• A daily dose of saying no will make you happier

    Have you said no today? If not, why not? We have to start saying no if we want to be intentional about our lives. Let’s unpack that statement because “intentional about our lives” might sound vague or New Agey. Not that there’s anything wrong with New Agey. But I know phrases like living intentionally and living […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • I’m grateful, but it’s not luck

    I take a walk downtown a few days a week. Have a nice lunch. Do some people watching. Work from a cafe for the afternoon. Sometimes people say to me, You’re so lucky to be able to do that. I am grateful. But make no mistake: Luck has little, if anything, to do with it. I […]

  • Your life has an expiration date.

    Your life has an expiration date

    I think it’s important to have a vision for your life. To design your life rather than live by default. Not a week goes by someone doesn’t pull me aside to ask, What if I don’t know what I want? Well here’s the thing: The first step is admitting you don’t know. The second step is making […]

  • How would you describe your life’s journey?

    Chances are there are a number of destinations you’ve planned along your life’s journey. Perhaps to get that promotion or have kids To get healthy or buy a house To spend more time with your family or write a book To go back to school or save for your kids’ education Then there are the […]

  • Who are you?

    A big question for just three little words: Who are you?

    Who are you? It’s a big question for just three little words. What’s your inclination for answering? Is it to state your vital statistics—name, age, marital status, occupation, education level, whether you have kids, etc? Or is it to answer with a question in return: What do you mean, who am I? I’ve found most […]

  • Are you suffering from Back Burner Syndrome?

    Are there things you want to do that keep getting put on the back burner because it’s not the right time. Perhaps you want to go back to school, be more active in your community, learn a language, change careers, write a book, take a trip, run a 10K—or any number of things you want for […]

  • Stirring, pushing and calling a spade a spade

    Do you need a little “trouble” stirred up?

    I’m known among those who know me best for stirring up trouble, pushing and prodding, and calling a spade a spade. Perhaps those don’t sound like desirable traits, but they’re actually the exact reasons people love me. And the very reasons I’m a catalyst for change in the lives of others. How do I stir […]

  • Wake up to your best life

    Do you have the courage to wake up and live life on purpose? What would it take to quiet the voices of everyone but yourself and follow your own lead? What would it mean to reinvent yourself? Each of us is unique. And when we default to a life that doesn’t celebrate that uniqueness on […]