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Holiday Stress?

My client is a mom of three under seven – a big job on top of her big job. As we coached, she was surrounded by piles of outgrown clothes and toys, the detritus of a seasonal decluttering.“And now,” she announced incredulously, “we have to do presents!”I was supposed to…
November 22, 2023
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Can Self-Love and Weight Loss Go Together?

Some of my clients want to lose weight but feel ambivalent about that desire. In this body-positive moment, to diet feels retrograde: a failure of self-love, a triumph of patriarchal conditioning, and fat-shaming masquerading as “health.” Is it possible to love yourself unconditionally and want to change your body?I’ve thought…
March 10, 2023
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Set Your New Year Intentions

Intentions are the cool older cousin of New Year’s Resolutions – the one you only see once a year because she lives at the beach in California with her free-spirited mom, but they always come home for the holidays. New Year’s Resolutions are about hard work, willpower, and fixing what’s…
December 22, 2022
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Year in Review

Do you do a year in review? The year in review is a powerful tool of personal growth, and if you’re reading this, you are someone who cares about personal growth! So, if you don’t already do it, here is a template from me, so that you can join the…
December 16, 2022
Getting Things Done

Do You Want to Be More Consistent?

It’s January, the time of year for resolutions. One of mine that is renewed annually is to show up consistently on social media to build my brand. Ugh. Just writing “build my brand” makes me wince. Admitting to using social media transactionally feels like a confession of bad faith. Social…
January 28, 2022
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Peace, Self-Love, and Dieting

Since Christmas I’ve made a project of losing weight. I say “project” because I’ve been following Martha Beck’s book on the subject, The Four-Day Win, and it’s not a traditional diet book that tells you how to eat. Instead, it’s full of exercises and practices that are designed to teach…
March 12, 2021
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I Need to Make a Decision

How to Invite the "Next Right Step" Last week I wrote about a new approach to New Year’s resolutions. What if you want to be resolved about something, but you’re not? You want to act – feel like you should or even need to – but you are deadlocked within…
January 22, 2021
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Waiting Is a State of Mind

We’ve been watching a British tv show called Grand Designs. It follows ordinary people as they build extraordinary houses. One recent episode featured a back-to-the-land, self-sufficient family who built their house by hand. When it was finished, it looked handmade but not homemade – it was gorgeously crafted, a work of…
September 25, 2020