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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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Decision Fatigue is Real: Here’s 9 Ways to Deal

Decision Fatigue is Real

I had two clients break down into tears this last month over how overwhelmed they’re feeling. Mile long to do lists that seem never ending. Too many responsibilities with no ability to delegate or even defer much. Feeling on the edge of not just burnout, but a breakdown. In trying to figure out tools that […]

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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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Rushing Through Your Life Won’t Help You Love It

Rushing to Next Flight

So many of the women (and men) I talk to regularly confess to feeling depleted, overwhelmed, and just flat exhausted. Like they’re living in the spin cycle of the washing machine or a good old hamster wheel. When we dig into how they’re living their daily life, one of the most common challenges experienced is […]

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Haven or Hot Mess: How Does Your Home Feel?

Haven or Hot Mess Housewife Art by Harry Fredman

When you walk into your home, how does it make you feel? Do you feel relaxed and cozy? Do you feel anxious? Do you feel welcomed and at ease? Do you put blinders on and just try to shut out the chaos around you? If your home doesn’t feel like a haven, then one of […]

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Luxury isn’t Expensive – It’s Priceless

Luxury Al Buell Single Rose

There’s a big bunch red and white tulips on the kitchen island, a similar bouquet of red and yellow tulips in my office, and a teeny jam jar next to the bathroom sink with the red, yellow, and white tulips with stems that were too short for my favorite vases. Well, to be honest, I […]

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Worry: What I’m Giving Up for Lent

Worry Joe De Mers

Fourteen years ago, not only did I quit making New Year’s resolutions, I also stopped giving up stuff for Lent. Instead of the annual ritual of temporarily sacrificing some arbitrary thing (chocolate, frou-frou coffee, eating out, whatever), I took a class on mediation at a Buddhist Monastery and discovered that there was a better option. […]

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Mess to Delight: A Home Office Love Story

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As I write this note, I am trying to look forward at my screen, though my peripheral vision is screaming at me to look instead at The Big Mess that is my desk. Piled to the left of me are stacks of books and planners, a slew of baby index cards, a pair of scissors, […]

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Success Can Be Yours with Planning & Routines

Jim Schaeffing _Woman Planning for Success

I got a chuckle over an email from Coach on January 17th with the title “Happy Ditch Your Resolution Day”, a tongue in cheek acknowledgement that by mid-January, most folks are ready to abandon those New Year’s Resolutions. There was, of course, suggestions on things to purchase to celebrate the decision, inducing giggles from me. […]

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If-Then Thinking Is Getting in the Way of Your Dreams

Mac Connor Simply Respoectable Redbook Magazine

Welcome to a shiny new year! No matter where you look, you’re plied with demands to make those resolutions, pursue your best life, and have the best year YET.  But do you want to know the number one thing that gets in the way of achieving those desires? If-then thinking. I am all about curating […]

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