Many people are asking how they can help provide relief from Hurricane Sandy in NYC. Large parts of NYC still look like scenes from a war movie (read my account

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Recently I wrote a letter to a group of my colleagues, Martha Beck Life Coaches working around the world, and they’ve done an amazing job spreading the word around and

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I know that you’ve been through a hurricane or two in your life. I know that because no one is entitled to a hurricane-free life. Yet, today, I hope you

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...So, here it comes: the world at large is healed and managed the same way your body is healed and managed by you. Learn to rule your body wisely, and you can heal the world using the same principles....

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How Do You Know It’s Time To Leave Your […]

You know it’s time to leave your […], when… You passionately hate your commute to […]. On daily basis. In both directions. You roll your eyes slightly before each encounter

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Why “Are You Happy?” is a Bad Question to Ask

What would you answer now if I ask you: “Are you happy?”  Here’s the thing: the answer won’t tell how you are really doing. It may tell about your happiness

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According to Malcolm Gladwell, it takes 10,000 hours of meaningful practice to become a world-class expert in something. It’s about 7 years of full-time deep practice (i.e. not counting the

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In the past, I wrote about the “I Should Be Happy” Syndrome, for situations when everything seems great, and yet something feels awfully wrong. I also wrote about different aspects

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In conversations about raising kids or about office politics, I’m sure you’ve heard me say:  “Personality is destiny.” Ask any parents of grown children, and they will tell you that

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...I still hear from clients all the time: “I Should be happy!” The rest is implied: “…but I’m not”. Here are some of the signs and symptoms of the “I Should be Happy” Syndrome, in case you want to self-diagnose: - You’ve done everything right: studied at the right school, got the right job, live in the right place, with the right family. And yet, secretly, you feel like you have failed somewhere. - You are an expert at the job that you like, and still, you feel like you could be doing something better. - You have everything that you need, and many of the things that you want, yet you feel like something is seriously missing....

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