Category: Personal Growth

Choice, The Ultimate Empowerment Tool

Everyday, you and I make a lot of choices – sometimes unconsciously. For each one, we get a result which affects how we feel. In these unsettling times in our world, I believe you and I need to become very conscious and intentional about choice, the ultimate empowerment tool. I also believe you and I… Read more »

Problems? Have You Checked Your Grounding?

Problems in relationships and life?  We all have them, and they can seem so complicated and frustrating.  Usually the solution is right in front of our nose but… we refuse to see it.  It usually boils down to this, “Have you checked your grounding?” Story Each spring we buy yearling steers to harvest our grass… Read more »

Coaching? What Is It?

Want to know what coaching is, and what it can do for you? May 17 – 21, 2021 is International Coaching Week. What coaching is? More than anything, it’s an opportunity to learn about you. In that exploration, you can learn how coaching can support you to create your life the way you want it… Read more »

Asking vs Telling: 4 steps for success

Whether I’m working with people in their business or with couples in their relationship, I hear comments regularly that indicate that asking vs telling is an unkept secret for business and relationship success.  Comments such as: “Why doesn’t she understand?  I told her how.” “It’s his own fault because I told him what he needed… Read more »

Fear Always Divides

Yes, it is true, “fear always divides.” Just look around. People are afraid to be close to each other, afraid to hug, afraid to visit family and friends, afraid to sneeze in a public place, afraid to drive or fly, etc. Fear disconnects people in a time when we need connection more than ever. We… Read more »

3 Steps To Apologize Effectively

Can a dude born in 1706 teach us the 3 steps to apologize effectively? I don’t know what this guy knew about a primary relationship. Yet, good ol’ Ben Franklin was esteemed for his ability to communicate well. Let’s take what he said and give you our always-work (aka: never-fail) steps for apologies. We’re assuming… Read more »

Must Be Present To Win

Imagine this. It’s half-time intermission at the football game. You’ve purchased your 50/50 ticket and the announcer says, “The winning ticket will be drawn at the end of the game. You must be present to win.” That is an incredible metaphor for any relationship. What does it mean to you to “win” in your relationship?… Read more »

Goals vs Intentions: Dealing with the New Year reality hit

January is almost gone. What has happened for you regarding your goals and plans for this year? Or more importantly, who are you being each day based on your intentions? Hmmm – goals vs intentions. I believe there are some misunderstandings about intentions and how they relate to goals and plans.  That’s why there are… Read more »

The Past, Future, and NOW: prioritizing what’s most important

What were some of your most important learnings from last year, and commitments for this year? Did they have anything to do with prioritizing what’s most important? We’ve lost “normalicy” and gained greater awareness of how we want to show up in life every day. It’s not the doingness but the beingness that helps us… Read more »

Antidote To The Drama Cycle

In the last podcast, we talked about the Dreaded Drama Triangle (DDT), as described by Stephen Karmpan. If you are like me, and all the people I know, you’ve been in the drama cycle. But the question is always, “How do we get out of it?” This episode will give you deeper understanding and some… Read more »