Food for Thought

Small shifts can make a big difference in performance. Here are some ideas.

Choose your coping strategy consciously

May 19, 2023

It’s Friday afternoon.  For many of us, phew, it is the kick-off to some well-deserved time over the weekend to step away from work and recharge our batteries.  As you…

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Innovation thrives when vision and values are clear and autonomy is high

May 9, 2023

You are a leader in a new role, or maybe you are taking on a big new project.  You want things to go well, to unfold as you envision, but…

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Seeking your next big move?  Meander a bit.

May 3, 2023

My goal as a coach is to meet you exactly where you are, which includes the moments when you don’t know where you are.  In my coach training, life was…

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Trauma, loss, healing and growth

October 28, 2020

In several recent group sessions, I have presented about the idea of post-traumatic growth, pioneered by psychologists Richard Tedeschi and Lawrence Calhoun in the 1990’s.  Post-traumatic growth is an alternative…

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Gratitude as an antidote for negative mood

August 16, 2020

Two months ago I started a daily gratitude practice.  I made this commitment because thinking intentionally about gratitude has not come naturally to me.  Growing up I did not really…

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Remember to breathe

July 1, 2020

The most readily-available treatment for anxiety is our breath.  It is also the least expensive intervention and has no adverse side effects.  So why is it so hard to utilize…

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Finding calm and freedom within

June 19, 2020

I have had two ah-hah moments practicing yoga that I am inspired to share with you today.  I grew up dancing, spending hours each week in the local ballet studio…

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What is the role of positive psychology today?

June 4, 2020

In the wake of the tragedy of George Floyd’s murder and the national and international outcry about his death and so many other grave injustices stemming from racism, I am…

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What are your personal character strengths? It’s an easy lift to find out.

May 15, 2020

Most of us, at some point in our upbringing, learned about the importance of individual character. By and large, we learned that someone either has character or they don’t, or…

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So You Have a Character Strength Profile. Now What?

May 15, 2020

If you visited the VIA Character Institute website ( and took the free survey, you now have a personal profile of your character strengths. So what is it good for?…

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