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Lessons from Books

A Gentle Wake-Up Call (and a special announcement)

First off, I’m grateful for all of the responses I got to my last post. Announcement ~ Based on the emails I’ve received, I’m opening up five coaching spots for individuals struggling to move forward after the end of a significant relationship. If you or someone you know is struggling to move on, details are at…

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Part Four: The Rebel

This is Part 4 in a 4-part series about The Four Tendencies. This series was inspired by working with one of my dear clients… She’s an exemplary client during sessions. When she shows up, she’s always present, communicative, honest, and invested. At the end of every session, she feels clarity and excitement to go forth…

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Part Three: The Upholder

I have some friends who have always mystified me. How do they always seem to get everything done? One of my oldest, dearest friends is a talented playwright… She’s always carved out time to write, even when she was just starting off and hadn’t had any plays produced. She now works full-time as a university professor…

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Part Two: The Questioner

I appreciate all of the feedback to last week’s post about the Obliger Tendency. One reader wrote, “I’m huddled in my bedroom getting caught up on all my work and personal emails. I was feeling so upset—honestly, I thought I was having a nervous breakdown. But miraculously, your blog was waiting for me, and I feel better because I know I’m…

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Part One: The Obliger

At the end of last year, I read a book that completely changed the way I look at myself and others. It’s called The Four Tendencies, by Gretchen Rubin. (I initially wrote about it in this post.) Upholder, Obliger, Questioner, or Rebel? I think the Tendencies are so important to understand (and to recognize in ourselves and others) that I’m doing…

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Leftover goals from 2017? How to Make Them Happen in 2018.

​​​I’m constantly reading “self-help” books. I love them for my own personal development and I love learning new ideas that might help my coaching clients. Every once in a while, I read a book that completely changes the way I look at something. Gretchen Rubin’s The Four Tendencies is one of those rare books, one that makes…

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