Archives for August 2010

10 Shocking Revelations from a Personal Coach

Working as a personal and career coach, I've learned more about human nature than is likely revealed on a therapist's couch or in psychology textbooks.

The most profound epiphany for me is how people will pay good money to prepare for positive change, but when it comes to actually  changing, only a few can walk through the door.

Those who do walk through are the people we observe and think, "I wish I could do that. How were they able to accomplish so much and be so successful?"

You can be one of those accomplished people, and I'm going to tell you how.

But first, a plug for the work of coaches. I'm a coach, so of course I'm going to be biased. However, I didn't even know what coaching was until the last few years when I went back to school and got my coaching certification. I have friends who think what I do is new age malarkey.  That's fine. They have never been coached.

When I discovered the power of coaching for myself, I wanted to become a coach. I wanted to offer others what had been given to me. (more…)

Relationship Questions To Ask For Intimacy

All problems in relationships boil down to one thing: lack of communication. Whether our concerns relate to money, sex, kids, affection, career or any of the various reasons we fight or get angry, when we don’t communicate our needs and discuss our differences, things will inevitably break down. You’ve been there. So have I. We…  Continue Reading

20 Ways to Stretch Yourself

“Sound when stretched is music. Movement when stretched is dance. Mind when stretched is meditation. Life when stretched is celebration.” ~Shri Shri Ravishankar Jee Editor’s Note: I originally wrote this article for Pick the Brain. How much do you want from life? Right now, stop for a moment and think about one word you would…  Continue Reading

5 Things the Spanish Can Teach Us About Living Well and Having Fun

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” ~Marcel Proust If you have ever traveled out of the country, think for a moment about what you brought back with you — other than souvenirs or a stomach bug. What did you learn about yourself and the world…  Continue Reading

How My Blog Bloomed Boldly in Just 4 Months and Yours Can Too

Want to learn how to be a blogger? Here’s how I went from being a computer illiterate to a blogging success in just a few months. Editor’s Note: This post originally ran as a case study for the A List Blogging Bootcamps. Your blog can and will grow. But just like a garden or a…  Continue Reading

How to Simplify When You Really Love Your Stuff

“It all depends on whether you have things, or they have you.” ~Robert A. Cook Editor’s Note:This post originally ran as a guest post by Barrie Davenport on Zen Habits. Simplicity. It is a lovely ancient spiritual tradition that has seen a recent resurgence in popularity.  As we try to make sense of our erratic…  Continue Reading

5 Rules for Relationship Peace

This is a guest post by Hugh DeBurgh Dear Friend, It was an ugly scene. She had just thrown something at the wall.  I could tell from the sound that it did some damage.  For a second I imagined that sound being my head.  And I wondered how we had gotten to this point. It…  Continue Reading

7 Back-to-School Life Lessons

“Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.” ~Bill Dodds You were a kid once, so you must remember those last few weeks at the end of summer before the start of…  Continue Reading

Make "No" Your Best Motivator

A guest post by Scott Dinsmore of Reading ForYourSuccess “Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Think for a second about what lights a fire in your belly? What motivates you to be your very best? We all need things that push…  Continue Reading

Take Control of Your Health: Eat Real Food

Here’s something that will profoundly impact your health and your life: stop eating a Western diet and start eating real food. A Western diet consists of refined foods, loads of added sugar, large quantities of food, and very few fruits, veggies, and whole grains. Populations who consume this diet invariably suffer from heart disease, cancer,…  Continue Reading

Why You Need Beauty and 32 Ways to Invite More of It Into Your Life

“When you reach the heart of life, you shall find beauty in all things, even in the eyes that are blind to beauty.” ~ Kahlil Gibran Perhaps you don’t think of beauty as necessary to a meaningful and fulfilled life. Many people live every day of their lives without experiencing much beauty at all. They…  Continue Reading