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I’m Just Curious

I’m Just Curious

Photo by Pixabay: https://www.pexels.com/ I’m just curious… Imagine we are in a conversation and I start a sentence in this way. How do you imagine you might react? Would you really believe that I am curious? Or would you brace yourself for criticism or some other...
From Out of Control to Empowered

From Out of Control to Empowered

Photo by Pixabay To live an empowered life, you must understand how and why you perceive, believe, think, feel, and behave as you do. How often are you surprised by your own reactions to an event in your life? Something happens. You feel a sudden surge of emotion and...
Repairing Breakdowns in Relationships

Repairing Breakdowns in Relationships

I’ve been married 3 times. In my first two marriages I experienced a lot of pain, misunderstanding, resentment, and arguments. The relationships didn’t work. I also struggled to connect with my kids through the years. I wasn’t a great father to them. On my personal...
The IFS Difference in Coaching

The IFS Difference in Coaching

Photo by DS stories In my article, “Coaching or Therapy,” I drew some clear distinctions between these two ways to be supported. I was inspired to write that article because I had recently revisited the question, “What is the difference between coaching and therapy?...
Coaching or Therapy?

Coaching or Therapy?

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels When I began training in the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, I had been a life coach for over 6 years. I had a schtick that was focused on structure, strategies, and accountability. And it worked well for most of my clients. But...