What will you do when you lose the weight?

On a scale of 1 – 10—with 1 being hell no, and 10 being hell yes—how was today, were you living the life you imagine for yourself? Or are you, like a lot of people, waiting for something to change, waiting to lose the weight, so your life can begin? It sounds like this, when I lose this weight I’ll: … Read more

Creating your reality

It’s easy to resist the idea that we create our own reality because if you accept the idea, then you are responsible for the life you’ve created. And if you wish your life were different, the ball is in your court to make it happen. You don’t get to attribute it to (blame) circumstances beyond your control, or deny that … Read more

Yoga headstand? Me? No way!

I am going to go out on a limb here and say that I have set a goal to do a yoga headstand by year’s end. I’ve been going to this class regularly for over a year and when the teacher takes us through a practice to prepare for a headstand my thought has always been: not me, … Read more

How to Build Up Willpower (spoiler, it's not discipline)

If you had more willpower would you have the good habits you need to create the life, or body, or community, or career, or intellect you dream about? If you had more willpower what would you do? Exercise more? Eat better? Not procrastinate? Be more positive? Watch less TV? Read more? So how do we get more willpower? Most often I … Read more

Turns out you can teach an old dog new tricks

Neuroplasticity is a scientific way of saying you can teach an old dog new tricks, which is good news for dogs and people. For dogs it means their owners can learn new ways to train them, and for people it means your dog can be better trained. Win win. But since I don’t coach dogs (yet) … Read more

Following your Inner GPS

Did you hear the one about the woman who went to pick her friend up from the train station near her home in Brussels and found herself in Croatia? She followed her GPS, stopping twice for gas, pulling over to nap, driving through Germany until finally, when she got to Zagreb, Croatia, realized something was wrong. I was … Read more

What to expect when you make a big change

There’s change, and then there’s change. The first one might be something like: you grow your hair out; or, you get a new car. The second one will look more like: I graduated from college, got a job in finance and realized I hated it, now I’m a chef; or, I used to live in … Read more

How many times does it take to change?

If you’re anything like me you’ve been sure that this time is the time you will ‘do it’—whatever ‘it’ is—but it isn’t. I could see the pattern: go on a diet, gain the weight back; start an exercise routine, let it go; decide to go for a better job, stay where I was; break up with my … Read more