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Setting Small Goals to Achieve Big Ones – Keep It Simple for Success

Setting Small Goals to Achieve Big Ones Keep it simple and set yourself up for success January is a time when many of us make resolutions and set goals. That’s all well and good. A big picture with big goals – a vision for where we want to be in one year, five years or maybe even ten. But often big goals are challenging and moving toward those goals requires successfully achieving smaller goals along the way. This is where many of us fall short, and some of us give…

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The Best Life Coach for You is You – See Why

Learn Why the Best Life Coach You Can Possibly Hire is Yourself No one else is going to provide the level of day-to-day encouragement and motivation you need to live your best life and achieve your personal goals but you. It may be hard to hear or accept but no one else truly gives a hoot! It’s not that your family or friends are selfish jerks, it’s simply that everyone is so (naturally) wrapped up in themselves and their own lives and their own daily must-dos and the dreams in…

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Forgiving Yourself and Moving Forward | The Best New Year Gift

Forgiving Yourself and Moving Forward The Best Gift to Start the New Year: Forgiveness As we round up December and begin to look forward to the fresh start of a new year, it may be the perfect time to give ourselves the best gift of all for new beginnings – forgiveness. I don’t mean forgiving yourself for burning a batch of cookies, I’m talking about releasing the deep guilt and shame we may be carrying for past missteps. Time to come clean with ourselves. Most of us have not arrived…

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What Does Being Mindful Mean and Why Should We Care?

What is mindfulness, why should we care and how do we start? Last weekend, I attended a talk specifically on the subject of mindfulness at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, scientist, speaker, author of several books on the topic and a pioneer in the meditative approach to treat pain and depression, was the presenter. His accomplishments are impressive and his speaking style was relaxed and… thoughtful. He spoke about how important it is to be mindful. To take time to notice our thoughts. To pause our racing minds…

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What Steals Our Joy and How to Stop It

We’re all familiar with the saying that comparison is the thief of joy. Yet knowing that, how often do we still find ourselves unnecessarily bummed because we allowed unhealthy comparisons to sneak into our minds? And psssst… our kids are doing it to themselves too. It’s all around us – from our careers, to our homes, to our vacations, to holiday shopping, to the cars we drive, to our marriages, even down to our kids. No one is consciously keeping track of each other’s lives, but comparisons still manage to…

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Living Your Best Life After 50 – Separate from the Drama

Stop Letting OPS Mess with Your Head! Living your best life after 50 (or really any age) includes keeping a healthy separation between your emotions and other people’s drama. What I learned this last weekend comes down to this: Their sh*t ain’t my sh*t! It’s a lesson in learning how to hear and digest hateful angry words and being able to let it go and find a healthy perspective. Admittedly, it took me a few days to work through this. Ultimately, I needed to consciously recognize that the situation was…

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