19 Jan 2021

At my last job, we had a motto that summarized our belief in what great customer service should look like – Be The Duck.   Ducks always appear as if they are simply gliding along the surface of the water, but what you don’t see is the work they’re doing…

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14 Jan 2021

I used to hold onto a gift card “until I really needed it.”  Whenever I received one for a service like a pedicure or a massage, I’d hold onto it until I was stressed out enough to use it. Because I thought I had to EARN the right to…

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18 Dec 2020

Several years ago, I walked 60 miles over 3 days with a few family members to raise money for breast cancer research.  It was one of the toughest and most rewarding experiences of my life.   As you can imagine there were lots of blisters and sore muscles to work…

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16 Dec 2020

I love my morning coffee.  Every morning I get up before anyone else just so I can savor my first cup while the house is still quiet. It’s important for me to start my day with ease as my mind can easily get caught up in the whirlwind of…

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14 Dec 2020

With everything that’s happened in 2020, moms have been left feeling exhausted with little time for themselves.  It’s tough to think past what needs to be done today, much less what we would like to do for ourselves in the future. We’ve become resigned to living in this place…

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09 Dec 2020

Years ago, when my youngest was 2, I found myself in a place of intense loneliness and grief.  I had lost my father a few years before and we were in the middle of a recession which was putting a serious strain on our finances and our marriage. I…

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13 Nov 2020

Our lives are not lived only in the highlights; they’re lived minute by minute, hour by hour. It’s all too common to think of major life events and milestones as a source of happiness. Getting married, having kids, buying a house and landing your dream job are all reasons…

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22 Oct 2020

Many women have a fear of using our voice; of speaking up for what we want, what we believe in, asking for what we need, to set boundaries, share an idea or offer a different perspective. Some of us have lived with this fear for so long that we…

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02 Oct 2020

If you walk through your house or apartment and feel stressed, there’s probably a good reason. Our physical space is a reflection of our inner space, so if your physical space doesn’t feel like you, then you’re probably not feeling like you on the inside. Similarly, if you’re living…

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24 Sep 2020

We have a tendency to clutter our lives with things that don’t matter or support who we are and who we are becoming. We choose to live with more because we are taught that more is better.  We fill up our space, out schedules, our lives without really thinking…

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