4 Ways to Stop Feeling Guilty


In both my coaching practice and mentor program, guilt is a common topic.  Undoubtedly, we’ve all felt it. A sinking feeling in the pit of our stomachs. A sleepless night.  Perhaps when we made a mistake or let someone down.  Or when we set boundaries or ruminate too deeply on the past. As an emotion, … Read more

5 Stages of Goal Achievement

5 stages of goal achievement

Whether through my coaching practice or those participating in my mentor program, clients often share that they are really good at setting goals but then…… they fizzle out. Understandably, that is met with frustration and confusion. But, understanding the 5 stages of goal achievement goes a long way to keep us moving through each phase. … Read more

Spark Your Sense of Wonder

spark your sense of wonder

Have you every wanted to spark your sense of wonder? I love the word ‘wonder’.  I also feel that I have a good sense of wonder.  I charge at full speed and then hard stop….. something beautiful catches my eye.  A bird foraging for sustenance. A moody sky looming dark and misty in the distance. … Read more

4 Steps to Design Your Personal Manifesto

4 steps to design your personal manifesto

My theme for 2023 is TIME.  For me, my theme is a constant source of inspiration that carries me through the year.  It gives me clarity on what I want to achieve, how I want to live and provides a beacon for easy decision making. But, words are just words unless we give them context and … Read more

My Theme for 2023 (and how to choose your own)


This is always one of my favourite blogs to write every year because I get to share my hopes for the future. And, along the way I can offer up strategies for you to do the same. Let’s get started so I can share my theme for 2023 (and how to choose your own)! I … Read more

How To Reflect on Last Year and Set Goals for the New Year

how to reflect on last year and set goals for the new year

Starting a new year can feel overwhelming but it’s all about how to reflect on last year and set goals for the new year.  Time to move forward. Ironically, a powerful way to do that is to start with self-reflection. So, set aside time to assess your personal and professional development over the past year … Read more

3 Steps to Successful Goal Setting

3 steps to successful goal setting

I’m keeping it simple here with 3 steps to successful goal setting but first, let’s tackle the fact that setting goals is a hot trend.  And, not setting goals is a hot trend.  No matter whether you follow the mainstream adages or not, there is no denying that it’s a good feeling to start the … Read more

Financial Wellness for Your Future

Financial Wellness for your Future

Written by Lighthouse’s Founder, Cathy Goddard: Financial Wellness for Your Future How would you describe your comfort level with money?  Are you a wizard with finances? Or do you avoid the issue like the plague? Women & Money Like many women, money is not a topic that I embrace and before you lash out at … Read more

Grieving the Loss of Normalcy


The discomfort you’re feeling is grief.  That was the title of a recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article.  And it is a new reality because many of us are actually grieving the loss of normalcy during this pandemic. Not to mention the loss of so many others things: financial, emotional, mental and physical.

David Kessler, a leading expert on grief is interviewed in the HBR article. Kessler co-wrote with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross a legendary book on the topic: On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief through the Five Stages of LossThis book revolutionized the five stages of grief.  

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