They must have done something to deserve that . . .

They must have done something to deserve that . . .

Fairness is an important value of mine and the basic belief that life is fair has been a touchstone for me; a comfort when something doesn’t go my way or something bad happens to someone, that life will eventually balance that out with something good. My husband and I...
Declutter Your Relationships . . .

Declutter Your Relationships . . .

I used to be such an enabler.  I would feel responsible for how people felt and for their behaviour.  Even worse, I would try to change how they felt and how they behaved by changing myself; trying to make myself better, more understanding, more...
She’s Too Old to Have Kids . . .

She’s Too Old to Have Kids . . .

I remember once being at a friend’s barbecue standing in line putting food on my plate when one of the women there commented ‘no wonder you’re so thin, you eat so little’.  I didn’t perceive her tone to be particularly nice. I looked at my plate and then looked at her...
The Hardest Thing For a Coach To Admit To People Is . . .

The Hardest Thing For a Coach To Admit To People Is . . .

I, like so many people, was raised to be perfect. I still recall, at 7 years old, my dad standing over me at the piano and hitting my hands with a ruler every time that I made a mistake and having to do math drills over and over again until the score was perfect....
At What Point Do We Stop Believing In People?

At What Point Do We Stop Believing In People?

My husband and I were in Orlando, Florida recently and we had the opportunity to ride on the Walt Disney World Monorail between the Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center. The car that we were on was pretty crowded with one couple that had a double-wide stroller with a...