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No Matter How Much Things Change, The Basics Stay The Same.

2,200 years ago … “I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.” ~ Scipio Africanus, Roman General, 235 BC – 183 BC 250+ years later … “It’s not what happens...

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Procrastination and Boredom Go Hand-In-Hand

Here’s the scenario … You have things that need attention and important tasks that need to get done. In fact, there’s a lot to do. But nothing on your “A” list – or even “B” or “C” lists – feels...

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Permission To Be Human

While having lunch with my friend Kathy Worm yesterday, she commented, “So often, it comes down to giving yourself permission to be human.” We’d been chatting about a wide range of topics: balancing work with other creative pursuits, managing stress,...

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Breathe

Stop. Breathe.  Not the regular, just-stay-alive process of air into your lungs. Conscious, feel-the-breath-moving-through-your-body, deep breathing. Sit cross-legged on the floor or in a chair with your feet flat on the ground. Loosely rest your hands on your knees. Close...

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It’s Not About Time

Stumbled on this gem while looking for something entirely unrelated! Don’t say you don’t have enough time.  You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci,...

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Dream Killers

I had the great privilege of hearing Debbie Yow, NC State’s Athletic Director speak at a meeting last week. She had much to say that was inspiring but her comments about dream killers were my favorite. Nothing will smash your hopes...

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A Different Way to Do Busy

Today’s blog entry comes from my friend Jill Sockman, owner of Blue Lotus Yoga Studio in Raleigh, NC. I can’t think of a more perfect way to integrate the reality of being busy with the importance of slowing down. From...

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Walk Your Path

“Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” ~ Grandma Moses As we approach the New Year take time to reflect on how you want to live your life. And then instead of the typical New...

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Acts of Unnecessary Kindness

A few weeks ago, my friend Marsha Hoch told me she’s working on being unnecessarily kind.  Yes, you could argue that kindness is never unnecessary. But what she really means is she’s keeping her antennae up for those opportunities you...

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Giving Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and readers in the United States. And to those of you elsewhere, happy Thursday! In the midst of the American tradition of eating enough food for five people (my personal challenge is sharing the...

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