Putting the “Happy” Back in Happy Holidays

In addition to holiday music, holiday foods, holiday parties, and holiday gifts, many of us - if not all of us - have at one time or another found ourselves in the “holiday blues.” It’s time to put the “happy” back in Happy Holidays. And it may not be what you think. Wait a minute - it is about what you think! To be "happy" is a state of mind. It is something we get to create. Really, were you born happy? Weren’t you crying when you first greeted the world? All kidding aside, many of us make the mistake thinking something outside of […] Continue Reading

Coaching – It’s Personal

What does this photo have to do with goal setting, workplace productivity, and leadership skills? The other day I had dinner with my gal pal Dindy Yokel at her client's excellent new Chinese restaurant,  Soi (think hole-in-the-wall China Grill). Over sticky black rice studded with shitake mushrooms and shrimp, baby bok choy and udon noodles with fermented black beans, we discussed my coaching niche - small business owners and executives. It's not Life Coaching per se, but for coaching to work, it will get personal. We will talk about your […] Continue Reading

Getting Passed the Garbage

At 7:15am this morning, jogging the tired six block loop around my neighborhood paled against the thought of jumping into the car and heading off to the boardwalk on Miami Beach. Jogging became a renewed endeavor after training for four months and then this September 19th completing my first triathlon. So I grabbed my iPod and made off in my car, crossing the Julia Tuttle Causeway to Indian Creek Drive, parking on 37th Street, one block from the beach. As I learned to do while training, I set my timer for a 5 minute warm up walk. My timing […] Continue Reading