Self-Care for the Holidays (and Beyond)

Self-Care is Essential !

If the song tells us that this is the “most wonderful time of the year,” then why are so many folks so stressed out? In all the attempts to create the Best Holiday Yet, every bit of self-care gets thrown out the window. Even for those of us who work in the self-help industry, nourishing […]

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Grateful Tidings Help Nourish Your Life

Grateful for Thanksgiving

As I write this, it will soon be Thanksgiving in the US.  One thing I have always enjoyed about social media during this time of year is the opportunity to see the little things that nourish the lives of my friends and colleagues as they share “what I’m grateful for.” Due to the post-election social […]

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Energy Vampires: Sixteen Ways to Deal With Them

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If you’re like most people, this has happened to you: you were talking to someone and before you knew it, their complaints, their whining, their negative attitudes or their drama drained the life right out of you. After they left, you looked for fang marks on your neck but they were nowhere to be found. […]

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Writing By Hand Cultivates a Life I Love

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When it comes to creating a life I love, there is one change in my habits that has allowed me to shift the way I think: I’m writing by hand more often. As most of you like do also, I have a plethora of electronics and apps that help me manage my work and my […]

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Change is Inevitable: But Don’t Let That Stop You

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I love having a plan for my career and my life: it’s part of my DNA. It’s how I’m wired and becomes clear no matter what kind of personality tests I take (According to the Meyers-Briggs test, I’m an ENTJ. )  Calendars, spreadsheets, and dinner reservations make me one happy woman. Though I know there’s […]

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Productive Not Busy: How to Love Your Life More

Be more productive, not busy!

The kids are back in school. We’ve moving into fall and are thinking about the holidays. People get a fresh start in the fall, as if it’s Back to School for all of us. We’re moving into the busy season. Everyone is OH, so , busy. You vow that now is the time! You are […]

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Self-Acceptance Doesn’t Mean Settling

Self-Acceptance doesn't mean settling for less....

Each and every day, I am inspired by the raw honesty and vulnerability of the people I work with. Clients, colleagues, and friends fuel my mind and my spirit. They remind me that this human experience is both glorious and hard. I’m constantly amazed by the way I often learn as much from my clients […]

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Process or Product? How to Love Your Life

Love the Process and the Journey (Art by Fiona Stephenson)

Just because the old adage tells us that life is about the journey doesn’t mean most folks reflect that bit of wisdom.  Instead, we focus on the end result of what we desire rather than honoring the process. We look to big dates on our calendar – the vacation, the high school reunion, the family […]

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Five Shades of Why: Getting to the Real Truth

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Want to know why I think so many folks struggle with finding happiness? Because they spend most of their time living on the surface of their own life. They focus on the stuff they want, but never quite get down to the reason WHY they are wanting it. I hate to break it to you, […]

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Be Wise Enough to Change the Conversation

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I cut my teeth on the rules of polite southern hospitality. Whether you were the hostess or a guest, it was a responsibility in a social gathering to share sparkling anecdotes and witty conversations. The wisest, most charming, and well mannered folks knew when to change the conversation. Ladies (and real gentlemen) refrained from speaking of certain […]

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