Martha Beck on Finding Your Way in a Wild New World

I’m in the middle of reading life coach guru Martha Beck’s latest book, “Finding Your Way in a Wild New World.” If you’re not familiar with her work, check out “Finding Your Own North Star” and her regular columns in O Magazine.

Though I’m halfway through the book, I keep thinking back to the opening chapter


I had the good fortune of hearing life coach and Finding Your Own North Star author Martha Beck speak recently. Her framework for thinking about where our sense of purpose is derived from stayed with me and rings true so I wanted to share it here. She said you can find your purpose in one

By |December 13th, 2010|Discovering Passions and Interests, Purpose|1 Comment

Treasuring the Future Now

Along the lines of my last post, I’m in the middle of a 30-day challenge of “Treasuring the Future Now”, an exercise proposed by Martha Beck in her book Steering by Starlight. I’m finding it to be quite relaxing and peaceful to sit in a space of meditative visualization. She talks about getting in touch

By |March 9th, 2010|Goals, Tools / Exercises|0 Comments

What I’m Reading Now

Ever since I renewed my Brooklyn library card I’ve been ordering tons of books delivered straight to my local library branch. It means I’m reading 5 books at once!

Here’s the latest:

Time Management from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern – This book is helping me to see all of the areas I can improve upon

By |January 22nd, 2010|Book Review|2 Comments

WIGs: Wildly Improbable Goals

WIGs or Wildly Improbable Goals* is the name of a concept by Martha Beck, author of Finding Your Own North Star. As the name implies, they are goals we set that seem so outlandish and improbable, yet somehow come true. Beck writes, “Whether our WIGs are the cause or the effect of our actions, they

By |June 3rd, 2009|Goals|2 Comments