Kansas City Firefighter, Heroin, and Child Endangerment

A story hit the headlines that has Kansas City up in arms. It is sad, frightening, and has sparked a lot of conversation about addiction and what is right and wrong. For me, this is further proof that addiction does […]

My Recovery Is Not Anonymous

I think there is a misconception about the nature of ‘anonymous’ in 12-Step programs. The way I was taught was that I am welcome to share my recovery with anyone I choose and I can be as open about it […]

Kansas City Life Coach- FAQs

How is a life coach different from a counselor?
Life Coaching is not counseling. Counseling can have a focus on issues that are based in your past or mental health related where coaching is an approach to moving forward creating the […]

What Are Your Deal Breakers?

Deal breakers are something I use a lot in my practice with clients working on different things. The term seems to get more attention when it is related to dating, but I use it for a lot of things just […]

I’m Sorry


Enabling is a topic I deal with frequently. Whether I am working with a family for an intervention, or just working toward getting healthy in general. This is also a behavior that is not exclusive to parent-child relationships, but often […]

Michael Phelps Addiction and Recovery

Sometimes it is hard for me to believe how cunning an baffling addiction is. Addicted people are usually very smart, charming, and funny people. And this disease is complicated, indiscriminate, and vicious.

Oftentimes, addicted people are very high performing people. […]

By |August 16th, 2016|Addiction, Intervention, Personal Growth, Self-Improvement|0 Comments

Rebuilding Trust

Loss of trust in a relationship is devastating. Not only to the person who has been deceived, but oftentimes also to the person who did the deceiving.

Some common relationship slips that are often overlooked include issues like speaking or acting […]

How To Set Goals… and Achieve Them!

As a Professional Life Coach this is one of the BIGGEST issues I deal with. No matter what type of client I am working with, what their core issue is, what their lifestyle is like… everyone struggles with setting goals. […]

By |July 18th, 2016|LIfe Coach, Personal Growth, Self-Esteem, Self-Improvement|0 Comments

I Did Everything I Was Supposed To Do…

As a coach, this is something I hear frequently:
I did everything I thought I was supposed to do. I got my degree, I got a great job, I got married, and yet I feel empty and unhappy inside. I thought […]

By |June 24th, 2016|Personal Growth, Self-Esteem, Self-Improvement|0 Comments