One of the greatest gifts of this year for me has been learning in a whole new way to receive. If you are someone (like many of us!) who finds it more natural to give than to receive, I get it!  It’s easy to feel guilty when we receive generous gifts of time, attention, and all…

For the past month, I’ve been writing about how to finish out 2012 powerfully so you can enjoy a holiday break with a huge sense of satisfaction … and still have energy to celebrate your successes at years’ end! Here are the previous 4 steps in case you missed any of them (just click any…

It’s hard to believe it’s almost back-to-school time already!  I can feel the excitement in the air as kids get ready to start a new school year, and their parents get ready for a different routine. As I help my daughter prepare for going back to school, I’ve been thinking about ways I can have…

It’s Olympics time again —  I always enjoy sharing the excitement with the rest of the world! We can learn a lot about what it takes to be successful from watching the stories about how these athletes got to this level, and then watching them actually “do their work” during the next 2 weeks. I…

Happy Independence Day!    I love watching the fireworks at this time of year, so full of beauty and surprise — and a great excuse to write about one of my favorite topics:  independence vs. interdependence. As business owners, we tend to focus most on independence and everything that we are able to do on…

“Play energizes us and enlivens us. It eases our burdens. It renews our natural sense of optimism and opens us up to new possibilities.” ~ Stuart Brown, MD (Contemporary American psychiatrist) Play is one of the most important parts of our lives and business, yet for many of us, it is one of the most…

All change begins with awareness, and improving your self-care is no exception.   It’s easy to get so wrapped up in the busy-ness of each day that we just don’t pay attention to our own needs, and our self care goes to the bottom of our endless “To Do” lists. Paying attention is such a…

“Nice” does not belong in radical self care. Does that surprise you?  If it does, then this blog post is for YOU! I’ve been thinking a lot about what RADICAL self care means, and one part of it is getting rid of what no longer serves me.  Recently I’m realizing that being nice no longer…

“Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball As I shared in last week’s blog post, a major life transition has thrown me a curve ball, and my self-care has taken quite a hit.  I am absolutely determined to…

Today is the first day of me being much more vulnerable than I have been before, so I’m going to share some things about me that I have not shared publicly (shhhhhhhh…. ): 1.  I love health and wellness… and it is time to bring that love back into focus. I have a master’s degree…

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