Retirement Day

Retirement Day   Today is a special day because today is a good friend’s first day of retirement. She has worked long and hard and I know that she has made an important contribution to those around her. Bravo! You deserve whatever future you desire and I know that you will live it in overdrive. This retirement thing can be…

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Where You Focus Your Attention is Where You Go

I recently had the pleasure of reading Garth Stein’s wonderful book, The Art of Racing in the Rain. (I also had the pleasure of hearing him speak recently at a book-store presentation; he was witty, informative, and engaging. I look forward to reading his latest book.) In one section, the hero, a race care driver, advises that during a race,…

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Inspiring Resilience

There are some situations  where you are left feeling run over by life. Rather like coming through an emotional wringer. Some situations are the fault of others: a nasty relationship split; an abusive workplace; or an undermining partner. Then there are those experiences where it is hard to place blame : losing a business; caring for an elderly parent; or being downsized from a…

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You Can Trust Your Feelings, but only so far.

  Seems to me that I have spent most of my career, getting clients in touch with their feelings. These days I spend even more time getting people out of their feelings and into their heads. I know I am confusing, but let me explain. No one can expect to be “chirpy-chippy” all of the time. Face it; we all…

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The Gift of Feeling Lonely

Recently I had occasion to spend a couple of weeks in a community where, except for my husband who had to be away for hours each day, I didn’t know anyone. Nope, not a soul. Boredom has never been my thing as life is just too interesting. However, I found my mood dropping and my anxiety rising. Generally, just not…

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Lessons Learned from a 1200 Pound Manatee

During a trip to Florida this past winter, I had the special pleasure of being able to observe Manatees at close range. It became my morning ritual to have my coffee sitting on the dock in a marina, with the manatees swimming just a few feet below. Manatees, often referred to as “Sea Cows”, are herbivorous marine mammals, up to…

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