Ah, happiness. It’s one of life’s holy grails. But how to find it?
The truth is that we often seek happiness, like distant treasure we’re determined to find. Someday, somewhere, off in the hazy future, where the grass is greener, all our wishes and dreams will be fulfilled. Then we’ll “be happy.”
But what do we really need to be happy?
When my oldest son went off to college, I realized that my dream for him was the capacity for happiness. Indeed, as I was letting go of my first little guy who had grown into a fine young man, nothing else I could want for him even came close.
So what thoughts do you have as you consider these questions: Continue reading “The How of Happiness: Capacity is the Secret Key”
Let’s start with what you do know.
As in, what is coaching? Well, think football. Basketball. Golf. The Olympics.
Got it instantly, right? Now. Can you picture sports teams—or their star players—bringing their best to the game at hand without their coaches?
Next, widen that view to me and you. Because life has been changing lightning fast since the late 20th century. And never more so than now. Continue reading “What is Life Coaching Anyway, You Say?”
What do you want right now, in this “empty” season?
Welcome to this little bit of time out. Time to ponder. To imagine your goals anew. It’s a form of play that can, well, change your life! So stay with me here.
I’m thinking about my own ongoing progress toward my heartfelt goals. And I’m ever and again surprised by my changing priorities. New drives and dreams that I couldn’t have predicted a year ago are front and center now. Can you relate? Continue reading “Time to Take Time to Imagine Your Goals Anew.”
Why connect creativity and your health?
You may be thinking, what’s one got to do with the other? Well, the beautiful truth is, a lot.
Because we’re all born creative. We just express our creativity in different ways. Through the Arts, yes, but also in our own unique approach to whatever we enjoy doing.
That means anything and everything. Livelihood. Cooking. Parenting. Fashion! Are you a video game designer? An EMT? A teacher? Creativity shows itself in every profession. Continue reading “Creative Life, Meet the Chakras: How Creativity is Good for Your Health”
Chronic conflict can sap your strength. It can really mess up your life.
Maybe you know just what I mean: the searingly painful kind, when every attempt to communicate ends in anger, sadness, and feelings of failure. Ugh.
The fact is, this kind of recurring bad dream is oh, so human.
Ah, the oh, so human subject of beginning again…
Have you noticed how we humans have good days and bad days, inspired moments, ones that don’t represent our best, and everything in between? Are you 100% clear that it isn’t just you?
Yes. Deep breath.
In living the life of your dreams, I’m inviting you here and now to get clear that Every. Single. Moment. is an opportunity for beginning again. With your life as your art, that kind of creativity just comes with the territory.
Are you on track, or off? How often do you step out of all your automatic thoughts and feelings to take a look at that? To take stock? Continue reading “Begin Again Daily, With Your Life as Your Art. And Again. And Again.”