10 Devious Tactics Of Manipulative People

Manipulative people

When I was a kid, one of my best friends had a swimming pool. Her parents were generous about allowing the neighbor children to come over to swim. But my friend’s mom was quick to admonish us never to pee in the pool. She told us that urine would turn a purple color, and the…  Continue Reading

21 Happy Thoughts To Help You Snap Out Of A Negativity Slump

Happy thoughts

If I could offer you just one life-changing concept, it would be this . . . Your thoughts determine your reality. Now maybe this idea seems overly simple and self-evident. But to really embrace this concept, for it to grow roots in your consciousness, and for you to use it as a manifesto for your…  Continue Reading

60 Deep Questions To Ask Yourself To Create “Aha” Moments

deep questions to ask

Questions are powerful. They force answers. Compelling questions force us to think deeply and examine ourselves. Sometimes they challenge our beliefs about what we “know” to be true. As a coach, I use thoughtful questions to help clients elicit insights, uncover buried beliefs, and reach conclusions about who they are and what they want for…  Continue Reading

10 Relationship Goals To Nurture And Protect Your Bond

relationship goals

Ask anyone who is married or in a committed relationship what their number one priority is, and the majority of people will say, “My relationship.” According to social psychologists Roy Baumeister and Mark Leary in a groundbreaking report, humans have an inherent motivation to belong with others in close and intimate relationships. They theorize that we…  Continue Reading

Socially Awkward? 10 Proven Methods To Turn It Around

Socially Awkward

Remember back in school that one kid who was a social pariah? You’d cringe just looking at him because he seemed so shy and uncomfortable. Maybe he was a little overweight, had a bad complexion, and just seemed a bit dorky. He was sometimes the target for teasing or behind-the-back cruel comments — comments that…  Continue Reading

How To Stop Anxiety From Spiraling Out Of Control

How to Stop Anxiety

Anxiety is awful. It is one of the worst mental and physical feelings in the world. You literally want to jump out of your own skin. Inhabiting your body is like living inside of a live-wire suit with no means of escape. You are buzzing, overstimulated, and filled with a vague sense of dread. Living with…  Continue Reading

How Low Self-Confidence Will Cost You Thousands

low self confidence

Every year we have the opportunity to start with a fresh slate. The New Year yawns before us, brimming with opportunity and new beginnings. Whether or not we consciously make resolutions for the coming year, most of us have a sense of what we want to achieve for the year. According to a 2012 Harris…  Continue Reading

10 Clues That You’re An Extroverted Introvert

Extroverted Introvert

I love spending time with my friends, but I’m often the first to go home. I’m fulfilled by my work as a personal coach, but after a coaching session with someone, I feel exhausted. Sometimes I’m really lonely and claustrophobic working from home, but when I go out, I’m quickly ready to go back home. Although I test as an…  Continue Reading

Feeling Down? 10 Thinking Patterns That Can Make You Depressed

Feeling Down

The past couple of months have not been my best. I lost my brother unexpectedly and tragically, and a few days later my father-in-law passed away. Around the same time, there were some other family events that were upsetting, stirring up painful and difficult memories. More recently, I slipped and fell on a sheet of…  Continue Reading

How To Find A Career You Love in 2017

Career You Love

If I had gone another year doing the same thing, I think I would have chewed my foot off. That’s how I was feeling during the fall of 2008 when my oldest child was entering her senior year of high school. I’d spent the last several years supporting her dream to become a ballet dancer,…  Continue Reading

Procrastination Help: A 12-Step Recovery Program For Taking Action

Procrastination Help

“Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.” ~Christopher Parker We all procrastinate. I procrastinated starting this post. I checked my emails, looked at Facebook, filled my coffee cup, and got something to eat. In this age of constant distractions, we are tempted to procrastinate more than…  Continue Reading

Reach Your Personal Goals With These 21 Power Habits

Personal goals

Here’s the thing: the most successful people have defined their personal goals and have developed positive daily habits to help them reach these goals. They don’t wait for life to present them with opportunities for success. They create opportunities and expect success. They have a vision, and they’ve plotted out the daily, weekly, and monthly…  Continue Reading

How to Make Good Habits Stick: 7 Secrets From Research

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get so much done? When they say, ”I’m going to…” start exercising, eat healthy, get organized, read more, etc., you know that they’re going to make it happen. But when you try to go after similar goals, it’s a different story. You might be able to…  Continue Reading

8 Ways To Cope In Emotionally Abusive Relationships

Abusive Relationships

You can’t believe you’re in this situation. How did it happen? Everything was so great in the beginning. You were so in love. You were such a great couple together. But then things started to change. The cruel comments. The controlling behaviors. The subtle threats. The one person in the world who is supposed to love…  Continue Reading

New Book Release: How to Recognize the Patterns of Narcissism, Manipulation, and Control

Signs of Emotional Abuse

New Book Release Today:  Signs of Emotional Abuse: How to Recognize the Patterns of Narcissism, Manipulation, and Control in Your Love Relationship Do you know the signs of emotional abuse in a relationship? Do you wonder if your partner’s behavior is acceptable or normal? You may not have a black eye. You haven’t been pushed…  Continue Reading