Back on the Path to Stillness and Solidity

Gloria DeGaetanoClarity

stillness path

Recently my yoga instructor encouraged the class to, “Go for stillness and solidity” while in a balancing pose. I tuned into her putting stillness and solidity together as if one couldn’t do without the other. I usually think of one or the other. Hmm…how to achieve both? Especially now. In light of … Read More

“I am The Greatest.” Mohammed Ali and Ego

Gloria DeGaetanoClarity

Mohammed Ali

As a teenager, I thought a lot about ego—relinquishing it and all that. I remember, working very hard to be here now sans ego. overhearing a woman at the checkout stand turn to her friend and say, “Egos are like as_ h_les, everyone’s got one.” Wow. How Profane…Embarrassing, even, but oh … Read More

3 Types of Play: What Kind and How Much?

Gloria DeGaetanoScreen Technology

child's play

Jerome Bruner, the esteemed cognitive psychologist (who turned 100 on Oct. 1, 2015) stated in a 1976 Psychology Today article: “Play is the serious business of childhood.”1 And ever since, child advocates, educators, developmental specialists—even Mr. Rogers—often echoed Bruner. Why? Because he’s right. Since 1976 there have been hundreds of … Read More

Parent Coaching: Powerfully Informs & Inspires

Gloria DeGaetanoParent Coaching Process

parent coaching

How do parents obtain relevant information about how to meet their children’s developmental needs and stay the course within an industry-generated culture that uses mass media and screen technologies to amplify misleading, even dangerous information, that leads them astray so quickly and so completely? OK, that’s a really long question. … Read More

Parent Coaching Resolves Media-Digital Dilemmas

Gloria DeGaetanoParent Coaching Process, Screen Technology

Disclaimer: I believe parent coaching helps to solve/resolve any parenting challenge, not only media-digital dilemmas–that’s why I created the Parent Coach Certification® Training Program in 2000. I was, and still am convinced, that a coaching process holds the key to unlock and activate parenting strengths leading to greater confidence and … Read More

3 Lessons On Process from a One-Hour Football Game

Gloria DeGaetanoParent Coaching Process

football, super bowl

Imagine an NFL football game lasting five minutes and the first team that scores, wins. I’m not talking about overtime or sudden death—but the entire game played within a five-minute span. That would mean fans would pay good money for tickets to see players personally rough and tumble for a … Read More

Be a Front-Stage Positive Digital Parent

Gloria DeGaetanoScreen Technology

front-stage positive digital parent

Dan Sullivan, CEO of Strategic Coach, uses the concepts of “front-stage” and “back-stage” to explain the need for boundaries between customer service (front-stage) and staff concerns (back-stage). Like a theatrical production, the back-stage activities are often, messy, chaotic, and seemingly endless. The performance, however, goes on seamlessly—(hopefully)—most of the time. … Read More

If You Know What, You’ll Figure Out How

Gloria DeGaetanoClarity

A friend of mine once owned a beautiful statute of an elegant woman, serene and confident, expecting great things to come. She called this woman, “Clarity”. My friend died several years ago. But it seems like twenty minutes ago she introduced me to Clarity, telling me enthusiastically just how important … Read More

What Do You Love Enough to Create?

Gloria DeGaetanoCreative Process

I love this question: “What do you love enough to create?” Robert Fritz, pioneer in understanding the creative process, posed it at a workshop I recently attended. He was discussing the natural inclination of the creator to focus on her creation—not self—during any creative process. Fritz emphasizes this focus in … Read More