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You Are the Gift That You Came to Give the World

You Are the Gift That You Came to Give the World

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Do you feel that you’re making the difference you want to be making in the world? Do you feel you’re using your greatest talents on a daily basis? Do you feel that you’re making the money you know you can make and deserve? If you answered no to any of these questions, you’re in the perfect place to begin creating a thriving career – and life – for yourself. The place to start is to understand the gift you’re meant…

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3 Powerful Ways to Let Go of Self-Criticism

3 Powerful Ways to Let Go of Self-Criticism

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Are you too hard on yourself, constantly criticizing yourself, saying things you would never say to anyone else? Do you have a “mean voice” inside your head, telling you things like “You’re not worthy” or “You will never make it” or perhaps even “You’re so dumb.” Self-criticism can be a deadly trap that will stop you from making the changes you want to make in your life. Perhaps you had parents or a teacher that criticized you harshly with the…

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It’s Not About Being “Careful”

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A few weeks ago, as I stepped out of my house in the late evening to walk my dog, Sadie, I started to slide on the ice outside my front door. Whoa! I looked around and saw that a thin layer of ice was covering the entire sidewalk and road! I had to walk her, so I figured out pretty quickly that if I walked on the grass it was safer. I slowly made my way up the block, carefully…

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NOT Feeling The ‘Happy’ In the ‘Happy New Year!’ ?

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Yesterday (New Years Day), I was despondent. I was morose. I felt uninspired. Here I was on the first day of a brand new year, with all the promise it holds, unable to feel excited or grateful. My mind kept running through what I “should” be happy about, what I “should” be grateful for.   Yes, there were light moments throughout the day: Sitting on the couch snuggling with my doggy, Sadie, and watching her completely relax and soak up…

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Finding The Gift In Your Pain

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My body was out of alignment. For a few days I had been feeling a ‘clicking’ in my right hip and lower back. I went to chiropractor and got adjusted. It didn’t hold. Within 30 minutes it was clicking again. A deep tissue massage and another trip to the chiropractor helped, but did not completely resolve the issue. I knew my body was trying to tell me something. When an issue doesn’t resolve right away it’s an invitation to look…

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What’s Your Fear Of Confrontation Costing You?

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I used to HATE confrontation. I would avoid it like the plague because I was raised to believe it’s “not nice” and I placed a high value on being “nice”.  Is that true for you too? It’s one of the driving forces behind what I call “TOXIC NICENESS”  (where we hold back from expressing how we really feel for fear of hurting someones feelings or to avoid them thinking badly of us.) Fear of confronting (looking at or speaking the…

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Messy Transitions

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Today marks the first day that I am officially an “empty nester”. The last of my three children left home yesterday for college. My older two have been gone for a while. (It’s a 10 year age difference between #2 and #3.) Last week we were all together for the first time in 6 years! #2 graduated from the Naval Officer training program and I seized the opportunity to create a mini family reunion around the celebration. My Mom flew…

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Using Your Fear As Fuel

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Most of us are taught that being a strong, successful person means that you don’t entertain fear and you certainly don’t show it. Probably because wallowing in it can be draining and can rob us of our joy, self confidence, energy and our power. I know this to be true as I lived with anxiety (fear) for the first 30+ years of my life. I did not know it was my normal state until I experienced NOT having it for…

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The Things That Piss You Off (the gift of triggers)

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My cell phone rings. It’s my husband. “Your Moms flight has been cancelled. We’re on our way back home”. My reaction is not joy at having more time with my 87+ year old Mom. On the contrary, I’m pissed! I was really looking forward to her leaving. I love my Mom, but for no obvious reason, during the last week of her visit, her very presence had been triggering me. [trig·ger (trĭg′ər) A device used to release or activate a…

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The Power Of Changing Your Mind

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Did you see the movie “Fences”? I loved it! It is based on a powerful play by August Wilson. I loved that even though it was a movie, I felt like I was watching a play. No cinematic fluff. I loved that the filmmaker chose to keep it simple and NOT to use all of the tools available through current technology. It was carried solely on the strength of the brilliant acting (Viola Davis won the academy award for Best…

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