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What are your THOUGHTS for New Year’s?

Just around this time of year, things slow down a bit. Everything seems to take on a different rhythm. Stuff still gets done yet there is this sense that “in a few weeks, it’s a new beginning. Urgency can wait.” It’s no wonder that in these moments we can finally focus on goals for the […]

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Be Disruptive

At the risk of dating myself, I admit that when I went to business school the “in the know” vocabulary included fancy words like “synergistic” and “benchmarking“. Today, when I want to seem hip, besides rattling off acronyms like OMG and LOL just loud enough to embarrass my kids, I’ll comment on how “disruptive” an innovation seems. Indeed, if you […]

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How Will You Decide? The “Good Enough” Principle

My neighbor decorated her house in three weeks. It took me one full year. While I enjoyed curling up with a glass of wine and my iPad until late in the evening, searching for just the perfect end table or bed sham, I have to admit some of my motivation for constantly comparing my options was my […]

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5 Attitude Adjustments for Conquering 2014

We all like a clean slate. There is something about new beginnings that makes everything seem possible. And yet the most common resolutions…lose weight, quit smoking, save more money, and get organized…fail to materialize year after year. Why is that? I think there is a magnified focus on our “to do list” at this time […]

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Why Happiness Can Make You Sick

I’ve had another argument with my teenage daughter, and I’m reminded of the recent report concluding that people who choose not to have kids are happier than parents. As a life coach and public speaker, one of the topics I speak about is “Living a More Fulfilled Life.” In my presentation, I freely use the […]

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Is Busy Your Badge of Honor?

I did an informal experiment. In the course of my week, I asked a handful of people, “How’s it going?” All but one person responded with some variation of “I’ve been busy….” Let’s face it. Many of us wear a busy “badge of honor”, as if our worthiness comes from continuous motion. And when we’re […]

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What Can We Learn from Thanksgivukkah?

On Thursday, all of us will celebrate our first and last Thanksgivukkah. The holidays of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah won’t converge again for 70,000 years. I won’t be here…so I’ve given some serious thought to what the double whammy can teach us about gratitude. The Pilgrims celebrated “Thanksgiving” after their first harvest in the New World […]

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Pollyanna Prevails!

We all know them…those people that are always happy…always smiling and at the ready with a kind word. Let’s be honest; sometimes their positivity is downright annoying. False, unrealistic, Pollyanna are just some of the kinder descriptions we use to dismiss their attitude. Have you ever stopped to wonder why Pollyanna is so bad? Is […]

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