Why Start Thinking About the New Year Now?

We have entered the holiday season.  Thanksgiving leftovers may still be in your fridge, your belt may feel tighter than it did a week ago, and you may not be able to believe Christmas is less than a month away. Between now and January 2nd, there will be more parties, festivities, eating, drinking and spending than there is the rest of the year combined!  And then before you know it, …
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One of the Biggest Drains on Your Energy (and How to Combat It!)

Thanksgiving is around the corner and many of us grew up singing Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go.   The song conjures up images of a cozy house sitting in a woodland glen, blanketed in snow, while inside there is a roaring fire and a bountiful table laden with turkey, sweet potatoes, and certainly pumpkin pie. That was never my Thanksgiving experience and probably …
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How to Achieve Unconscious Competence – An Interview with Women Taking the Lead Podcast

Don’t be bossy! Are you getting too big for your britches? Who do you think you are? Too many of us grow up with messages that discourage our taking the lead in our own lives. We may imagine that the confident, successful women we see around us have always been that way. Not so. Listen as Jodi Flynn, a woman taking the lead, interviews me about my wake up call, …
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Practice Doesn’t Always Make Perfect….

My Aunt Nancy was my first piano teacher.  When she married and moved to another city, I continued my studies with Milchrist Stanworth, the kind but stern Englishwoman married to the minister of our church.   But whenever I visited my aunt, she would ask me to play some pieces for her.  That first time, I played a piece I had memorized for my recital.  When she asked me to play …
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