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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Priorities: trading unending to-do’s for a better life

Are you running after time, feeling there are more things to do than hours in a day?  Do you feel there should be more hours in the days, more days in a week and more energy to do it...

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You deserve as good a life as your dog

You love your dog. You feed your dog healthy food, so Fido lives a long, fun, healthy life, with plenty of energy – and so he remains disease-free.  Fido has access to a clean bowl of water. He has...

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Second-hand stress adds to your stress load

Second-hand stress is the kind of stress that doesn’t belong to your life, but that you get from being ‘contaminated’ by a stressful person, event or situation.  Turn on the TV, and there it is, as you watch the news...

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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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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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