September 10, 2019

Have you ever tucked away a precious part of you in a dimly lit corner of your life?

It’s a metaphor…but I actually did this. Both figuratively, and literally. 

It took me two years to learn why and I share it with you because it’s more common than you think. And, you ma...

September 11, 2018

Have you ever been awakened by a voice inside your head?

I’m not talking about the murmurings of the unconscious. 


I’m talking about a straight up command. A command to DO something. Like your life depended on it.

It happened to me. 

One June morning, lying in bed in t...

August 28, 2018

That’s me in the photo. But, I wasn’t always the picture of serenity. Far from it, actually.

My story began as a typical teenager with a lot of angst and rebellion. By my twenties, intense emotions morphed into anger and rage.  Sometimes my hot temper was unleashed on t...

April 3, 2018

Several months ago, I participated in a 9-month, online writers' workshop with the brilliant Martha Beck. I think she's just the coolest. She's humble and smart and funny.

Oh, and did I mention she's a life coach, too?

Yup. She's all that and a bag of chips.

I began with...

March 15, 2018

(This post was originally published on November 9, 2016.)

I am not a news watcher. I made the decision years ago to not allow TV news into my home. I kept up with what was happening in the world via brief dives into news online.

But, this election season I found myself u...

March 1, 2018

(This post was originally published on January 13, 2016.)

Kelley Snyder and Cathy Winterfield, both ICF certified life coaches, are co-authors of a new blog series called “10 Rules of Engagement For Rising Strong.” Each week one of ten powerful truths about courage, vul...

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