• Are your thoughts in the direction of joy?

    To better understand the Law of Attraction, see yourself as a magnet attracting unto you the essence of that which you are thinking and feeling. And so, if you are feeling fat, you cannot attract thin. If you feel poor, you cannot attract prosperity, and so on. It defies Law. —The Law of Attraction: The […]

  • Are SMART goals really all that smart?

    SMART is an acronym of adjectives related to goal setting. Each letter represents something your goal should have. S is for specific M is for measurable A is for actionable R is for realistic T is for time-bound It’s amazing how easy it is to set a goal that isn’t SMART. Like Lose 10 pounds […]

  • On My Nightstand: Triggers—Creating Behavior Change That Lasts

    In a good book the best is between the lines. –Swedish Proverb I like Triggers because it acknowledges—even emphasizes—that adult behavioral change is hard. And that most of us are pretty bad at it. Just think about something you’ve been wanting to change in your life. How successful have you been? Have you wanted to lose […]

  • It’s a year from now and you’re still struggling

    Do you want to be dealing with the same frustrations and problems a year from now that are in your life today? I can’t imagine your answer is anything but a resounding NO! No one wants to fast forward into the future and see themselves experiencing a kind of Groundhog Day, caught in an endless […]

  • Sorry, not feeling like it isn’t good enough

    One of my clients is writing a novel and has a daily word count goal. After months of maintaining her writing streak, she’s been struggling lately. Some mornings I feel bogged down before I even start. I know I can get to the end result and produce something, but sometimes I just don’t feel like […]

  • Mini mission—Take the next step

    There’s something you want. Some goal you want to achieve. Or milestone you want to reach. Maybe it’s launch a business. Or lose 20 pounds. Maybe it’s write that book. Or run a marathon. Maybe it’s take that trip. Or change careers. Maybe it’s declutter and simplify. Or move across country. Whatever your goal, it […]

  • Believing change is difficult doesn’t help

    I’m not suggesting change is always a piece of cake, but believing it will be difficult certainly doesn’t help. Time and again I’ve witnessed two people set a similar goal: Change careers, lose weight, downsize overhead, launch a business… Granted, these are unique individuals with distinct life situations and differing skills. But what I see over […]

  • On the one hand, I’m all for less is more

    Many women are trying to subtract things from their lives. …eat less …spend less …get rid of clutter …be less stressed Less is more There’s a movement underway to get back to the basics. To move away from possession-cluttered, debt-overloaded, work-burdened, and time-starved lives. To make lifestyle choices that minimize the “more is better” mindset—and […]

  • Putting the RATT to Rest

    Sometimes you need not to think

    Sometimes you need not to think. Did you read that right? Yes. Every possible angle It’s striking how often we fall prey to overthinking. To overanalyzing. To looking at a situation from every possible angle and still not making a decision. Sometimes all that thinking leads somewhere. Other times it’s just delaying the inevitable—the need […]

  • Doing one thing a day

    Doing one thing a day

    My clients have big dreams—start a business, live debt-free, move to another country, lose weight and get healthy, write a book, reinvent themselves at mid-life… A question I frequently hear: How can I get from where I am to where I want to be? The answer is simple Well, the answer is not all that […]