In January 2021, we had the exterior of our house painted.  The painter had been recommended to us and we appreciated his professionalism and temperament.  We knew he was busy, so we hired him to paint the interior of our house too…in September ‘21.  We looked forward to working with him again and encouraged him as he talked about retiring soon. Sadly, he died August 10th.
Life events have a way of sharpening our focus, don’t they?  Suddenly, I was struck by the reality of precious time passing.  For nearly 2 years, I had said that I’m “semi-retired”.  Why was I hanging on to my business when my personal life was passing me by?  Well, I’m the person who said I’d never retire.  After all, it took me a long time to find work that I loved; work that never felt like work. Who would I be if I gave up coaching?   I tried on different scenarios for my retired self.  I pondered what was holding me back.  Was it my ego or was I just resisting change?  In the end, I decided to forgive myself and release analyzing entirely. I simply want to experience life without being in business. (One of the great blessings of my coaching business is that it’s been my greatest avenue for self-development!)  My inner guide will show me the way! 
If you find yourself re-prioritizing your life, here are some questions that may help: 

  • What am I grateful for?
  • Whom do I love?
  • What brings me joy?
  • What am I committed to?
  • How committed am I?
  • What is my dominant intention?
  • What do I wish for the world?
  • Why am I here?



“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is life, fight for it.”

Mother Teresa




Yay…’s October 2021!  I’m excited about Fall, and the upcoming holiday season.  Eighteen months of pandemic disruption has challenged us all.  For me, it’s meant re-prioritizing.  As a result, I’m transitioning to a new season of my life, and will retire as of January 1, 2022.

To all who have encouraged and supported me in growing my business, I extend my deepest gratitude.  And to all my former clients, it has been my honor to serve you.  I have learned from each of you and will continue to respond and support you.

Linda Cobb