What Is A Toxic Friend?

We all have that person in our life who we’ve known for a long time and have always liked spending time with…until we found ourselves realizing that things have changed and we don’t actually enjoy that person anymore.  She makes us feel agitated, she...

Girl Power? Not Until We Change A Few Things

This past Sunday I had an interesting conversation with my friend Jill, who runs a successful choral program in a public school. We were discussing the new school year, the current challenges of the pandemic, and the effect that remote learning had on the kids,...

A Slight Diversion from Coaching Topics

Normally I write about kids, life coaching and what I’m experiencing with my music students but today I was compelled to write about something that transcends both my worlds as a life coach and musician.  It may take a bit to get to the point but...

Reading is Fundamental!

I’m sure I’m showing my age but who else remembers the RIF* “Reading is Fundamental” commercials on TV in the 70s/80s?  “Once a child learns to read, the world becomes an open book!” I grew up reading everything I could get my hands on:  Nancy...

Teen Girls and Nutrition

This is such a huge subject and it’s not likely to hit everything in one post but I want to open the discussion since the topic has been swirling around since…forever.  I finally decided to write about it because I’ve now talked with two friends whose...