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Dreaming About Your Ideal Day Helps You Create It

Dreaming About an Ideal Day (Beginning with Coffee of course)

It begins with a nagging feeling as you scroll through Instagram feed: everyone else is so focused and together, yet you’re floundering from day to day to figure out what you want this weekend, let alone next year (or for your life). Deep down you’re afraid to begin dreaming about what kind of life you […]

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Standards Support You in Creating a Life You Love

Setting Standards for Your Life will Help You Love It

You decided that this would be the year you made some of those big dreams of yours turn into reality. You started strong: going to the gym, meditating, eating right, and cutting back your use of social media. You had high standards for yourself and by golly, you felt invincible. You acted with thoughtfulness and […]

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Wrap Up the Year and Look Ahead

National Coffee Association - 19481211 Post

To say that 2017  has been eventful is an understatement.  With travel, the loss of my father, discovering more about my genetic clan, and just the day-to-day living of life and responsibilities, it’s been a year full of challenges, emotional ups and downs, and big lessons learned. And most of those lessons, honestly, I’m still […]

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Presence in the Time of Distraction: 17 Tools to Try

Eddie Chan June 1952 Presence Over Distraction

Before I began to write this blog post, I peeked in at Facebook, checked my email, and, while my internet browser was open, clicked on a “pre-black-Friday” coupon from Macy’s and ordered some Christmas gifts. I’ve done this same routine a half-dozen times, conflicted between my desire to focus on the topic de jour (presence) […]

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Story Sharing in the Age of #MeToo

Are you Sharing Your Story with the Right folks Robert Meyers for the Saturday Evening Post 1955

I had lunch with a girlfriend (and fellow coach) this week and we talked about EVERYTHING, as you do when you’re sitting across the table from someone you completely trust. We talk about each aspect of our story: love, life, parenting, food, relationships, and more. I’m sure you’ve had one of those conversations that run […]

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#Revolution

Peregrine Heathcote Hotel Columbia

I want you to know that I see you. You’re struggling to make it through the daily tasks on your to do list; working hard to keep a mask of a #blessed and oh-so-perfect life on your Facebook page. And, darling, I also hear you when you crawl into bed – way too late 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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