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The Important of Encouragement

One of the greatest and most unexpected joys of starting a consulting business are the words of encouragement – both given and received. I’ve had many friends, family members, former colleagues and acquaintances reach out to let me know they like what I’m going, or wishing me best of luck. I’ve had others contact me […]

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Surprises of Life

Human nature is to worry about the future. To consider the future. To think about the possibilities. I often try to tell myself that you don’t know what’s ahead, but it’s easier said than done. Again I am reminded of the uncertainty of life, and how big and small things can change from day to […]

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The Long & Challenging Path

Life reminds me a bit of my recent sailing adventure in Greece. There were 2 routes we could go from Athens…the Saronic Islands or the Cyclades. Saronic is closer, and with the Meltemi winds this time of year, Cyclades is significantly windier, and thus, the seas are rockier. Such is life. The best path may […]

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Being Right or Being Kind

Many of us have struggled at some point in our careers or our lives with the age-old dilemma…is it more important to be right or to be kind? By nature, I consider myself a “nice” person. While I tell the truth, it’s often softened. I tend to sugarcoat if someone’s feelings are at stake, whether […]

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Be True to Yourself

I’ve found that one of the most important things in life is to be true to yourself. Stand your ground and stand up for yourself and others. Only you know deep down who you really are…your wants and needs, your hopes and dreams. Many people have a vision for what their life should look like, […]

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Winning Isn’t a Zero Sum Game

Maybe winning isn’t a zero sum game And life is more than taking all or none Perhaps the two are just the same Whether you have lost or won They say that being kind and fair Is more important than being right  Many don’t seem to have much care But it’s what let’s me sleep […]

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Body & Mind

Unrelated to a “new year’s resolution”, I started an elimination diet on January 1. The timing was purely coincidental – based on recent travel and of course the deliciousness of holiday food. The goal of this “diet” was not to lose weight. It was to understand if certain foods were impacting my body in a […]

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Broken Open Heart

I often debate how much I want to share of my personal life. Many see the beautiful parts through pictures but never the painful aspects I keep close. But now, I must honor someone very special to me. I’m certain he would want me to share the lessons I’ve learned if there’s even a small […]

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