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Monthly Archives: February 2012


Making Time for Nothing

“So,” I said to Michelle during our first session together, “if you were living your ideal life, what would you do today?” It’s a standard opening I use with almost every client, and Michelle gave me the standard response.  “Nothing.”  “Really?” I asked. “Nothing at all?”  “That’s right,” Michelle said, nodding wearily but emphatically.  “Fantastic!” - Continue Reading


Who’s the Boss: Lessons in Leadership

Few things incite a frothing, wild-eyed rage like asking people to talk about bad bosses. People aren’t just annoyed by poor leadership—they sputter and snarl as they describe their superiors, lusting for the chance to hit that bad boss with a perfect, withering insult. Or perhaps a truck. It’s a little scary, then, to realize - Continue Reading


On Martha’s Bookshelf: Philip Pullman

This month, as usual, I’ve read a lot of self-help, brain research and random manuscripts given to me by hopeful coaches. The books that impacted me most, though, were recommended by my dear South African friend Kate Groch, who is not only a genius, but also one who understands enjoyment and enchantment. She recommended Philip Pullman’s trilogy - Continue Reading


A Resting Revolution: Insight from Martha

So, as you know, if you’ve been following my writing and coaching, I’m heavily into helping people reclaim their “true nature.” It is what I’ve always done, but with a new sense of purpose and urgency as change begins to make our habitual ways of behaving obsolete and counterproductive. I frequently review a list of “brain - Continue Reading


Video: Coach 4 2 Day: Overcoming Peanut Butter

Martha offers some simple tips on how to snap back into mindfulness when it comes to mindlessly eating – in this case- peanut butter. [Can't see the video above? Watch it online!]


How to Know It’s Real Love

In a folktale that has been retold for centuries in many variations (one of which is Shakespeare’sKing Lear), an elderly king asks his three daughters how much they love him. The two older sisters deliver flowery speeches of filial adoration, but the youngest says only “I love you as meat loves salt.” The king, insulted - Continue Reading