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…

eat your dark green leafies

When the cat’s away, the mice … eat dark green leafies? This past week, I experienced a sort of preview of coming attractions: being an empty nester. With my daughter…

bathing suit season: to diet or not to diet?

It really is spring in Michigan (maybe? finally?) How do I know? Well, when I look out the window, I can’t actually tell what season it is—not just because it…

we’re on vacation!

The Simply: Health Coaching Team is on vacation December 23, 2020–January 3, 2021! May your holidays be merry + bright, safe + healthy.

massive decluttering + mindful downsizing

Early in our marriage, my husband and I moved 5 times in 10 years: from Colorado to Vermont (just for a summer), from Vermont to Illinois (Chicago, for 10 years),…

membership coaching

As a coaching-level member of the (Sorta) Secret Sisterhood, you are entitled to 1 x 50-minute coaching call per month: use it to check in privately and completely confidentially on…

I believe…

Have you ever thought, “I need to do [something],” and the moment you go into the other room to do it, you don’t remember what it was you meant to…

Sharpen your saw

I’ve spent a lot of the past 10 years writing grant proposals and reports, and I’ve been musing about the parallels between how a majority of funders invest their money…

Making space for the invited inevitable

  Make space in your life for the inevitable arrival of what you want. ~Danielle LaPorte If you’ve been with me for a while, you know that in addition to…

High anxiety (in the dentist’s chair)

I usually try to avoid the word “hate”—there’s enough hate in the world already, no need to add to the bad energy. Yeah, I’m the one on social media who…

#healthcoachvacation

When I was growing up, it seemed as though my vacations never lined up with those of my parents, who taught at a small liberal arts college. There may have…

Do you really need another blender?

My biz bestie, Holly Southerland of Waco Home Organizers, recently sent a note of encouragement to her email list about FOMO (fear of missing out) and doing a “digital detox”…