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Complete the Cycle of Chores to Keep a Tidier Home

Complete the Cycle of a Chore Image CLEAN_SWEEP_1963_by Gil Elvgren

In times of stress, our biggest challenges can grow to crystal clear awareness. Right after my father died, I become excruciatingly aware of one of my biggest challenges to keeping on top of all the tasks it takes to keep a house tidy: my tendency to not complete the cycle of a chore. Having a […]

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Better Sleep: Twenty Tips to Help Get More Zzzzs

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The Labor Day weekend signals the social end of summer: back to school, the closure of community swimming pools, a welcome return to routines, and the earth’s reminder that fall is coming soon. Here in Ohio, the leaves are beginning to fade, the temperatures are cooler, and the days are getting noticeably shorter. That earlier […]

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Systems Help Make Your Dreams a Reality

Systems Make Work Easier Art by Harry Bennett

Last year, a client asked to work with me, and her number-one reason for choosing me out of a sea of coaches was that no matter what, my newsletter showed up in her in-box as promised. For five years, it was weekly, and then I switched to every-other-week. She wanted to know my secret to […]

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Kindness is Always a Choice

Kindness is a Choice - Art by Coby Whitemore for Good Housekeeping

If there is one thing I can tell you about managing your life so that you can love it, it’s this: no matter how blessed you feel most of the time, there will always be stresses and challenges. The way you manage those challenges will define the reactions you choose. I understand that advice is […]

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You Can’t Have It All (And That’s OK)

17_Have It All Robert McGinnis Saturday Evening Post 1950

With a childhood in the 70’s and an adolescence in the 80’s, I grew up with the song from the Enjoli ad in my head as the mantra about what a modern woman should be. As the sexy blonde sang about how you can have it all, fueled by the magic 24-hour perfume, I bought […]

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Recharge Your Mind, Body, & Soul

16_George Hughes Sat Evening Post May 1959

If you’re like most folks I know, life speeds up a bit in the fall, gets crazy busy during the holidays, and evens out to a swift trot as spring arrives. You may tell yourself that it’s simply modern life, yet you desire a little recharge to remind you there’s more to life. Then comes […]

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Instagram Perfect is an Unrealistic Expectation

15_Model Wife by Joe De Mers Saturday Evening Post

Let’s be honest: most of us have a love/hate relationship with social media. There’s no doubt it’s here to stay and there’s no question in my mind that what we see in our various feeds influence us. Over the last few years, the topic of managing social media from how much time we spend on […]

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Honoring the Lessons I’ve Learned: Happy 49th

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Since beginning my coaching practice seven years ago, one of my annual traditions is to catalog my lessons learned over the last trip around the sun around my birthday. Taking time to sit with the awareness around what have become my truths is not only about honoring my journey.  It’s an act of vulnerability, trust, […]

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Why Awareness is Worth the Trouble

Why Awarness ? It may bring up dirt, but the bloom is worth it

When it comes to living a life you love, one of the first pieces of advice I give is to dive into your own self-awareness. Yes, even though it not always easy to look in the mirror and see who we are, warts and all. You may be asking why awareness, then, is worth the […]

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Upgrade Your Undies As Part of Spring Cleaning

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She conspiratorially leaned into me over a recent lunch “I never knew how great a red bra and matching undies could make me feel.” She was seventy before she purchased a bra that wasn’t white or black and had discovered a whole new sense of confidence when she listened to my advice while shopping several […]

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