The World is What You Think It Is
Who doesn’t love Hawaii? There is something about those tropical islands, some mystical, magical pull that is wondrous and draws us back again and again for rest and recovery. Recently I became aware of Huna and the 7 Principles of Hawaiian Shamanism. The first principle is Ike, which is: The World is What You Think…
I’ve Got a Podcast for Coaches!
It’s the amazing Sandy Swanson, ACC, NBC-HWC, A-CFHC and I taking a humorous and serious look at coaching and our own journeys. We are up to Episode 8 now with Planning and Support, part of our short series on the coaching conversation structure. “Let’s make a plan! This episode is all about helping your client plan action…
Why isn’t My Team Doing What I Want Them to Do?
Are you a new manager? In my coaching practice, I have many who are new managers and want to become better ones. They often come to me wondering why their team isn’t doing what they want them to do. New managers come with many pre-conceived notions on how to motivate people. Notions about leading, communicating,…
I Am Wasting My Potential Right Here and Now
I hear this often in my clients. Every day is a grind.No feeling of purpose.No growth.No connection with whatever they are doing. That they are tossing their days into the trash can of life. That where they are now feels so wrong, and a sense that they were made for more in this world. More…
Let’s Talk About Love
LOVE. But not romantic love. Loving YOURSELF. It’s a concept that is simple but yet for many, self love does not come easy. I’ve had many clients come to me about some initial problem, and after some inquiry it boils down to a deep inability to love themselves just the way they are now. It’s…
Does Your Body React to An Uncomfortable Memory?
Last week I had a client who arrived at our session with anxiety at work. After some coaching inquiry, it was revealed that in his previous job, his manager gave him some serious negative grief over missing his sales numbers. Apparently his manager was a student of negative reinforcement and proceeded to make his life…
Reading the News is Taking Your Health Away
This doesn’t come as a surprise: ‘News addiction’ can cause stress, anxiety, study says – ASU News It just validates what we already intuitively knew. Having our noses in our smartphones, endlessly scrolling through negative headlines of our news apps and social media feeds takes our health away. We are: Fearful of the future.Looking at…
Keepin’ It Simple in Nutrition Coaching
When I nutrition coach, I like to keep things simple. So many people complicate things from the beginning. They start taking huge swaths of food and removing them. They take on the huge effort of measuring food and tracking. They start following all the popular diets and cycle through them wondering if and when it…
“All of Me is Welcome”
“All of me is welcome” Close your eyes, and whisper it to yourself. What comes up for you? What does it evoke inside you and in your feelings? I encountered this phrase in my Shamanic Reiki training. It is an invocation that we use in some of our meditations. It’s probably one of the most…
Have You Scanned Your Body Lately?
One of the great elements of somatic coaching is helping people get more in tune with what is happening within their bodies. Why might you want to do that? Simply put, to become more aware of what is happening within, and how the body reacts to certain stimuli from our environment. It’s often information that…
Do We Really Need to Make Everything About Warfare?
In today’s workplace, and even in our lives, there is so much conflict, so many adversarial relationships, and not enough collaborating, connecting, and even kindness towards one another. The language we use reflects not only our inner nature, but also continues the cycle of whatever we express. Do we want to live in a world…
Habits Don’t Work
Many of my clients come to me asking for help on their habits. But yet they are having a lot of trouble building and sustaining habits. What is going on here? The habit gurus out there would have you think that habits are all you need to transform your life. Just keep at it consistently…
“Unable to find one’s way”“Very confused or insecure or in great difficulties”“Denoting something that has been taken away or cannot be recovered”“Time and opportunity not used advantageously; wasted” When I looked up ‘lost’, I found these in the Oxford Language dictionary online. So well stated too – how many of these apply to you right…
Got Tiger Mom?
Many years ago, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua came out. It coined the phrase “Tiger Mom” and forever attached that term to Asian Americans and their parents who seemed driven to ensure that their kids would excel. Growing up, I was in the middle of a Tiger Mom jungle. It showed…
What Does Your Body Know Anyways?
Many people ask me, what is this somatic coaching you practice? Or are intrigued by my tag line of holistic coaching of the body, mind, and spirit and wonder what I mean by coaching of the body. It turns out that the experiences we humans go through in life are often stored in our body.…
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