Terri’s December Blog

 

Powerful Questions for the New Year

 

When you make mental wellness a priority—you lay the foundation for a beautiful life. An important statement, no doubt, but what does it mean to you?

 

My greatest teaching from the field of coaching is the importance of a powerful question. Every powerful question, meaning one that makes you think in a new way, has the capacity to open a new door within the mind, even if only ever so slightly. But there’s always a choice: You can shut it down if it feels too uncomfortable and choose not to go there OR you can choose to get curious, invite it in, and somehow embrace the discomfort knowing full well that this is how we grow. Read more

Terri’s November Blog

Intentional Living: Generating Emotions Ahead of Time

 

How are you is a question that is frequently asked by rote and usually responded to in the same manner. Generally, we respond using one of the following well-known phrases: I’m good, I’m fine, OK, still alive, hanging in there, can’t complain… Our emotional vocabulary may not feel so limited—but it is.

 

Most people would not respond by saying, “I’m amazing, loving life, never been better!” This has everything to do with our conditioning and lifestyle habits. Clearly, responding from a place of neutrality and/or pessimism has become a default habit. Read more

Terri’s October Blog

 

A New Kind of Partnership

 

It greets me first every morning

And also tucks me into bed

It’s my constant companion

The voice within my head Read more

Terri’s September Blog

Which is the Bigger Bully?

 

A poem to ponder:

 

I’m feeling lonely and tired

Tired of being teased and bullied—by life

 

Life teases and taunts me, daily

Playing with my overthinking mind Read more

Terri’s August Blog

 

Goodbye Should; Hello Must

 

What I should have done this summer:

I should have invested in…

 

  • Updating my website (launched in 2014)
  • Developing better branding and business marketing strategies
  • Expanding upon my pre-existing wellness curriculum
  • Creating new PowerPoints to support that new curriculum
  • Networking on Linked-In & building my social media presence
  • Building my subscriber list & coaching clientele
  • Securing future speaking engagements
  • Connecting with people on Facebook

Read more

Terri’s July Blog

Sympathetic Joy

 

Buddhist wisdom has expanded my understanding of both suffering and joy. My intention today is to focus on the joy—more specifically on one particular state of mind known as “sympathetic joy.”

 

Buddhism teaches that there are four inner states where it is most valuable to reside: loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity. These have been referred to as the four immesasurables because they have no limit. Read more

Terri’s June Blog

Making Peace With My Pain at 50:

 

I consider every birthday to be a cause for celebration and most to be a time for healthy reflection. By that I mean, it’s a good time to review the past and to set goals for the future while at the same time not attaching to any particular outcome. One very important lesson that I’ve learned over the years is that while having a bigger vision and smaller goals are essential, the pressure-filled timeline that usually goes along with them is definitely not.

 

We cannot possibly control all of the circumstances of our lives. Life is ultimately a co-creation and an unfolding. Of course over the years I’ve had many different visions for my future, some which I have manifested while others I have not. Yet, all things considered, I do my best to acknowledge and celebrate the successes and learn from the rest. I encourage my students and clients to do the same and to consider their “non-successes” not as failures, but rather as teachings that become opportunities for course correction and personal growth. Read more

Terri’s April Blog

Redefining Change: From Transformation to Liberation

 

So many people get anxious just thinking about change. Every feeling we have and emotion we experience is the result of a thought, a story—of what we have made something mean.

 

So many of us have made change mean something that feels uncomfortable and is difficult to achieve, and for this reason we tend to feel anxious around it and shy away from it altogether. Read more

Terri’s February Blog

 

The Truth – Redefined

 

Warren Buffett wrote: What human beings are best at doing is interpreting all new information so that their prior conclusions remain intact.

 

In other words, he was confirming the human need for “confirmation bias.” Read more