How Do I Survive the Holidays? Living Life After Child Loss

Some people wonder why I spend my time focusing on helping grieving moms. The short and simple answer is this:  I was born to a grieving mom    I would imagine my mother didn’t realize that she was a grieving mother because she felt the need to bury her grief after my brother died. That… Read More

Assess. Adjust. Commit. Transform.

Are You Ready to A.A.C.T. Today? Assess. Adjust. Commit. Transform.  When I started my coaching business 7 years ago, I did it because it was needed to begin accruing coaching hours for my goal to become a certified life coach – a dream of mine since the late 1990’s. My tagline was for the acronym… Read More

‘Tis the Season…

Creating lasting change requires preparation, including knowing when the best timing of  to step into action would be. Taking our cue from nature can help us determine when we will most likely succeed in our plan for change. Read More

Being of Service

  Vietnam Memorial Wall at Eagle’s Healing Nest (7/2016) July has been a month of incredible opportunities for me to see what it truly means to be of service to another. Earlier this month, I was given the great honor to be able to speak with some of America’s greatest – our Veterans. I visited… Read More

The Inner Critic…

I am in the process of writing my first book, about being born into a grieving family. This is a very personal book, not only for myself, but also for my mother and the other families who came forth to share their stories (the picture below is a drawing of the artist’s interpretation of my brother as… Read More

No New Year Resolutions For Me!

To listen to audio version, click here: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/Ws7KQr1Q I am not creating any resolutions for 2015!  I don’t like the term Resolution because it is a word that reminds me of settling… of compromising… and I don’t want to settle or compromise on my life. As I looked up synonyms for the word Resolution through thesaurus.com, there… Read More

“If it’s going to be, it’s up to me…”

I am so pleased to share a guest post by an incredible (and I mean INCREDIBLE) person.  I met Reed when I was asked by a prior COO of mine if I would have a networking meeting with Reed.  From the minute he started sharing his story,  I was amazed… amazed that I was sitting across from… Read More

Scared Speechless

Picture:  Toastmaster’s Introductory meeting for “Return To Words” club charter, February 2014 This week I did my first Toastmaster’s speech… and I was scared speechless…  For someone who has gotten up in front of groups for years to educate, share, and be a leader,  you would think that I would not get nervous – right? Some people… Read More

Beginning with Vision

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others ~ Jonathon Swift~ Yesterday I had a great coaching session with a client… As with any coaching session,  she set our agenda and what she wanted to accomplish by the end of our session.  Her intent was to come up with an objective for her… Read More

LEAPING into 2014…

We are in the midst of our annual performance evaluations at work (which we call LEAP as an acronym for leading excellence in performance).  Everyone from the C-level suite through the mailroom is expected (and required) to complete a self-assessment of their performance based on the performance goals that they (or their leadership) put into… Read More