Resilience in a Crisis

The topic of resilience is at the top of my mind as I prepare a keynote to present to a medical society in Japan in a few weeks. Two months ago Japan was hit with a crippling earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. It is hard to comprehend how Japanese people can cope and bounce back from such overwhelming waves of crisis and negativity.

Driving to a New Mindset in 2011

A new year offers the opportunity to hit the refresh button and make a fresh start on something you've yearned to improve for a while, but you have not yet transcended the yearning stage to get to lasting success.

Mary Beth Makes a Plan - Part 4

I recently asked coaches in the Wellcoaches community to submit a list of ten ways in which they want to thrive in the upcoming year. The coach who submitted the most compelling ideas would win...

Mary Beth Makes a Plan - Part 3

I recently asked coaches in the Wellcoaches community to submit a list of ten ways in which they want to thrive in the upcoming year. The coach who submitted the most compelling ideas would win... 

Mary Beth Makes a Plan- Part 2

Teaser: I recently asked coaches in the Wellcoaches community to submit a list of ten ways in which they want to thrive in the upcoming year. The coach who submitted the most compelling ideas would win... 

Mary Beth Makes a Plan - Part 1

I recently asked coaches in the Wellcoaches community to submit a list of ten ways in which they want to thrive in the upcoming year. The coach who submitted the most compelling ideas would win... 

Mary Beth Thrives - Part 4

I recently asked coaches in the Wellcoaches community to submit a list of ten ways in which they want to thrive in the upcoming year. The coach who submitted the most compelling ideas would win...

Mary Beth Thrives - Part 3

I recently asked coaches in the Wellcoaches community to submit a list of ten ways in which they want to thrive in the upcoming year. The coach who submitted the most compelling ideas would win...

Mary Beth Thrives - Part 2

I recently asked coaches in the Wellcoaches community to submit a list of ten ways in which they want to thrive in the upcoming year. The coach who submitted the most compelling ideas would win... 

Mary Beth Thrives- Part 1

I recently asked coaches in the Wellcoaches community to submit a list of ten ways in which they want to thrive in the upcoming year. The coach who submitted the most compelling ideas would win... 

Coach Meg - Who is Driving Your Health and Wellness?

As a student of how people change, I think often about an interesting conundrum, particularly as it relates to people choosing to be or not to be in the driver's seat, living a life that supports health and well-being.

Susan is a Human Being - Wheel of Life (Part 2)

Susan is thriving with Stage 4 cancer and is on a journey to live her purpose, focusing on her being rather than her doing.

Susan is a Human Being – Wheel of Life (Part 1)

Susan is thriving with Stage 4 cancer and is on a journey to live her purpose, focusing on her being rather than her doing.

Susan is a Human Being – Susan’s Response

Susan is thriving with Stage 4 cancer and is on a journey to live her purpose, focusing on her being rather than her doing.

Susan is a Human Being

Susan is thriving with Stage 4 cancer and is on a journey to live her purpose, focusing on her being rather than her doing.

Susan Isn’t a “Survivor” – The How of Relationships

Susan isn't a survivor; Susan is a thriver. And, she thanks God for it every day. Susan is thriving with Stage 4 cancer and is on a journey to live into her purpose.

Susan Isn't a "Survivor" - The Power of Relationships

Susan isn't a survivor; Susan is a thriver. And, she thanks God for it every day. Susan is thriving with Stage 4 cancer and is on a journey to live into her purpose.

Susan Isn’t a “Survivor” – Susan’s Response

Susan isn't a survivor; Susan is a thriver. And, she thanks God for it every day. Susan is thriving with Stage 4 cancer and is on a journey to live into her purpose. 

Susan Isn’t a “Survivor”

Susan isn't a survivor; Susan is a thriver. And, she thanks God for it every day. Susan is thriving with Stage 4 cancer and is on a journey to live into her purpose. 

Coach Meg - Driving With the Brakes On

It is rare today to find someone who isn't struggling with some aspect of health and well-being: stress, overwhelm, low energy, weight fluctuation (mostly upward), health, etc. I am writing this series of brief pieces to offer insights on what it takes to get over and beyond such struggles, changing or even transforming on a small or large scale. I get as much out of writing these pieces as anyone reading them - we all need regular doses of new inspiration and ideas. Fortunately, the knowledge base on how we change is ever growing. 

Diane Seeks Positivity - The Impact of Positivity

In our first coaching session, Diane created a forward-looking statement to describe her motivation for moving toward wellness: "To be in a state of health with sufficient energy and vitality that enables me to support myself in all realms - physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and financial - and that enables me to explore and pursue my life's mission." As we continue into our fourth session, we focus on maintaining the positive changes.

Diane Seeks Positivity - What is Positivity?

In our fourth session, there was much to celebrate about Diane's movement toward her wellness vision. She became intrigued by the idea of positivity and its role in her health...

Diane Seeks Positivity - Diane's Response

At the beginning of the year I asked coaches in the Wellcoaches community to submit a list of ten ways in which they want to thrive in 2009. Diane is dealing with some challenging health issues and asked me for a series of coaching sessions to work on her health and life satisfaction. After our fourth session, Diane sent the following response...

Diane Seeks Positivity

In our first coaching session, Diane created a forward-looking statement to describe her motivation for moving toward wellness: "To be in a state of health with sufficient energy and vitality that enables me to support myself in all realms - physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and financial - and that enables me to explore and pursue my life's mission." As we continue into our fourth session, we focus on maintaining the positive changes.

How We Change - Driving You Crazy or Driving You Well

To be human is to be ambivalent about changing something that you have struggled with for years or even decades, whether it's learning how to fully relax, loving to exercise regularly, enjoying veggies as much as ice cream, or listening to someone you care about with undistracted, mindful presence. The amount of energy consumed by this state of chronic contemplative struggle would fuel a small car. Do I or don't I? Why can't I just get it done? How come it's so easy for some people? Surely someone will invent THE quick fix if I wait long enough. What a loser I am for being unable to overcome this challenge!

Diane Feels Overwhelmed – Tips to Keep it from Happening to You

In our third session, Diane's excitement for goal setting and visioning was getting drowned out by the noise of daily tasks and to do's. She had fallen into the trap of believing that everything on the list is a top priority, and worthy of concern when not accomplished immediately. Last week's blog presented the idea that life's tasks can be divided into four categories, as suggested by Dr. Stephen R. Covey in his influential book, First Things First.

Diane Feels Overwhelmed – What Leads to It?

In our third session, Diane's excitement for goal setting and visioning was being drowned out by the noise of daily tasks and to dos. She had fallen into the trap of believing that everything on the list is a top priority and worthy of concern when not accomplished immediately. 

Diane Feels Overwhelmed

In our first coaching session, Diane created a forward-looking statement to describe her motivation for moving toward wellness: "To be in a state of health with sufficient energy and vitality that enables me to support myself in all realms - physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and financial - and that enables me to explore and pursue my life's mission." As we continue into our third session, the realities of life creep in. 

Diane Keeps Moving – Three Tips for Success

Diane has started on the path to achieving her vision of being "in a state of health with sufficient energy and vitality that enables me to support myself in all realms - physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and financial - and that enables me to explore and pursue my life's mission." In our second coaching session, Diane began to set goals that would lead her deliberately and wisely along her path.

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