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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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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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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  In an era of uncertainty, global upheaval and disrupted work and family life, it’s becoming more and more difficult to remain vulnerable, trusting and open. When everyday stresses intrude upon our protected space or an unexpected relationship problem disturbs our calm, it often spurs feelings of insecurity and doubt: who can we trust and…

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  Even though I know my way to the places I most frequently travel, I still pop on my iphone and use my GPS to help me navigate the best way there and to show me the time at which I will arrive at my destination. While I might stress about traffic or that the…

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  I used to run from pain.   My baby sister died when I was in 3rd grade and for years I stuffed it down, never letting anyone know my emotions or how I was feeling. I ran away from any situation that could cause me to experience loss. I avoided any situation that could…

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  It’s happened to you. It’s happened to me.   When we stop looking, forcing and worrying, things magically seem to fall into place.   I discovered my calling the moment I stopped frantically worrying about my career. I began loving the skin I’m in the minute I stopped obsessing about what I looked like,…

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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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  At some point in our lives, we have wished to be somewhere else, doing something else or with someone else, questioning What If… and If Only This…   What If I had started this career earlier? What If I was still in a relationship with this person? If Only I had discovered yoga/meditation/fitness in…

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