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You Matter…

Even if your to-do-list remains undone, Even if the song in your heart remains unsung, Even if the joy of your season hasn’t begun, You matter. Even when the news isn’t bright, Even when your budget is tight, Even when your progress is slight, You matter. For no matter the season No matter the reason […]

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Be Yourself or Be Miserable

Sometimes a leader I am coaching will ask, “How much of myself do I have to change to be successful? How can I respond to the feedback my colleagues are giving me and still be me?” These are great questions. And for my clients and in my own life what I’ve come to believe is […]

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How One Woman Followed Her Passion to Make a Difference in the World

Have you ever read a headline on the news about the plight of women in another country and felt a mix of hopelessness and helplessness? Or read one of Nicholas Kristof’s illuminating op-ed pages in the New York Times and wonder what on earth you can do to ease the suffering of people so far […]

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Please…Be a Bother

Recently I was coaching an extraordinarily talented leader, we’ll call her Kathy. Kathy was 10 months into a new director-level position. Her boss had just resigned, and in the interim she was reporting to her boss’s boss – a VP who was overwhelmed and unfamiliar with the inner workings of her department. Kathy was quite […]

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The Power of Pausing

Bears do it…bees do it…and sometimes we humans need to do it too. (And, no – not that it.) I’m talking about hibernating. Taking some time to turn inward and cocoon. Something I’ve been doing most of the winter – at times with great equanimity and at other times with mild pangs of guilt. Yes, […]

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Ready for More…or Less This Year?

Three Resources that Can Make a Difference Why Checking Email Less Can Give You More Powerful and Free Apps To Help You Build New Habits Your Voice Your Vision 8 Week Coaching Circle Beginning March 31. Take care of your special self.

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What Question Are You Living with This Year?

In last week’s blog I shared my abandonment of 2015 New Year’s resolutions in favor of self-acceptance. And I’m working on it. I really am. But it’s hard to go completely cold turkey so I’ve decided to allow myself some New Year’s questions to noodle on instead of resolutions. And in doing so I notice […]

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Isn’t it Time for an Anti-Resolution Resolution?

I am the QUEEN of New Year’s resolutions. I usually start thinking about them as I am unloading the dishwasher the day after Thanksgiving. I love New Year’s resolutions the way some people love stomping through a field of freshly fallen snow. Or the way some people prepare for the Super Bowl or a new […]

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The Gift of a Holiday Reprieve

What if…you didn’t need to buy gifts because you were the gift? What if…you could receive this season as much if not more than you give? What if…you could cut out the madness instead of the coupons? What if…you made room for the sacred instead of the sales? What if…you asked who you need to […]

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A Thanksgiving Offering for You and Yours

Like many of you, I adore Thanksgiving. I treasure the inclusivity, the tastes and smells, and the opportunity for gathering close together to acknowledge and express gratitude for our many blessings. It is with that spirit that I offer you this poem. Lite Prayer (From Earth Prayers from Around the World) Earth teach me stillness […]

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