Leave Your Mark

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Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Ralph Waldo Emerson During a recent visit to my hometown, I went for a stroll down the road of my childhood home. During my walk I noticed several homes that were no longer there—homes that over the years had been torn …

The Empty Inbox

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After being laid off from my full-time job two weeks ago and reluctantly enrolled in what I term The White Box Club, I found myself wading through waves of phone calls, text messages, and emails from friends and family expressing their words of wisdom, love, and support. People I didn’t even know were sending messages of hope and encouragement through …

It’s Spring. Go Green!

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If you stop and think about how much waste is created on a daily basis, you will notice how fast it adds up: more garbage + more pollution = higher expenses = less money, not to mention our abuse of the planet. It’s not a pretty picture. Perhaps you’ve heard my favorite muppet Kermit the Frog crooning in his song, …

The Universal Mirror

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Mirror [mir-er] Noun. A reflecting surface, originally of polished metal but now usually of glass with a silvery, metallic, or amalgam backing (dictionary.com) Mirrors are a part of our daily lives. Mirrors reflect visual data back to us, giving us more information. A plane (flat) mirror not only allows us to view what is behind us, but provides a virtual …

Losing Your Religion?

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Religion. Spirituality. God. The Universe. Source Energy. Life. Death. What does it all mean? Nobody knows. Let me repeat that. NOBODY KNOWS. Not a single person on this planet knows what any of those things really mean. Oh, we certainly have an abundance of theories, ideas, and beliefs, but ultimately, none of us really knows the meaning behind it all. …

The Nudge

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We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey. Stephen R. Covey   Ever get a “nudge” to do or say something? Something I learned early-on in my writing and coaching work was to give my thoughts, feelings, and intuition a voice—a way to better understand the language of my mind, body, …

Our Chronic Thoughts

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Thoughts are extremely powerful. In fact, our thoughts create our reality as we experience it. Much like a captain navigating the sea, our thoughts command the wheel of our ship and point us toward a destination. I asked one of my coaching clients last week about a potential employment opportunity to which he replied, “I can’t do that. I’ve never …

Simplify Your Life

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Many people are looking for better balance and happiness in life. Through my writing and coaching, I help guide people towards those goals by providing them with options. One of my favorite lines of questioning includes challenging the complexity of people’s lives. Some questions include: What things are you currently experiencing in your life that you no longer want? How …

A New Year. Really?

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New year’s resolutions. New eating plans. New goals and objectives. New rules. New gym membership. New morning routine. New attitude. New job. New enthusiasm. New relationship. A new start! Or is it? Whether we realize or not, the new year always brings about a shift in our perspective. And it’s simply due to one fact: a calendar date. But does …

Healthy Holidays!

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Speaking from someone who loves to celebrate, this time of year can be most exciting. The holiday season gives us opportunities to be thankful, giving, and ring in another new year. With all of these reasons to act in exceptional ways, this time of year can also cause many of us to lose our sense of equilibrium. Stress, expectations, and …