Calm Emotion
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How To Keep Calm And Carry On

Have you ever experienced a day of emotional “frenzy” and all you want is to keep calm, manage your emotions and carry on? Be honest. The way we live is exhausting — from trying to juggle work and our personal lives, to people issues and our workload.  These “stressors” really do contribute to our emotional […]

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Goals Can Make You Happy

Seems like the whole world is “Happy.” There are happy songs and then there is Pharrell Williams’ “Happy.”   What is it about this song, which is so infectiously enjoyable?  Is it the catchy melody?  Is it the insistent nature of such lyrics as “clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth?”  Or is it […]

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What You Need to Finish Strong

Spring is here and the first quarter of the year is almost complete, which means, “how are you doing” in regards to reaching your goals.   For me, whether I am on target or not even close – it’s time to evaluate what changes I can apply for success. What about You? Recently, I was feeling […]

The Luck Factor
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The Luck Factor

Spring is just weeks away, maybe you are lucky to travel south for Spring Break, or luck will have your “underdog” college basketball team upsetting Wichita State’s perfect season in the final four of March Madness, but right now you really could benefit from some good luck. All of this has me thinking about the […]

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The Goal: A Year of Firsts

Do you feel stuck in life?  How about feeling lost, frustrated and angry? That’s exactly what veteran NBC-10 journalist and cancer survivor Lu Ann Cahn experienced as she shared her story with me and my amazing clients last week. The Goal, A Year of Firsts In 2010, for 365 days Lu Ann set a goal […]

Time to Reboot Motivation
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Time to Reboot Your Motivation

Have you ever “lost desire” in the process of achieving your goal? Maybe you wanted to lose 10 pounds within two weeks, but after a week of counting calories, replacing your meal with a protein shake, working out everyday, you realized that you still haven’t lost a single pound.  So you grab a handful of M&Ms. […]

New Year's Resolutions
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New Year’s Resolutions

No doubt New Year’s resolutions would be far less popular were they not motivated by the inevitable overindulgence of the holidays.  We continue to eat and drink more after Thanksgiving, and before we contemplate getting back to the gym, we are consumed by the Christmas rush and only to find our financial accounts deflated, our […]

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3 Things to Finish Up this Year

Everyone seems to be in a flurry with only two weeks left in this year.  The mere thought of balancing work and life priorities with year-end reviews, last minute holiday shopping, parties and more can be taxing.  Here are three things you can do to finish up before the new year goal-setting time. 1.  Personal […]

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Thanksgiving, 2013

I’m sitting on the beach at sunrise in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, a family holiday tradition since 2005.  Through the years, Thanksgiving is now my favorite holiday – a time for reflection and celebration for the many blessings in our lives.  It’s definitely not a holiday that involves me shopping and buying lots of gifts (sometimes okay, […]

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Be Here Now

It’s easy to drift through the day, to move without thinking from one task to the next.   Our lives are so crowded, we do so many things and it’s all pulling for our attention.  Do we ever realize life while we live it?  Or do distractions, worries, and the multitude of urgencies control our […]