Mindfulness? Actually, It’s Bodyfulness.

Here are two things you can do in 2017 that would make a huge difference in your life:

Learn to be present to the sensations of your body.
Practice connecting with those sensations on a regular basis.

Why, when everyone is talking about mindfulness, am I talking about physical sensation?

Because the mind can be anywhere – past, future, fantasy — but the body is always here now. Tuning into your body begins a pathway to an incredible stream of … READ MORE

Transforming Your Relationships: Part III

empathy words from Kripalu.compressedOkay, you’ve done your best to be proactive with yourself and your clients, and even so, sometimes conflicts do arise. Conflicts are not necessarily a problem; they can actually be a way that we take our relationships to another level.

In Part II of this series, we learned some ways to unlock your own point of view, but what about if your client seems entrenched?

An incredibly useful teaching of the Enneagram gives us some … READ MORE

Transforming Your Relationships: Part II

JMW staring at oceanA couple of months ago, I was teaching an introduction to the Enneagram, and a student raised a question that frequently comes up in a discussion about personality types. She said: “I think my [colleague, friend, spouse] is the Enneagram type that we’ve just been talking about. How can I get her to see that she’s doing that thing that is typical of her personality type, and by the way, it’s really driving me crazy!”

My … READ MORE

See Yourself as You Are

The Essence Qualities.A Visual TourSince I founded Riverbend Coaching in 2004, my belief has been that the self is the foundation for the business. The strengths that you embody will drive the trajectory of your business. The perceived limitations or blocks that you embody will work against your declared goals.

This is true no matter what kind of work you do, but it’s especially true if you run your own business. Running your own business is a crash course … READ MORE