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Here we are – well into the new year. Actually, it’s mid-February already, but who’s counting? How’s it going so far? How are you doing on your intentions/resolutions/goals/plans/dreams for 2019? Maybe you are simply going with the flow and everything is as good, or even better, than you could imagine. You have energy, focus and…

CHANGE IS GOOD

The lessons come to us when we are ready. Recently, I visited my local art museum, The Crocker. This is something I do every couple of months, so nothing unusual, right? There was a visiting Andy Warhol exhibit, and I was standing in the middle of his genius when, out of the corner of my eye,…

LETTING GO OF DREAM CLUTTER

I invite you to take an honest look at your dreams. All of them, not just the shiny new ones that are in front of you now. Much like cleaning out a closet, perhaps it’s time to untangle the disarray, and see what you’ve got. There is power and wisdom in letting go of old…

GRATITUDE

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and…

Be Yourself — No Matter What THEY Think

How often do we let other people’s narrow view of who we are pigeonhole us and keep us from truly being ourselves? I see this in my clients all the time, and in myself as well. We all play many roles in a day. I’m talking about roles such as parent, child, friend, employee, boss,…

Even NOT Choosing is a Choice

Every day, we are faced with countless choices. From the moment we wake up, we choose countless everyday things like “shower first, then coffee?” Or, “coffee first? Perhaps tea?” You get the idea. Of course some choices are more important and more difficult, but by not choosing, you are still choosing something. You are choosing to not…

The Power of NOT Being Chosen

The other day, a client mentioned to me that he was not picked to be on the team for a project he truly wanted to participate in. In fact, when he asked about it, they told him, “We’ll call you; don’t call us.” Ouch! Who of us hasn’t experienced something similar at one time or…

THE SIREN CALL … OF EMAIL

You can feel it – that seductive pull of checking your email constantly. It calls, it beckons and so we think “I’ll just take a glance…” And, the next thing you know, are pulled off course. You may just be lost for a time, or you may heading toward the rocky shore of the email…

“LIAR, LIAR … “

… pants on fire!! At least that’s what the outraged 7 year-old in me wanted to yell. The grown-up me didn’t, of course. But I couldn’t shake that icky feeling of being lied to … While it may seem like my musings today are coming from high atop my soapbox, stay with me, OK? As…

How Teams Become Successful

“Hey, let’s put on a show!”  If only it were that easy. Truth is, whenever we work with others, there is bound to be an adjustment period, especially when we are creating something new. This could be doing a workshop with a colleague, creating a peaceful and loving family, or forming a partnership with others….