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4-Step Process to Resolve Conflict Quickly

Learn to reduce friction, be heard, & find an agreeable outcome in 4 easy steps.

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Tweak one idea and be dilemma-free

In life we are faced with countless decisions. From the moment we wake up: “Do I stay in bed for an extra 10 minutes and or do I get up now?” to throughout the day: “Do I want a burrito for lunch or do I want a salad?” until bedtime: “Do I want to watch the Jimmy Fallon show or do I just want to go to bed?” Gone are the days that everything was spelled out and all we had to do was play. Speaking of those days… a about a year ago, my husband and I were facing some anxiety issues with our son, Aidan. We didn’t realize it was anxiety, we saw it as behavioral stuff and thought he’d hit an inevitable stage of defiance. His Waldorf kindergarten teacher at the time said it had nothing to

respond vs. react

Do you react or respond to life?

Do you react or do you respond to life’s challenges and stressors? Learn how to harness the choice point and exercise response more often. I’m in the midst of a pretty intense personal development process all in service to transforming and evolving. It’s been an incredible journey so far and I’m coming to new insights that I’m not just becoming aware of, but actually putting into practice to affect significant change. A theme that has been interwoven throughout this process is reactivity – essentially recognizing when am I reacting to life and when am I responding to it. I became curious about the formal definitions of respond vs. react. According to Dictionary.com: React means: “To act in response to an agent or influence” Respond means: “To reply or answer in words; to react favorably” When I see these two together

Are you a crappy friend too?

Take on these 10 simple tips and seriously improve ALL of your relationships. I’m going to admit it, up until the past few years I don’t think I’ve ever been a very good friend. It took becoming a coach for me to realize this. And it’s changed my life – no longer can I blindly go about in my relationships and be what I was: a girl trying hard to be heard and valued all the time. In every relationship and interaction with another, I was silently asking the question: “Do you like me?” I discovered that I’ve been subconsciously seeking approval underneath everything I thought, said, or did within any relationship. Coaching has awakened me to this and though I understand what’s going on, that need to be heard and valued is still there. But I know I’m not alone

Change one word and change your life

You *should* read this. Ready for a small idea with huge implications?  All we are going to do is eliminate one word from your vocabulary. One word that I guarantee you say, and probably way too much. “SHOULD.” I “should” make more time to sit down and write. I “should” be getting more sleep. I “shouldn’t” be eating so much. I “should” be better at this parenting thing. I should, I should, I should…. When you hear or say “should,” how does it make you feel? Heavy, burdened, obligated, stressed?  Now ask: “ ‘Should’ according to who?” “Should” according to YOU. What?! Now why would you do that to yourself? We all have this idea in our head of how things should be. We fear that if we don’t keep up with our shoulds, then things will fall through the cracks and we’ll fail miserably. I challenge