Our Happy Playlist

Nothing speaks to our emotions as strongly as music. A fun way to engage with your emotions and switch your mindset or mood to a more productive, positive, or relaxed one is to make a playlist of songs and music that capture the mood you want to experience. If you want to relax, make a soothing playlist that will allow you to drift off somewhere. If you’re going out and want to overcome any nerves or shyness, make a playlist with fun, upbeat, and empowering tracks. Which song first comes to ...
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Have Fun – Give YourSelf Permission

Do you sometimes think, “Well, I just don’t have the time to have fun”, “I don’t want to seem silly or frivolous,” or “Having fun makes no money”? If so, what happens then? Do you have fun anyhow? Or negate that side of you? Now consider how you feel after having had a little fun, a good laugh, or a wild dance? How do your mind and body feel at this point? I suspect you might feel lighter, calmer, and maybe even freer. Many people feel that having fun is a waste of time or that they...
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It’s not selfish to put yourself first – Give YourSelf Permission

Coaching Tip:        Put YourSelf First! – it's not Selfish Giving yourself permission means allowing yourself to think and do what you think is best for yourself. People consistently balk at this comment. Many of my clients say, “I can’t just think of myself; I have my children to worry about,” or “It’s not all about me; my parents would be so disappointed.” They often worry that they’ll be seen as selfish and often truly believe that they are being self-centered. I would like to c...
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​​Give Yourself Permission to Trust Your Instinct

​​ I was leaving the doctor’s consulting room. My hand was on the door handle, closing the door behind me. I hesitated. Something made me stop. I held my breath. I remember thinking, should I go back in? What will the doctor think? Will I look stupid? I breathed out, pushed the door open again and stepped back into the room. In hindsight, this one small decision, made in a split second, probably saved my life. This story begins in 2004.  I was 37 years old, working in central London ...
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