Four ways to handle news-induced anxiety

I remember once being introduced to two sisters. Their mother said, “this is the smart one and this is the pretty one.” Both girls were in their early 20’s. These girls had to live up to the images they had been assigned. I have been struggling to write this blog for the past couple ofContinue reading “Four ways to handle news-induced anxiety”

Evolving through retirement

I loved Serena Williams explanation of how she sees her next act. Williams indicated her intention to retire in a Vogue article in early August, saying she was “evolving away from tennis.” Retirement coaches and the media have been struggling with what to call the new retirement. Longevity of 20+ years post career has madeContinue reading “Evolving through retirement”

Climb to Glassy Mountain – walkabout #10

Annie is the one person I have been friends with for close to 40 years. We have known each other since our children were in the 1st and 2nd grades. Even though we have not lived close most of that time, the friendship has endured. Being with her is like coming home. It is soContinue reading “Climb to Glassy Mountain – walkabout #10”

A Renewal Walkabout

Walkabout #6 I like words. I always pick one or two words at the beginning of the year that help keep me focused and motivated as the year goes forward. As a reminder, my words for 2022 are Mastery and Acceptance. This weekend, when I did my walkabout, I thought about another word … Renewal.Continue reading “A Renewal Walkabout”

Healing, Caring and Crafting

Walkabout #5 “Hi Heidi, what are you doing?” “I am organizing my new home office space, so I can start coaching families.” That is how the telephone walkabout with my sister, Heidi, began. I was supposed to go to Atlanta to get in a real walk with her. But as I am recovering, and apparently,Continue reading “Healing, Caring and Crafting”

My walkabout with bronchitis

Being sick is a buzz kill! At first, I thought it was allergies. When allergy medicine was not improving things, I took the first to two at-home Covid tests. Both came back negative. Finally on Sunday, when the coughing would not stop and I had developed pinkeye, I went to urgent care. Diagnosed with acuteContinue reading “My walkabout with bronchitis”

Hey, Boomer Walk-about

It is too easy, as we age, to tell ourselves that we can’t move like we once did. That may be true. We may not be able to move like we once did but that does not mean that we can’t still move. Let’s do a Hey, Boomer Walk-about. More about this below. First theContinue reading “Hey, Boomer Walk-about”

Maybe I should have been a black bear

Maybe I should have been a Black Bear  so I could hibernate in the winter. You don’t usually hear me complain in my blogs, but I need to be honest with you. I don’t like the winter. I don’t like the cold and I don’t like the shorter days. I am not able to sleepContinue reading “Maybe I should have been a black bear”

Be Bold? Be YOU!

People tell me all the time that they think I am brave, I inspire them. I don’t feel particularly brave or inspirational. I get scared. I have imposter syndrome. I think what I am is ME. I get scared and then I start to coach myself. What are the possibilities, what are the opportunities inContinue reading “Be Bold? Be YOU!”

Priorities and Overwhelm

I just got off a call with my cohort in the Podcast Marketing Academy. The idea of overwhelm and priorities came up and I wonder if this is affecting some of you? I have been thinking about this for a while. In fact, I started to write a blog about it earlier, but never finishedContinue reading “Priorities and Overwhelm”

Play is not just for kids!

I had Physical Therapy today. There is the ever-present lower back/leg pain, and then my neck and shoulder started tightening up as well. So Physical Therapy has been good, teaching me strengthening exercises to stabilize some of my weaker muscles. My therapist was proud of my progress today on neck strength and movement. Now weContinue reading “Play is not just for kids!”

Becoming Aware – Help Me, Help You

It is 7:30 in the morning. You are rushing to get the kids in the car, so you can get them to daycare, and you can get to work on time. Your three-year old still needs her shoes and jacket on. As you are trying to help her with her shoes, she looks at youContinue reading “Becoming Aware – Help Me, Help You”

The Poison of Guilt – The Antidote of Self-forgiveness

I am sitting here this morning, bundled up in my warm robe and socks, with Pepper curled up on my lap, thinking about what I want to blog about this week. Today I am thinking about Courage and Guilt and Self-Forgiveness. A lot of emphasis and study is placed on forgiving others, and that isContinue reading “The Poison of Guilt – The Antidote of Self-forgiveness”

The Responsibility of Caring

Many years ago, I read a book by Robert Fulghum called “All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten.” You may have read it also. It is a precious book, and there is a 25th edition out with new essays. As I thought about what we learned from our discussion with Dr. Blackstone,Continue reading “The Responsibility of Caring”