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

19 Healthy Living Tips To Dramatically Upgrade Your Lifestyle

Healthy Living Tips

Sometimes one small lifestyle change can improve your health vastly over time. I know this from personal experience. After changing a few areas of my life, I was able to improve my focus, concentration and patience with others. For me, it was sleep. I used to stay up late—usually for no reason, just staring at…  Continue Reading

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

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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

10 Thought-Provoking Questions Peak Performers Ask Themselves Every Morning

thought-provoking questions

For the majority of my teen and early adult life, I considered myself a night owl. Most of my mornings were inconsistent and a crazy rushed mess. And that meant: Groggy mornings… irritable mood… quick showers… improper, or sometimes no breakfast…. running to work… In short, I had a messy start of the day. Beginning…  Continue Reading

How To Deal With Narcissists And Self-Absorbed Love Partners

How To Deal With Narcissists

Dealing with the narcissist in your life is difficult for many reasons – but the most difficult is not one that you would expect. Most of us simply don’t know when we’re faced with a narcissist or when people we know intimately display signs of narcissism. We want to think that our close circle has…  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

5 Ways Your Abusive Relationship Impacts Your Children

Abusive Relationship

I remember him, that little boy with curly hair. He’d sit quietly in class, fiddling with his fingers all the time. One day, it happened. It started as a small argument between him and the girl sitting next to him over an eraser, and before we knew it, it escalated quickly. The boy punched the…  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

7 Wake Up Early Secrets That Get You Out of Bed

Wake Up Early

Alerted by the beeping of my alarm clock, I groan slightly, knowing another day is just seconds from starting. This has been my life for years. Every day. Every morning. The thought of waking up in the morning can be oh so dreadful. Taking a break and just sleeping in is always the better option…  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