Our Chronic Thoughts

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Thoughts are extremely powerful. In fact, our thoughts create our reality as we experience it. Much like a captain navigating the sea, our thoughts command the wheel of our ship and point us toward a destination. I asked one of my coaching clients last week about a potential employment opportunity to which he replied, “I can’t do that. I’ve never …

Favorite Things

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Last evening during the 2015 Oscars celebration, Lady Gaga sang a 50th anniversary tribute to the movie The Sound of Music, a 1965 American musical film starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Thinking back to the first time I saw the stage version of that musical (which I’d actually auditioned for and didn’t get… *sigh), I remember one song that …

Simplify Your Life

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Many people are looking for better balance and happiness in life. Through my writing and coaching, I help guide people towards those goals by providing them with options. One of my favorite lines of questioning includes challenging the complexity of people’s lives. Some questions include: What things are you currently experiencing in your life that you no longer want? How …

A New Year. Really?

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New year’s resolutions. New eating plans. New goals and objectives. New rules. New gym membership. New morning routine. New attitude. New job. New enthusiasm. New relationship. A new start! Or is it? Whether we realize or not, the new year always brings about a shift in our perspective. And it’s simply due to one fact: a calendar date. But does …

Mom Was Right

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Ah, the simple things. In our busy lives, the small things—like finding your keys or keeping a clean kitchen—can make a world of difference. Simple habits practiced over time can have a profound effect on your sense of balance—especially when you develop healthy and consistent habits for yourself. As an adult, I still hear my Mom’s voice giving me practical …

Healthy Holidays!

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Speaking from someone who loves to celebrate, this time of year can be most exciting. The holiday season gives us opportunities to be thankful, giving, and ring in another new year. With all of these reasons to act in exceptional ways, this time of year can also cause many of us to lose our sense of equilibrium. Stress, expectations, and …

Kringle Coaches Warlock, Change Imminent

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North Pole (NP WIRE) December 8, 2014 – Another holiday miracle is sweeping the nation causing widespread goodwill, uplifted spirits, and hope to the humbug. The trending craze was sparked by the recent streaming of the Rankin and Bass production of Santa Claus is Coming to Town—a 1970’s holiday television classic. In a pivotal scene, the Winter Warlock tells a …

Are We There Yet?

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“Are we there yet?” I asked. “Almost,” replied Grandpa. Each minute felt like an hour. After all, it was our first time visiting Florida since Grandma and Grandpa had moved to Tampa from Wisconsin, and Walt Disney World was a dream come true for an 8-year old. The anticipation was killing me, but the wait made the experience that much …

Losing it? Get it Back

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Tired? Stressed out? Lost your sense of balance? You actually haven’t lost anything. You’ve just forgotten how to access what’s already within you. “Huh?” you say. Yes, it’s true, but let me give you a little more background first. Last week I had the privilege to speak at Elliott Masie’s Learning 2014—an annual conference held in Orlando, Florida, which brings …