Are You Perfect?
I belong to an outstanding toastmasters club and feel very blessed to hear men and women from all walks of life and all skill levels deliver speeches on topics ranging anywhere from “How to Retire on $10” to “The Benefits of Kale”. During a recent meeting, one speaker opened with “Show of hands, how many…Read More
Stuck? 3 simple ways to create wiggle room and get moving.
Cindy and I met for the first time at one of my satellite offices that smells intensely of espresso and sounds like the melding of a steam train and a jet engine with a splash of Bonnie Raitt hovering high in the corners. I started our meeting as professionally as I do with every client:…Read More
Need a Better Mantra? Find Your Truth First.
If you know me at all, you know that my mantra for the past several decades has been “There’s not enough time.” I’ve kept this mantra so long I seriously envision my gravesite as a half buried casket, unplanted flowers, and a headstone that reads: “Here lies the empty tomb of Sheila Whittington Couldn’t stay…Read More
Confessions of a Niche-less Coach (or How I Discovered I am a Scanner)
There are two questions that can set me in a tailspin faster than gas through a Hummer: 1. What is your favorite (fill in the blank)? (color, food, team, facial-wax product…) 2. What do you do [for a living]? On any given day, my answer to the first question will be different because I just…Read More
An Acceptional Declaration
This year instead of making outrageous New Year’s resolutions that seem to fall by the wayside faster than butter melts off steaming hotcakes, I’m simply declaring that this will be an ACCEPTIONAL year. Don’t get me wrong. Last year was great. I accomplished many things and grew in ways I’ve never grown. Like from religion…Read More
Clean Your Mind’s Sock Drawer
I admit it. I’m a passionate learner. My bookshelf and Kindle hold countless volumes of how to’s, self help, spirituality guides and memoirs. I love taking classes and trainings and I devour information like a teen eats fries. If learning were a disease, I’d be on the critical list. Unfortunately, after 50-some years of learning,…Read More
Selfish is a Good Word
I just love words. I love to learn new words and use old words. I love to use the word “Word” when I wholeheartedly agree with somebody, followed closely by the word “up” or “dude”. Nostalgically, two of my all-time favorite words are “cudgel” and “habiliments”. I learned them when I was about 8 years…Read More
How I Dropped 300 Pounds in 2 Months
I hadn’t seen my friend Clare since Thanksgiving when we met for lunch last week. We hugged, sat down and commenced the catch-up chatter. For her, it was Christmas in Aspen, a new Rolex, New Year’s Eve in NYC, and upcoming charity events. My story was similar: dog attacked by coyote, sixty-thousand-mile maintenance check on…Read More
Play Your Game “Right Now!”
Life throws its curve balls. My 10-year old son’s little league team recently came face-to-face with their first loss in a double elimination play-off series. Having been in first place all season they knew they had the skills, but their overconfidence and wandering focus led them to defeat. The team was devastated and tears were…Read More
How Are You “Spending” Your Time?
What was the big news story of 2009? (besides Tiger Woods). All together now…THE ECONOMY! The general consensus is it’s bad – it’s really bad. We’ve all heard it, felt it, experienced it, eaten, slept and breathed it. I will be the first to admit that spending habits in this household have certainly changed; sometimes…Read More