The Power of Adversity

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It’s been hard – no, impossible – to “go back to normal”. … Since the US elections a few weeks ago … Since my dear friend lost her son in a plane crash 2 weeks ago … Since my cousins kidney transplant last week Sometimes there is an (unrealistic) expectation that after a life altering…

The Power of Failure

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I have a very intimate relationship with failure. I fail at something every day. I am more aware of it now simply because I have made peace with my inner critic and I have a no negative self talk policy. (It’s not that I don’t have negative/critical thoughts about myself, it’s that I don’t entertain…

Lessons From “The Void”

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Two weeks after my second son began Nursery school at the age of 3, his teacher asked to speak with me when came to pick him up. She looked a little concerned as she asked “Does he speak?”. I laughed and responded “Yes, but not unless he has something to say.” I’ve been in that…

Confessions Of A Reformed DIY’er

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I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s in the midst of the women’s liberation movement. Being a strong, independent woman meant I could do whatever a man could: change my own flat tire, support myself financially, be the CEO of my own business, paint my walls… I could “do it myself”. I remember feeling…

The Power of Environment

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I was listening to a program about epigenetics last week (epigenetics is the study of how genes express). It’s a fairly new field of scientific investigation and discovery with the potential for revolutionizing the field of health. What scientists are now discovering is that we don’t have to live the consequences of the gene pool…

Lessons Learned From A 5K

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It’s a warm evening. I feel grateful for the gentle breeze as I stand in the throng of bodies awaiting the start of the race. The sky is a mix of pink, orange and yellow hues against the backdrop of the huge water feature atop the hotel. It’s true. Everything is more magical at Disney.…

The Power Of Self-Care

The Power Of Self Care

What is self care? It is caring for yourself deeply and deliberately. It is taking care of yourself by making choices and decisions that honor and reflect the true nature of your soul. It’s about recognizing – and meeting – your own needs. It’s about being conscious and conscientious in speaking your truth and making…

AnnaKay’s Gift

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Last week I got the devastating news that a dear friend and past-client of mine had committed suicide. My initial reaction was one of anger and denial: “They better investigate this as a homicide because she would NEVER take her own life!”. The person I thought I knew so well was gregarious, joyful, outgoing and…

My Big Leap

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I recently read Gay Hendricks book,  The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level I was inspired. There have been certain books that have moved me deeply in my life and this certainly qualifies as one of them. (For a list of other books I recommend check out my home…