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40 for 40

Posted in Life Coaching

So, today is my 40th birthday. Yup, I guess it was inevitable. Yesterday was a bit of an emotional day for me—shocker. For those who have known me a long time, you know my bday always brings up a lot for me. What can I say, I’m an emotional person—a true pisces—I feel deeply. Anyway, [...]

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I Took the Plunge

Posted in Life Coaching

So, on New Year’s Day, I took the plunge—the Polar Bear Plunge, that is. Yup, I stripped down to a bikini in forty-something degree weather, and submerged myself into a forty-something degree ocean. Am I crazy? Yeah, maybe a little, but it was exhilarating. When I decided I wanted to do it, I asked a [...]

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I Surrender

Posted in Life Coaching

As the end of the year approaches, many of us are pulled in all sorts of directions. Parties, family time, vacations, wrapping up work obligations—whatever it is, it can be a lot. It can be a joyous time for some, and for others—not so much. Regardless if you love or dread this time, it can [...]

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Smile Because it Happened

Posted in Life Coaching

Dr. Suess once wrote, “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” As we near the end of another year, I find this quote to be very apropos. While some of you may be doing a little happy dance, others may be struggling. I spent this past Saturday and Sunday at the New York [...]

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In Sync With Life

Posted in Life Coaching

I’ve discussed synchronicity a bit in the past, but for those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept, I’ll give a little refresher. According to Merriam-Webster it’s, “the coincidental occurrence of events.” Google defines it as, “the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.” According to Mel, [...]

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It Would Be Weird if You Didn’t Feel That Way

Posted in Life Coaching

“It would be weird if you didn’t feel that way.” It’s something I’ve said for as long as I can remember. Recently, I was complaining about something to a friend (yes, I do complain sometimes), and she repeated it to me. It made me giggle because it's so true. I was feeling crappy because of the [...]

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Yuck or Yum?

Posted in Life Coaching

So, I have this calendar of affirmations. Each day of the year has a quote, and the other day it read, “I now release all that I no longer need: things, ideas, habits, relationships. I make way for the new to come bursting forth in my life.” Well, ya know it doesn’t take much for [...]

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No Mistakes, No Regrets

Posted in Life Coaching

I’ve been chatting with folks a lot lately about mistakes and feeling regret. My senior quote in my high school yearbook was, “I’d rather regret the things I did, than the things I didn’t.” So I guess my thoughts and feelings on the subject have been somewhat consistent for many years. I still prefer going [...]

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Born to Love

Posted in Life Coaching, Relationship Coaching

The other night while snuggling my almost five year old, she said to me, “Mommy, I’m very good at loving people.” I said, “Yes, you sure are! How’d you learn that?” Her reply—"I was born that way.” My heart melted. We were all born that way actually. Unfortunately it’s all too easy for most folks [...]

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So What?

Posted in Life Coaching

I had a teacher a while back who used to ask, “So what?” while coaching. My first thought was that this was an insensitive way to approach people in turmoil, but as I began to understand it better, it became clear how impactful these two little words can be. When feeling unsettled by a circumstance [...]

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