Gelato, My Teacher



I just returned a few weeks ago from a whirlwind trip to Italy. I have been craving a visit especially since my father’s death two years ago, to connect with family and offer them some closure with his passing as well.   So, when a two-week window opened up in June… I grabbed it. My intentions were to rest, eat well, […]

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I Did Not See That Coming



Control is an illusion. I scribbled that down on a scrap of paper years ago and posted it near my desk. I have to say, with certainty, that I have found this to be absolutely true. There is only so much that is in my control. What is it the Serenity Prayer says? We need the Serenity to accept the […]

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Soul Intersection



At the corner of 59th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan this week, I experienced a moment of grace. I was headed to the subway after a dental appointment when I was swept up in a crowd of commuters and tourists. The out-of-towners were stopped on the corner  looking diagonally across the street at Bloomingdales, world renown department store and […]

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Love Letters to Yourself



28 Days That Will Change Your Life Whether you are of a mind, heart or culture to celebrate a day such as Valentine’s Day or not, it certainly can be a time of year to reflect on the most important relationship of your life… the one you have with yourself. As the media “build -up” of this holiday unfolds,  it is […]

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall



I have begun the seemingly insurmountable task of sorting through the "stuff" of my parents' lives. As I stood in the living room last night I caught a glimpse of myself in the big mirror that has hung there since before I was born. It struck me that this was the very mirror I have been looking into over the […]

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When Did DISCIPLINE Get Such Bad Rep?



I have a love-hate relationship with the idea of DISCIPLINE…. and frankly so do many of my clients and the coaches I work with.  It is a hard word to swallow- it feels so rigid and unforgiving and punishing. As health coaches, we are trained to instill more gentle language when dealing with ourselves and our clients,  especially when we […]

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Moving Up from the Kid’s Table



I have been quiet these past several months. Some of you know why.  After almost 8 months of caring for my father, he passed away on June 6th. Four days before that, my beloved little Cat, Boo- who was about 14 and who also loved my dad, decided she was going to go on ahead of him to show him […]

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Are You Still In There?



It was a beautiful spring day and a good one to take a long walk. I found myself wandering in a new direction down streets I had not walked on in my old neighborhood for many years. Before I knew it, I had walked a few miles, turned the corner and there was my old grammar school.  This building was […]

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You Just Can’t be in the Flow and in Control



Many of you have heard me say it: I am a recovering perfectionist… and hand in hand with that….goes my very strong desire to be in control. On the plus side.. I get a lot of shit done.  On the minus side… it can really keep me out of the flow when I need it most. This is why I […]

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You Can’t Be in the Flow if Your Ducks Aren’t In a Row



  Last fall, our Quantum Coaching Daytreat  focused on being in the flow. To symbolize this, all attendees were given a rubber ducky to help remind them to go with the current of their lives… and stay clear of the mud and reeds and rock piles or at least make something wonderful out of it if they did head in that direction. […]

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