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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

14 Al Buell Dec 1961

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

Upgrade Your Undies -

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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Reduce Stress with Just a Little Planning

Reduce Stress with Planning

When it comes to challenges, everyone has their own. Yet, I see a common thread running through the lives of clients, friends, and family members alike: an overwhelming task list with not enough time to accomplish it. All the pressure to accomplish more, constantly being tethered to their email, and feeling as if they are […]

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Delight Can Show You the Path to a Happier Life

Pleasure (Art by Gil Elvgren

One of the most surprising tricks I’ve learned along the path of creating a life I love is that if I want to learn a new skill, create a new good habit, or simply sink into what is loving and nourishing, seeking delight in the ordinary is the answer. Purposely seeking those small pleasures lights […]

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Devotion is a Key Ingredient to Achieve Your Goals

9 Early Spring by Pal Fried Goals

Nature forever inspires me, especially when spring is in the air. All the bulbs I planted in the autumn begin to push their way out of the earth, reminding me that sometimes it takes time, faith, and pushing through our resistance for things to blossom. The budding trees remind me that even when things seem […]

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