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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Excellence Gets You Further Than Perfection

A perfectionist is “a person who is displeased by anything that does not meet very high standards” (http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu). Perfection gets in the way of achieving what you want without making yourself crazy. I know; I’ve been a perfectionist in recovery...

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Are Your Dreams Dressed for Success?

Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes ~ Author Unknown When you care deeply about your dreams and goals (as opposed to those that you think you should want) and work on them on step at a time,...

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Living Your Full Potential

I have a recurring conversation with one of my clients about what it means to live your full potential. She periodically gets herself tangled up in a belief that if you’re not doing everything you are capable of then you...

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The Relationship Between Pride and Control (In a Good Way)

Sunday night I had an unexpectedly wonderful experience with USAir at the Albany airport. C’mon, who has an “it was so good I’ve been raving about it for two days” experience involving air travel these days?! Ironically (although perhaps not...

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