Personal responsibility: a companion to compassion

Compassion is one of the five branches of Blue Tree Coaching.  I know from experience that it is critical to cultivate compassion - for oneself and for others - if you are looking to move forward in any part of your journey: your family life, [...]

How Goldilocks would get things done

Not too hot, not too cold, juuuust right.  That was what Goldilocks was looking for with porridge.  This middle-path approach applies to how we stretch and grow ourselves as well.  I was working with a client on professional goal setting recently and he articulated this [...]

Behind the waterfall (aka mindfulness 101)

Dan Harris wrote the book 10% Happier and started a podcast and an app by the same name.  In each of these platforms, Harris explores and promotes mindfulness-based meditation as a way to make you, you guessed it, about 10% happier.  Harris's work has been [...]

Growth is Not Always Linear (and why that’s ok)

It would be so great if we set a goal, planned out our action steps to get there, and then arrived.  Goal complete, problem solved, obstacle overcome.  Nice, linear, and logical.  Occasionally life works like this, but this tends to be the exception rather than [...]

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