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• Websites of Interest
• Perspectives
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• No Limits Showcase
• Medical Stuff
• Self-Care
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• Recommended Books
• General Coaching Stuff
• The Right Coach for You

Connect with Me

If you are new, schedule a consultation with me here:

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Contact me directly – my phone number is 802-448-0701 or email me

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Speaking and Workshops:

My video interview with coach Rosane Gibson about staying positive while chronically ill:

My video for Bernie Sanders about personal implications of proposed budget cuts:

Websites of Interest

About disability, disease, and mental health:

Pain News Network:

Local disability services:

Pain Management:

Disability Studies Quarterly:

American Chronic Pain Association:

The Pain Relief Foundation:

Annie Elainey YouTube Channel:


The Spoon Theory – language to help healthy people understand your energy limits:

Stephen Hawking’s Disability Wasn’t Something To ‘Overcome”:

Euphemisms for Disability are Infantilizing:

Six Ways of Looking at Crip Time:

Six Common Misconceptions about the Chronically Ill:

What Is Disability Culture: 


CDC Admits Prescription Opioid Deaths Significantly Inflated:

The Myth of the Opioid Addicted Chronic Pain Patient:


Arthritis Weather Index:

Medical Info Packet Template (by Kelly Monck):

 (Explicit) Sex Products That Assist with Disabilities (Position Enhancers):

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Wallet Card:

Interactive Flow Chart for When You Are Struggling with Self-Care:

No Limits Showcase

Dancing in a Wheelchair:

Extreme Wheelchair-ing:

This Burlesque Dancer Slays in Her Wheelchair:

Medical Stuff

A Doctor’s View of Patients with Chronic Pain Disease (I highly recommend this article):

What is Craniocervical Instability?:

Breaking the Cycle of Chronic Pain, Poor Sleep, Depression and Fatigue - Dr. Alan Pocinki:

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: An Emerging Challenge for Pain Management:

ER Safety Tips for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Patients:


This Is What ‘Self-Care’ REALLY Means, Because It’s Not All Salt Baths And Chocolate Cake:

Are You Chronically Ill? Don’t Make Things Worse!:

Bad at remembering to take care of yourself? These 25 tips can make it almost automatic:


How To Be Disabled, According to Stock Photography:

Recommended Books

Anything by Brené Brown, Ph.D., especially:

  • Rising Strong
  • The Gifts of Imperfection
  • Men, Women and Worthiness: The Experience of Shame and the Power of Being Enough (only available as an audiobook)

Anything by Bruce D. Schneider, especially:

  • Energy Leadership: Transforming Your Workplace and Your Life from the Core
  • Uncovering the Life of Your Dreams: An Enlightening Story

Taming Your Gremlin: A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way
by Rick Carson

The Power of Self-Coaching: The Five Essential Steps to Creating the Life You Want
by Joseph J. Luciani

General Coaching Stuff

Suggested Reading List of the World’s Greatest Coaches:

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity:

Wayne Dyer – An Experiment (Demonstration of impact of negative thoughts):

The Case for Cursing:

The Right Coach for You

Obviously, I’m not the right fit for everyone.

And I want you to be successful… even if that means working with a different coach.

So, here’s some information to help you choose the right one for you:

A qualified coach:

  • Maintains confidentiality and ethical boundaries
  • Has completed training and/or certification from an accredited coach training program
  • Knows that you have all your own answers and are the expert on your own life
  • Is supportive and positive, while challenging you to stretch and grow

Indicators of a “Good Fit”:

  • Interactions feel natural and easy
  • Your gut says you can trust the person
  • You feel respected, valued, and supported
  • You feel safe enough to step out of your comfort zone
  • You gain a new perspective from talking with them, and can see old issues in new ways

Red Flags! An effective coach DOES NOT:

  • Act like your friend. A coach is a professional change expert that you are paying to support you in ways that friends and family can’t
  • Give you advice or tell you what to do
  • Tell you what worked for them
  • Judge you, belittle you, and/or invalidate your experience
  • Use phrases like:
    • “It’s not that bad…”
    • “At least it’s not…”
    • “You should be grateful that…”
    • “You just need to…”
    • “You should try…”

A coaching relationship is a dynamic partnership that is powerful and life changing. I’ve worked with many of my own coaches over the years, and I can say unequivocally that a good coach is worth every penny. If I’m not the right fit for you, I’d be happy to reach out to my network to find some other options for you to explore.