Coaching

15 Sep I am taking a relationship systems coaching course this weekend —

-- called Fundamentals: an Introduction to Relationship Systems Coaching: "The two-day Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching Fundamentals course explores a ground breaking model for coaching teams, families, couples, and organizations. Whether your practice area is personal coaching, family therapy or business coaching, the ORSC model will change the way you work." [caption id="attachment_1396" align="alignleft" width="300"] Crowdsourcing a request for a pair/couple to coach this Saturday night (for free) as part of my course learning.[/caption] As part of this course, I need to coach a couple or pair over the phone, in person or SKYPE on this Saturday night, the 20th of September....

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30 May So your BFF likes your ex-BF?

I was asked to do an advice column for a magazine. This is what I wrote. 1. Title: SOMO SO SIMPLE 2. Synopsis: Can you please provide a summary of the column - the overarching theme, your perspective and a summary of what your advice column will be about. (Up to 300 words total) Let’s get real ladies – and start seeing the glass half-full, realizing we have the choice as to what we want to think. How do you think? Do you ever think about how you think? In every moment of every day (and there are 20,000 moments in a...

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10 May SOMO Synchronicity, Sati

Saturday was the 21st anniversary of my brother Todd’s untimely death. I wrote about it here a year ago and according to the analytics, it was the most read of all my blog posts. Todd was definitely with me on Saturday. I was staying at my sister’s in the west Village. Went out in the morning for breakfast, which included the ordering of a sweet treat. I saw a piece of coconut cake at Amy’s Bread that caught my eye and I ordered it. But when I got back to Christine’s and opened up the bag, pleasantly to my surprise, they...

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26 Dec 2012

Here's a quick tip to ring in the new year with clarity & purpose: Spend some time reflecting on 2011 with an appreciative lens. What are you grateful for? Essentially, list all of the good things that have come your way and savor them. Really get specific here and list as many good things as you can. Here's a good article on savoring. And a good segment on why gratitude is important that I recently saw on CBS news. Look forward to the new year and ask: "What do I want more of in my life?" When you think what you don't want,...

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21 Sep I’m baaack!

Phew. Wow. What a challenge the past month and a half has been. Have lived the teeter of a downward spiral that left me fast asleep to some of the awarenesses of my higher self. Totally in a pity party and helpless to some extent. Alone. Depressed even. [See past few--and sporadic posts on here for confirmation.] But I'm back. With a smile. In flow. On my game. And boy, does it feel good. As challenging as some of it was, though, I can see some value of "going there" - reminded me that 'thinking your way out' is not always the...

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07 Jan Clarity is Key

Well, it’s 2011 – how’d that happen so fast? I have to remember that time is not linear, the way we’ve devised it to be (and thus our expectation of how we experience it). Our calendar is (somewhat) man-made and can really just have easily picked April as the indicator of a new year (Why do we even call it April?) Some people even think spring is a better indicator of “anew” given the equinox. In any case, it is 2011 – and with the energy that goes ‘round with resolutions at this time, now’s a great pause for all us. What...

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02 Nov Small steps, BIG impacts

Don’t have it all figured out? Join the club. It’s okay. Change is dynamic, not linear. Small steps have big impacts: Change requires thinking about our thinking, which is engrained in our DNA. Thinking affects feeling and feeling affects action. Action is largely habitual, so changing behavior requires a plan. A plan requires a strategy. [“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”] A strategy requires inspiring goals and enabling objectives. Goals and objectives require a mission. A mission is defined by a vision. A vision is guided by values. What do you value? Wonder what your moral purpose may be? What is your “why” here in the world? What if everyone knew...

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12 Jul My Story: Why I Do What I Do

[caption id="attachment_303" align="alignleft" width="190" caption="circa 1980"][/caption] Picture it: 1978, Pascack Valley Hospital, Westwood, NJ - I was born an unexpected twin, breech, the youngest of four children. “Doctor you have another baby in there,” the nurse said as she was cleaning up after Christine was born. “WHAT?!??! my parents screamed.” I grew up in the suburbs of NYC (not far from the Housewives of NJ), overweight and pseudo-overachieving. I lost my brother Todd to suicide when I was 12. He was 19. Awful, tragic, sad. But I remember where I was standing that day of his death, at the edge of our driveway,...

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04 Apr Handbook to Italian Easter

I'm getting ready to spend Easter with my family today. Deep breaths. While I'm excited to see them, I'm a bit apprehensive. It was two years ago that I launched my life's work really - the creation of Social-Emotional Leadership - the idea that groups change when people within those groups stand up and say, "Hey guys, we can do better."  Two years ago, I started  my "research" into being a Social-Emotional Leader with my own family, on Easter. It was simple: I organized a Nintendo Wii tennis tournament, which took the place of the normal and excessive eating and...

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