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Your Purpose-Centered Life: A Plan for Authentic Living

11/27/2007 06:00 PM
Episode 9: Existential Magic
Today’s show is the ninth in a series called “The Art of Making Meaning,” a series that introduces the idea that meaning is not something to seek or something to find but rather something to make. Today’s show is called “Existential Magic” and focuses on the idea that people prefer to believe in almost anything [...]
11/20/2007 12:00 PM
Episode 8: Advice for Believers
Today’s show is the eighth in a series called “The Art of Making Meaning,” a series that introduces the idea that meaning is not something to seek or something to find but rather something to make. Today’s show is called “Advice for Believers” and focuses on the idea that believers have ample reasons for deciding [...]
11/13/2007 12:00 PM
Episode 7: Meeting Internal Objections II
Today’s show is the seventh in a series called “The Art of Making Meaning,” a series that introduces the idea that meaning is not something to seek or something to find but rather something to make. Today’s show is called “Meeting Internal Objections to Meaning-Making” and focuses on why people find it so hard to [...]
11/06/2007 12:00 PM
Episode 6: Meeting Internal Objections I
Today’s show is the sixth in a series called “The Art of Making Meaning,” a series that introduces the idea that meaning is not something to seek or something to find but rather something to make. Today’s show is called “Meeting Internal Objections to Meaning-Making” and focuses on why people find it so hard to [...]
10/30/2007 12:00 PM
Episode 5: The Subjectivity of Meaning
In the fifth episode of the “art of making meaning” series, we look at why meaning is always subjective and never objective, and what that implies for personal meaning-making. The hunt for objective meaning is a source of depression, whereas an acceptance of the subjectivity of meaning leads to more powerful and authentic living. What [...]
10/23/2007 12:00 PM
Episode 4: Creating Personal Meaning
When our younger daughter came home from college one year she gave me a coffee mug as a present. The motto on the coffee mug read: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” “Isn’t that your philosophy in a nutshell?” she laughed. She was exactly right. “Anonymous” had captured the essence of [...]
10/16/2007 09:07 AM
Episode 3: Life Purpose Statement
Today’s show is the third in a series called “The Art of Meaning Making,” a series that introduces the idea that meaning is not something to seek or something to find but rather something to make. Meaning is a series of decisions, one after another for as long as we live, about what we intend [...]
10/02/2007 01:00 AM
Episode 2: Terrain
Having received zero training in meaning-making, having never heard the phrase, billions of people worldwide move from commute to drudgery to commute to dinner and a few drinks, relentlessly shut down and fairly empty-headed, not because they don’t have a brain, a heart, and other life-saving equipment but because they are completely unschooled in the [...]
09/20/2007 03:01 PM
Episode 1: Getting Started
Tens of millions of Americans like you—thoughtful, sensitive, book-reading Americans who bought and read Sam Harris’s The End of Faith, Daniel Dennett’s Breaking the Spell, Christopher Hitchens’ God is Not Great and Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion, and who keep books like Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning a perennial bestseller—are looking for a coherent [...]


Ahwatukee Foothills News - columns/life coaching

06/27/2015 02:07 PM
Life Coaching: It’s the little things…
Recently, I had the opportunity to stay in a luxury hotel while I was attending a conference.
06/07/2015 08:30 AM
Life Coaching: It’s the little things that matter in life
Recently, I had the pleasure of taking a nice swim at my local fitness center and I witnessed two beautiful acts of kindness and warmth.
05/20/2015 11:15 AM
Life Coaching: All green lights and gratitude
Recently while traveling, I had the most wonderful experience.
04/19/2015 04:00 AM
Life coaching: Radical self-care takes practice at first
I have made a deeper commitment this year to encouraging all of our practice members and coaching clients to fully embrace the fact that self-care is no longer a luxury.
12/01/2014 04:45 AM
May all our words be sacred and uplifting
In 1973 Nathan and Vito were seriously ill.
11/05/2014 04:45 AM
Finding the silver lining in a bad incident
What I am about to tell you is both very deep, and very true.
09/24/2014 08:45 AM
Praise your child’s process, not the result
I’ve heard it said that parenting is a lot like surfing. One moment, we can be in the midst of serene, calm waters, peacefully floating in the sea of harmony; the next, we are immersed in an enormous
08/28/2014 04:45 AM
Take on every interaction with understanding
This past weekend I had quite an interesting experience flying back to Arizona from a conference I attended. I had to catch a connecting flight in Los Angeles and after a long flight I was a little bl
08/09/2014 03:45 AM
A little optimism can help things go your way
Recently, while tucking our sweet daughter in bed, she needed some re-assuring as the next day was the first day of school for her after an eventful summer and she was feeling a little trepidation ins
06/16/2014 09:56 AM
How to handle stress
Recently, I came across the quote from the Chinese philosopher Lao-Tze: “Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch yo
03/23/2014 05:45 AM
Living out a life touched and filled with ‘Greatness’
Recently while traveling on a plane with my daughter, Drew, I took an hour away from work and read one of her humorous books, “Timmy Failure.”
03/14/2014 06:45 AM
Girl Scout wisdom and Lucy
Recently while traveling, I was listening to a local AM radio station. In between the jazz tunes that were being shared, the radio announcer enjoyed sharing heartwarming stories or quick snippets that
01/13/2014 06:41 AM
When a door closes, another opens
A visitor named Gulan came to visit a wise man in a remote village. This visitor, Gulan, wanted to demonstrate his own amazing insight and intended to upstage the wise man. Gulan announced to the vill
12/06/2013 12:16 PM
Being generous with ourselves
I have always enjoyed this time of year. Even as a child growing up in Chicago, fall afternoons meant playing baseball with a sweatshirt on or running through piles of fallen leaves, some of which wer
09/03/2013 08:00 AM
The power of expression and appreciation is extremely undervalued
Recently while traveling, I had a brief but truly uplifting experience.


Bailey WorkPlay » coaching

11/18/2007 10:21 AM
Being A Good Customer Is Good For Your Own Work
Now that I’m out of the non-profit world and in the corporate world, I’m more conscious of public perception of companies. In particular, the perceptions of the bloggerati who can sometimes be unforgiving in their attitudes. As a customer, I will openly admit that I’ve grown less patient with companies over the years. If I […]
09/24/2007 07:53 PM
Connecting To Work That Matters
As I wrap up for this Monday evening, I keep coming back to an idea that is fairly simple, yet ever so easy for managers to forget. It’s the idea of matter. No, not dark matter hanging out in the cosmos or grey matter hanging out between our ears. It’s the idea that employees want […]
06/12/2007 05:40 PM
In Service To Our Clients
I experienced a moment of lucid learning today that’s well worth sharing. Hopefully, this will resonate with you, particularly if you work directly with customers and clients in a relationship-building capacity. I have a client who is delightful in most ways, but is rarely specific in their requests. They sort of know what they want […]
03/01/2007 06:44 AM
Mentors Are Everywhere
Even though I’m technically out of the non-profit association world, I still like to check in frequently with friends and other folks who keep this vital area of our working world moving. Over at the association for association professionals (ASAE) they have a blog called Acronym. To work in associations is to understand why this […]
03/29/2006 07:38 AM
Can I Be Honest With You?
When was the last time you uttered this phrase? I guess I’ve been semi-consciously tossing it around a lot lately as a preface for saying something candid. But what’s really behind asking if you can give someone the “truth?” In the course of a conversation with a volunteer whom I greatly respect, I took a […]
08/20/2005 11:25 AM
Coaching As Learning; Testing The Waters Again
Lisa Haneberg is asking for input on coaching for an upcoming book and while I was completing the survey, it got me thinking that I haven’t really written too much lately on the status of my own coaching practice. I mean, my practice was the main reason I started this blog almost a year ago. […]
02/26/2005 09:06 AM
The Reflective Commute Part One: Disruptive Questions
It’s been way too long since my last entry. Reason is I’ve landed a short-term gig with the Smithsonian Institution in downtown Washington, DC. The work is nothing too glamorous, but I get to contribute to a good organization and use some of the expertise I’ve built up over the years. Getting to work means […]
11/24/2004 12:49 PM
Patience, Faith, and My Professional Journey
I am not, by nature, a patient person. However, I am finding this to be an essential quality as an entrepreneur building a coaching practice. It takes patience to develop solid networking business relationships. It takes patience to allow folks to find their way to your blog and website. It takes patience to gather enough […]
10/12/2004 02:20 PM
A Time To Choose (In Honor Of The Return To Standard Time)
This past weekend, I had the tremendous honor of meeting and briefly being taught by Henry Kimsey-House, co-founder of The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and one of the creators of the co-active coaching model. It was partly because of an interview in Utne Reader last year that I realized that I wanted to be a […]
09/26/2004 08:09 AM
How My Children Have Influenced Me As A Coach
During lunch a couple of days ago, a friend asked how I came to be a coach. As I recounted my winding career path since graduating from college, I realized there was one critical milestone in the journey: the birth of my first daughter. Her coming into this world wasn’t quite planned and it forced […]


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Richard Pellegrino - EzineArticles Expert Author

05/30/2007 12:17 PM
Determining Your Relationship Health Quotient
Many of us would like a method or standard for the determination of our relationship health, or, if you like, our relationship health "quotient". Here then are some such standards extracted from both spiritual and scientific literature and thought:
05/30/2007 12:07 PM
The Most Often Asked Relationship Question
The most often asked relationship question is: How do I find the right one for me? The short answer is: You are the right one for you! In other words, by knowing and loving yourself you will find and attract the "right" mate.
05/16/2007 07:54 AM
My Favorite Relationship Quote
How can we love others or be loved by others if we don't love ourselves. How to accomplish this health self love using the Power of Attraction.
05/16/2007 07:13 AM
Revolutionary Wealth
A Revolutionary Concept of Wealth - Wealth is good if everyone possesses it - the elimination of the extremes of wealth and poverty - How to achieve relative wealth using the Power of Attraction.


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