Choosing to Be Happy

By LISA SWAN I was on the bus home the other night, and was tired and more than a little cranky after a long commute – I take the subway, ferry, and bus in order to get to my New York City home each night. But something happened on that… Read More

How to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

  By LISA SWAN Sure, there is something to something to be said for staying at home at night, curled up on your couch with your cat and reruns of “Murder, She Wrote.” But if you do it every day, to the exclusion of anything else, you might be in… Read More

How to Write an Effective To-Do List

  By BEN HARGROVE Procrastinators love to write to-do lists. Writing to-do lists is a lot easier for procrastinators than actually getting things on these lists accomplished.  They can set and reset priorities and schedules endlessly. But those endlessly revamped to-do lists somehow never have an item suggesting that they… Read More

Getting SMART With Your Goals

  By LISA SWAN If you want to achieve goals large or small, it’s time for you to get smart or even smarter. The key to goal-setting can be found in the acronyms SMART and SMARTER. Having nebulous goals will get you nowhere. It’s not enough to sit on your couch… Read More

Is Having It All a Myth?

  By LISA SWAN Ever since the feminist movement took hold in the United States, women have been aspiring to have it all. The great husband, the wonderful children, and the terrific career. So is it possible to have it all or is it a myth? Well, you might be… Read More

7 Ways to Get Unstuck

Are you at an impasse in your life? Perhaps you are bored with your personal life, sick of doing the same old, same old things. Or maybe you are tired of your work routine. So how do you get unstuck? Well, if you keep on doing what you have been doing, you will keep on getting what you’ve been getting, as the cliché goes. Read More

Why Multitasking May Not Always Be A Good Idea

By KATHY KARA Multitasking is pervasive in our society and it may make us feel like better because it may seem that by multitasking, one is being more productive. However, multitasking actually often leads to subpar work and added stress. According to a study by the Journal of Communication, researchers… Read More

5 Tips to Stop Procrastinating

  By BEN HARGROVE Procrastinators can be both too hard and too easy on themselves.  They can be their own worst critics – hating themselves for not getting things done.  But they can also allow themselves to get away with the same excuses over and over again. Clicking on this… Read More

Is Personal Life Coaching For Me?

Our personal life coaching service is designed to help people attend to aspects of their whole life. A personal life coach is an advocate to help you identify and actualize the personal goals you have in your life. We’ve outlined below some of the areas we work on with personal… Read More