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Ask Great Questions

Here is a great question to use with anyone you meet or connect with, “What the best thing that has happened to you today?” This is a powerful playful question the appreciative inquiry expert Robyn Stratton-Berkessel shares in her TEDx Navesink talk. By asking this positivity-based question, several very important things happen: We connect and engage another. The mere … Continue reading

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The Ripple

We had a great rain this week. The puddles were amazing – deep pools that created mini lakes in places where moments before, no water had been. As the wind blew the last of the storm through and the clouds and rain moved past, drops of water on the trees fell into the puddles. Each … Continue reading

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I Love You Because…

I was listening to the radio this morning over breakfast and heard the barrage of ads looking to sell the conventional Valentine’s Day gifts – flowers, candy, cards and jewelry. I love that we celebrate love. What it made me think about was how could celebrate love without buying gifts? Because love is about action, what if we were … Continue reading

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“If I want to live a life that is loving, generous and fearless, then I need to practice overcoming any tendency to be angry, greedy or confused. Life is a terrific gym. Every situation is an opportunity to practice.” ~ Sylvia Boorstein

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Two Ears and One Mouth: How Successful People Create Great Opportunities

“We have 2 ears and one mouth – because we should listen twice as much as we speak.” Many of us have heard this phrase before, and though I find it to be some great advice to live by, I see another way of interpreting it. In my view, we have two ears because one … Continue reading

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Every Breath You Take – A Valentine’s Message

We celebrate Valentine’s Day this week. It is a great idea to celebrate love. After all, what we all want in life is to be happy, to love and to be loved. I know celebrations like Valentine’s Day are not really about a day’s celebration – rather they are a reminder that we should celebrate life’s … Continue reading

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Taught By Our Emotions

“Emotions give our lives meaning and reason, and the unpleasant ones serve us by hinting at how we can get back on track with life’s truths.” – Mike Dooley Think about a time you were so happy the only reaction was to scream for joy. Think about a time when you were so upset you … Continue reading

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Are You A Life Drifter?

Do you change jobs often? Friends don’t seem to stay long? Never really happy where you are or doing what you do? Welcome to life drifting – aimlessly rolling through work, life and relationships without any real sense of where you belong or how to live a life that really matters. My coaching world connects with … Continue reading

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“Gotta Have” or “Nice-to-Have” – That is the Question

We are in Sonoma this week, celebrating my partner’s 50th birthday. It has been a week of amazing weather, great wine tasting, slowing things down (just a bit) and appreciating a section of the country that has everything in bloom at this very moment. I see why so many people live here. Sonoma and Napa are world renowned … Continue reading

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Complaining Attracts Complainers

Ever notice how when you start to complain, you seem to bring out the complainer in someone else. A friend of the family is like this. Anytime someone shares a difficulty, illness or challenge, she has something more severe, more unlucky, or more unfortunate – as if suffering were a badge of honor. Her slogan … Continue reading

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