Get What You Want…What makes you HAPPY?

Get What You Want…What makes you HAPPY?

Many times, when I ask people what they want, I get answers that seem mostly around big career goals – the better job, the work life balance, and so forth. Or, the reverse, a desire for relief- from the difficult relationship, the insomnia, the exhaustion. Certainly,...
Get What You Want…Don’t Leave Claw Marks

Get What You Want…Don’t Leave Claw Marks

I love this quote from David Foster Wallace, “Everything I’ve ever let go of has claw marks on it.” It could easily apply to me for most of my life.  But here’s the thing, when it’s time to let go, it’s time to let go. And clinging? It just makes things harder on...
Get What You Want…What do you want for 2022?

Get What You Want…What do you want for 2022?

As we near the end of the year and we start taking stock, your year may again look nothing like what you’d planned. And that’s ok. Didn’t get it all done? No worries. I bet you got more done than you think. And managing uncertainty takes energy. I know lots of people...
Get What You Want…Look for the Good Stuff

Get What You Want…Look for the Good Stuff

It’s been a very strange week. My sense of things is somewhat out of sync with reality. And not in a particularly fabulous magical way. Quite the reverse. On Sunday I hung out in sweats on the couch with Netflix in the background. I would have told you I...
Get What You Want…If You Ever Believed in Santa

Get What You Want…If You Ever Believed in Santa

I did at least until I was five. Then I saw my mom’s friend before he finished dressing the part. They tried to convince me “he was just helping.”  But for five years, I believed in a magical thing. And life seemed to live up to it.  Here’s the thing. Believing in...
Get What You Want…You can’t push a river

Get What You Want…You can’t push a river

I don’t know about you but sometimes, especially this year, even the simplest things take more time than you can imagine. It feels like we are always playing hurry up and wait.   Just like we can’t make a river get to the ocean faster, sometimes we have to...