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Are You Good at Asking for What You Need? Learning from the Masters of Boundaries

I’m super excited to share an excerpt of a blog from Darcy Luoma, a dear friend and amazing speaker, master coach, and facilitator. You can find the full blog here. Enjoy! I have one [...]

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Feeling Stressed About Change? Knowing This Will Make It Easier

Do you have any changes going on in your work or life right now? Or maybe recently? If you’re like most people, your answer is, “Yes!” and you’ve probably noticed how stressful change can be. [...]

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What If Someone Finished It for You? Appreciating Struggle in Our Achievements

Imagine you’re working hard on a project; maybe your painting, cooking, woodworking, crafting, gardening, etc. You’re busy creating something you’re excited about. You’re trying different [...]

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I Had a Rough Day! Let Me Tell You All About It

When you get home from a rough day, do you ever vent or complain?  Maybe you had to deal with a difficult customer, or there was a frustrating meeting, or you just had too much to do. It’s normal [...]

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I Thought They Were Nice. Then I Read Their Social Media

Have you ever shaken your head in wonder at someone’s social media post? You thought they were a nice person but here they are seemingly trying to offend or insult others by their rude and [...]

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Are Your Thoughts in a Tug-of-War? Try Thanking Your Survival Instinct

I was dozing in and out of sleep, looking forward to a long, weekend’s rest. Then, suddenly, I remembered the bill that had come in the mail from our accountant that day. I couldn’t [...]

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Our Busy Weekend Was Out the Window: Was I Going to Feel Upset?

We had a busy weekend planned. My sister-in-law was staying overnight on her way home from a long trip. She lives 7 hours away, so we don’t get to see her that often. My daughter had a piano [...]

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Riding Your Bike & Living Your Life: Don’t focus on the obstacles

Do you remember when you were learning how to ride a bike? I remember a very helpful and fascinating piece of advice my dad gave me. He said I should focus on where I want my bike to go and NOT [...]

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Avoid Taking a Wrong Turn – Head in the direction of your goals

Have you ever taken a wrong turn because you weren’t paying attention? Sometimes, when I get to the roundabout a few miles from my house, I’m distracted with other thoughts and forget which [...]

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Working with Difficult People: Turn Tormentors Into Teachers

This week I’m excited to bring you a guest blog from Judy Ringer, a conflict expert, author, speaker, and trainer. I love how Judy uses the martial art of Aikido as a valuable metaphor and [...]