Are You A Good Listener?

Do you sometimes feel like you are speaking, but whoever you are speaking to is not getting your message? Maybe it goes over their head or they simply nod or mumble so it is painfully obvious they aren’t listening?

And the […]

How To Change Your Life

It’s not so hard to change your life. One of the things I am aware of in my twisty little brain, is my ability to be so hard on myself. As they say, we are our own worst critic… or […]

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 […]

Oprah For President?

Everyone who knows me knows I have an unconditional love for Oprah. In my twenties, when I was a hot mess, I’m pretty sure she saved my life by showing up everyday in my living room talking about the art […]

By |March 7th, 2017|Self-Improvement|0 Comments

DON’T Be One of These Toxic Personalities AND How To Avoid Them!

Many of you who work with me as a Coach know that my philosophy and approach are a bit different. We all know there is no way to control or change other people, however, we invest a lot of time […]

By |February 28th, 2017|Self-Improvement|3 Comments

Negative Words That Tank Your Communication

Communication is my passion and is the backbone of all the work I do. Whether I am doing an addiction intervention, working with parents and children, employees looking to advance, managers leading teams, or couples learning to talk to each […]

By |February 21st, 2017|Self-Improvement|0 Comments

My Letter To Relapse

Dear Relapse,

I am not afraid to honestly tell you, I hate you.  I do not hate many things in my life and it is not a word or emotion that I use recklessly, but for you it is appropriate.

You are […]

By |February 14th, 2017|Self-Improvement|3 Comments

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 […]