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What Need Does Your Vote Express?

What need does your vote express? Safety? Security? Personal power? Freedom? Validation? Your enemy’s vote–the one whose views are diametrically opposed to yours–expresses the same needs. You want the same things. The only difference is which road you think will take you there. Each vote expresses a need. Let’s listen. We can all help others feel heard. And work […]

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Are You Parenting From Love or Fear?

Notice how you interact with your kids, what you say to them, how you say it. Does it come from a place of love, or does it come from a place of fear? Dig deep and see. Let’s say your 3-year-old draws with a marker all over the living room wall. What is your response? Perhaps […]

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8 Tenets of Parenting

Kids want to feel connected to their parents. Kids want their parents’ approval. Parents are doing the best they can. Kids are doing the best they can. Both adults and children crave and thrive on autonomy. Respect is a two way street. What you are doing as a parent pales in comparison to who you […]

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When Craving Connection

Last night I read this line in Unconventional Wisdom: Stories Beyond the Mind to Awaken the Heart: You crave the connection of others because it is lacking within yourself. Where are you disconnected from your true self. . .? Whoa. It stopped me in my tracks. And even when I was ready to continue I kept […]

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Smitten

During the concert I wrote about in my one of my last posts the band brought about a dozen people from the crowd onto the stage. I noticed one of them, a woman, right away. Something about her look, her clothes, her movement, her confident sexiness, her way of being. She caught the eye of the guitarist, […]

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The Secret to Redefining Success as a Mom

We’re conditioned to rely on others to determine our success. As children (and maybe even as adults) our parents told us if we were doing a good job or not. Our teachers graded us on our work as well as our verbal participation and behavior. Our bosses give us promotions or raises based on how […]

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How to Close the Distance Between You and Another Person

Acknowledge and Validate. The two most basic skills of coaching as I know it. To acknowledge means to let the other person know you’ve heard what he or she has said by paraphrasing it or sharing the meaning you got from it. To validate means to let the other person know that what he or […]

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The Time I Judged Someone I Was Coaching

I once judged someone I was coaching. It was my 3rd day on the job, meaning my 3rd day of coaching training. My “client” shared something about her life that, as it turned out, was a trigger for me. I felt myself closing against her. I heard my thoughts: How can you do that? Why would […]

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