Tag: life coaching

Five simple ways to help hold yourself accountable

Around this time of year, we've made a number of resolutions and kept, well, maybe not all of them. Just because it's a new year doesn't mean we have any more skills for getting stuff done. Add in a lack of novelty and a stomach flu or two, and suddenly things aren't looking so good for our hero.

So one of the big questions people around now is about how to get more done and how to hold themselves accountable for the goals they set. How do you drop the guilt and just get stuff done again?​

Now, this can

Tarot for Teddy – Going Within & Going Without

Last month we introduced our new client, Teddy. He was suffering in silence with an unrequited crush on his acquaintance, a stuffed duck. We sent him off with perhaps a little more confidence in himself and a broader view of the situation.

Well, Ted has made quite the progress in his life this past month. He has begun not only a personal relationship with his friend Anatra, but also a business one. The two of them, he explained, have started a pet snack company called Seriusly Quackers -- and he is totally terrified. "I'm a quiet bear," he said. "I'm

Doing vs. Being, and the Father of Swords



This past summer, I decided I needed to reinvigorate my morning routine (as in make one). I wanted to exercise, meditate a little, maybe read a few pages of an inspiring book to get my head ready for the day. I really wanted to do these things, or so I thought.

The problem was, I'd wake up in the morning, and -- well, not want to do them. Like, REALLY not want to do them, as in "you can't make me, I'm going to throw a tantrum" not want to. What the heck?It confused me, because I figured that these

The Magician and the High Priestess

The Magician and the High Priestess are the first two archetypes The Fool meets on his journey, and they are the masculine and feminine faces of power.



The Magician is traditionally shown as a kick-ass guy with lots of tools that represent his ability to exert power over the external world. He's a bit of a showman, and while his power is over the elements this doesn't stop him from having fancy tools.

He tells the Fool that he has all he needs to make his way in the world and shows him how. He is about acting, making a

The Fool’s Dog



Every year, I resolve to make  a new web site. I do all sorts of epic stuff, and then...well, shit happens. Somewhere in the process of excreting multiple child-sized life forms, I agreed that I would a) keep them alive, b) drive them everywhere, and c) ratchet my brain back to default setting at least once every week. 

I don't know where anything is, ​Wordpress is making me angry, and yet, I can remember EVERY lyric to possibly every Duran Duran song. This does not feel like progress.

Such is the life of The Fool.

As much as the Fool

Tarot for Teddy – The Three-Card Reality Check



While people can work with tarot cards individually, it's most common that you'll work with at least a few at a time. An arrangement of tarot cards is called a "Spread," and each spread is usually designed to either answer a specific category of question, or be a workhorse for asking pretty much any kind of question.

If you go for a tarot "reading," the reader will have you ask a question and then blindly choose cards from the deck. The reader will then put them down in the spread for you as you choose them and interpret the spread based on