“There is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.” – Henry David Thoreau

http://tboonepickensfoundation.org/2014/11/dallas-arboretum-botanical-gardens/ Now that summer is here I have been spending time with my young daughters at the beach. It has always been my favorite place to be: it centers me and washes a tranquil calmness over me.  I feel connected to nature, the earth, and the universe.  It brings my curiosity to the forefront, pondering almost anything and everything.  When I … Read More

Suzanne Hermus“There is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver that you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” -A. A. Milne

– Does your mind sometimes flood with negative, fearful, or doubtful thoughts? – Is there something that you always wanted to do, but haven’t because you believe that you won’t be good enough?– Are you afraid that people at work will think you are a fraud? These thoughts and feelings can be overwhelming, and limit your vision of what is … Read More

Suzanne Hermus“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver that you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” -A. A. Milne

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther. … Read More

Suzanne Hermus“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon

“Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.”. -Phaedrus

From the moment I met him, I was intimidated by his intelligence, put off by his powerhouse personality, timid of his boisterous laughter,  stunned by his “on queue” sense of humor, and nauseated by his over abundance of self confidence.   At the time I was in my early twenties and still struggling with who I was as a woman … Read More

Suzanne Hermus“Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.”. -Phaedrus

”How things look on the outside of us depends on how things are on the inside of us.” -Park Cousins

When I was a teenager, my Mom always told me to put on my lipstick before I left the house.  Begrudgingly, most times I would put it on, even though I didn’t feel that the lipstick was really going to make a difference.  I knew that it was not going to dramatically change my outward appearance, which I hated so … Read More

Suzanne Hermus”How things look on the outside of us depends on how things are on the inside of us.” -Park Cousins

”Worry isn’t something that is caused or relieved by something “out there” – worry is something you choose.” – Amy Van Court

For me, these words are extremely powerful, and they have changed my life. As my coach, Amy woke me up to the reality of the thoughts I was choosing: no one but me was responsible for the worries that plagued me. It was the wake up call I desperately needed to move from a life of ‘not enough’ to a … Read More

Suzanne Hermus”Worry isn’t something that is caused or relieved by something “out there” – worry is something you choose.” – Amy Van Court

“Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.” – Norman Vincent Peale

This week, I went through a difficult but valuable experience. I was brought into a conference room and asked to sit down. For the next twenty minutes, while I sat in silence, I was told by my employer how my contributions weren’t good enough, my efforts were not recognized as adding value, and how other people did a better job!  … Read More

Suzanne Hermus“Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.” – Norman Vincent Peale

”It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

I have recently had a shift in thinking, through all the work I have done with coaching: I am now a big believer in living in the present.  If you live in the present, then there is no such thing as being late; you can’t be late for the present moment, because you are in it now… and now, and … Read More

Suzanne Hermus”It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

“When people say you’ve changed, you’ve stopped living your life their way””

I found that quote on the picture slideshow on the main page , and it spoke to me.    Last semester, while dating Dan, a “friend” of mine licked my face.  This friend used to do this all the time, but normally to my other friends but sometimes to me, so when I told Dan about my night and mentioned … Read More

Suzanne Hermus“When people say you’ve changed, you’ve stopped living your life their way””