I’ve been in therapy. And I’m a coach. Actually, for over half of my life I’ve been committed to healing through various therapeutic approaches: homeopathy, metaphysical healing, talk therapy, kinesiology and the like. I’m often asked what’s the difference between coaching and therapy? I’m grateful that I can speak from experience about the value and deep … More Differences between Therapy & Coaching
Who is Your Inner Warrior? I used to be under the impression that self-care was all about pillows and softness and ease. After all, this was about being kind to myself, nurturing myself and even being a little indulgent at times, right? What it took me a while to learn was that self-care involves accessing … More Who is Your Inner Warrior?
This past week I had an illuminating conversation with my university students. I love teaching this teacher education course at this particular college because these future teachers help me feel hopeful. Hopeful that they will work to reverse some of what plagues urban public education today– the anti-intellectualism, low-expectations and uninspired teaching. This group (of … More 4 Rules to Live By
I wish I was as confident and at peace in other areas of my life as I am with my hobby of teaching dance. I am still practicing… In fact, in working with my own coach, Mary Mulliken, we have used dance as a metaphor for how I want to be in my “real career” … More Radical Advice: Dance Through Life
Sometimes it takes a crisis to figure out what we really need, what’s really important to us. A problem, an obstacle, an illness can force us to examine our lives more closely. Anger, hurt, fear, exhaustion. These difficult, inconvenient, or even agonizing feelings are clear signals that a need is not being met. As mature … More Figuring Out What You Really Need