Does Asking for Help Make You Weak?

There’s a common misconception amongst us women that we should be able to figure out the solutions to all of life’s myriad challenges and problems by ourselves. It’s part of the job description for being a ‘strong, independent woman’ isn’t it?! In certain situations, we believe that asking for help somehow makes us appear weak – to ourselves, other people and the person we’re asking for the […]

The No.1 Regret of the Dying

You may have read the blog post and/or book: The Top Five Regrets of the Dying. I was familiar with the article and had read it maybe three or four times over the last couple of years. Today I received an invitation in my Inbox to watch a short interview with the author, Bronnie Ware (you […]

The Biggest Lie

I’ve got too much going on to even think about this. I haven’t got the time/money/energy to do it right now. I’m not in the right headspace for it. It’s not that important – really. I’m so stressed at the moment I can’t even think about it. I’ll make it a priority tomorrow/next week/next month/next year/next […]

What Is Perfect About This?

I remember one of the first times I asked a client this question. It was via email to follow up our initial coaching session. My client told me she almost spat her coffee (or was it wine?) at the screen when she read the question. Because, of course – it was a preposterous question! Nothing? […]

Are You Mistaking Busy-ness for Worthiness?

Busy. Busy. We are all so very busy. Kids. Home. Careers. Friends. Husbands. Parents. Exercise. Family. Projects. The constant juggling act. Racing from one responsibility to the next. Barely stopping to catch our breath. ‘Me time’ an elusive, guilt-ridden fantasy. Zero time to pause and question our choices. No time to lose. Winning First Place We’ve […]

Just Own It

I’ve become intrigued recently with the concept of ‘owning it.’ By ‘it’ I mean our emotional life. Owning our physical stuff like our house, our car, our furniture, our clothes, our jewellery. That’s easy. We know how to do that. But what about owning our emotional stuff? What about owning our choices? Even when they’re unconscious, […]

What Are You Waiting For?

Are you in love? You may think I’m asking you to ponder this question in relation to your husband. Nope. Not today. That’s another question for another blog post. What I want to ask you today is this: Are you in love with your life? What’s Love Got To Do With it? Maybe it’s a question […]

3 Signs You’re Chasing Happiness for All the Wrong Reasons

I’ve been having interesting discussions with my clients lately about happiness. About what creates it. How to get it. How to keep it. Why it seems so elusive. How so many of us postpone it by tying it to some loosely defined idea of future success. We get so caught up in: “I’ll be happy […]

All You Need to Change is THIS

“I just don’t feel the same about my husband anymore.” “I’m not attracted to him now.” “He doesn’t make me feel the way I want to feel.” “I would leave him but I don’t want to turn my life upside down.” Should I settle for this life with him – is it enough?” So many […]

What Would Love Do?

How do you make decisions in your life when you’re not quite sure which way to go? How do you decide how to respond to certain people or situations? What is it that drives your actions and behaviours? Do you make choices that take you towards what you want, or away from what you don’t […]