Do You Know Your WHY?


Ever since I have been working with coaches, they have impressed on me the importance of knowing my WHY behind the WHAT I do. They might not have always used that word. After all, I have formally been coached, one way or another since 1999. And…have invested in countless programs, classes, certifications and training before […]

The Power of Doing Less


  Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you will have more time and more tranquility. Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this necessary?” —Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Marcus Aurelius, a philosopher and Roman Emperor, 161-180 CE, wrote the quote above. His words hold as much truth and […]

The Courage to Jump


We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Unknown Author How excited are you to get out of bed every day and go to work? On a scale from one to ten how would you rate it? About as excited as getting a root canal? Or […]

Before the Play is Done


Epigram MY soul, sit thou a patient looker-on; Judge not the play before the play is done: Her plot hath many changes; every day Speaks a new day; the last act crowns the play. Frances Quarles   From the first moment that I met Margaret, I was blown away. It was my first day of watercolor […]

How to Grow a Weed Garden


The Garden is my Sensei. I learn all important lessons in the garden, and I forget them there as well. And every season comes around again to remind me what I have forgotten.