I Love Coaching: When the Party Comes to You

As a life coach, I get to experience plenty of ‘good’ sessions with a variety of coaching clients. Then there are times that remind me why I love coaching: when the party comes to you! The last week of November following Thanksgiving was cool. I’m not talking chilly but reason for celebration cool. Two of my […]

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“I Didn’t Know I Could”

“I didn’t know I could.”  Five words that are possibly the happiest or the saddest statement I hear when sitting with a coaching client or a counselee. Depending on which way the emotional wind is blowing, those five words carry potential for creaking open the door a little wider and sticking a toe in edgewise. When […]

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Everything Was Going Well…

…until it wasn’t. Adam and Eve. The Apostle Paul. Pioneers of the Old West. They all hold one thing in common: they were individuals in transition charting a new course in life. And no doubt, they each could have been overheard muttering, “Everything was going so well…” Let’s take a peek into their stories. They […]

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What Produces Joy?

Today’s Charting the Course post was selected from among the sticky notes on my desk. (Inspiration abounds among the dust bunnies…) I had scribbled on that little paper brain cell the question What produces joy? with a Romans 8:37 note in the upper corner. That familiar verse reads in the Literal Version as – But […]

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That’s a Wrap – Adieu to Sweet ’16

That’s a wrap. Adieu to Sweet ’16. Departed and leaving in her wake the stirred emotions of a sixteen-ager. For many, the past year was not so sweet: some of it was sour, sorrowful, stressful, strict, unrelenting. For many it was a year full of energy, enjoyment, satisfaction, and the thrill of a ‘something’ well […]

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There’s More to the Story

When was the last time a good story left you hanging? In our fast-paced world you, like me and many others, may not remember. There may be so many good stories left unfinished that you’ve given up trying to circle back around to The End of each one of them. That’s ok. Unless it’s your […]

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When the Dust Clears

His parents have taught our youngest grandson to dust off his little boy hands when they’re dusty or dirty; a somewhat regular occurrence as he toddles his way to two years old. The nearby schoolyard and the gravel parking area on the side of our house recently made for some really good dust to dive […]

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