Clinging …

There is an ancient story about people catching monkeys in an innovative way. They would hollow out a coconut, put a hole into it, and tie it to a stake. Then, they would put a banana into it. The hole was just big enough for the monkey’s hand, but...

Build the Wall

No, not that wall. I am talking about the walls that you have built in your life for security … safety … protection. The wall around your heart because someone hurt you, rejected you, or criticized you. The wall around your mind because every time you’ve...

Your greatest gift …

At this time of year, you may find yourself feeling the hustle and bustle of getting everything done. From decorating the house, buying the gifts, wrapping the presents, sending out cards and making arrangements to visit with family and friends. In the midst of all...

New vs Old … it’s your choice

“The price of your new life is your old life.”    It sums it up perfectly. All the power and the magic to be experienced in your life is in YOU! In that one pivotal moment of deciding for you. Yes, you can change the behaviors that don’t get you where you want to...

What to do, what to do

Not sure about you, to me, the world is a crazy place these days and I am feeling this chaotic energy of anxiety (1 in 3 people suffer from it), drama, confusion, frustration … you name it. It doesn’t matter your opinion or feelings about what you see on the TV,...

One Hit Wonder moments

Have you ever had ‘One Hit Wonder’ moments? You know those times when everything you do seems to work out in the very best way possible? You’re driving to a meeting thinking that you might be a bit late only to have all the traffic lights turn green just at the right...

Time to come home

Yoo Hoo … These are the words my grandmother would call out when she wanted the Hansard kids to come inside … to come back to the house. It was her way of getting our attention in her sing-song voice carrying deep into the woods urging us to come home. To...

Change is a process

Change is inevitable. It is that process of becoming different. It is always a choice.  Sometimes it happens because you choose it. Other times it happens because it chooses you. How to Change with grace … Be open To listening to what others have to say not...

Why are we so mean?

To our own self? There is a common phenomenon, for women especially, that no matter how successful they are – they still talk ‘Trash’ to themselves. You know that little Mean Girl voice inside that only you listen to and respond to and would never say out loud to...

Why do we retreat?

Do you retreat as a way to escape, to withdraw, usually from the everyday challenges at work or at home? Or you may just want to run away from what you perceive as an epic failure you have experienced. You may even think about retreat as a way to seek sanctuary or...