Feeling happy, now

It’s easy to feel that life owes us more, or that we need more in order to be fully, truly happy. But living happy has a lot more to do with feeling grateful about how much we already have...

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To feel more alive, don’t get too comfortable

Sometimes, I think I “deserve” to live a cushy, comfortable life - letting myself cruise along, every day narrowing down, until I watch life on TV, well cushioned by comfort and inertia. Hell, no. Comfort is so addictive - Why move when...

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Life is what you make it to be. Really

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. – Jim Rohn I love this quote, because it smacks you (and me)in the...

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Today is an important day

Today is an important day.   Today is complete and self-contained, yet it’s also an essential small step toward the future. Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about this: each day is totally self-contained: independent of any other day, complete on...

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Burnout prevention 101

Burnout story – Dayna is a caring, dedicated manager and single mom with three children, one of them with learning disabilities.  She puts in long hours at work, and cares for her aging parents as well.  She gets home...

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Empowerment is about creating time and space for what matters

I’m taking time to enjoy what IS this summer – you know, that feeling of contentment you get when everything is ‘just so’?  I have been slowing down, creating time and space for me; de-cluttering demands from everything: work,...

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De-cluttering life for what matters

Shouldn’t I know this?  I am a grown woman (at least that’s what people say when you are my age).  I am a Life Coach, and I have coached many, many people in the past 20 years.  And then, I...

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A 10-minute solution: action generates motivation

The 10-minute solution –   Doing something today is always better than postponing, hoping to find a perfect moment which may be tomorrow – or never.  I have learned that what works in life is using time, no matter how...

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A summer to slow down: happy, satisfied and well

Am I happy?  Am I satisfied? And, most important, am I WELL?  It’s summertime, and it’s such a different, slow summer, as I am for once taking real time off.  I finally allowed myself to slow down, and I...

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Your life is made of a whole bunch of ‘todays’: don’t settle for less

Your life is made up of a whole bunch of ‘todays’ and TODAY is the first one of them – When you catch yourself saying “there is nothing I can do about it” or “it’s not under my control”, are...

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