Where the journey to a happier, simpler, and more authentic life begins...

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

What is the next step in your journey?
Are you going where you want?
Are your actions aligned with your commitments?
Do you have dreams that you haven’t even let yourself dream?
Where in your life do you feel like you are letting yourself down?
Would you like to learn how to take the next step, get where you want, take proactive actions, dream your dreams and be there for yourself?

My coaching practice is about uncovering the hidden fears that keep you from feeling fulfilled, and limit your potential for creating joy and achieving the life you desire. The first step is often the biggest and yet it is the leap that opens up all your possibilities. As your coach, I will support you in taking your first steps, and then your leaps into your future, offering compassion and truth as you are kept accountable to your own progress. A willingness to move out of your comfort zone will provide you with the awareness and the courage to move forward with confidence, which will empower you to walk fearlessly into your future. Are you ready to take the risk? Together we can create a roadmap; filled with practical, proactive steps that can guide you towards the life you deserve and desire.

How Well Do You Maintain Balance?

If trying to maintain balance in your life makes you feel like a tightrope walker, you’re not alone. Most of us have so many demands on our time and energy, life can feel like a three-ring circus. Take this quiz to see how well you are meeting responsibilities, while also recognizing and fulfilling personal needs and wants.

True False

T or F - The only way I can successfully manage my life is to take care of myself physically and emotionally.

T or F - Nurturing myself enlarges my capacity to help others.

T or F - I eat healthfully and exercise regularly.

T or F - I get check-ups, go to the dentist, and take preventative precautions.

T or F - I set aside personal, quiet time for myself, whether I’m meditating or simply letting my thoughts drift.

T or F - I experience the gifts of each season: ice skating, sledding, bundled-up beach walks; gardening, hiking, more time outside; camping, swimming, barbeques; harvesting the bounty, gathering wood, spending more time inside.

T or F - Creativity nurtures me, too. I do what I love, whether that’s cooking, drawing, painting, writing, dancing, singing or another creative pursuit.

T or F - Reaching out to others enriches my life. I spend quality time with family and friends.

T or F - Contributing to the world provides connection and purpose, so I give my time, energy and experience where it is most useful.

T or F - I notice and heed the emotional signals that tell me I’m out of balance: irritability, overwhelm, resentment.

T or F - If I feel that I’m catching a cold, I realize I may have stressed my immune system with overactivity, so I stop and take care of myself.

T or F - When I need or want to, I say no to requests for my time.

T or F - I listen to and honor the requests my body makes for such things as a nap, a walk, green vegetables, hot soup.

T or F - If I have something planned for myself, I don’t just toss that aside when someone makes a request of me.

T or F - I’m busy, but I find time to do the things I want to do.

T or F
- I’m happy. I regularly experience well-being, contentment, even joy.

If you answered false more often than true, you may want to take a look at the questions to which you answered false and see if you can incorporate something of its message into your life. Please don’t hesitate to call if you’d like to explore this issue further.

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