May 19, 2020

The last couple months, I’ve been working my way through books that have been patiently waiting their turn on my bookshelf. They were adopted from thrift shops, rescued from the Take It Or Leave It and surrendered to me by friends. One of the volumes I’d been eyei...

May 12, 2020

I’ve been keeping up with the news and watching the flabbergasting impact Covid19 is having on our world. It’s turning our medical professionals into involuntary war doctors. People in Wisconsin were asked to make the difficult choice between their health and their rig...

February 2, 2020

Adventures in Asking…

My first real job, where I had any kind of authority, was for a small real estate firm that hired me to be its office manager. I was 25 years-old, and quickly learned I was not nearly as smart as I thought I was. Though my title suggested some semb...

November 26, 2019

I rescued Washington Irving’s collection of short stories, originally titled The Sketch Book, from the risky fate of our library’s Christmas book sale because it included “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and it was pretty with gold script on its leather binding. I also th...

July 15, 2019

If you go into a Dunkin’ Donuts and ask for a “small regular coffee,” you will be handed a small coffee with two creams and two sugars. No other instructions are required. Just those three words: small regular coffee. The rest of us weirdo coffee drinkers have to give...

August 7, 2017

Need some down time to regroup? Ready to cut your losses and try something new? This happens sometimes. You’re an adult, right? You’re allowed to make decisions for yourself, right? So, if you want to rest, quit, or cut your losses, then do it. No judgement here.

But re...

July 27, 2017

Life is chaotic and unforeseen events are always cropping up to sabotage our carefully laid plans. We expect to get 10 things done and realize that other stuff must take priority.


Assuming this isn’t about procrastinating or resisting the work, it’s okay to forgive you...

May 1, 2017

If there is anything you are concerned or worried about. You can continue to be concerned and worried or you can get more information.

One of my clients was prepping to attend a job fair and was not real excited because past job fairs have led to no call-backs or job le...

April 25, 2017

Our thoughts have a way of spinning out of control if we let them. It might look something like this:

Initial thought: “I want to leave my job.”

Runaway train: “But I don’t know what I’ll do next. And I don’t have any other degrees. And without a degree in another field...

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JANET FOREST  

MOTIVATIONAL COACHING

(508) 409-1535

Nantucket, MA

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