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My friend, Rick Tamlyn, passionately advocates for everyone he meets to find his or her compelling purpose.  Play Your Bigger Game is the tool he co-created to encourage others to embrace an inspiring life. I was first introduced to this powerful methodology at a coach training in Calgary, AB; it has been a staple in my coaching repertoire ever since. As Rick says, “It takes 9-minutes …

“I Pick You To Be My Life-Coach!”

How do you know you need a life-coach, let alone know how to choose the right one? The short answer is “It depends.” The long answer will honour your question a little more carefully.  I invite you to pour yourself a hot cup of your favourite beverage, find a pen and paper and prepare to do a little self-evaluation. The …

“Let Hunger Come”

Have you ever just wanted to hurry life along, get things moving or push for something to happen a little sooner? At different times in my life, I dreamed of being able to drive a car, for my kids to be old enough to do some things independently, for something new opportunities to appear on the career horizon. Often it …

The 10-Minute Start

Have you ever looked at your to-do list and thought, “I don’t feel like doing any of this”? Me too. That lethargic, self-absorbed thinking often kills any momentum or inspiration I might have mustered to get things done. The job is made all the harder by my mental anguish over how long it will take, how much energy I might have …

Beyond the Blog

My decision to blog started about three years ago when I thought I might be able to streamline correspondence with my family and close circle of friends. What started as an extension of letter-writing and scrapbooking has now evolved into a key piece of my business presence. Let me walk you through how and why I continue to refine the …

With Gratitude – Meet Devon!

In the spirit of loving-kindness and with much gratitude, I want to introduce you to one of my virtual “Board of Directors”. Although I do not host formal meetings of any kind with this ad-hoc group, Devon regularly adds inspiration and creativity to my company-building activities. First up, Devon is a marvelous web-developer. This guy is amazingly patient, he speaks …

Running on Fumes

When I read this quote – I knew it was speaking to me! I bet I am not alone in thinking that I could use a few more hours in my days and days in my weeks. Lately, although I thought I was being very intentional about what I was committing to in my day-timer, I was really scribbling additional …

Living On Point

If you are aware of the OLW (One Little Word) movement, you might be interested to know this is my word for 2018: LIVING ON POINT. I am not one for playing by the proverbial rules – I created an OLP (One Little Phrase!) In any case, this idea came about out of an exercise I blogged about last December. …

Bowing out/ Browning out/ Burning out

What’s the difference and does it matter? Emphatically, I say, “YES!” These labels are all part and parcel of the same race – one of personal investment and high stake experience. I am encouraged by the attention “burnout” is beginning to garner in everyday conversation. As the scope of mental health expands and people begin to openly discuss what has …

Living Off the Grid

“The grid” I am referring to is a calendar page. You know, the 2-page spread of little boxes that hold a month of personal commitments…   As part of a group coaching call last week the facilitator asked us to envision what our world would look like if we dissolved the current structure we use for organization and planning? Hmm. In my …