empty nest = hatching plans

My nest is an empty nest. It’s been that way for almost a month now. I’m a confirmed completist and definitely believe in a Chinese expression that was commandeered by…

measuring sustainability

In the social change sector, “sustainability” is a word equivalently “buzzy” to the word “resonate” in the coaching world. Funders love to measure the impact of programs, and common questions…

an ounce of prevention

I was pleasantly surprised to receive this answer to part of a survey I’m running: “I’ve always been more interested in prevention than cures!” Let’s back up: if you’re on…

the opposite of presenteeism

If the problem of presenteeism existed before the pandemic, I can’t imagine things have gotten better. Before the pandemic even hit the western hemisphere, Forbes reported: Employers who have struggled…

5 annoying answers + 1 useful one

Hey—it’s me, and I’m back from vacation! And of course, the first question I have to answer is, “What did you do on your summer vacation?” Well, I spent it…

pandemic update: plans for the second autumn

Most Covid-19 restrictions were lifted in Michigan on July 1, and it seems like a lot of people have taken this as a sign that the pandemic—or perhaps the worst…

quick! name your top 3 values.

Why am I writing about values on a health coaching blog? There’s a lot of crossover in the coaching world: the same concepts and exercises are used in slightly different…

throw it in reverse

Once upon a time, I published a cookbook titled Fl!p Your K!tchen. (Okay, it was 2016, and after 2020, it feels like it’s been a lot longer! It’s now only…

happy new year 2021—i think?

Has 2021 started off with a bang, or is it a continuation of 2020? Two clever Facebook posts I saw on January 8: “Get back on your side of the…

know a woman struggling with burnout?

[Edited to add: this post was written in October 2020—the EAT™ | Your way to health program continues to be offered a few time a year. Visit the course information…

affordable health coaching for every body

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg feels like 2020 adding one more insult to a whole lot of injuries. Injuries that have been inflicted on every body but significantly more…

a season of incredible plenty

It’s bound to happen in the fall, the season of plenty: an adult version of elementary school lunch plays out in the land of the CSA pickup. The boxes are…

coming soon!

“Coming soon to a theater near you!” Wonder when we’ll hear that again? One thing the pandemic has made me realize is how much I miss going to the movie…