Money Matters: 5 Ways To Rethink Your Income

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While facilitating a career transition group recently, the discussion of finding our life’s work surfaced. As the dialogue unfolded, the conversation turned toward the pros and cons of entrepreneurship versus traditional job employment—including the issue of money. After the session, a member of the group approached me with questions. She was curious about how I had transitioned back into consulting …

Does Your Phone Have Bellybutton Lint?

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Admit it. You have a relationship with your phone. Seriously. You do. Don’t believe me? Try going an entire day without it, or a half-day, or even just an hour (for some). Believe me now? Phones have become our companions. And as with any relationship, we will have good days and not-so-good days. When our technology runs great, everyone is …

Do These Skinny Jeans Make My Knees Look Fat?

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That was the snippet I heard as I was passing by. On the surface, the hot topic at work that morning seemed to be about skinny jeans. But it wasn’t really about jeans—it was about fat knees. Fat knees? Seriously? So, I looked it up. And yes, a preoccupation over fat knees is, indeed, a thing. But what isn’t a …

6 Simple Tips To Spring Ahead This Spring

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Spring is here. And as always, this time of year brings us rebirth and renewal. While plants and trees are going through their own cycles of new physical growth, the start of spring can influence us both physically and psychologically—affecting our bodies and minds. Besides cleaning and clearing out physical spaces that have been lying dormant during the winter months, …

Finding Balance For The Sensitive Soul

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Everyone is sensitive. We are all multi-sensory beings who experience energies through our senses—what we see, hear, taste, touch, and smell. Our brains interpret this sensory information and we respond to it according to our understanding of what the stimuli means (something is good or bad, harmful or helpful) and use our feelings as a feedback mechanism to choose our …

We Create Our Own Fake News

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Meeting with a client over lunch last week, I couldn’t help but notice his frustrations about feeling stuck in his job search. As he fleshed out the details of his career exploration process, each story turned difficult, tedious, or impossible. And as the conversation progressed, I could observe him slipping deeper and deeper into his own doubts and fears, fueled …

How To Survive Heated Conversations With Friends And Family

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Last week, my buddy and I were talking about life and the changing world around us. And with all the recent shifts in social, economic, and political climates, we had plenty to talk about. One of the best things about our 20-year friendship is that although we share many core beliefs, we approach life from very different perspectives—sometimes polar opposite …

Think You Don’t Have A Choice? Think Again.

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With the recent changes in political and social climates in the past few months, many of us might feel that our choices are being reduced. Are they? Instead of being restricted, perhaps our choices are being clarified. After all, when the contrast of what is not wanted is brought into the light, there’s a swift movement into clarity of what …

Busy? How To Work Smarter, Not Harder

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Back to work, back to busy. The beginning of the year can be both exciting and exhausting. Having a substantial break from our normal workflow over the holiday season has its benefits—finding our motivation to jump back into the stream may not be one of them. Once we get back to business—back to work, school, or normal routine—we find ourselves …