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Life Coaching

Monday 05/09/2016
Life Coaching: It pays to keep cool during stressful situations
Posted: May 09, 2016

One of the most profound messages that I have learned from having an in house coach and communications expert (my wife, Elissa) is that if something does not feel right in my heart and gut, there might just be something to pay attention to.

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Thursday 11/26/2015
Life Coaching: Everyday thankfulness and the science of gratitude
Posted: November 26, 2015

At a cozy home, somewhere in the slightly damp Northwest, in front of a crackling fireplace and a well-worn butcher block dinner table, a family holds hands for their nightly ritual.

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Saturday 06/27/2015
Life Coaching: It’s the little things…
Updated: November 24, 2015 - 4:39 pm

Recently, I had the opportunity to stay in a luxury hotel while I was attending a conference.

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Sunday 06/07/2015
Life Coaching: It’s the little things that matter in life
Updated: November 24, 2015 - 4:39 pm

Recently, I had the pleasure of taking a nice swim at my local fitness center and I witnessed two beautiful acts of kindness and warmth.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
Life Coaching: All green lights and gratitude
Updated: November 24, 2015 - 4:39 pm

Recently while traveling, I had the most wonderful experience.

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Sunday 04/19/2015
Life coaching: Radical self-care takes practice at first
Updated: November 24, 2015 - 4:39 pm

I have made a deeper commitment this year to encouraging all of our practice members and coaching clients to fully embrace the fact that self-care is no longer a luxury.

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Monday 12/01/2014
May all our words be sacred and uplifting
Updated: June 26, 2015 - 2:09 pm

In 1973 Nathan and Vito were seriously ill.

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Wednesday 11/05/2014
Finding the silver lining in a bad incident
Updated: June 26, 2015 - 2:09 pm

What I am about to tell you is both very deep, and very true.

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Wednesday 09/24/2014
Praise your child’s process, not the result
Updated: August 07, 2015 - 12:17 pm

I’ve heard it said that parenting is a lot like surfing. One moment, we can be in the midst of serene, calm waters, peacefully floating in the sea of harmony; the next, we are immersed in an enormous riptide, trying desperately to keep our heads above water. I’ve actually never been surfing, but this sounds about right. If you are a parent reading this, you know all too well the ebb and flow of the parenting journey.

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Thursday 08/28/2014
Take on every interaction with understanding
Updated: June 26, 2015 - 2:09 pm

This past weekend I had quite an interesting experience flying back to Arizona from a conference I attended. I had to catch a connecting flight in Los Angeles and after a long flight I was a little bleary eyed, but grateful to be making it home.

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Saturday 08/09/2014
A little optimism can help things go your way
Updated: June 26, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Recently, while tucking our sweet daughter in bed, she needed some re-assuring as the next day was the first day of school for her after an eventful summer and she was feeling a little trepidation inside.

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Monday 06/16/2014
How to handle stress
Updated: June 26, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Recently, I came across the quote from the Chinese philosopher Lao-Tze: “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.”

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Sunday 03/23/2014
Living out a life touched and filled with ‘Greatness’
Updated: June 26, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Recently while traveling on a plane with my daughter, Drew, I took an hour away from work and read one of her humorous books, “Timmy Failure.”

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Friday 03/14/2014
Girl Scout wisdom and Lucy
Updated: June 26, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Recently while traveling, I was listening to a local AM radio station. In between the jazz tunes that were being shared, the radio announcer enjoyed sharing heartwarming stories or quick snippets that uplift the human spirit. The announcer had a deep and silky voice and his delivery was calming, almost as if I was sitting fireside with him for story time.

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Monday 01/13/2014
When a door closes, another opens
Updated: June 26, 2015 - 2:09 pm

A visitor named Gulan came to visit a wise man in a remote village. This visitor, Gulan, wanted to demonstrate his own amazing insight and intended to upstage the wise man. Gulan announced to the village that he intended to overpower the wise man in a public debate.

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Friday 12/06/2013
Being generous with ourselves
Updated: June 26, 2015 - 2:09 pm

I have always enjoyed this time of year. Even as a child growing up in Chicago, fall afternoons meant playing baseball with a sweatshirt on or running through piles of fallen leaves, some of which were raked quite neatly and I mischievously found joy in rummaging through those piles as well.

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Tuesday 09/03/2013
The power of expression and appreciation is extremely undervalued
Updated: June 26, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Recently while traveling, I had a brief but truly uplifting experience.

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Friday 05/24/2013
Life Coaching: A pigeon takes flight
Updated: June 26, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Recently, I had a meaningful and slightly curious experience.

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Friday 03/22/2013
Daddy/daughter ritual turns into important life lessons
Updated: June 26, 2015 - 2:09 pm

About once a month my daughter and I have a very sweet daddy/daughter ritual that we have followed for the last six years. Typically on a lazy weekend afternoon, we drive over to the Ahwatukee Foothills Car Wash off Ray Road and when we get the car washed we grab a delicious, all natural fruit Popsicle. I tend to go with the piña colada flavor, especially in the hot Arizona summers when I like to imagine being in a tropical environment. My daughter tends to go with good-old natural strawberry and the little seeds are actually in the Popsicle. My daughter reminds me of this fact every time we go and I respond with enthusiasm and amazement as though this is new information.

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Saturday 12/01/2012
The power of perseverance, encouragement
Updated: June 26, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Recently, my wife and I attended a wonderful conference in the Midwest and we had the chance to see so many special friends, many of which traveled from Europe and Asia.

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