Stop shoulding!

Stop shoulding!

“I will not should on myself today.” ~Anonymous I learned this pithy saying years ago, and it still makes me smile. So often we “should” on ourselves. We run the list of our “shoulds” – to ourselves or others. “I should answer this email.” “I should volunteer at my...
We are our choices

We are our choices

“It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ~J.K. Rowling We are defined by our choices, big and little. On a daily basis we choose – whether (or how) to react to a coworker; if we’ll fulfill our promises and obligations; to exercise...
Do you really need advice?

Do you really need advice?

“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” ~Erica Jong The other day I noticed a pattern during a recent coaching session. It was pretty obvious and hard to miss. My client was sharing a number of situations she was facing...
Why do I go to yoga anyway?

Why do I go to yoga anyway?

Last Friday morning I gave myself the gift of a yoga class. I turn to yoga as exercise – for the mind, body, and spirit – and also as replenishment (again for the mind, body, and spirit). It’s my chance to pause, stop trying (although sometimes I have to admit I...