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