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Hacking Life

There are many meanings for the word hack. Generally, however, it means to “cut into” or “gain irregular access to.” Some uses of the word are “positive,” others “negative,” but either way, the practice of hacking has gained…
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Is Being Useful All There Is?

Recently, a connection on LinkedIn posted an article entitled "In 4 Words, Will Smith Outlines the Secret to True Happiness in Life." I love Will Smith, so I read it. Those four words alluded to in the title? "Being useful to others." Smith…
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Giving the Gift of Self Forgiveness

I recently had the chance to sit down with a long-time friend who has been going through a lot in the past year. His question to me was, “if I am to believe I am the Creator of everything in my life, then it seems like I’ve been F-ing…
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Raising a Leader: Lessons from the Bottom Up

She was only two when my daughter taught me one of the most important rules of leadership. It had been a real day. My husband was away, and I had been playing single parent for over a week. Big hats off to those who do this all the time! On…
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Start the Year off Right … and Continue Intentional Awareness & Growth Throughout 2019!

We’ve all been here before. The beginning of a New Year with its promise, potential and possibility. Yet, we also tend to approach the new in the same manner we did the old, expecting to create change. Reminds me of the definition…

Service vs Servitude

This is the time of the year we often find ourselves looking back at what we have experienced, done and accomplished in order to assess both where we are and to plan for where we are going. Lately, one of the discussions I’ve been having…

The Lesson of Self Love

As a woman, it’s interesting to look out at the world today and see how much it has changed since the times my grandmothers and mother were growing up. Yet, what I also see are a lot of the same issues around identity, capabilities and…

What We Can Learn from the Highly Coachable

I’m often asked what makes someone “coachable?” Are there some people who seem to do more & go further with coaching than others? To this, my answer is, undeniably, YES! I believe being coachable is as much about approach & attitude…

How True Is Your Word?

Words. A new study sites that the average woman uses 20,000 words a day, while the average man comes in at approximately 7,000 words. The point here is not to dive into the reason for the number of words utilized by each gender, but to point…