Tired Of New Year’s Resolutions? Try This Instead

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While chatting with a friend last week, the topic of New Year’s resolutions came up. “So, how about your resolutions for 2016?” I asked her. “Umm, well, you know… they never stick,” she replied. Yep. Pretty much the same response I get from most of my friends. Each year many of us create promises to finally use that gym membership, …

5 Ways To Be The Peace This Holiday Season

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“Be the change you wish to see in the world” has been attributed to Mahatma Ghandi—although that’s not literally what Ghandi said. Regardless of the words, the quote isn’t simply a suggestion—it is an instruction. Ghandi is telling us that we have the power to change the world by changing ourselves. This holiday season, I’ve chosen to take that inspiration to …

5 Reasons Why You’re Good Enough As You Are

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While having lunch with a friend recently, he said something that particularly caught my ear. “Some days I feel so lost. I can’t seem to get it right. I’m just not good enough.” “At what?” I replied. “At life,” he sighed. When we look at the world around us and compare ourselves to what others are doing, we have a …

Six Tips For Finding Your Life’s Work

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After a recent session for The White Box Club™ (a Meetup group I founded for people laid off or in career transition), a new member approached me with some questions. She was curious about how I’d personally recovered after being laid off from a full-time job. “So is this what you do now for work—run this group?” “Yes,” I replied. …

Need Relief? Observe The Balance All Around You

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My day started off on a sour note. I didn’t sleep as soundly as usual; my dreams were stressful; and my first thoughts upon waking were focused on the greater problems of the world: global warming, gun violence, and the heartbreaking resolution for the Jacob Wetterling family. I could immediately tell I’d been watching TV the previous day. I haven’t …

I’ve Become My Parents. And It’s A Good Thing.

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While cleaning to move my home office last week, I packed boxes and thought how my dad would do it — “Towels together but leave one out for my first night. Tools here but leave out a screwdriver, drill, wrench, etc.” Later that day, I was cutting fresh vegetables and placing them into a special container my mom had given …