• Change Happens!

    “Change is as inevitable as rain in the spring. Some of us just put on our raincoats and splash forward.” ~ Amy Bloom Being willing to flow with change isn’t always easy, even when we know that change is fundamental to our growth. Change provides us with opportunities to reflect and evaluate, make adjustments, and open to new possibilities. Whether change happened by choice or not, whether…

  • Living in Present Time

    Abigail Thomas is one of my favorite authors. I read “The Three Dog Life” sometime ago, liked her style and what she had to say, and I decided to read all her books. “Thinking About Memoir” is another one of hers and as I was reading through it the other day, I couldn’t help but think of how our personal stories evolve. We go on living our…

  • Life Balance! A Myth or a Choice?

    Life doesn’t present us with a clear, unobstructed road. On our way, we get potholes, roadblocks, and mudslides. Here and there, our lives spin out of control. We worry about our jobs. Our businesses falter. Our children seem to have grown up overnight and we are not the center of their world anymore. Our parents age and their health fails. We fall out of love. We’re stressed…

  • Workaholic no More: 7 Steps to Transformation

    I joined the work force upon graduating from high school, worked my way through college and kept going. There are many reasons why I love to work. Not only am I able to support myself – which is extremely important for my self-respect – but I’m also able to channel much of my creativity, knowledge and passion into a specific direction. Time went on and life gave…

  • Work is What We Do Not What We Are

    Years ago, while at a networking event, I met these two guys who were account executives for MCI, a phone company of the past. We were introduced during the meet-and-greet session and they asked what I was doing. They were curious. Back then being a life coach was still new. They were both married and had young children. They asked many questions and at some point we…

  • The Courage to Be Happy

    Throughout my life, I’ve had the good fortune to meet people who inspired me and challenged me to grow into who I am today. Asimenia was one of my high school teachers. She taught Greek literature and philosophy. She embodied everything a teacher and mentor should be. She was strong and inspiring and I adored her. During one of the most vulnerable times in my life, she…

  • Have a Stress-Free Morning

    How we begin our day can define how our day develops. Looking back through the years, I can see myself as a student, a corporate executive, a working mom, a stay-at-home mom, and a working-from-home mom. No matter what hat I wear, the rule applies . . . Stressful beginnings make for stressful days. The fact that humans are creatures of habit doesn’t help either. Over and…

  • Saying No and Meaning It!

    I never thought I had a problem saying no until I had kids. Along the way, I realized that my kids were born to not take no for an answer. It looked familiar . . . did they get that one from me? Nah!! It must have been a long lost relative or something. One could argue that not taking no for an answer is a good…

  • Time to Breathe: 3 Daily Habits

    Multi-tasking, for all its hype, is not what it was made out to be. The, work-until-you drop, system hasn’t paid off either. What good are you to anyone – including yourself – at the end of a long, non-stop day? You may not be ready for a dramatic change of pace, but what about experimenting with a few simple changes? What if you tried to: Remember that…

  • Get Over it: 9 Steps to Overcoming Self-Doubt

    Even the most confident and self-assured people are plagued by self-doubt at times. You may say . . .”I’m not the most confident and self-assured person to begin with.” Well, neither am I and neither are most of us. Doubt can show up every time we’re trying to make a decision, make a change, or head to a new direction. In good days, I think of self-doubt…

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