You Meant To Do It, But Did You?

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What’s on your “meant to” list? I meant to call my grandmother, aunt, sick friend. I meant to work out. I meant to get tickets for the event. I meant to practice… the piano, yoga, or cooking a new dish. Some of our meant-to-dos are quick and easy. Missing one or two times hardly seems cause for distress or guilt. The point isn’t to beat yourself up. The point is to do what you meant to do. Once every quarter for …
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Who’s Writing the Next Chapter in Your Life?

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Have you ever been to your high school or college reunion? Or have you skipped them, fearing you might not “measure up” to some imaginary standard you set for yourself? Or perhaps your early reunions were brag sessions with each person trying to out do the other touting their successes. Last weekend I went to my reunion from a small girls’ school in Washington, DC.   I was one of thirty …
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The Secret Energy Suck in Your Life

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Did someone take credit for YOUR work? Did someone blame you for something you didn’t do? Did a friend betray a confidence? Did your side of the story never get told? Our sense of injustice has already begun by the time we enter grade school– he took my ball, she didn’t invite me to her birthday party. And it never quite seems to go away. If you aren’t immune, you …
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Who Is REALLY in the Driver’s Seat?

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What really drives us to action? What is really running our lives?  Beliefs.  Beliefs we may not even know we have. Our beliefs decide: who we hire who we marry how we raise our kids how much money we have whether we get the book written whether we exercise if the bills get paid But here’s the thing about all those beliefs that are driving your life. Some beliefs are …
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The Unimaginable Really Can Happen

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How many times have you said: That will never happen Only in the movies In your dreams Many of us go from believing in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and happily ever after, to the harsh reality of adulthood.  It’s easy to become cynical when we are bombarded with stories of betrayal, estrangement, revenge and hopelessness.  I have those days, too. But not today! I’m getting married Saturday!  And you …
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