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50. Health Stress ("Less Stress" school 4 of 5)

Sept. 22, 2022

This month, I’m taking us all back to school…”Less Stress” school! This month, we’ll be reviewing some of the fundamentals about stress and how to manage it. In this episode you’ll learn: What causes stress when it comes to …

49. Money Stress ("Less Stress" school 3 of 5)

Sept. 15, 2022

This month, I’m taking us all back to school…”Less Stress” school! This month, we’ll be reviewing some of the fundamentals about stress and how to manage it. In this episode you’ll learn: What causes stress about money and f…

48. Parenting Stress ("Less Stress" school 2 of 5)

Sept. 8, 2022

This month, I’m taking us all back to school…”Less Stress” school! This month, we’ll be reviewing some of the fundamentals about stress and how to manage it. In this episode you’ll learn: What causes stress while parenting c…

47. Work Stress ("Less Stress" school 1 of 5)

Sept. 1, 2022

This month, I’m taking us all back to school…”Less Stress” school! This month, we’ll be reviewing some of the fundamentals about stress and how to manage it. In this episode you’ll learn: What causes stress at work or in you…

46. Discontinued Thoughts

Aug. 25, 2022

Thoughts come up the same way intestinal gas appears. Sure, we can eat well and improve that outcome (pun intended). But sometimes…well…it happens. Same with those old thoughts. But let’s use a word picture to help reduce th…

45. Say...it's your birthday!?!

Aug. 18, 2022

The day this podcast releases is a milestone day. I want to share my Top 5 lessons for living a good life today. In this episode you’ll learn: What I would tell someone half my age What I would tell someone who is 12 years o…

44. Ask AMAZING Questions

Aug. 11, 2022

Yeah, so I’m a coach. I ask questions all day long. It’s literally my job. AND…a few weeks ago I had a breakthrough. Of course, I had to bring this to you! In this episode you’ll learn: Questions the human mind wants to ask …

43. Intro to the Four Tendencies

Aug. 4, 2022

In the spirit of “more fun”, I wanted to share the Four Tendencies framework developed by Gretchen Rubin. My heartfelt wish is that you’ll use this information to develop a more loving connection with yourself and the people…

42. Lessons from Improv

July 28, 2022

Improv and coaching are complementary skill sets. Powerful change can happen in your life when you see external circumstances and your internal ones - like your thoughts and feelings - as something to play with rather than s…

41. Your Relationship with Exercise

July 21, 2022

Maybe you’re someone who exercises consistently. Maybe not. Today I’m going to take a new approach to the topic of exercise and stress. Instead of telling you all the physical benefits, I talk about the interesting way that …

40. The Power of Neutral Thinking

July 14, 2022

People come to self-improvement and coaching with a hope that they can feel good most of the time. They want to “fix” their thinking and behaviors - finally! - to get what they want in life. And sometimes the best way to get…

39. Creating Belonging

July 7, 2022

Self-confidence is one of the benefits of the “less stress, more fun” life. One way to enhance your self-confidence is to actively create belonging for yourself. But what does that even mean? What does that look like for you…

38. When You're Overwhelmed

June 30, 2022

“I’m feeling so overwhelmed…!” Sometimes, our minds simply feel like they can only deal well with so much. Yet have you noticed that sometimes you’re overwhelmed and sometimes you can handle it all…what accounts for the diff…

37. Email, Instant Message, and Texts - Oh, My!

June 23, 2022

Today we’re going to talk about electronic communications from the “less stress, more fun” perspective. In this episode you’ll learn: A brief history of electronic, “anytime, all the time” communication Connecting to why ele…

Friendships these days...

June 16, 2022

The topic of friendship has been on my mind for the past few months, especially with changes in my own friendships as the result of the pandemic. How you think about friendships can have a big impact on how you feel about yo…

Let's talk about "fun"!

June 9, 2022

Who are your role models for a fun, playful life? I often talk about managing stress as a path to a more fun life. But today’s episode is focused on FUN, specifically your models for a fun life. In this episode you’ll learn:…

Richard Scarry's World!

June 2, 2022

A few weeks ago, I became reacquainted with a childhood favorite artist. As I explored his works again, I was curious about the man and the habits behind such a prolific career. This week, I’ll be sharing my observations abo…

Freedom and Control

May 26, 2022

When you put the words “freedom” and “control” together in your mind’s eye, what thoughts come up? Some of my clients have shared a desire for “freedom” which, upon excavation, is a word that describes a desire for control, …

The Center of Attention

May 19, 2022

This episode is for you, whether you crave or avoid being in the spotlight. Today we’ll talk about the concept of being ‘the center of attention” and how your preferences connect you with your practiced feelings. In this epi…

It’s About Time!

May 12, 2022

One of my greatest joys as a coach is helping people redefine their relationship to time, which is a wonderful way to improve your relationship with yourself. In this episode you’ll learn: Commonly held assumptions about tim…

Objection! Sustained or Overruled Thoughts

May 5, 2022

My inner life has evolved from having a mean inner critic to having a calm, fair judge. This technique has stopped ruminating and otherwise “wasteful” thinking in its tracks, and today I bring it to you! In this episode you’…

Comfy Pants & Other Thoughts on Clothing

April 28, 2022

Part of the “Less Stress, More Fun” lifestyle is to connect to your physical self. In this episode, we’ll talk about our default thoughts about clothing. Is learning to play with how you dress yourself a path to more fun in …

Quest for Certainty!

April 21, 2022

Uncertainty is at the base of a lot of peoples’ stress. The human brain tries to solve the puzzle of uncertainty, and it can sometimes generate a lot of creative thinking to enroll us to find certainty. Let’s have a playful …

Fun Work Performance Reviews (Really!)

April 14, 2022

Perhaps you have a corporate job or run a business with employees. How does the “performance review” factor into your year? The annual work performance review process can be considered the source of stress for both employees…