Envisioning Success

It’s only fitting that I created this post on my oldest daughter’s birthday! She herself has worked tremendously hard for her success as a newly graduated resident physician in New York City!  As a coach, I often recommend to my clients an exercise where they close their eyes and envision themselves as their future selves. I […]

EFT Tapping for Anxiety

 Do you struggle with stress and anxiety? Lately, we’ve heard a lot about this topic. With the Coronavirus in the news, many people are worried about getting sick.  Just so you know, anxiety is common. Did you know that anxiety affects almost 1 in 5 people and is the most commonly diagnosed mental health illness in […]

Positive Quotes

We could use some positivity in this C-Virus/quarantine world we’re living in right now!   Hope everyone is hanging in there and staying healthy. At the time I’m writing this, it looks like the US is in for 4 more weeks of shelter-in-place/social-distancing.    I work from home so my routine hasn’t changed too much. […]

8 Journal Prompts to Help You Find Your Life Purpose

Buy a journal or open up a word doc on your computer. I personally think the energetic action of writing is more powerful than typing on a computer, but it really is your choice. Write down the following 8 questions you’ll find below. Instead of writing out the answers, I want you to instead read […]

How to Build Up the Confidence to Pursue Your Dream Life

It may feel overwhelming, but like they say, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” But, there was a plan in place. To start: Choose paper or computer. Or both! I love post-it notes. I also love Evernote. One’s a paper system, one’s using a computer. Use what works best for you. Start with your goals. […]

3 Habits You Need for Better Self-Care

Self-care is a luxury these days and the idea of caring for yourself really resonates with so many women, in particular, who are juggling to keep their work-life balance or maybe even just life- in some semblance of sanity.  This post is about the 3 habits you need to start a regular self-care routine in your life. […]

6 Short Journal Prompts that will Dramatically Change Your Life

Journaling is an incredibly powerful tool, not just for self-discovery, but for self-care. Taking the time to get to know yourself, to write down your innermost thoughts – that’s very honoring of your self and your time. Journaling is used for inspiration, reflection, gratitude, healing, knowing yourself, finding yourself… Have you ever tried to write […]

Stop Quitting on Your Goals

We’re a few days into the new year and new decade of 2020. Goal lists and resolutions are written. I sincerely hope you haven’t given quit your goals yet. Hopefully you’re well on your way to successfully achieving these “dreams with deadlines!” It’s well known that a majority will not succeed in reaching their goals […]

New Year (and Decade), New Beginning

To most of you, the beginning of a new year means a fresh beginning. A chance to start anew. How amazing is that, that we have the ability to reflect (and act) on our future? Actually, at any point in time, we have this ability. Some people do goal-setting around the time when their kids […]

Aren’t You Tired of Failing at New Year’s Resolutions?

Aren’t you tired of failing at New Year’s Resolutions? Have you tried setting goals, only to lose motivation and quit? Are you prepared to go another year not reaching goals or following through on your resolutions? Stop right now! Stop quitting on your dreams! I can show you how to set goals and New Year’s […]

Ditch the Holiday Stress

If you’re like me, your mind is filled with your holiday to-do list. And this to-do list feels never-ending!     Let’s see…   there are gifts to get,  cards to send out, get-togethers to plan, cooking and baking, extra cleaning, dealing with family personality issues…   It’s stressful this time of year! Here are […]

Tolerating the Tolerable: How to Break Free of a Frenzied, Frustrating Life

In my book Transforming Divorce, I wrote a chapter called “What are You Tolerating?” I wrote the chapter (and book) to help women going through a major relationship breakup, to look at their lives and assess what they don’t like.   A breakup provides an opportunity, as upsetting as it is, to clean the slate […]

How To Use Your Intuition as a Guide to Living Your Best Life

Intuition. We’ve all heard of it, but what is intuition and why is it important? How can we use intuition to create a full life? Intuition Definition Intuition: noun; the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning (dictionary.com).   Intuition is available to everyone, but not everyone chooses to believe in […]

How to Reverse Engineer Your Goals To Create An Amazing Life

Some people have not heard yet of the concept of reverse engineering your goals or your life. So, let’s start out with the definition of reverse engineering.   Reverse engineering your life means looking at your life from the end, thinking about the results you want, then working backward from this end point to the […]

How to Motivate Yourself to Success

Motivation is one of the most important keys to success.   First, let’s define what motivation is. What is motivation? According to Dictionary.com motivation is a noun meaning:   1. The act or an instance of motivating or providing with a reason to act in a certain way.   2. The state or condition of […]

What Do You Value Most?

If you want to live an amazing and extraordinary life, it helps to know your values. When you’re aligned with your values, you can’t help but live a fulfilling life. You’re doing what brings you great joy and satisfaction, you are using your talents, you are surrounded by people you love and who are uplifting […]

Sleep Right, Shine Bright

Everyone needs a good night’s sleep to function at their best. Yet inevitably we all have struggled with sleepless nights at some point in our lives – especially if you have kids!     What affects your quality of sleep?   Some factors that affect your sleep include: Stress and anxiety. Your thoughts can lead […]

This is Why Feeling Stressed and Overwhelmed Can Take Over Your Life!

Whenever you’re ready, here are 4 ways I can help you take your life from ordinary to extraordinary; mundane to magnificent! 1. Online Courses These courses are full of practical tips and tools you won’t find anywhere else. Click here 2. E-Books You’ll find instantly downloadable books jam-packed with information you can start using immediately to make a difference […]

How to Boost Your Self-Esteem, Part 3

“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” ― Mark Twain In the first two articles of this series, How to Boost Your Self-Esteem and How to Boost Your Self-Esteem, Part 2, we went over what self-esteem is and you learned 10 tips to help you really shine and show up in life.  […]

How to Boost Your Self-Esteem, Part 2

In the first part of this series How to Boost Your Self-Esteem, you learned what self-esteem is and how it can dramatically affect your personal and professional life. Plus you learned 3 tips you can use (starting today!) to boost your self-esteem.   In the second part of this series, you’ll learn lots more tips […]

How to Boost Your Self-Esteem

In this series of articles, you’re going to learn what self-esteem is, why having healthy self-esteem is so important, and some tips to help boost your self-esteem.    First, a question for you:   When was the last time you had this thought: I’m not good enough?   Was it recently? Notice I didn’t ask you […]

A Quick Meditation to Quiet Your Ego Mind

This is a little different from the posts I usually do. We’re going to start off with a little meditation. Like many people, I start my day quieting my mind with a meditation. Meditation is a wonderful way to rebalance and center yourself, inviting the peace and space of the moment to wash over you […]

Creating Holiday Intentions

The holiday season is upon us. I’m writing this article right before the start of December when things start to get a little crazy. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday (love that!), and more stress to add to what can already be a stressful time of year. Gotta get the deal and save money. Oh […]

Where Do You Want to Go?

Where do you want to go? That question came up recently during one of my workouts. Let me explain… One of the ways I get super motivated is to listen to motivational recordings. I love to listen to podcasts- particularly ones that have a host who interviews successful people. I listen to the podcasts when […]

A Little Non-Profit Business

Many of you may not know, but I am the executive director of a small non-profit. I came on board when a friend asked me to consider taking the helm of the organization. I believe in their cause, and the hours and flexibility are wonderful. Plus, with all different kinds of personalities and ideas that […]

How I Met My Soul Mate, Part 3: My Happy Ending

This is part 3 of my journey of meeting and marrying my soul mate. In this series of articles, I share how I found authentic and conscious love and how you can, too. In part 1, I wrote about how my childhood set me up for disaster. In part 2, I wrote about how my […]

How I Met My Soul Mate, Part 2: How My Childhood Affected My Choice for a Husband

This is the part 2 of my journey of meeting and marrying my soul mate. In this series of articles, I share how I found authentic and conscious love and how you can, too. In part 1, I wrote about how my childhood set me up for disaster. Entering Adulthood I flunked out of Syracuse […]

How I Met My Soul Mate, Part 1: My Childhood Set Me Up for Disaster

This is the part 1 of my journey of meeting and marrying my soul mate. In this series of articles, I share how I found authentic and lasting love, and how you can, too. I remember meeting the love of my life like it was yesterday. I saw him standing in the parking lot of […]

Why Do People Have to Be So Mean?

“Why do people have to be so mean?” my daughter asked. I’ve heard that phrase a lot from her lately. Being a teenager can be difficult. You’re trying to figure out who you are and her peers apparently have no problem letting her know who she is- by their actions and their words in not […]

The Wheel of Life and Other Amazing Life Coaching Tools

It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks of writing e-books and preparing for future, upcoming video e-courses I am creating. Recently I’ve written Vision: How to Have the Relationship of Your Dreams, and I’ve revised Shine!, and The Wheel of Life. These are all immediately downloadable and approximately 30 pages jam-packed with tons of information I use […]

A Valentine’s Day Video Message

Today is Valentine’s Day and I thought I would do something a little different. Instead of writing a post, I made a short video for you. This is for anyone, regardless of their relationship status. By the way, I think everyday should be a day focused on giving and receiving love.  This is just another […]

How Will You Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet?

Wow! What a year!  Will you look back on 2017 as an extraordinary year? Or was it a year that was particularly challenging? A year that saw you reaching your goals or brought you closer to them? Or, did you find yourself struggling to meet even your daily tasks and/or still wishing for better things […]

This Powerful Belief Has a Major Effect on Your Happiness

Anne (not her real name) came to see me to work on her relationship with her boyfriend and also to work on having more confidence and self-esteem. According to her, her boyfriend had all kinds of issues and did not treat her well. She thought she could “fix” him. To her, her lack of self-esteem […]

When “Bad” Things Happen to “Good” People

Today marks the forty-first anniversary of my mother’s death. I was seven years old when she suddenly passed away from a pulmonary embolism.  She was due in June of that year, but the pregnancy caused her blood to clot, ultimately cutting her life short when the blood clot lodged in her lungs.  This event began […]

Under Construction: 3 Tips for When You’re Going Through Big Change

It’s inevitable.  At some point, if you haven’t already gone through a major life change, you will.  Maybe it’s when your kids grow up and move out, you get a divorce, there’s a job loss, the loss of a loved one, alienation of a child, an illness…things happen that can turn your world upside down.  […]

3 Life Coaching Tips to Amp Up Your New Year’s Resolutions

As a life coach, I have the privilege of helping clients reach their goals.  It’s amazing to watch!  This time of year (New Year’s), people tend to take on the role of life coach to themselves as they write out their resolutions of how life will be different this year.  They’ll probably write something along […]

How to Make a List of Your Values

Recently, I wrote an article about Coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success.  At the bottom of his Pyramid of Success are his 12 Lessons in Leadership.  These are obviously geared toward a sports team, but this information can also be translated into your real-life relationships–personal and professional.   For example:  #1.  Good values attract good […]

When Good Things Fall Apart

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ~Jessica Howell I absolutely love this quote!  I’ve relied on it in the past to get me through some really tough times.  When I am going through a particularly challenging time, I remind myself to let go and let life handle the details.  When […]

10 Roadblocks to Your Success-Breaking Down the Brick Wall

(This is a guest post written by my Handsome Husband, Don Nenninger)  Imagine that you are walking down a path and a brick wall has been placed directly in front of you. It’s solid, it’s tangible, and it’s obvious that something needs to change for you to continue. Or, you can stay exactly where you […]

Coaching Exercises that Work!

The Wheel of Life–A Coaching Exercise with Big Results! One of the life coaching tools we use for goal-setting in our coaching practice is the Wheel of Life exercise.  This is used by many coaches to help guide clients to lead a more balanced, authentic, and fulfilling life for themselves.  It’s a great tool for motivating […]