To read: Olivia Laing’s The Lonely City. An intense and in-depth read about the human condition of loneliness via New York City, artists’ personal lives and creative processes, and living in the digital age. Add this book to your reading list. It will get you thinking about how we experience loneliness in life, and the power it can have, as well as the detriment.Read More
One autumn when my sister was visiting me from Colorado, a writer and avid reader herself, we went to McNally Jackson to see our favorite shared writer, Colum McCann. Bedecked in his signature loosely-wound scarf, McCann began to speak as a few dozen people gathered in the basement amongst wooden bookshelves and the sweet smell of paper and espresso. It was a special and memorable evening to me, simply because I was in the presence of a person who had touched my life without even knowing it, as many authors do.
Trust me, friends, read this book if you want to write.Read More
Part of my commitment to my role as a life and career coach is to be constantly learning, growing, and improving myself to be able to serve my clients in an impactful way. One of the ways I constantly work on that is by reading about coaching, leadership, and personal growth. Over the past couple of years I have read dozens of titles, but these 5 have stuck with me as particularly resonant to my own growth, and also particularly applicable to my coaching work. Whether you are a seasoned or budding professional coach, a leader, or just a person looking to increase your power and awareness, you’ll enjoy the wisdom in these pages.Read More
When my friend recommended Gabrielle Bernstein’s book to me I must admit, the title immediately hooked me. Yes, The Universe Has Your Back is catchy and intriguing, but what drew me to the book most was that I actually believe that statement. I have developed a deep, spiritual trust in the Universe in my life, and feel that if we do the work, are intentional with our actions, and show up fully, things tend to work out. Are there exceptions to this? Of course. Are there times when I feel defeated and the trust fades or disappears completely? You bet. But in my personal life, and in my beliefs as a coach, I think learning to trust and have faith (not necessarily religiously) that things work out is tremendously powerful and can shape your outlook on life.Read More
What I'm Reading: Chris Guillebeau's The Happiness of Pursuit. This book has some great tips on how to set goals and actually achieve them, as well as great reminders on how much purpose goals can add to our lives.Read More