Tag: life coach

  • I Surrender To Your Will

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Seventy Four] When I started to do research for this one, well, I got completely distracted by ALL the movies and songs and albums and references and definitions for the word that I’ll admit that I’m overwhelmed and, well, STRESSED. This one is a SLIGHT click bait / bait […]

  • What Are Your Core Principles? Your Main Values?

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Eighty Three] I’m asked this one a lot lately and, thankfully, I’ve thought about it quite a bit and even wrote it down. My core principles are to embrace radical transparency and fail often; while I sometimes struggle with one, I’m rather successful with the other. My core values […]

  • Get Thee To Bed, Leander

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Seventy] One of the habits that I well and truly miss that has gone the way of all flesh is getting up around five in the morning. It fell away at some point when one of the kids was sick or I was stressed or some other perfectly valid […]

  • Is Resistance A Thing?

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Forty Three] How do you conquer it? Or embrace it? Or…? There are several books that talk about it, but one full on talks about it as a massive dragon and you are the knight and it’s time to do battle, and that’s Do The Work by Steven Pressfield […]

  • On The First Day of Vacation, My True Love Gave to Me

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Seventy Four] A super decadent chocolate brownie with cream cheese icing. #HeKnowsMe I’m on vacation until 04 January, so this whole Twelve Days of Christmas theme won’t last, but it’s on my mind Right Now as Boy Twin fusses from his room, resisting this whole sleep thing because he […]

  • Frankly, My Dear, I Don’t Give A Damn

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Fifty Four] Yes, I forgot to write yesterday until it was time for bed, past time for bed, in fact, and then, instead of staying up even later, I took a deep breath in, let it out, accepted that I wouldn’t write today’s post today, and went to bed. […]

  • Now Where Is My Turkey?

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Fifty Two] Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia, and the sub-national entities Leiden, Norfolk Island, and the inhabited territories of the United States. It began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding […]

  • Look At All The Pretty Colors!! !

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Forty Three] To get an idea of where I am these days, when I woke up in the night with pain behind my eye, before it blossomed into a full blown migraine and after inhaling 1000 mg paracetamol, I thought, “Damnit, is this another level of psychological resistance?” I […]

  • Rain and the Fear of Failure

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Forty Two] Psychological resistance is the phenomenon often encountered in clinical practice in which patients either directly or indirectly exhibit paradoxical opposing behaviours in presumably a clinically initiated push and pull of a change process. While I’m not currently actively involved in a clinical practice, I *AM* working with a […]

  • Up At Five, Sakes Alive!

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Twenty Two] Lemme explain that. And yawn so massively that my jaws ache. And glance at the news articles posted since I wrote last night. And go back to bed.

  • Compassion vs Improvement: Adventures in Growth

    [Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Eighty Four] Aren’t these two concepts mutually exclusive?

  • Can’t Sleep The Clowns Will Eat Me

    [Dutch Lock Down Day One Hundred Eighty Three] Visit for the rambling. Stay for the teasers.