Emotional Intelligence

The Life Coach Says: Try This Coronavirus Stress & Anxiety Exercise

I keep telling my life coaching clients: it’s completely normal to be experiencing a wide range of emotions right now. Simply understanding your feelings is an important first step to building resilience. Many of us have trouble describing our emotions....
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How to Have “The Best Hour of Your Week”

“That was the best hour of my week!” So said my client Martha* after another very worthwhile and meaningful coaching session. It validated why coaching works. Here are some of the comments she and others have made during the past few weeks “before”...
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The DC Life Coach: Thoughts on Productivity During the Global Pandemic

If you’re at all like me right now, you’re in a bit of a struggle. Here in Washington, DC, we have been in lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic for over a month. I have read several articles about productivity. Some say, let go of productivity....
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From the DC Life Coach: Coping With Coronavirus Anxiety

In times of crisis, such as right now as our nation is experiencing the outbreak of the coronavirus, we must take extra care to keep ourselves in balance. Fretting, worrying, and panicking are draining and unproductive emotions. This afternoon I went...
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Small Acts of Kindness Make All the Difference

“The longer I live, the more I notice how valuable it is to do one simple thing: be kind.” – James Clear In my work with life coaching clients through the years, I’ve learned that kindness counts. Kindness matters. Small, random...
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How to Take a REAL Vacation: Replenish Yourself Challenge

This month, I am on holiday! Over the years, I have learned to take time off so I can serve my clients better. During this time away, I will reset, refresh and tap even more deeply into my own personal creativity. Let’s have a “replenish yourself”...
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Friends, The Family You Choose: the DC Life Coach’s Tips for Building Great Friendships)

Last month, a group of my gal pals and I took a trip to cheer on one of our swim team friends who participated in an Ironman competition. In these troubled times of civil unrest and world problems, I find my friendships sustain me. I am so grateful for...
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How to Deal With Interpersonal Conflict at Work

If you’ve led people or existed for any amount of time in any workplace, you get it: dealing with interpersonal conflict at work is an essential skill. Several of my life coaching clients have been on different sides of workplace conflict, with...
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How Emotionally Intelligent People Handle Criticism

As a Washington, DC based Life Coach, I’ve found this to be true: none of my life coaching clients welcome criticism. It’s human nature to enjoy being right and feel a sense of hurt when we’re wrong. HOWEVER … the right type of...
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Tapping Into Your “Horse Sense”

“Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.” -W.C. Fields I was mesmerized by the interactions of a horse, unresponsive to training so far, and a professional “horse whisperer.” As the two interacted...
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