26 Apr 2012

7 Tips to Stop the Whack-a-Mole Game in Your Life

I don’t know a single person who doesn’t feel completely overwhelmed with all of life’s ‘stuff” from time to time.  And just when you think you’ve got things under control, something inevitably pops up in another area of your life when you least expect it.  The good news is that when life starts to feel like one big game of Whack-A-Mole, there are ways you...

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19 Apr 2012


I’ve photographed this bench several times since a cold dreary March morning in 2007. It sits in a grove of hemlocks by the Ivy River…..a very unassuming old glider that was spending what appeared to be its final days rusting away with just a tiny bit of white paint left to protect it. A year later,  it was painted a vibrant red and stood out...

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29 Mar 2012

Have You Taken This Photograph Before?

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ― Neale Donald Walsch I have taken this picture at least 100 times. It comes in various sizes, shapes and locations.  It is a safe, reliable composition…an object framing a distant beautiful subject.  Frame it up, press the shutter release and move on. I love this kind of shot, but here’s the thing. It does nothing...

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22 Mar 2012

The Foundation of Forward Movement

“I want to get my finances in order. If something happens to me, I don’t want to leave a mess that my family has to clean up.”  This is one of the intentions that came from a participant in a group coaching call I hosted.  The woman that shared this is smart and successful.  But her financial house was a mess.  She’s been thinking for...

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15 Mar 2012

5 Ways to Jumpstart an Attitude Makeover

My husband and I were recently in a busy fast-food restaurant in an airport.  We were placing our order with a cheerful counter attendant when one of her co-workers came running in, obviously late for work. “Cheerful” spoke to her colleague with a quick “How’s it going?” “It sucks!” was the response as she got as grumpy gal darted around the corner. The employees and...

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08 Mar 2012

It’s Gotta Go! 5 Simple Steps for Clearing Clutter

Oprah has entire issues on it. There are TV reality shows about it. Even Cooking Light has an article about it. “It” is clutter, and clutter is getting a lot of press these days.  Google “declutter” and you’ll get over 556,000 hits! Clutter is the stuff that no longer serves us. It fills up our space (mentally and physically).  One of the basic tenets of...

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29 Feb 2012

Time is Heart; Time is Brain

February is American Heart Month.  Post this month are devoted to increasing awareness of  heart disease and stroke in women.  Cardiovascular disease kills 400,000 women per year. Sadly, many of these deaths are preventable. Today is February “bonus day”!  Which also means a “bonus post” for the month.  When it comes to cardiovascular disease, knowledge is critical because time is so important when an event...

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22 Feb 2012

Don’t Become a Statistic: 5 Ways to Manage Your Risk of Heart Disease

February is American Heart Month. Posts this month will focus on creating awareness about women and heart disease. An estimated 42 million American women live with cardiovascular disease, but too many are unaware of the threat they face. Every year, 400,ooo women die of cardiovascular disease, making it the top cause of death. And many of these deaths are preventable. Fortunately, there are ways to...

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14 Feb 2012

Is Your Job Breaking Your Heart?

February is America Heart Month.  Posts this month will focus on women and heart disease. We’re all aware of the pressure women are under.  Whether we’re in health care or running our own businesses, the story is the same.  Do more with less and do it faster.  As it turns out, all that stress may be breaking our hearts! A recent study suggests that women...

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08 Feb 2012

The Lesson of the Zipline (Part 2 of How I Got H.E.R.E.)

In last week’s blog, I began telling my story of how I got into coaching.  This is a 2-part story, the first part of which was about a rock-bottom moment in 2001 and how I began to live in a more conscious, intentional way…thanks to some awesome coaching and an amazing support community. You can read about that here. The second part of the story...

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