What if I Hide


Every day we have moments where we can choose to show up loud, proud and fully present, or we can choose to hide a bit and only show, share, part of our being. I don’t know for sure, but I’d be willing to bet we’ve all done both. I can’t be the only one whose […]


Personal Kaizen | 5 Tips When You’re on an Unclear Path

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Sometimes the path isn’t clear, and we can only see about 300 feet ahead, but in our minds eye, we must see the vision and not just what’s 500 feet ahead. Success feels fabulous, most of the time. But too often the journey towards it doesn’t feel so wonderful. There are seemingly dead-ends, detours, and […]

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How to Enjoy Valentine’s Day without a Valentine


Whether you have a romantic valentine, a best friend valentine, or just you with a glass of wine, it can be a great Valentine’s Day.

How to Make Lasting Changes in Your Life

It’s nearing the end of January already and many New Year’s resolutions have either not yet been started, or they’ve been abandoned. Back in my pessimistic days I’d find myself irritated by those who succeeded with their goals, when I didn’t. Then I’d often come up with reasons (excuses) why it wasn’t the right time, […]

Unique Gift Ideas From Fun, to Funny, to Fabulous!


Typically I have a lot of fun giving gifts, but sometimes it’s a hairsplitting challenge to find something non-generic, unique and something the special person would like. I have a handful of people who I find really hard to find gift ideas for, and even though Christmas and Holidays aren’t about gifts and material possessions, it can […]


Listen and Reflect. Your Story Has Secrets and Wisdom to Share

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“Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song.” -Gloria Naylor It’s nearing the end of 2011, and for many of us, it’s a time of reflection. Reflect upon this passing year, looking towards the upcoming year, 2012, and thinking of any […]

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Finding Gratitude – How to be Thankful in Difficult Times

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. – William Arthur Ward Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S and it can be a wonderful time of celebrating with family and friends. It can also be a lonely and depressed time, which can intensify when it looks like everyone else, has so […]

Winter Joy List. 10 Small Things To Make Winter Wonderful

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“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.” – Anne Bradstreet It’s winter here in the U.S and yes, Southern California does have a winter season. While it may not reach below zero temperatures where I live, it does […]

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