Our Human-ness

The Coach is In… Back in December of last year I wrote a post, The Life We Live. It was about two of my good friends who had dementia and their declining health. One of them passed away this past week. I had the honor of leading his funeral service. I remember the...

The Questions We Knew When

The Coach is In… The Questions We Knew When I was talking with my good friend the other day about a gentleman I was coaching who reminded me of me 30 years earlier.  The questions he would ask me, the dilemmas he was trying to solve were uncanny in their resemblance...

No Pain No Gain

The Coach is In… No Pain No Gain Two weeks ago, I went through my second knee replacement surgery. The other one was two years ago. Nurses, doctors train us to respond to our pain with a number from zero to ten, zero being “no problem,” ten being ☹ (unmanageable)....

Nothing Stands Alone

The Coach is In… Nothing Stands Alone For all of 2021 I have reflected on our ‘connectedness’ with one another and the world around us. Some of this time included a deeper understanding of where my biases and deep-seated assumptions lie. The assumptions were deep,...

The Life We Live

  The Coach is In… “Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever; you just have to live.”  – Natalie Babbitt   The Life We Live I have two male friends who are dying. Both have dementia. When you love someone,...