Confusion, Overwhelm, and Worry

Confusion, Overwhelm, and Worry

As a child, I remember looking at adults and thinking they looked like they had life all figured out. I looked forward to that time, once I was grown up, where I had the wisdom to know what to do and not do, and move ahead with it without distracting myself. Then I...
The Intense Pleasure of Accomplishment

The Intense Pleasure of Accomplishment

I have never been a person who has a lot of upper body strength. For most of my life, the various exercises I’ve engaged in focused more on cardio and lower body strength. Spin class. Running (this was when I was much younger. I actually ran a marathon for...
Your compelling reason

Your compelling reason

Any time we achieve something big in our lives, we first make a commitment. When you first decided to sign up to take the MCAT, you made a commitment to study and to do the best you could on the test. But behind that commitment, you had a compelling reason. The...
When life feels crazy with no end in sight

When life feels crazy with no end in sight

I recently finished a coaching package with a client. On paper, her life looks so crazy busy, with it only worsening over the coming weeks. A partner is retiring without a definite replacement. Her method of efficient charting has been indefinitely disrupted. She has...
Should You End Your Love Affair With Food?

Should You End Your Love Affair With Food?

It’s so commonplace in our culture to glamorize our unhealthy relationships with food. We joke about it, but ultimately, there’s a deeper truth there that most of us don’t want to face. We love food because of what we tell ourselves food does for us....
When Something Doesn’t Turn Out How You Expected

When Something Doesn’t Turn Out How You Expected

I’m writing this post on November 9th, the day after the presidential election. The results of the election were not what I was expecting. At. All. As I scrolled Facebook last night, watching the results come in, I noticed a lot of discussion about coping...