Tag Archives: Advice

Manage Yourself in the Face of Anger

As you prepare to travel for the holidays, are you packing your invisible armour to wear during family drama? Do others’ strong emotions, such as anger—even if not directed toward you—make your insides churn? As soon as someone raises their voice, do you panic and locate the nearest exit? As joyful as it is to…

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The Two Step Decision Making Tool

Do You Have Decision-Fatigue? You know, when you waffle over making decisions that should be simpler than they feel. You make dozens of decisions every day ranging from simple ones (what to wear in the morning or what to eat) to more complex ones (whether you’ve outgrown a relationship or a job description). Sure, there…

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The Key to Feeling Heard—Every Time!

The Key to Feeling Heard–Every Time!
Who’s the best listener in your life? You know, that person who just gets you. Don’t you wish you could clone him or her? Yet other times, you might feel like a broken record, repeating the same message over and over—to people who seem tuned out. And no matter how important your topic or how…

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The Secret To Defeating Defensiveness

Do you know someone who enters conversations with their dukes up? Maybe it’s a colleague or boss at work. Or maybe it’s someone around the dinner table or at family gatherings.  You know, the person you wish would just relax, take a chill pill, and stop arguing and interrupting. You’ve probably done everything humanly possible…

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Is LOVE Taking You For a Ride?

With V-Day upon us, it’s the perfect time to take inventory of the many kinds of love in our lives. Whether you’re a parent or a partner, a sibling or a soul sister—whatever the relationship, there’s always a give and take. While sometimes unspoken, each person brings their own hopes and dreams to the relationship…

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The Secret To Getting What You Want

Everyone feels misunderstood at times—even those on the world stage.  I’d like to introduce you to a dear friend and change-maker who is courageous enough to share her journey. This twenty-five-year-old is working to reduce violence and gender discrimination while empowering women in Pakistan.  Her parents are proud but they are concerned about her safety.…

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Do You Say Yes When You Really Mean No?

Janet, a 44-year-old executive at a consulting firm, came to me complaining of headaches, insomnia, and a constant nagging in her stomach.  She said her gut felt like it was tied in knots. At work Janet was a high performer and was rewarded with a promotion for always saying yes. She found herself awake at…

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Digging Deeper for Love

“All the buried seeds crack open in the dark, the instant they surrender to a process they can’t see.”  Mark Nepo As far as I’m concerned, surrender is a swear word.  I’ve spent a large part of my life in resistance and have only recently come to realize it’s because I’m addicted to the-need-to-know.  I…

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