What Did You Used To Do?

I used to do yoga everyday until I got a frozen shoulder.  Even after it healed I never got back to my regular practice. I used to do Pilates, but when the studio on my street closed I never found another one. I  used write in my journal every morning, but when I took on new clients I started working earlier and never got it back on my schedule. I …
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Discover What You Have to Give – Find a Calling

Last week I had dinner with a friend I’ve known for over thirty years.  When we met, we both had young children, I had a career and she didn’t at the time.  I remember those long ago conversations when she talked about the pros and cons of working full time with a young family.  Times were different and women in her set weren’t as likely (or as encouraged) to have …
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If You Won a Billion Dollars . . .

Come on admit it, are you thinking about what you would do if YOU won a billion dollars?  I know I am and, given the traffic on Facebook, lots of other people have too. That amount of money is far beyond the dreams of most of the smart, creative, hard working people I know.  Even very successful (or lucky) people with tens of millions of dollars don’t imagine having a …
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Finding Your Growing Edge

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Are you dreaming without acting or acting without dreaming? This time of year every blog post, magazine and talk show has a segment on New Year’s Resolutions.  And every year countless numbers of us set ourselves up to feel bad a year from now. Some never get around to making resolutions, or if they do, they’re vague – be healthier, get richer, work less, do more creative projects, travel more …
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A Lesson From My Grandfather

My grandfather was a small town surgeon, an effusive man and, to a five-year old girl, a bit intimidating.  Nevertheless, when he and my grandmother proposed taking me on the train to Chicago from Tennessee, I was beyond excited. One of the highlights was eating in the dining car.  Just like in the movies the car had tables covered with white linen napkins, silver place settings and sparkling glassware.  The …
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