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The ONE Phrase that Triggers Me to Turn and Run

This year marks 26 years since I graduated from college.

I entered freshman year as a teaching candidate, on track to teach elementary school.  Seven of eight roommates were also slated to enter the teaching track.  This was purely a coincidence, not a housing assignment.  It...

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Nobody Cares - Schitt's Creek Wisdom

There’s a scene from the amazing comedy sitcom, Schitt’s Creek, season 3 - episode 4, where David is a nervous wreck to take his driving test.

Alexis gives her brother the best advice, and it is something we should all remember…

Nobody Cares.

Nobody is thinking about you, the...

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His Dream or Mine?

When I first started coaching professionally, I found a mentor who could guide me.  He had traveled this path before and was willing to share the struggles and triumphs so I could learn from his example.

He is very successful and I admire what he has achieved. 

Early in our working...

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How Toxic Modesty Keeps Us Small

Have you watched the Great British Bake-Off on Netflix?  I am obsessed with this competition baking show. 

I just finished season two where we met Ruby, a nineteen-year-old college student and amateur baker. 

Ruby was a fascinating character because she was talented but had an...

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Are You Inviting Negativity Into Your Life?

I was picking up take-out last week, when I had an interesting encounter with a random stranger.

This woman, let’s call her Jane, was also picking up take-out.  The restaurant was a bit chaotic.  They were juggling a recent return to in-person dining and still managing a high...

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Quiet Your Inner People Pleaser

It’s that time of year again. 

My local grocery chain is collecting donations for the local food bank.  This is wonderful.  It is a worthy cause and a great way for the store to give back to the community. 

My past self would donate – a lot.  Not because I am...

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Your Hidden Superpower

I have a friend who is good at heart.  He means well.  He is always ready to help.  He’s a hard worker.  He has one fatal flaw.  He is always buying cheap stuff – tools, equipment, vehicles, etc. 

It’s a common trap.  When we buy something...

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Keep or Release

Who could have imagined, almost one year ago, that we would still be quarantining, masking, and Zooming from home. 

Because it is winter, and because we are still uncomfortable going to a gym, my husband and I drove to the mall to walk and raise our heart rates a little.  Desperate...

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What Will You Stand For?

How do manipulators, users and energy vampires get us to do things we don’t want to do?  How do they make us say YES to their request when we would rather be doing something different?

We lack clarity and conviction.  We are so eager to please that we put others’ priorities...

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What Do YOU Say?

"You should meditate.  It is so good for you.  It will change your life," so they say.

As I get older, I am looking for ways to keep my body and my brain healthy.  I used to go to the gym, pre-covid.  What better activity to implement during quarantine than meditation?

Well, I...

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Will You Help Me?

“Will you help me?”

Those of us who are givers, over-achievers, and people-pleasers have a terrible time asking this question.

Why do we feel like we are showing weakness if we enlist help from others?

Perhaps it’s because we get personal value from our accomplishments.  It...

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My Dance Space - Your Dance Space

Last week I noticed a property surveyor truck parked across the street.  The land directly opposite my house is wooded and vacant.  The surveyor measured and staked the property, defining the boundary between this property and the neighbor next door.

Nothing else has changed. ...

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