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The Cost of Being Too Busy

The Cost of Being Too Busy

How often do you use the word “busy” to describe the state of your life? It seems like it’s really in fashion these days to be busy. Although busy is defined as having a great deal to do, I get the feeling that we all experience “being busy” in very different ways:...

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Parenting—Then & Now

Parenting—Then & Now

Parenthood is one of the greatest gifts. Becoming a parent three times offered me my three greatest blessings. Taking on the role of mother felt right, natural, and beautiful. I felt loved, appreciated, and needed. And then…things changed. The kids grew up, technology...

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Powerful Questions for the New Year

Powerful Questions for the New Year

When you make mental wellness a priority—you lay the foundation for a beautiful life. An important statement, no doubt, but what does it mean to you? My greatest teaching from the field of coaching is the importance of a powerful question. Every powerful question,...

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Intentional Living: Generating Emotions Ahead of Time

Intentional Living: Generating Emotions Ahead of Time

How are you is a question that is frequently asked by rote and usually responded to in the same manner. Generally, we respond using one of the following well-known phrases: I’m good, I’m fine, OK, still alive, hanging in there, can’t complain… Our emotional vocabulary...

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A New Kind of Partnership

A New Kind of Partnership

It greets me first every morningAnd also tucks me into bedIt’s my constant companionThe voice within my head I set every intention to lose itTo give it wings—to set it freeYet it always chooses to stayAnd to inhabit ALL of me My overthinking mind is very much like...

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Which is the Bigger Bully?

Which is the Bigger Bully?

A poem to ponder: I’m feeling lonely and tired Tired of being teased and bullied—by life Life teases and taunts me, daily Playing with my overthinking mind Offering me things I cannot do Suggesting ways I cannot be Proposing healing that does not work Tempting...

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Goodbye Should; Hello Must

Goodbye Should; Hello Must

What I should have done this summer: I should have invested in… Updating my website (launched in 2014) Developing better branding and business marketing strategies Expanding upon my pre-existing wellness curriculum Creating new PowerPoints to support that new...

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Sympathetic Joy

Sympathetic Joy

Buddhist wisdom has expanded my understanding of both suffering and joy. My intention today is to focus on the joy—more specifically on one particular state of mind known as “sympathetic joy.” Buddhism teaches that there are four inner states where it is most valuable...

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Making Peace With My Pain at 50

Making Peace With My Pain at 50

I consider every birthday to be a cause for celebration and most to be a time for healthy reflection. By that I mean, it’s a good time to review the past and to set goals for the future while at the same time not attaching to any particular outcome. One very important...

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Redefining Change: From Transformation to Liberation

Redefining Change: From Transformation to Liberation

So many people get anxious just thinking about change. Every feeling we have and emotion we experience is the result of a thought, a story—of what we have made something mean. So many of us have made change mean something that feels uncomfortable and is difficult to...

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