2021 - hope

Goodbye 2020 and Hello 2021

This has been one heck of a year.  Am I right? 2020 was one of the most interesting decades, I mean 365 days, I’ve ever experienced. What about you? As tempting as it might be to say sayonara to 2020…
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You are not your feelings.

You Are Not Your Feelings

I was working with a client the other day who told me about an experience she had where she was at a friend’s house and one of the children came out and said, “I’m cold.” The mother looked at the…
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Photo of Gretchen Hydo

I messed up!

Okay, okay, so I am a little bit behind. I didn’t send out a new year, new you or a happy new year/new decade email. I didn’t tell you to think about your goals for 2020 and to write them…
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Gretchen Hydo - Certified Master Coach

I Did It!

I did it! I am officially a Master Coach through the International Coaching Federation. This is the highest designation a trained and certified coach can get. The achievement process is labor intensive and requires thousands of hours and years of…
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Are You Reacting or (C)reating?

Are You Reacting or (C)reating?

OMG! I woke up this morning and realized that not only are the holidays here (literally) but we are close to the end of another year (yup, that happened, it’s already November), counting down the completion of a decade. An…
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STOP LYING - how to think about lying - Gretchen Hydo International

Stop Lying

We all know lying is bad. We learn this very early on. In fact, it’s one of the very first rules that we get as children from our parents and teachers: always tell the truth. Don’t lie. And yet, many…
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Gretchen Hydo with the fall wreath she made.

I Was Wrong

I was wrong and being wrong was keeping me small. All my life, being “creative” was something other people did. Not me. I grew up in a family that considered being creative a little crazy. And what I mean by…
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