• You’re unhappy with your job, but please don’t do this

    Not a week goes by that someone doesn’t pull me aside at a coffee shop to confess they hate their job. I’ve noticed shortly after sharing their discontent, they say some version of I really need to update my resume and start looking. No, no, no. It seems like a good impulse. You’re unhappy with […]

  • 5 questions to figure out what you crave

    Some people are lucky. They’ve always known what they crave. Others (like me) have done the heavy lifting of exploration to figure it out. And still others are waiting. Hoping it will become clear. Hoping for a flash of insight. Well, the flash may indeed come, but what if it doesn’t? And while you’re waiting, […]

  • Distinction: Moving away from versus moving toward

    I don’t want to be in debt

    There are some questions that almost guarantee an interesting conversation. What’s your ideal life? is one of them. Which is why I love asking this question. I’ve noticed, though, in describing their ideal life, most respond with a laundry list of what they don’t want. I don’t want to be in debt. I don’t want to […]

  • Does your next chapter call for a reinvention?

    Many women I work with are in the midst of a reinvention. They’re establishing new careers, reevaluating relationships, exploring their creative side, moving across country—or even across the ocean, downsizing and simplifying, starting businesses, going back to school. They’re retiring from careers to pursue callings. Moving beyond empty nests to resurrect differed dreams. Your next […]

  • Do you spend more time planning a vacation than your life?

    I haven’t always lived my life by design

    I’m going to begin with a kick in the pants. Many people—perhaps even you—spend more time planning their next vacation or home renovation project than they do planning their lives. That just doesn’t make sense to me. I know from firsthand experience intentional living is a line in the sand between half living and a […]

  • I am vulnerable when …

    In the last couple weeks, Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead has come up in conversation a dozen times. Seriously. 12 times. Although most people simply refer to: You know, that book about vulnerability. Several conversations were with coaching clients, which makes sense […]

  • Life is too short to be bored

    Hearing someone say I’m bored or My life is boring is like nails on a chalkboard. It causes a visceral flinch. Bored? Boring? Really? In this day—at any age—is boredom even possible? Well, apparently it is if you believe it is. Our mindsets become a self-fulfilling prophecy. If you believe your life is boring, it’s the lens […]

  • More, less & different

    Three simple questions about more, less & different

    Autumn is underway and it’s the perfect time to reflect and cast off what you don’t want to take into the new year. Yes, I’m already talking about the new year. Because the new year is just 77 days around the corner. I find once the holidays are underway—which are also just around the corner—many of […]

  • Is balance your measuring stick for living fully? Not me.

    There are some 35,800,000 results when you Google “work-life balance”. Over 35 million results… It seems many are looking for balance. I’ll admit, the quest for balance has never really resonated with me. Take work-life balance. Does work-life balance mean you spend half your time at work and the other half on your life? Is […]

  • Here are 4 steps for intentional living

    I’m in the life design business. While I’m not an expert on anyone’s life but my own, I AM an expert at facilitating individuals through the process of intentional life design. Why intentional living? Because it’s a game changer. It’s a line in the sand between half living and a life fully lived. It’s the […]