Individualized Happiness

Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. ~ O. Khayyam When we think of design, and especially life design, we don’t often think of happiness. We think of how we want things to look, how our day or month is going to be shaped. We think of those big goals...

Take A Break

What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit. ~ J. Updike You’ve heard it, for sure. That awful statement, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” Or perhaps you’ve heard, “That can wait until I retire/get a new job/move to a better home…” The urge to...

Remember Your Comebacks

There is nothing as sweet as a comeback, when you are down and out, about to lose, and out of time. ~ A. Lamott Are you sensing a theme? I hope so! The past several posts are all about building on what you have, growing from where you are and making sure your life is...

Write! No, Re-Write!

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. ~ G. Flaubert Do you remember that assignment you got at least once, if not a few times, in school where your teacher asked you to write your autobiography? I recall thinking, “There’s not much to say, I’m...

Not Just For Kids or Veterans

Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is all about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive. ~ J. Cascio Resilience has been a buzz word for many years but I really want to sit down with you today and talk about how it...

It’s Not All Woo-Woo

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as it escaping from old ones. ~ J. Keynes Sometimes I hear the feedback that parts of ‘this coaching stuff’ is a bit woo-woo…or weird…or ‘out there’. OK, I get it. I get this isn’t what most of us grew up...

Relationships!

Treasure your relationships, not your possessions. ~ A.J. D’Angelo On this day of scary things how great is it that this particular blog post is going live on Halloween?! Relationships, all kinds of relationships, are an important part of life planning and...

I think taking care of yourself, health-wise, in every way, is 100% a winner. ~ E. Stritch Oh my gosh! Nearly my favorite topic! I promise, I’ll try to keep this brief and not get too nutty about it. I promise I’ll try but that is no guarantee! You’ve no doubt heard...

I Don’t Have Time

The supposed great misery of our century is our lack of time. ~ J. Fowles I have been asking you to think things through in the past couple of months. In the summer I did a series of Live videos on Facebook and was surprised when people sent me feedback that that they...

Planning? Design?

Design is not just about what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. ~ S. Jobs OK, I know. You hear those words and think of interior design or planning commission. Those are the ideas I had when I started hearing the phrasing a few years ago but then...