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Husbands and dads? We love you. 10 reasons to adore the awesome men in your life.

Husbands and dads? We love you. 10 reasons to adore the awesome men in your life.

“It is much easier to become a father than to be one.”  —Kent Nerburn     Husbands & dads?   You get a bad rap.   On TV, you’re the guy flopped on the couch with a beer, shrugging your shoulders, munching on chicken wings, while the women in your life make all the plans….

One year from now, you are going to wish you had started today.

One year from now, you are going to wish you had started today.

One year from now…   … You are going to wish you had spent more time making eye contact with loved ones & strangers, and less time glazing over a screen. More time making memories that can’t fit in your Instagram feed.     … You are going to wish you had woken up earlier,…

Why “bootcamps” make people fat, sad and disappointed… in themselves.

Why “bootcamps” make people fat, sad and disappointed… in themselves.

For the past couple weeks, my life has been a little… different.   Instead of meeting girlfriends at the local coffee shops around Evansville, Indiana, I’ve been feeding monkeys bananas and eating green papaya salad in Thailand.   Yep. Thailand.   I’m here because my teenage son, Ryan, wanted to study a form of martial…

“How can I treat myself with ‘love’ when I hate how I look?”

“How can I treat myself with ‘love’ when I hate how I look?"

It’s a conversation I’ve had hundreds of times with hundreds of people.   It’s a simple premise, but often, so tough to grasp.   If you want to lose weight, and never gain it back, you have to be nice to yourself. You have to gentle and kind. You have to treat yourself with love….

Nude Selfies, Slut Shaming & Women Who (Gasp!) Like Having Sex. Warning: Flaming Hot Hyatt Rant, Ahead.

Nude Selfies, Slut Shaming & Women Who (Gasp!) Like Having Sex. Warning: Flaming Hot Hyatt Rant, Ahead.

For the past month, the Internet has been buzzing over a fresh scandal.   Hundreds of nude photos of female celebrities — reality TV starlets, Academy Award winners, pop singers, supermodels, and a few champion athletes — have been leaked online.   The leaked images are private, personal photos that were stolen from these women's…

“Work until you fail.” (Stuck in your ultra-snuggly-comfort-zone? This one’s for you.)

“Work until you fail.” (Stuck in your ultra-snuggly-comfort-zone? This one’s for you.)

On my good days, I LOVE pushing my body + mind to the limit. Why? Because after doing something completely risky and brave (like… sharing the most vulnerable story of my entire life in a room full of strangers… or hosting a life coaching retreat in Thailand, even though I’ve never set foot in the…

Want people to buy what you’re selling? You’ve got to show up.

Want people to buy what you're selling? You've got to show up.

“I’m launching a new business offering. How much should I promote it?”   “Should I do one newsletter to my mailing list… or two? Tweet twice a day, or three times?”   “How many Facebook announcements is too many? Susan, what do you think?”   I’ve heard questions like these echoed by dozens — if…

Feel like you “can’t” take a break from your work… or your life? Read THIS.

Feel like you “can’t” take a break from your work… or your life? Read THIS.

“Susan, for the past several weeks, you’ve expressed that you’re completely exhausted and burnt out from your work. It sounds like you are craving a break.   Why not take the weekend off and head out to a quiet place, like a cabin in the woods?   I know someone who owns the perfect spot….

What nobody tells you about being a life coach (the dark… and the light).

What nobody tells you about being a life coach (the dark... and the light).

I can find something to love about just about every person I meet.   (Well… OK. Almost.)   But when I meet someone who has devoted his or her life to “public service” — whether through teaching, healing, philanthropy, solving problems through entrepreneurship, counseling or mentoring — that person gets flagged as “Extra Fabulous Fo’…

“But I caaaaaan’t!” 3 questions to help you move through annoying resistance & stuckness.

“But I caaaaaan’t!” 3 questions to help you move through annoying resistance & stuckness.

  Last week, I wrote about the 7 signs that indicate you’re on the right path.   But sometimes, even when all the signs are firing away on full blast… even when your body is telling you, “Yes! This is SO the right choice”… even when everything is lining up perfectly and the universe is…

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