Leadership starts with leading your life

Leadership starts with you – “Do as I say, don’t do as I do”, is a sure way to fail as a parent.  Whether it’s to try on your shoes, your makeup, or to copy your speech, your kids...

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Enough sleep to get more out of life

Living on too little sleep is like looking at life through dirty glasses:  it makes it difficult and draining.  I did it for years: as a single mom, the only time for myself I had available was when everyone...

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There is no “getting there” in life. every day IS “there”.

There is no “getting there” in life, unless today is part of “there”.  There is just one day that you and I have power over, right now, and it’s today.  Of course, I could think that some day, some time, I’ll...

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Whole-hearted living: you are “there”, right now

Whole-hearted Living is about living your life, as you dream it could be, right now.  It’s about being “there” (whatever “there” is for you)  and living being YOU – relaxing into being who you are instead of building walls around you.  It’s...

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Spring clean your life

I used to think that ‘uncluttering’ time and space was such a meaningless, fashionable term.   But then every single day, I meet people who live life in a daze, frazzled by too many conficting demands on their time and...

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Energy 101 – There is more to life than being exhausted

I just had to write this post today – living life exhausted is no fun.  I meet so many people on a daily basis who tell me that, as a matter of fact, they are absolutely and utterly exhausted...

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Living a good enough life is precious

Ever seen a “perfect” product on a shelf?  Been on a “perfect” vacation?  Had a “perfect” job, every day?  Do you live in a “perfect” relationship?  Perfection doesn’t happen often, and when it does, it’s a fleeting moment, and...

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The 24/7 Myth

The 24/7 myth.  Do you really have to be connected to work, FaceBook and your BlackBerry or i-phone, 24/7?  Do you really have to be ON every day, evenings, weekends and even holidays?  Can you take a break from...

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Life is short – life is beautiful

Today is a beautiful day, almost spring, with bright warm sun spilling over melting snow, fluffy clouds, and warm air that smells like spring.  It’s a beautiful day to live.  And for a friend taken to the hospital this...

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Multitasking = 50% slower; 50% more errors

Is multi-tasking really effective?  According to John Medina, developmental biologist and author of Brain Rules, multi-tasking is the most ineffective way to work, as your brain needs to ‘disconnect’ from one activity, to ‘connect’ to another.  Every time you change...

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