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Three must-have qualities of any transformational retreat

Three must-have qualities of any transformational retreat

I adore retreats! I have taken retreats by myself, from a Do Nothing Day at home to a quiet week at a state park cabin. I’ve also created and attended group retreats, both close to home and out of state. There’s something so special about […]

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Earlier today I was lounging on my couch scrolling through Facebook, an uncomfortable but familiar habit. I watched some celebrity reactions — Lady Gaga, Trevor Noah — before I Googled, “Trump mocks Ford.” I hadn’t read up on the Kavanaugh-Ford story since the hearing. I […]

How to build a meaningful career (part 3): Every action counts

How to build a meaningful career (part 3): Every action counts

What you’ll find in this series This is part 3 in a three-part blog series on how you can build a more meaningful career by first refining your own definition of “meaningful,” and then living that definition. In Part 1: Redefine success, I suggest a […]

How to build a meaningful career (part 2): Know your values

How to build a meaningful career (part 2): Know your values

Check out the whole series This is part 2 in a blog series on how to build a more meaningful career. In Part 1: Redefine success, we explore the question, What do I want? In Part 2: Know your values (this post), I cover how […]

How to build a meaningful career (part 1): Redefine success

How to build a meaningful career (part 1): Redefine success

What you’ll find in this series What is a “meaningful” career? Is it something that fully uses a person’s skills, abilities, and interests? Does it have to give the person plenty of free time? Or maybe it’s one that solves world peace? The thing is, […]

Discovering your ideal career is simpler than you think

Discovering your ideal career is simpler than you think

If you don’t know what kind of career you want, you’re not alone. According to The Conference Board’s 2018 survey, about half of all Americans are dissatisfied with their jobs. Career counselors often use a Venn diagram to help a person choose a career. Its […]

You are not crazy: why decluttering is so hard

You are not crazy: why decluttering is so hard

Before yoga class begins, Sharon (name changed) tells us about the beaded jewelry necklace that broke in her hands this morning, scattering tiny seed beads across her bathroom floor. After class — more specifically, after she finds out that I help people declutter as a way […]

Balance mind + body to plan your best days

Balance mind + body to plan your best days

It’s been almost two months since I left my software career (i.e. set aside my golden handcuffs) to get after my “someday.” It’s been absolutely amazing! One of my challenges has been adapting my schedule so I both have fun and feel productive every day. […]

Secretly Dreading the Holidays?

Secretly Dreading the Holidays?

The holidays can be a mixed bag. I love Christmas music. I can’t explain it. When late November rolls around, I suddenly find myself waking up with an irresistible urge to hear Mariah Carey singing about mistletoe. On the other hand, when I try to […]

What a Horse Taught Me about Grief and Play

What a Horse Taught Me about Grief and Play

Earlier this month I was in sunny Pismo Beach, California, as part of Martha Beck Life Coach Training. Immediately following that event, I attended a one-day equus coaching workshop — that is, horses helping coach humans — hosted by coaches Renee Sievert and Dixie St. […]