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LIP Beats RIP… 

How You Can Live in Peace Rather Than Wait to Rest in Peace

It took me exactly one year to come full circle.

When I started coach training, something miraculous happened toward the end of the first, three-day training. I had been on a roller coaster of uncontrollable fear and anxiety for two years by then...

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Learn How to Integrate Head and Heart

The Hidden Stairway to Win-Win Solutions

Many people are used to living primarily in their heads, especially at work. Emotions are suppressed, seen as weak or inappropriate. What we tap into in coaching is the vast amount of information that these suppressed feelings can reveal. They can also serve as a springboard to our next mindset...

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Get Ready to Speak from the Heart…

7 Tips for Daring Vulnerability

If you tend to live in your head, but want to integrate head and heart, the first step is to dare to speak from the Heart… 

What does it mean to “speak from the heart”?

It basically means that your head doesn’t necessarily know ahead of time what your heart’s going to say...

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Intellect is not your only strong suit… 

The Secret Benefits of Holistic Listening You Can't Wrap Your Head Around

I was taught early on that my intellect was my strong suit. I remember, as a knowledge-hungry twenty something, I just couldn’t get enough input and new ideas to wrap my head around...

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Look Your Inner Critic Straight in the Eye

Get on the Path to Jaw Dropping Leadership

On my journey to peace, head and heart integration was crucial. Here is what happened when I consciously confronted my inner critic head and heart on...

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Think You Have to Start from Scratch to Make that Big Change Happen? 

Think Again...

Have you ever had that dream, you know, the one where you’re a train, stuck on a track you don’t enjoy with the occasional dark tunnel? The track that will bring you safely to death? Or maybe that’s not a dream, but that’s how real life feels to you?

It certainly did to me...

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The Surprising Key to a Bountiful Marriage: Creating and Respecting Space

This blog post might as well have been called “An Ode to my Husband.”

We met a little over 12 years ago and got married 10 years ago. All my convictions of why marriage wasn’t for me, why nobody would actually want to marry me, how I didn’t deserve that kind of bliss were shattered in the space of two weeks of dating – long distance, no less – after which he proposed...

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The Mind-Blowing Power of Embracing Existential Paradox

Paradox has always fascinated me. In this post I apply the natural reactions we have with fun or meaningful paradox to existential paradox. The resulting liberation’s literally mind-blowing!

What’s Paradox?

I’ll use three categories of paradox: fun, meaningful, and existential...

 

Parenthood

 
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The Hardest Thing I Ever Learned About Grief – and How It Can Change Your Life

So here I am, heart wide open, applying my new coaching and leadership skills in my quest for peace … and, yet, something big is holding me back.

As a scientist, an economist no less, I am a master at rationalizing and that’s what I had done with my miscarriages...

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Mama, You’re Not Nice! How my 4-Year-Old Taught Me to Go Back to Basics

We were the luckiest parents in the Universe when it came to our daughter’s sleep habits. She literally slept like a baby… until just before she turned 4-years-old...

One night, she got out of her bed and just started to hang out upside down on her rocking chair...

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My Powers are Gone, Mama, Just Gone! How my Daughter Regained Her Powers Over the Dream Monsters

A few weeks after the conversation I told you about in my previous post, my daughter was going through a rough patch and the monsters in her dreams came back with a vengeance.

For days we were having the same conversation over and over. She kept saying that she had no power over the monsters in her dreams...

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Are Unicorns Real or Not? How I Came to Believe…

One day, while surfing Facebook, I came across this announcement about a book reading for kids at Barnes & Noble. The book to be read was “Uni the Unicorn”. Since I had been using unicorns to chase away the monsters in my daughter’s dreams, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to deepen the conviction in her soul.

Little did I know that I was the one who’d get the biggest lesson...