Judging and Judgment – Part II

The Coach is In… “If the soul is left in darkness, sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but the one who causes the darkness.” –Victor Hugo, Les Miserables Judging and Judgment – Part II I can remember a time when disagreements...

Judging and Judgmental – Part I

The Coach is In… “Be curious, not judgmental” Walt Whitman   Judging and Judgmental – Part I I’m curious as to why I chose to write about judging/judgment after writing about grace and not before. It seems backwards, but that’s the way it came to me. I am more...

Grace – Part II

The Coach is In… “I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.” ~ Anne Lamott Grace – Part II In Part I on Grace, I indicated that when I speak of grace, I am thinking of something...

Grace – Part I

For the past three weeks I have not felt like writing; I have not been inspired. Part of that is in the warmer weather of the year I am much more physically active, reading less. I am stimulating myself more physically (e.g., biking, golf, working around the yard,...

Discipline

The Coach is In… Discipline The other day I received an inquiry about conducting an ‘all day’ (my emphasis) workshop on the advantages of discipline in leadership. My first thought was, “Oh my gosh an entire day on discipline? Yuk.” I calmed down and decided to have a...

You Don’t Have a Message, You Are the Message

The Coach is In… You Don’t Have a Message, You Are the Message I first heard this quote many years ago from the sponsor of Father Leo, a priest who was also a recovering alcoholic. It was part of a 12-Step program for teens that I was participating in as part of my...

Mothers

The Coach is In… Mothers This is the time of year that I reflect on my mother, and all those women who served as my mother, either directly or indirectly. It has been a while, however, since I wrote only about my mother. On this day, there are tears that accompany...

Is It In the Knowing or in The Now

The Coach is In… Is It In the Knowing or in The Now? My good friend gifted me with a book by Thomas Merton (1915 – 1968), Conjectures of an Innocent Bystander. In the forward by Thomas Moore, Moore states, “Merton can urge us away from information for its own sake or...

Motivation: What We Choose…or Not

The Coach is In… Motivation: What We Choose…or Not I was having a ‘check in’ call with my virtual assistant and she asked me if I was having any trouble with motivation, as in, “Am I doing what I want to be doing?” The simple answer was “Yes.” I went on to describe...