Staying in the Miracle

This is my friend, Robert Hartwell.  Look what he did.  I can remember when he sent the first text message that said, “I found my house.” Robert wasn’t just attached to the house; he was committed. Attachment can foster fretfulness or doubt, while commitment is about devotion and purpose. Commitment is the spark for action. [...]

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Happy Anniversary: 20 Things I’ve Learned In 20 Years of Marriage

July 11th marks my 20th wedding anniversary. Bobby and I got married on a balmy Saturday afternoon in the church where I grew up and had our reception in The Nicholas Room at Masterson’s Restaurant (which is now a row of restaurants on the University of Louisville campus.). We were transported there by one of [...]

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I Am Not a “Shrink”

To listen to the audio version of this week’s blog post, click the pink icon: Before many of my clients hire me, they often set up what I call a “discovery call” (an initial consultation). That call is where we talk about what they want to work on, how I might be able to help and if we’ll move forward to [...]

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“Not in this lifetime”

It’s been a week since I’ve returned from France. It feels good to love being back home and also to have experienced another trip of a lifetime. There were a handful of people I  had conversations with about my trip this week, and before we parted, they said something like this: “Well, that sounds amazing. It’s [...]

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Core Desired Feeling: Connection

What if, at first, we got really clear on how we actually wanted to feel in our life and then laid out our intentions? What if your most desired feelings consciously informed how you plan your day, your year, your career, your holidays — your life? That’s the crux of creating your Desire Map and [...]

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16 Things I’ve Learned About Marriage & Committed Relationships

I published a post on the week of my 15th wedding anniversary last year with 15 things I’ve learned about relationships and it was one of the most-read pieces I’ve written. I’ve decided that every year, I’ll repost those original 15 things along with one thing I learned in the past year.   July 11th [...]

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Can’t commit to change? Here’s why.

I work with a lot of people who know what they “should” do or what’s in their overall best interest; whether that concerns their mental health, physical well-being or any of their relationships. I could give you a long list of stuff to do to lose weight, communicate better, move more or stop procrastinating. I [...]

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Vulnerability is sexy.

“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.”   – Brené Brown – Daring Greatly   I’ve been at this gig of counseling and coaching for a few [...]

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15 Years: 15 Things I’ve Learned About Marriage

July – cheers to a month of heat, crazy amounts of rain, and celebrations! In my family, we celebrate quite a few birthdays, my own among them. And today, July 11th, marks my 15th wedding anniversary. Bobby and I got married on a balmy Saturday afternoon in the church I grew up attending and had [...]

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