The Deep Yes and The Brave No

May 23, 2014

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In March, we bought our first electric car. Not only it is awesome not to have to buy gas every week, but it makes me feel like we’re really being as environmentally responsible as possible. We dished out big money to have all energy-saver appliances when we bought our home, we’ve signed up with the […]

the goal post

May 12, 2014

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I donated a coaching session to a non-profit I’m passionate about and the woman who won wants some help with her goals. And really, what could be more life-transforming? Every dream that you have will remain amorphous until you learn how to put it into some kind of realistic action plan. Like most of my clients, […]

Posted in: Setting Goals

mean-ing

April 1, 2014

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I wonder if cancer survivors everywhere, like me, cringed when Lucy Danziger, the editor-in-chief of Self Magazine, issued an apology last week. I’m sure you’ve heard about what Self did, but if you haven’t, the story is this: A woman named Monika Allen, who was undergoing chemotherapy, ran a marathon in a tutu. (The tutus […]

a missing peace

March 19, 2014

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I, like millions of other people around the world, have become obsessed with the missing Malaysian flight 370. It’s not just that an airplane full of people has disappeared without a trace for over ten days or that strange and unexplained data has surfaced about its deviation from both path and protocol. Sure, that makes […]

Posted in: Letting Go

The nerve

March 5, 2014

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The other evening, I was at a business dinner downtown and something happened that rarely happens. I became so nervous, I couldn’t speak. I was prepared to stand up and give a short speech about my company. I was prepared to be surrounded by some ambitious and successful people. I had a cute outfit on, […]

Posted in: Change

Being. True.

February 25, 2014

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A few weeks ago, we had several snow days here in Atlanta. Two, back-to-back weeks of icy roads and city craziness and no school and so I decided to do some crafts with my two year old son. I’ve had these pretty, red flat cards for years that I’ve been meaning to use and Valentine’s […]

Posted in: Love 101, Self-Worth

The Irresponsible Life

February 12, 2014

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Phillip Seymour Hoffman died last week (which I’m sure, by now, you’ve heard) and his death has sparked debates about selfishness almost everywhere, it seems. Op-eds, television shows, People magazine and even a few friends of mine from high school (friends, by the way, who were well acquainted with drug use even in our early […]

Posted in: Change

A Present from the Past

January 18, 2014

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Last week, I remembered something I haven’t thought about in a very long time. I remembered my 25-year-old self, rolled up in a ball on the wooden floor of the apartment I rented, doubled over with grief and a reality I could no longer deny. That was such a hard time. That was such an awful […]

Posted in: Love 101, Self-Worth

The Red Velvet Rope

January 9, 2014

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A couple of years ago, I took a class with this awesome business coach named Michael Port. I learned a lot of great things from him, but one of the most profound was his idea of the “red, velvet rope.” Michael was talking about a business concept but his philosophy was so unique that I […]

Posted in: Self-Worth

Mind your own damn feelings

December 18, 2013

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{Full disclosure: An old friend asked me for some coaching advice about this topic. I am, however, so not the expert in this area and struggle with the same issues myself, almost on a daily basis. I hope, by examining this question, we all can come to a more empowered place of relating to others. } The […]