Posts tagged self-care
Freedom to Change

Today I want to talk to you about the freedom to change. We’ve been on a theme of freedom this month because of July 4th and this is a very important freedom to be conscious of and to adopt. Now, why is that?

It’s very easy in the physical world to think that things are solid– like these leaves are solid, this iron railing is solid – and yet, over time, it all changes. These plants, they all change. We change.

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Freedom to Choose

Today I want to talk to you about being free to choose. That seems to be self-evident, doesn’t it? It’s like, “Of course, I'm free to choose,” but in my experience, sometimes we’re really not. We think we are, but we’re really not. Making a choice conscious is a really great practice.

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Ready to Expand Your Abundance?

It’s Self-Improvement Time! A new year propels us to new goals and resolutions to make better things happen in our life. What gets very tricky – down right challenging – is when the new habits (did anyone say “better diet and more exercise?”) become inconvenient, hard, and so unfamiliar that we give up on them before January is over. My intention for 2018 is to expand my Abundance in every area in my life and business and make that expansion real and sustainable throughout the year and in future years to come.

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Healing “Me Too”

If you are on Facebook, you’ve likely seen the many “Me too” posts shared there – to date there have been 1,400,000 of them. The point of these posts is to focus attention on how much sexual harassment, assault, and abuse women experience. Each post makes my heart ache. And when a beloved younger relative posted, “Me too”, I cried.

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Now More Than Ever

What was your response to the US Presidential Election on November 8th? Were you elated that people had voted for change? Were you shocked that Trump won? Did you feel fear, uncertainty, or anger? Whatever your response, you know that change is afoot for us all. And your response may still be reverberating through your body and spirit.

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I’m Not That Special

Do you ever say, “I’m not that special”, to yourself when you hear someone give a great intro at a networking event, hear the bio of a successful person in your industry, or read about the accomplishments of a well-known and highly respected person? I know I do. I confess to having “Accomplishment Envy”, and in the past it made me insecure about my own abilities and what I offer to my clients. You can believe this envy negatively impacted my ability to sell with confidence!

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Are You a Selfless Giver?

In the book Give and Take, Adam Grant takes on the fallacy that generosity is to be feared and discouraged in the work place. He posits that being a Giver is a natural lubricant to business and connections. In his book he sets about testing some theories about Givers, Takers, and Matchers. Givers are generous and like to give, Takers like to receive, and Matchers like to make sure they're getting an equal exchange.

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Freedom To Be Fulfilled

As we in the United States celebrate our independence on July 4th, I pause to appreciate all the freedoms we enjoy in this country: freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom to pursue our version of happiness to name a few.  Compared to many other women throughout the world, we have so much to give thanks for in the freedoms with which we lead our daily lives and pursue our dreams. Yet, I've noticed that many women in business rarely feel free to experience joy and feel fulfilled.  We put ourselves last on our To Do List, if we are there at all, and we give much of our time, energy, and talent to others without asking for anything in return.

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How Do You Balance Self-Care and Your Business?

In the aftermath of the death of my beloved companion dog Sophie, I have had to pay much closer attention to self-care.  I have been tired and distracted by grief. I couldn't concentrate enough to work very much for the first three weeks after she died.  Even reading was a challenge as my mind and body were processing her absence. The last time I lost a major figure in my life was 27 years ago when my father died with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).  After his funeral I went back to work and managed the roller coaster of grief by pushing the painful feelings away.

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