• The glass really IS half full & the absurdity of pessimism

    I can’t stop thinking about a quote I read the other day. “We possess such immense resources of power that pessimism is a laughable absurdity.” I’ve never really understood pessimism as a point of view. Maybe that’s why the quote resonates. Believing the worst is waiting around the corner, seeing the glass half empty, expecting […]

  • My manifesto revisited: 33 ways to live

    What do you believe in and stand for? What principles guide your daily thoughts and actions? How do you intend to live? I sat down one day last year and asked myself those very questions. An hour or so later, I had my manifesto, a declaration expressing my intentions and views. You can see the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Are you thinking of the wasted years?

    The other day someone shared, I hate being a CPA, but that’s what my degree is in and I’ve worked in the field for 8 years already, so I really can’t make a change. Oh, the disheartening weight of that mindset. This type of thinking is a cognitive misstep that behavioral economists call “sunk-cost fallacy”. […]

  • 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 […]

  • Are you the leader of your life?

    The other day someone said to me, You’ve got it all figured out. While I appreciated the generosity of the thought, I was uncomfortable at the same time. My anti-guru warning light went on. I most certainly don’t have it all figured out. I don’t have all the answers. No one does. In fact, a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Honoring the lighthouse within

    Are you listening to your intuition?

    A recent trip to Mackinac Island has me thinking about lighthouses—those wonderfully picturesque structures that warn of danger from a location sailors could see from a safe distance and serve as a guide into harbors. Interesting—that dual purpose to both warn and guide. To announce danger and light the way to safety. Not unlike a […]