How Do You Live In The Balance?

Nearly every week, some updated food alert is issued by the news media. Never before have we been bombarded with so much information about what is bad/good for us. And yet, just as individuals vary tremendously, so do our nutritional needs – depending on your age, emotional state, the season and your physical environment. Linda Prout is the author of …

A Time For Everything

I often find that my clients complain of not “having time.” I think that the sheer speed of modern life and their extreme future-mindedness sneaks up on them and robs them of the present. I believe this because I used to suffer from the feeling myself. I was doing more and doing it faster, only to then categorize any hours …

Are You Carving Your Own Road?

The dream of the open road. Ahhh, what adventures await. Have you ever heard of people doing crazy things like dropping everything to head out in an RV to cover all 50 states? Well, 2 pioneering souls that blazed that path in search of stories to awaken the entrepreneurial spirit, are Jennifer and Joe Remling. Both made major changes in …

Window Or Aisle Seat?

Often my clients ask me “How do you get motivated to run? How can I get inspired? How do I become disciplined?” I often reply that there is no magic formula. You get it by doing. The mental qualities you need are all linked like a chain. If you give exercise a try and see results, even if it is …

It's Okay To Ask For Help

Sometimes you stumble upon an offering that truly makes your life easier. Recently, my sister located a resource that provided us with a means for locating assistance for my mom, who suffers from dementia: http://www.itsallaboutaging.com/blog/?p=230 In an effort to keep my mom’s mind stimulated and her body active, I had been researching services online which provide options for caregiving on …

Climbing Out Of The Girl Box

In 2002, I was in the midst of a career transition and decided to focus my attention on volunteering for a cause. At a local road race, I happened upon a non-profit organization which spoke directly to me, http://www.girlsontherun (GOTR). Beyond the smiling faces of the pre-teens basking in the glow of their first 5K, what I found was a …

The Power Of Turtle Steps

When I first meet with potential clients, I review their current situations and discuss what they would specifically like to achieve in the first 90 days of working together. Often the goals are lofty: get out of massive amounts of debt; find a partner; locate a different career in a new sector. Most individuals feel stuck and don’t know where …

What Will You Say in Your Last 60 Seconds?

Through the lens of working with corporate executives within finance, I’ve had a chance to observe senior level professionals up close. When I’ve had an opportunity to ask them what they want more of, “satisfaction” (or some variation thereof) seems inevitably to be the answer. This seems odd to me, given the material riches that many of these individuals have …

Feel the Feeling

Life rarely works out exactly as we plan. The death of a loved one, rejection by a cherished friend, the onset of an unexpected illness, unemployment status after a successful career, struggle with body image and self-perception – these experiences challenge us. During times of struggle, I have found comfort in the wisdom, insight, and empathy I gain when I …

It's Only A Mountain

If you’ve spent any time in Massachusetts, then you may have heard of the inspiring father and son combo of Dick and Rick Hoyt. Rick was born in 1962 as a spastic quadriplegic, cerebral palsy, non-speaking person. While his body may be disabled, the ability of his mind and person has always been strong, and his father, Dick, has been …