Entries by Coach

Chatting with Phyllis Serene on Emotional Fitness

I had a wonderful time chatting with Phyllis here at Mestizo in Vilcabamba, Ecuador. We discussed a wide range of applications, all grounded in healthy emotional fitness. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this talk. Can you relate? Am I missing anything? Do you agree with how relevant I think this is for all […]

The Case Against Grit

Inspired by this article at The Atlantic, I had some further thoughts on The Case Against (and For) Grit. The Case Against Grit I absolutely concur with the premise of the article, that it’s a challenge to know whether the first passion in a person’s life has sustainability; I put that word in italics because […]

On Sobriety Challenges…

Please consider this, that the point of removing vice is to get clearer about your core being. I’m not talking about your core physical being, I’m talking about your core existential being, your spiritual self. What’s the opportunity of getting sober? Inspired by this article on vice.com, I was moved to express a more complete […]

What are your biases towards “mental health”?

When you hear, or think of, the term “mental health” (or “mental illness”), do you jump to conclusions, or do you have a simple attitude of “all mental illness is bad”? When I was diagnosed with clinical depression, I didn’t really know what to think at first. It was a shock, it was something I […]