Melissa Katz’s Monthly Mantra

The Art Of Saying No

A few years ago I was seriously overworked and overcommitted in all areas of my life. Eventually, and thankfully just in time, when moodiness, anxiety, stress and being constantly tired started affecting my family, I knew intuitively it was time […]


Reflections on the Past Year

Confucius says that there are three methods of gaining wisdom. “The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest and the third is experience which is the bitterest.” The end of 2015 is […]


Patience is a Virtue

Let’s just say that I am not a very patient person by nature and am still prone to bouts of impatience in certain areas of my own life. But those who know me well will attest to the fact that […]


To Be or Not to Be

Shakespeare was definitely onto something in one of his famous plays Hamlet, when a despondent and anguished Prince Hamlet opens the scene with a line that has become world famous for decades: “To be or not to be, that is […]


Procrastination is the Thief of Time

I was lucky enough to grow up with a wiser older person in my life, my grandmother who is still alive and kicking at the age of 94 years old, and still dishes out wise words of wisdom from time […]


Follow Your Heart

One of the approaches to coaching I have studied is holistic based and focuses on following your heart. Sometimes and in my opinion, more often than not, following your heart is more important than following your head. Your heart is […]


Life is a Balancing Act

Balancing our lives is a constant juggle and an issue most people are struggling with on a daily basis. Once we come to terms with the fact that bringing balance to our lives is an ongoing process we can get […]


Take the First Step

This week an old saying that I have heard a million times rang true for me and I want to share it with you as this month’s Mantra. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” I […]