A few afternoons ago, I arrived a quiet bar in midtown New York. I sat alone and patiently waited for someone to take my order. One bartender was busy flirting with a customer. Another was laughing at his iPhone and...
Does the fear of failure stop you from taking the sort of action that could dramatically improve your life? Consider this: Your first day of school. Your first kiss. Your first day at work. Your first real investment—a home, a new...
“Yeah, so, I am not coming back.” Uttering those five words changed my life forever. It was actually the first time I had said them aloud. Hearing them felt as if I had temporarily stepped out of my body and left...
A lot of us have a fixed idea of how our lives “should be.” Perhaps the relationship we hoped for has eluded us, our career is unfulfilling, or we don’t feel connected to the world in a meaningful way....
Recently I got my butt to a yoga class for the first time in a long time. Over the months, at my local studio, I became friendly with a girl I often saw there. Last time we grabbed an iced...
“Are you nuts? Pursue your dreams?” Joe gasped. I had just spilled the beans about a big decision to quit my job over a glass of chardonnay at happy hour. I was slowly getting used to this reaction. “Maybe!” I laughed,...
Here I want to talk to you about something that can totally destroy our peace, joy and wellbeing: worrying. Worry is a complete and utter misuse of our energy, power, and imagination.  As a confidence coach it’s my job to help...
“Comparison is the thief of joy,” said Buddha. So why do we constantly compare ourselves to others? There is some comfort in being surrounded by people like us — same city, similar interests, even matching income levels. Then someone “does...
Of all the struggles I’ve encountered while working with others as a life coach and while dealing with my own roadblocks, the inner critic is the most powerful and the most ubiquitous. If I were to tune into your...
This year so far one of my closest friends had a baby, one got a divorce, one moved to Asia and two resigned from their jobs to start their own businesses. I. Freakin'. Love. Change. At age 32, I’m in my...

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