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I’ve Been Me For A Long Time

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Recently, I was talking to a client about how much trouble she was having with making permanent changes in her life and she said, “I’ve been me for a long time.” That made me laugh, but it was also rather profound. We have been ourselves for a very long time and […]



Table for One

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Ten years ago, I was invited to New York to lead a training class for the American Management Association. I had three school-aged children at that time and I’d been working part time, but felt unfulfilled and exhausted from those early motherhood years. I jumped at the chance to travel alone, […]



Curious Versus Defensive

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Recently, one of my clients got a call from one of her clients. She was sure the call was going to be a complaint and she would possibly be losing this person's business. My client was angry and defensive, saying, “I’ve done everything for them. I’m a hard worker. I answer […]



Spaghetti Aglio Olio

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A few years ago, my wanderlust family and I took a trip to Israel. Because we use airline miles to travel, we were given a two day layover in Venice. (Poor us.) My children had never flown overseas and thus were completely knocked out by jet lag. Our trip was in […]



Intuition and Friendship

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Have you ever had a hunch or random thought that you ignored? Then later, you realized that if you had listened to that small voice, it could have been beneficial in some way?

Much of our everyday thinking happens below the surface of our awareness. A word, a memory, or an […]



When Your Team Loses

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It’s a few weeks after the monumental World Series win by the Chicago Cubs. I’m a lifelong Chicagoan who has lived through year after year of Cubbies losing. It was incredible when they won after 108 years of defeat! The city was a blanket of joyful celebrations, touching stories, and peaceful […]



My Annual Holiday Offering to You

Since I opened my business five years ago, I’ve been offering my services for the month of December at a discounted rate. Many women throughout the year want to hire me as their life coach and just don’t have the finances to do so. I get that. Life is expensive and […]



Some Thanksgiving Musings on Doing Gratitude

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What if we are doing this gratitude thing all wrong? Here’s how I hear people doing gratitude: “It’s too bad your basement flooded, but you should just be grateful that your pipes didn’t burst. That’s much worse.” “I’m so sorry that you have cancer, but you should just be grateful that […]



Owning Your Life – Joy’s Story

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Recently my friend, Joy, told me this story. Joy was working sixty plus hours a week doing work that she loved, but not getting paid what she deserved and certainly not getting the respect that she deserved. She asked for a raise numerous times. She was denied. She asked for an […]



The Problem on the Yoga Mat

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I used to love yoga and then I stopped going because my back hurt too much. Since completing physical therapy and continuing with the exercises, I’m feeling much better. So when a friend asked me to join her at a hot yoga class, I decided to go for it. I felt […]