Nicole Bensen

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Hi friend! Last week, one of my private coaching clients wanted help sorting through some stressful thoughts and feelings. I grabbed my STAR sheet and walked through the questions with her. Afterward, she said, “I feel so much calmer and better, thank you!” The acronym STAR stands for Study/scrutinize, Test And Restructure, and it helps […]

Remember when grocery stores used to give out samples?  I’m not sure if the post-Pandemic world still does this (also because we heavily use Instacart, DoorDash, UberEats, and Whole Foods Delivery…), but as a kid, Costco was my favorite. It seemed like at the end of every aisle was a hairnet-and-glove-wearing person filling up tiny […]

Nicole and Jonathan Bensen

I LOVE imagining my best possible future. (Read my blog post about it here.) My husband, on the other hand, hates it. If I want to see him roll his eyes and cross his arms fast, I’d ask him, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” 😆 He doesn’t like how nebulous that thought is; […]

Happy October! It’s officially spooky season, and today I’m sharing something a bit scary. But, we promise you’re going to love it (once it’s over). If you’re looking for a way to spark your personal growth journey, try this tip below. I want you to email three people whose opinions you trust and value, and […]

Do you ever feel like you need a day to catch up on life, and then a day after that to just relax with a book in bed? Last week I spent 3 of my 5 weekday nights at my kids’ school events. WHEW. What I appreciated though, was that I got to meet their […]

Last week I led a workshop for a team at eBay, and one of the things we talked about was building resilience for when things inevitably don’t go the way we want them too; whether that’s not getting the job, the project, or the relationship. In my self-paced, online program, Next Level You (open to teams and […]

How are you? Really, how are you? What’s something that made you smile recently? What’s something you’re hoping for? Last week I facilitated two corporate workshops online. For Netflix I led, “Increasing Happiness, Resilience, and Success,” and for Align Technology (the makers of Invisalign), I led “Why and How to Practice Gratitude.” One of the things I shared in the gratitude […]

Want a quick way to boost your happiness this week? Stop and smell the roses. (Or click here to see the roses!)

Watching the 90’s movie, Ghost, introduced me to two things: Anyway, ~20 years after seeing the movie, I’ve fulfilled my dream of taking a pottery class. I signed up for a 5-week, “parent and teen” pottery class at the local community center, and throwing is so much harder than it looks! I found myself wanting to […]