The Morpheus Effect: Change Yourself To Change The World

I am sitting at the dining room table with my mother and father and 3 siblings.  I am probably six years old.  My two brothers, Kimo and Keoni, are 11 and 9.  My sister Jodi is 8.  I don’t know what the conversation is about, but the message my mother...
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Distance, Persistence and Resistance: How to Handle Psychological Sabotage.

Let’s say you’re talking to a friend or family member. Someone close to you. A person you love dearly. Through the conversation, something just feels wrong.  In fact, let’s say it often feels wrong with this particular person. You tell them how you feel about them....
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How To Find Your Passion? Create It Instead

When I was in high school I remember having a conversation with my father. He and my mother had just discovered that I had missed over 50 days of school my junior year. He was distraught, to say the least, although he and my mom (mostly my mom) covered for me with the school, so I did not get in...
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Fuck Your Feelings…….And Mine Too

You are having a conversation with a friend. He/She is going on and on about something he/she feels passionate about. You don’t completely agree and can see where he/she is mistaken in your mind. You nod your head in agreement, while internally you think, “I don’t agree...
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Time? Who’s got it?: Why it’s important to make time to find yourself.

Many of us will go to great lengths to avoid spending time with ourselves. I have always found it the most powerful, educational and energizing thing I can do. One of my favorite times of the day is the morning. I often get up extra early, not because I am working but, because I love the...
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Giver or Taker: Boundaries or Baggage: Who controls your relationships?

It may surprise you to know that studies on success and happiness show “givers” to fare worse than anyone else. They are often the least successful and happy.However, they are also the most happy and successful of all people. Are you scratching your head wondering how both things can...
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From Lost-love to Self-love: A New Mindset.

He wanted the relationship to continue; She didn’t. She chose someone else. It hurt. He didn’t understand. Romantic rejection is one thing, but being rejected as a friend too. That is even more painful “No I can’t see you for coffee.” “No I am busy.” ...
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Changing Your Life? Write Your Story

Socrates was pretty much a badass. At a time when the Greek way was to do everything by committee and consensus of the popular vote, he was the first to question the logic. He recognized that “group think” was a danger to the truth. He believed that humans, by their very nature, were...
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Breakups, Unrequited love & Romantic Loss: How To Get Over it & Move On

Some of the issues you deal with as a life coach are in the realm of romantic relationships, and more specifically, hurt and loss in romantic relationships. One of the most difficult obstacles to overcome as a human is unrequited love, the idea that you love and adore somebody who does not...
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The Power Statement: The Elevator Pitch In One to Two Sentences

You may not know this about me, but I am a bit of an introvert. I like being in the party but not part of it. This could be the reason I bartended in undergrad and medical school.  Tending bar allowed me to people watch, something I love. I am fascinated by human behavior and this allowed me...
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