Terri Cole
As a licensed therapist, transformation coach, and mentor to well-known personalities in wellness, empowerment, and entertainment, Terri Cole is honored to help clients, and now readers like you, remain present and grounded, despite life's complexities. She is your catalyst for clarity of purpose, confident decision making, and balanced success by providing sustainable, action-oriented solutions you can implement TODAY that allow you to live a life that thrills you.

Entries by Terri Cole

Wedding Ceremony Songs To Make Your Aisle Walk Unique

(4) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 10:42 AM

We’ve just come to the end of engagement season, with many engagements having happened around Christmas, New Year's, and Valentine’s Day. That means that there’s a whole new slate of people trying to decide which songs to use for their walk down the aisle, and many of them will be...

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You Need to Wake Up!

(1) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 1:13 PM

Many of you know my story. Before my current incarnation as a therapist/coach/speaker/author/etc., I was a bicoastal talent agent, running on adrenalin, nicotine and caffeine. Your basic workaholic, zipping back and forth from New York to L.A., chasing something or running from it -- I am still unclear.


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Unpack Your Bags -- Guilt Trip's Over

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2013 | 3:01 PM

This past week in my group-coaching program, our topic was guilt and shame. Through my years as a therapist in both private and group settings, I know these two emotions are common, destructive, and often confused. My clients are often hesitant to open up about these feelings (because they are...

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3 Tips to Master Difficult Conversations

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 1:04 PM

At some point or another, we all have to have a difficult conversation with someone. Whether with a lover, friend, coworker, or neighbor, something will happen, and you'll need to clear the air.

Speaking truthfully and authentically is your mandate if you are going to be a healthy person....

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Are You Becoming UN-done by Doing It All?

(1) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 10:44 AM

Do you operate as a one-woman or one-man show? Does asking for help ever even enter your mind as a viable option? Does the old saying, "If you want it done right, you have to do it yourself," resonate with you?

Are you getting it all done at the expense...

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The Fastest Way to Your Own Happiness

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2013 | 9:27 PM

"The fastest way to your own happiness is to make another happy." -- Deepak Chopra

And the same is true for reducing suffering. So today, I want to invite you to spend the next couple minutes joining me in a guided compassion meditation.

Start by thinking of someone (whether...

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Meditate During Stress Awareness Month

(2) Comments | Posted April 22, 2013 | 1:49 PM

By now, I'm sure you have heard that April is Stress Awareness Month. Stress. Probably the biggest buzz word of our day. Who isn't stressed, and who isn't trying to alleviate their stress? I found this article in The Huffington Post that explains easily and poignantly what stress...

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Sober Spring Detox Challenge

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2013 | 10:36 AM

Spring is a good time of year to detox and start fresh. That's what spring is all about, after all -- renewal. So today and in the spirit of the season, I want to talk about showing your liver some love by detoxing. While you may want to detox from...

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How to Be Here Now: 3 Exercises To Be More Present

(10) Comments | Posted April 9, 2013 | 8:23 AM

"One foot in the past; one foot in the future; pissing on the now."
Russell Friedman, Co-Founder The Grief Recovery Institute

A dear friend, mentor and wise soul, Russell Friedman, once shared this quote with me while we were discussing the importance of being present in life....

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Faites votre ménage psychologique du printemps

(0) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 11:16 AM

Ça y est, le printemps est officiellement arrivé ! Le temps est venu de nettoyer les amas de poussière qui s'accumulent dans votre tête, et de libérer un peu d'espace mental afin de vivre des expériences plus enrichissantes.

Commencez votre ménage printanier avec la question: «Quel est mon principal mode...

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Start Your Psychological Spring Cleaning

(2) Comments | Posted March 16, 2013 | 11:42 AM

We sprang forward. Time to clear out the winter dust bunnies in your brain and make some space for the good stuff!

Let's start the spring clean with the question, "What's your racket?" Meaning, what is the nonsense story you continually tell yourself about yourself that gets in your way?

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When It All Seems to Be Falling Apart

(6) Comments | Posted February 28, 2013 | 11:20 PM

"Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place."

I am not sure who said this (so if any of you know, please speak up), but when I saw it the other night on Pinterest, I immediately repinned it onto my "Words to Live...

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Manifesting 101

(0) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 1:37 PM

Whenever I lecture on the how-to's of manifesting, there seems to be a lot of confusion about how to actually do it. I believe that manifesting is simply exercising your ability to harness the power of your intention.

To create the life of your dreams, you need to feel the...

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It's Not About the Stuff

(8) Comments | Posted December 11, 2012 | 11:50 PM

With incessant commercials for blowout sales and morning shows informing us about this holiday's "it" gifts, we are inundated with the message that giving stuff equals love.

There can be intense pressure to find the perfect present for friends and loved ones to accurately express our feelings for them. Are...

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You Don't Have to Face Death to Make a Choice

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 3:15 PM

Watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

When I watched Ric Elias, I was struck by his calm sense of knowing that infused his talk. He presented as an ordinary guy who was extremely grateful to have been given an extraordinary opportunity: a do-over. Ric, like...

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So What's So Good About Giving?

(2) Comments | Posted December 3, 2012 | 5:20 AM

My mother's philosophy in life about giving is, "If you can, you should." To this day, she is a living example of service to others as a way of life. Whether she is teaching a man in her community how to read, befriending the only outwardly gay teen in her...

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De-Stress the Holiday Mess: 6 Steps to a More Festive Season

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2012 | 1:21 AM

It all starts Thursday. The holiday season officially begins again, although retailers have been inundating us with commercials since before Halloween. (Do they start earlier and earlier every year, or is it just me?)

Then there's the real issue many of you face: spending time with family. For many...

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Beat the Winter Blues

(13) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 11:20 PM

With daylight savings time comes shorter days, colder temperatures, and darker mornings.

Winter can be a challenging time for many people. How do you feel as the days get shorter and colder? Do you gain weight or slack on your workout routine? What is your script about winter that you...

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In a Time of Crisis: Heartwarming Stories and How You Can Help

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 4:30 PM

As Hurricane Sandy rolled into New York City, I was communing with 300 other like-minded female entrepreneurs at Marie Forleo's annual Rich Happy and Hot Live three-day extravaganza at Donna Karan's beautiful Urban Zen Center in the West Village. Midway through Sunday's program, Marie asked all of us...

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Fearlessly Own the Real You

(6) Comments | Posted October 28, 2012 | 10:00 AM

Election day is almost here, and it got me thinking about how and why we vote the way they do. In my mom's tiny hometown in upstate New York, she is in a political minority by being a Democrat. I asked her why so many of the farmers and factory...

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