Author: Butterfly Phoenix

Stop Living in Your Feels

By: Donna R. Wood, Wellness Coach When I was in my mid-20s, I had the most amazing LadyBoss, in every sense of the word. I looked up to her and studied how she managed her professional life. We were having a conversation one day, and she said, “It’s never personal. This is business. If you want […]

The Wheels on the Bus

By: Donna R. Wood, Existential Coach Betrayal never comes from your enemies. It always comes from those who are closest to you; family, friends, and even co-workers. For those who are young, confident, and ambitious, what I am about to say may save you a lot of time and heartache: Everyone gets thrown under the […]

Joy Necessitates Sorrow

By: Donna R. Wood, Existential Coach “I beg your pardon. I never promised you a rose garden. Along with the sunshine, there’s got to be a little rain sometime…”  ~ Lyn Anderson Life isn’t always a garden of roses and sunshine. Sometimes, bad things happen, and often to good people. The why of it all […]

The Inner-Observer

By: Donna R. Wood, Existential Coach People-watching is a fascinating pastime that millions of people enjoy on the daily. You see them on the park benches, in the shopping malls, and sitting at al fresco tables along the marketplaces of society. Observing others is something people have done since the beginning of humanity as a […]

The Empty Plate

By: Donna R. Wood, Existential Coach For many years, as long as I can remember, my grandmother and great grandmother held to a tradition that I have no idea of the true origins. Perhaps it was something they came up with on their own, or maybe it was something that has been handed down for […]