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Back Up Plan

It’s 9:45 AM and the folks at the Portland co-working space are still not answering their phone.   My group coaching call is in 1 hour and 15 minutes and I can’t access the room because [...]

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Entitled to feel

I just finished my self-coaching with some protest.  I started out feeling nervous and ended still feeling nervous.  My thought was that I can’t stop now because I don’t feel that much better.  [...]

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Not feeling lonely

I was going to give myself the day off from posting, because hey it’s a holiday, but then… I felt compelled to write. I’m alone this Thanksgiving, but I don’t feel lonely. [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving (Eve!)

I had the chance to swing by the Portland Art Museum today and saw the most lovely neon piece by artist Jeppe Hein. I think if any of his words show up in the Action Line of our models [...]

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Before and After Your Next Breakthrough

As far as we know, we are the only animals who practice metacognition, the awareness or analysis of our own learning or thinking process.  That blows my mind: WeTHINK about our own THINKING.  [...]

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Realistic Plans

We don’t rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training. – Archilochus, Greek Poet   Yesterday didn’t go as planned.  I didn’t go square dancing and I [...]

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I dare myself to go dancing

In the 6th grade we had a square dancing unit. I loved it.  Even when I got paired up with the stinky boys (which was always), I couldn’t wait for the next time we lined up to do-si-do.  Every so [...]

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Acceptance Models

One of our clients wrote in with the most brilliant thing the other day.  She created what she called an “Acceptance Model.”  This is a self-coaching model where you just spell out reality and [...]

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I swear

After I wrote yesterday’s post, the thought I’m the motherfucking breadwinner has been lighting up my brain up. It feels empowering, strong, badass.  Why?  According to this article, swearing is [...]

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I’m the motherfucking breadwinner

At the beginning of 2019, Josh and I officially decided that I would be the one to make the money.  He had just spent months searching for GIS jobs he didn’t really want and appeared to be [...]

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