This's a story I hear all too often… The kids have recently moved out, off to college or new adventures, and the realization happens that you have completely lost touch with your spouse. For the past 20+ years you’ve been so busy tending to the children. In the beginning they needed all of your attention, they were just helpless wee babies. But over time, their needs changed. In the beginning you thought it was going to get easier, but somehow [...]

By |2019-04-03T14:59:35-08:00April 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

But What if It Were Possible?

You know that thing that you’ve been putting off, that thing that you think about every now and then, but then you dismiss because there… Isn’t enough time Isn’t enough money I wouldn’t know where to start, anyway? What if it were possible? When we dismiss our ideas with any of these excuses we think we are being rationale. Just reporting the news. Being factual. I love when I hear people use the excuse, “I’m just being a realist.” And [...]

By |2019-02-07T15:40:05-08:00February 7th, 2019|0 Comments

Ending Confusion, One Person At A Time

“I finally feel like I know where I’m going and how to get there.” What would it be like if that’s how you felt? Have you ever gotten into the flow before and everything felt effortless and exhilarating? That’s what I’m talking about. Instead, it’s easy to get stuck in the trap of worrying and wondering about the same old things. It feels productive, but in the end you’ve just gone over and over the same problem in your mind. [...]

By |2019-01-24T09:36:52-08:00January 24th, 2019|0 Comments

My Newest Healthy Obsession

Have you ever caught yourself wishing for that mythical thing that will help you “shed #20 as if by magic”? Me too!!! Swear to god, every time I read that headline I still open the article. But every time it is about someone giving up their 8 pack of soda pop habit, or giving up fast food, or eliminating their morning donut from their lives. And I’ve never been a soda drinker (wine is adifferent story…), I’ve never really eaten [...]

By |2019-01-10T14:38:02-08:00January 10th, 2019|0 Comments

Which is better…a diet or a cleanse?

WELCOME TO THE 2019! IT’S THAT TIME WHEN YOU REALIZE YOU WENT TOO HARD OVER THE HOLIDAYS HAVING FUN. You’re feeling thick, heavy, and desperate. You’re looking everywhere for the diet that is going to be the answer to your prayers. The one where you can: Eat foods you like Not have to starve Not have to sign up for a gym membership And the weight will melt off like ice cream on a hot summer day. Yeah, but you [...]

By |2019-01-04T09:19:24-08:00January 4th, 2019|0 Comments

Holiday Wishes to You

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I really do love this time of year. It’s when I get to spend time with my adult children. It’s also the time of year that special annual festivities take place. Like the Christmas Ships party that my dear friend throws. A house full of people, laughter, conversation, food and drinks. Children building gingerbread houses. Dogs. Renewed friendships. Every year we check in with friends we don’t see any other time of [...]

By |2018-12-18T10:11:50-08:00December 18th, 2018|0 Comments

What Kind of Person Are You?

I WAS HAVING A CONVERSATION WITH A CLIENT THE OTHER DAY, AND SHE TOLD ME SHE WASN’T HAPPY WITH HER PROGRESS AT THE MOMENT. The problem was, she had so many leftovers in her fridge and she felt like she needed to eat them before she got back on her program. I asked her why, since they weren’t foods that she would normally eat and she said: “I’m the type of person who can’t waste food.” She tried to attribute [...]

By |2018-12-13T08:29:03-08:00December 13th, 2018|0 Comments