Ordinary Life, Extraordinary Living

Life Lessons

Overheard on the Hiking Trail

I went for a hike this morning at a popular local trail. I usually like something a bit more secluded but this trail was just a few minutes from where I was dropping off the kids for a day camp. The parking spaces on the side of the road appeared to be all taken. I…
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What Niche Really Means

My husband has unwittingly helped me see what it really means to have a niche in coaching and writing. In the past, I have asked him to review marketing materials as well as articles that I’m working on. He has always been polite and reserved with his input–commenting more on the grammar rather than the…
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Mission Accomplished

Three things happened this week to make me grateful for the good health that I enjoy. First, I attended a monthly meeting of my local International Coach Federation chapter, the Boulder Coaches Alliance. This is the place where coaches gather to network and learn from each other. It’s also a great way for coaches, used…
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Three Questions

I discovered a new blog today, written by Hanna Cooper. Discovering a new blog with lots of good stuff is bit like finding a new friend. Hanna has a posting about a children’s story that asks three simple questions: When is the best time to do things? Who is the most important one? What is…
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Radical Change

My husband and I have come to the conclusion that when it comes to long-standing issues that cause us both aggravation, it’s worth it to try radical change instead of a small tweak. So it was with the question of "What’s for dinner?"–probably the three most dreaded words on a weekday at 5pm in any…
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The Power of Asking

I’m struck this morning by the power of asking for help. Two instances over the course of the last few days: A colleague of mine sent me an email about how she had lost touch with a dear friend from high school several years ago. I could tell that she felt badly about this "lost…
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