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February is Where New Year's Resolutions Go to Die

How are your New Year’s Resolutions going?By now, who knows right!?!​Resolutions are big and scary.Far better to make small shifts in our habits. In case you didn’t notice, there are a bajillion books on habits.I’m pretty sure there are as many books on creating new habits as there are habits to...

What if You Need Self-Compassion not Self-Judgment?

Betty had cancer again. The metastatic kind. The kind that means you have cancer the rest of your life. And then Betty’s husband died. I promise that if you keep reading, this story has a happy endin. When Betty came to coaching, she was stuck - her words not mine. She said she couldn’t lea...

How to Deal with Shame and ADHD

Sorry I’m late. Sorry I lost your keys. Sorry the dishes are in the sink again. Sorry I misplaced the client’s file. Sorry I forgot to email/text you back. ADHD is one endless stream of SORRY. Did you know that ADHDers receive 20,000 more negative messages by the age of 12 than neurotypical...

Why ADHDers Need to Pause

Friday afternoon, I looked out our large window - taking a quick breather in between readying the kitchen for a family lunch. A female cardinal was splashing in our backyard birdbath. We never see cardinals so I knew this was special. I called my daughter over. Because cardinals are believed ...

Coach Vs Therapist

Through my Mental Health Awareness Month stories, I've gotten this question. How does a Coach differ from a therapist? Coaching and therapy can look similar, so I can understand the confusion. That’s because there are a few overlaps. We both are helping individuals transform their awareness a...

Find Your Story

Over 20 years ago, I saw a therapist for depression. It was just before the holidays and with the kindest of intentions, she put me on medication so I could enjoy them. Unfortunately, that med threw me straight into mania. I felt like my heart was racing all of the time and I ended up going on...

How to Take Time Off Even When You're Overwhelmed

Since summer, my client has wanted to take Friday afternoons off. Because she runs her own business, it’s hard for her to be away for a week at a time. She has a busy schedule of projects and frequently the client work would seep right into her weekend. It was driving her crazy and she was exh...

ADHD Vs Burnout

Burnout vs ADHD  part 1 of 2 Did you know that burnout symptoms can look like just another day with ADHD? So, we end up not recognizing burnout until it's way too late. There’s this belief that people with ADHD are lazy. Or really a label we picked up in childhood that stuck. But ADHDers ar...