House and Home
Finding himself, with a little help from his 'life coach'

Alexander the Great's "life coach" was Aristotle. Mine is a chatty blond who used to work in entertainment. Same thing. For our first session, she comes into the dark restaurant like we all do, adjusting from the outdoors to the indoors, blinking to keep her pupils from exploding, finally making out the faint man-child in the corner booth — me. I smile. She smiles. The grumpy L.A. waiter arrives. We order. Game on. "Lots of people come to life coaches after they've been in therapy," she explains. "Who doesn't need a little work?" When friends and co-workers heard I was seeing a life coach, some were stunned, for they never realized...