I want to pay off my MasterCard I want to lose ten pounds I want to be in a passionate, connected relationship I want to be successful in my career and land the promotion We all have goals. We all have things we want that we don’t currently have. But too often, we set goals…

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I especially love to celebrate others, but it’s always been harder for me to celebrate myself. However, with the encouragement of family and friends, I’m changing that. I’m allowing myself to be celebrated and I’m celebrating my life – especially all of the lessons I’ve learned these last 37 years (as well as the ones…

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Despite our best laid plans and intentions, sometimes things just don’t go our way. It’s the reason we have backup plans and Plan B’s. It’s why we’re researching our next move while still trying to make headway with the goal we’re working on. It’s why we create pacts with our girl/guy friends in order to…

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I’m not going to tell you it will be okay. Not because I don’t think it will be (in fact, in the end, I know it will be okay for you and me). I’m not going to tell you it will be okay because telling you it will be okay when you’re the furthest thing…

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  It’s impossible to go throughout life without experiencing loss, rejection, failure, heartbreak and adversity on some level. Stressful situations happen to everyone.   Some things happen suddenly. We’re heading in one direction and unexpectedly we get the call that our brother died in a car crash. One moment we’re running for the ball during…

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  In life we’re told to “raise the bar”, a mantra that promises to yield higher results, a stronger work ethic and growing momentum in the direction we want. It’s a mindset nearly all motivational gurus profess and one that I sold and believed in…until I came across this quote:   “We do not rise…

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  The other day I was talking to my dear friend, Kevin Michael about his dreams and aspirations.   “You know,” he said, taking a long, dramatic pause, “this,” and he waved his hands in a circular motion around him, “this is the side hustle. The real dream is to perform onstage to 200 million…

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  Last week, as I was ruminating over my direction in life and caught up in my feelings over recent losses – in other words, throwing myself over life’s proverbial cliff – I came across this video about Serena Williams       Scrolling through my FaceBook feed, the caption, “From Broken Nets to Grand Slam…

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  Michael Jordan is one of the most celebrated athletes of all time. In his brief bio on NBA.com, he is described as “single handedly redefining the NBA superstar.” And yet, to get to this level of unmatched success, he has openly admitted to failing more times than most people.   Over the course of…

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  Two weeks ago, I got an email notifying me that I’d be presenting Warrior Sculpt for LifeTime Fitness as part of Be Well Philly’s Underground series of events. Presenting for Be Well Philly is something I’ve wanted to do for years. In fact, it’s been on my vision board for the last three. When…

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