Lessons Learned: Celebrating My 48th Birthday

Lessons Learned are Like Roses from My Year (Art by by Art Fraham)

It is the year 2016 and I am turning forty-eight. Every year at this time, I catalog the lessons I’ve learned in the previous year. I do this, not just to have the record of what lessons I learned, but also to serve as a reminder of what I am choosing: the continual evolution and growth into who […]

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Golf Can Show You How to Create a Life You Love

Charles Showalter Golf Beauty

One of the first pieces I wrote for this blog was about what I learned about life from my golf coach. There are so many things I love about golf, but I had forgotten how playing a round reminds me how I can continue to curate and cultivate my own life so that I love […]

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Congruency in the Office Propels Your Goals

Does Your Space Reflect Your Goals? Congruency is Key

In the summer of 1998, I had my very first Windows Vista computer and my own AOL account. I set it up at the end of our dining room table, dragged a twenty-foot phone cord from the living room over, and waited for the beep beep beep. By the time fall rolled around, we’d stored […]

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A Rabbit Hole: Climb Out & Be Even Stronger

The Rabbit Hole: How to Climb Out Stronger Than Ever (Art by Edwin Georgie)

After falling down the rabbit hole, first you triage yourself. It’s all about survival so that you don’t get mired in the muck. Yes, my dear, at first, you need to just do what you can to stop yourself from bleeding out or drowning. It’s an important step, but it’s also a stopgap. It’s what […]

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The Rabbit Hole: Emergency Care to Survive

Going Down a Rabbit Hole is Part of Being Human (art by Edwin Georgi)

Not only does a change in season seem to bring about the desire for opening the windows and starting fresh, all those desires to start fresh can bring up our stuff. And our minds, being the tricky little beasts they can be, can take one small little thing and begin to let it spiral until […]

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The Secret to Happiness: Decide to BE Happy

Choose to Be Happy (Art: Walk to the Dance by Joe De Mers)

What if I told you the key to overall happiness and satisfaction with your life was simply to decide that you are going to be happy? It hurts my heart to read the news though I won’t dive into politics or world events in detail here. It’s enough to say: yes, my darling, I know […]

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Tidy Up to Welcome Spring

She knows a Tiday House is Happier ( Vintage Pin Up by Earl Moran)

If you were a fairy hiding in my house today, you would have found me on my knees, under my desk, wiping down my baseboards with a Swiffer. I know: I have such a glamorous life. Yet, I know that I’ll be much happier with spring around the corner if I take some time to […]

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Liminal Spaces Are Inevitable: Make Them Easier

Manage the Liminal Spaces with More Grace (Image:Whats Mine is Yours Bernard D'Andrea 1950)

How do we manage the uncomfortable feel of liminal spaces in our lives?  It’s a question that’s come up in more than one conversation recently with clients, colleagues, and friends in recent weeks. Why does this happen and what can we do about it? It’s a funky time of year. The days of celebration and […]

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Choice is How We Love Ourselves and Our Life

Choice is the Answer (Lucia Lerner for Gibson Card)

The wisest and most loving piece of advice I was ever told was this: “You are always in choice.” It came during a time of my life that I was able to hear it, even though I didn’t quite buy into the truth of the statement right away. I can see you rolling your eyes […]

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Begin With These 9 Steps to Reinvent Yourself

Reinvent Yourself - Begin Fresh

Most of us go into a New Year with visions of a happily ever after, yet as the days progress, especially during the dark days of January, that happy ending can feel impossible. In fact, you may feel as if you will never BE happy and never reach any of your goals. I’m going to […]

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