What is life coaching? “Coaching is a partnership between the coach and coachee (client) where dreams, desires, and goals are objectively supported and challenged resulting in a positive, forward-moving experience for the coachee.” (definition from Coach U) Think about a sports coach…what do they do for their team...

When you are doing an activity you love, time seems to behave differently doesn’t it? It goes by way too fast 😂 It is as if you get lost inside the activity, becoming part of it. Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi called this feeling “flow”, and said it was the secret to happiness. In Love + Work by Marcus Buckingham...

In case you haven’t caught on, I love taking courses! I completed my neuroscience course the end of December and last week started one called Find What You Love that I had signed up for months ago but never started. It goes along with a book called Love + Work by Marcus Buckingham. This course is a lot less work and...

Did you know there is a difference between self-esteem and self-love? If not, keep reading 😊 Self-esteem is basing your worth on achievements, abilities, life situations and feedback from others. Self-love can be defined by these ideas: You recognize your own value as an individual You reject negative messages from...

It’s that time of year when many people are thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. I heard a statistic the other day that only 8% of people stick with their resolutions the whole year. Most people have lost steam by the end of January! What if there was another option? Well, I’ve got two for you to consider: Year End...

I just completed the last module of my neuroscience course and I’m SO SAD it’s coming to an end! I really enjoyed learning more about the brain and how I can apply the knowledge to improve my life and the lives of my family and clients. I’ll share more with you from past modules in the weeks to come 😊 This module was...

This week we’re learning about exercise and brain health in my neuroscience course. Here are some interesting highlights: exercise increases attention and executive control in children (so schools that are taking away recess time in the name of academic achievement might actually be inhibiting it) while exercise may...

It’s the holiday season, which for many people elicits increased feelings of stress and anxiety. Christmas lists, work and family parties, neighbor gifts, gloomy weather, travelling, dealing with grumpy people etc, etc, etc… Don’t fret, I have a new tool for you to try! In my neuroscience class last week I learned...

It’s that time of year when we tend to focus more on what we are grateful for than other times… “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger...

Stuff isn’t always about us. One thing that has helped me so much as I have learned more about mindset is to remember that MOST of other people’s choices (actions, comments or judgements) aren’t about me, they are about them. This helps me so much when I want to take things personally. Kids come home late? They weren’t...