Self-Help Shortcuts to Success for Intentional Living
The Missing Piece to Banishing the Blahs
Sometimes vague, unidentifiable moods just appear from nowhere. The blahs. Melancholy, anxious, out of sorts. Discover an uncomplicated way to shift them and the missing piece to dropping them altogether.
My friend died suddenly—what I needed to know to gain perspective
How I find meaning in the sudden death of a friend.
Want to know how to be a better coach? Check this out—New coaching book
Want to know how to be a better coach? Check this out—New coaching book with 5 insider coaching secrets you don’t learn in coach school.
Two Lines That Sum up What I Believe
Find out two lines in a poem that left me gasping they were so spot on.
How to Deal With Feelings of Anger and Frustration
Feeling stressed and frustrated about stuff happening in the news? Here’s a way to deal.
Intermittent Fasting and the Pandemic?
How is Intermittent Fasting related to the Pandemic? It’s a curious connection but could change your life.
The Number One Complaint from My Coaching Clients. Is This You?
What is the number one complaint I hear from clients? It may be you. Find out the solution.
4 Steps to surprisingly easy and motivating goal setting.
All you need is pen, paper, and a cup of coffee to get started on your goals for 2020
Setting Goals for 2020? Stop! Do this first for great results
Don’t set your goals until you have done this first! 3 steps will shortcut all your efforts and produce great results.
Your Moods Dictate Your Quality of Life. Here’s how to take control.
Take control of your life by controlling your moods. Learn this easy technique to change your mood immediately.
Banish This Toxic Word From Your Thinking
This one toxic word will spoil your peace of mind. Banish it and watch how productive you become.
One Word That Will Help You Handle Every Setback
I Know It’s a Cliché, but Failure Really is Our Best Teacher. Find out the one word that will make this idea work.
You can’t take it with you. Oh no, please, not that!
How I discovered my number one addiction while traveling in India.
Need a Procrastination Blaster? These 3 little words are dynamite!
Sick and tired of not getting stuff done? Try these 3 magic words and watch your productivity transform into ninja warrior status.
How ‘Commit 100% or You’re Not Serious!’ can cause you to fail
I’m lazy and easily overwhelmed. Find out my best tip for dealing with this.
The 20 Second Rule to Live By
Find out how a sports metaphor can change your perspective on life.
My ‘Let’s Get Real’ Goal Resuscitation Scheme
4 short statements can revive the most stubborn goals. Discover an honest approach to goal setting.
A Life Lesson Learned in London
Discover the key to better productivity, peace of mind, and organizing your time
The Attitude of Gratitude—Thoughts From a Seasoned Contrarian
A cranky life-coach reveals a word she likes better than gratitude.
Are You Living Your Best Life?
Sometimes it takes a crisis to get us to live our best life. One young man’s experience totally changed his life for the better.
Caught In the Doldrums? Here’s a Way Out
Feeling out of sorts? Restless? Something not quite right? You may be in the doldrums. Here’s what to do.
If You’re Stuck in That Problem, This Could Get You Unstuck
Sometimes problems are so big they keep you awake at night. There are 3 common approaches to these problems. Find out which one is the most effective and solve every problem this way.
Got Stress? Here is the Perfect Stress Management Tool
This simple, easy to remember problem solving stress management tool works for issues large and small with just 3 simple questions. Will let you sleep like a kitten. Don’t miss this—you never know when you’ll need it! You will want it on your mirror just in case.
Goal setting—3 questions to get you started
Goal setting can be stressful and make you feel like a failure. Keep it simple by asking just 3 questions. Question #3 is the game changer.
Yes, I Mean No! How to Say No Assertively
If you find it hard to say no when you really, desperately want to, then check out these 4 rules and phrases that will help you refuse unwanted requests assertively, without causing offense or awkwardness.
Procrastinating? 3 questions guaranteed to get you moving
Feeling stuck? Procrastinating on that great project? Check out these 3 simple questions that will work every time to get you moving
Stress! How to Avoid Meltdowns and Hissy-fits
I had a major-meltdown yesterday and I’m not especially proud of it. I like to think I’m in control most of the time, and the mantra I use to keep a check on my natural warrior-like tendencies is, ‘I am calm, confident, and in control’. This works pretty well...
Follow Your Passion—Worst Advice Ever?
Malcolm Gladwell, well-known social science maven insists you should pursue what interests you, not what you’re good at—follow your passion. Cal Newport, best selling author of 5 books on career success, says that’s the worst advice ever. Who is right?
Can’t Learn Spanish? No Importa!
Struggling to learn Spanish and live in a Spanish speaking country? You're not alone! Find out how I learned to deal with this assertively. I’ve lived here for a decade and—thanks for asking— my Spanish is still pretty awful. But my pretty awful Spanish has taught me...
My Little Pony and Me—a Lesson in Assertiveness and Much More
This isn't working! “Marti! This isn’t working!” I bleated. “He’s trying to bite me! Help!” “Well, don’t let him!” she called out, laughing. It was a hot and dusty May morning in the central highlands of Mexico. I was participating in an outdoor workshop of ‘horse...
Personal Boundaries! What Are They and Why Are They Important?
A boundary is a border, outer limit, or perimeter: an enclosure or fortification. A personal boundary is a metaphorical term to describe your emotional borders—what makes you feel comfortable or uncomfortable around others, and how you react to this discomfort....
Three 60’s Icons & Charles Darwin
1960’s Legends—Do You Remember? Not too long ago I saw two separate interviews on TV of two of my idols from the 1960s—Pattie Boyd and Marianne Faithfull. I was in my teens when these two English ladies ruled the world in hipness, coolness and having the most sought...
Got Problems? Avoid these 2 seductive Archetypes
It happens to the best of us. You encounter a problem so big, so huge, so all encompassing, that you can’t just ignore it or pretend it will go away. It hasn't so far. You can’t walk away from it. It impacts your life in negative ways. A chronic...
Want to manage stress? Here is the perfect tool
Let’s be honest—we all experience stress. We all experience problems. Some big, some not so big. The big stuff: A health issue that won’t go away. You’re still waiting test results. That huge debt that’s keeping you tossing and turning at night. You wake up exhausted....
Margaret’s Blog—Coaching Hacks for the Hippie at Heart
I offer really easy to learn techniques and processes that will save you from having to do that Fire-Walk for real, or climb down in that volcano, or chant for 4 hours, and will help you find your groove and age like a rebel!
Welcome to my blog—Coaching Hacks for the Hippie at Heart
Do you sometimes feel your life is a little off kilter, out of harmony, and just not sailing as smoothly as you would like it to? Maybe you are struggling to get the balance right between making a living and doing what you love, or between social life and private...