pema chodron |

Pema Chodron: How to defeat fear

Pema Chodron is much on my mind these days, because I am in the process of taking an online course with her. As I dipped into The Pocket Pema Chodron this morning, I found this parable about fear and the young warrior. I hear from so many women that they are fearful to do what […]

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Executive coach |

Coaching reminders

Okay, here’s another week’s worth of coaching reminders. Which is your favorite? Take ten minutes to meditate on it, silently, with or without paper and pen: Stop waiting — for permission, for a gold star, for the optimum conditions. Don’t mistake false humility for true humility. Know the difference between doing more and being more. […]

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Life Coach Austin |

Living a life of clarity: my Austin

I love travelling! I love leaving on that jet plane — and then I love to return home. The experience of ‘away’ reminds me how I love the life of clarity I’ve created in Austin. Back in Austin after three weeks in Germany and England, I’m making a list of what I love about my […]

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coaching for women |

Coaching manifesto, part I

A prospective client has asked me: What is your coaching philosophy? The question stuck with me even after our conversation ended. So far, I’ve come up with the following “coaching manifesto.” I’m sure there is more to follow, but for now: 1.  Think sequentially. Nothing gets done overnight. 2.  Never, ever, give away your power. […]

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lanhydrock |

An ancient prayer for clarity

We’re just back from our annual spring pilgrimage to England to visit historic homes and gardens. This year we ventured to Cornwall, and at Lanhydrock I found this “ancient prayer.” I’m not sure how ancient it is, but it sure is relevant today — an ideal meditation on living a life of clarity: Give me […]

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Life coach |

For successful women: how to get clear & confident

What do successful women want? They want to feel clear and confident. Life brings pressures and demands (do I really need to list them?) that distract women from their personal ambitions. And then, some women get to a point in life when their ambitions change. I know, from my coaching practice, that women feel their […]

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clarity book |

What is clarity?

Good question. Clarity is like pornography, according to the Supreme Court: you can’t define it, but you know it when you see it. Or feel it. For me, clarity is . . . an inquiry . . . Mozart . . . a fresh notebook . . . daily practice . . . Fra Angelico […]

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gretchen rubin |

Gretchen Rubin: make it convenient

I always thought it was a vice. A flaw, a failing, a sin of the mortal variety. Just the other day, complaining to my neighbor: Oh, it takes 20 to 30 minutes each way, depending on the traffic, to get to the YMCA. What a lazy excuse, right? If I were really committed to getting […]

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