Anything worthwhile requires struggle. If success comes easy, there’s a catch. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Sound familiar? In our culture, we’re taught that pain has a purpose. We believe suffering equals success. We live by a no pain, no gain mentality that says we have to undergo ordeals in…

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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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When is enough, enough? Turns out, if you’re a talented, high-performing and ambitious individual, enough is never enough. In his book, The Gap and the Gain: Building your progress and happiness entirely on how your brain works for you, Dan Sullivan talks about a condition which he refers to as “The Gap”. The Gap is…

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Towards the end of 2018, I made a pact with one of my dearest friends, Kevin, that we would only fill ourselves up and surround ourselves with the things that fueled our body, mind and soul in 2019. We were done with the negativity, the drama – and our complaining. So, we made a pact…

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  Towards the end of each year, I find myself in a reflective state where I look back at all the events that have transpired and brought me to the place I currently am. It’s one of introspection, observation and often times, deep gratitude.   2018, like every year before it, I declared would be…

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  I was talking to a friend last week about how I feel like I’m always in a constant state of rebuilding my classes.   “What does that tell you?” he asked.   “Ha. That there’s some deep spiritual lesson I need to get about starting over?”   “No. Well, maybe, I dunno. That’s not…

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  Gratitude is a bit like a magic elixir, benefiting us on all levels from the emotional, social and physical to our career and health. Most of us know gratitude is good for us. Some of us even cultivate an attitude of gratitude daily. But, it’s one thing to cultivate gratitude and another thing entirely…

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  Over the last week in California, something shifted for me. It wasn’t a singular action that spurred this shift in consciousness, nor was it the trip itself. But, removing myself from my daily life became a powerful pause that allowed me to tune in and listen.   When I stepped away from my daily…

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  This past weekend I was up in Boston helping to facilitate intenSati leadership training. While I’ve helped at previous trainings to various degrees over the last two years, this training was a huge milestone:   For the first time ever – for the first time in a real way that was not contingent upon…

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  The holidays signal a time of celebration – a time when we gather with family and friends, when we share in life’s blessings and each other’s company. And, as I spent time with my family over Christmas, as I took part in various holiday traditions, I questioned if we really need a holiday or…

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