What It Means to Need Less & Give More

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I had a conversation with a business coach who could not “get” my approach.  “Why would people want to know how to be poor?”  “Who would want to hear you talk about making less money?”  “What kind of person wants to have less?” We were not a “fit.”  But he … Continue reading

Why Need Less, Give More?

Need Less, Give More….Why? It’s not about money.  It’s not making less.  It is about consuming less, using less, needing less.  And, sharing, giving, more money… to organizations and individuals and causes, without agenda and, sometimes,  “just because.” And it is about giving more than money.  It is about being available to … Continue reading

Don’t Get Stuck On Stupid

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From a sermon recently, two statements rung true. The first: Don’t get stuck on stupid. The topic was the Prodigal son….or, actually, the older son who couldn’t budge from his perspective of his brother not deserving a feast.  It made me think about what stupid things I might get stuck … Continue reading

Every Moment Counts

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Dave and I have had 17 different addresses in our 41 years of marriage.  Granted, 41 years is a long time, but 17 moves is a lot of moves, too.  5 states, much criss-crossing, many miles driven, boxes loaded, possessions weeded out, change of address cards mailed. My favorite place? … Continue reading

How Does a Coach Help?

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My role as a coach changes with every client and with every meeting.  My approach is fluid and organic.  Currently, I’m helping a client say “NO” to opportunities. The reasons to say yes are many and varied » Some people get asked all the time.  Saying “NO” can be hard to … Continue reading

La Ventanilla

This is a family truly needing little and giving much.  Augustino Reyes is the family head.  For generations, his family were hunters.  When I asked Nichol, Augustino’s son, what they hunted, he said, “everything.”  Their land is on the Pacific Ocean in southern Oaxaca, Mexico and includes beach front, but … Continue reading