When I had a phone call a few months ago with my friend Andy of Align Coaching to understand more about the coaching process he does, he explained that one of the exercises he guides people through was thinking about five lives you could have. He said, “for example, if you wanted to be a … More I Hope You Dance
I’ve always had strange dreams. There was the one about the giant snake in the median of the road. There was another about a bear running full speed directly at me and then getting distracted by a honey-baked ham on a tree stump. Or the one where my 8 year old presented me with some … More Stripping Wallpaper
“I’m not much of a music person.” I’ve described myself this way numerous times, yet, I’m not entirely sure how it came about. I used to like listening to music, though I can almost never tell you the name of a song or artist, and I don’t have a favorite genre. Over the years I’ve … More I’m Not a Music Person
“Bloom where you’re planted.” I’ve heard that phrase many times, and I generally like it and find it inspirational; it shows that despite the circumstances we face in life, we can still make a difference. We can still matter. We can still thrive. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as simply deciding to bloom. My backyard … More Bloom Where You’re Planted
A while back, maybe a year and a half ago, I had a conversation with Beth McCord, an Enneagram Coach, because I wanted to know for sure that I was a 9. I was pretty sure, well, almost completely sure, but I was having a hard time taking that definitive step and saying yes, that’s … More How Do You Like Your Eggs?
I’m terrible at keeping New Year’s Resolutions, so I just don’t bother to make them. A few years ago I was intrigued by the idea of choosing a word for the year, and have done it off and on since then. I’ve been learning a lot about being an Enneagram 9, and one of the … More Awake My Soul
I love when Andy blogs, because it always gives me something to think about and over the years has inspired a few of my own blog posts. In this post, he wrote about a way in which students at an elementary school are being taught their worth. It reminded me of another conversation I’d had … More Do You Know Your Worth?
My friend Beth wrote a post about how being a coach’s wife is more than a title; it’s a calling. I happen to disagree with that (Beth has read this and supports it; we’ve had a great conversation privately about it). But first, there is a lot in Beth’s post that I do agree with, … More The Calling of a Coach’s Wife
I’m not a morning person, never have been. The only reason I get up is because that’s what responsible adults have to do. I don’t roll out of bed happy and ready to meet the day; I get out of bed ready to meet my coffee. I do, however, enjoy sleeping with the windows open … More Cleaning Out the Mess
What thou there seest fair creature, is thyself… The words are from John Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Lost, which I was a little obsessed with in college. Ok, a lot obsessed with. One of the papers I enjoyed writing was one that used this line in Paradise Lost as an epigraph for a paper I … More The Woman in the Mirror