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Seriously?

Someone paid me a very nice compliment last week about the weekly inspiration delivered in the Monday Morning Stretch, and, while much appreciated, he said something embedded within the compliment which I found very interesting. He commented that I must see powerful meaning in everything I do and observe, and he intimated that I must live a very deep, serious, …

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Crisis Point

I received a call last week from a client who was in, as he described it, a “crisis.” The sudden and unexpected resignation of two key players on his team within two days of one another had been quickly followed by a near “mutiny” of the remainder of his team as he leaned on them to pick up the slack. …

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The Evil Eye

As I write this week’s MMS, I’m stretched out in a luxurious business class seat on a flight to Athens, Greece. It’s the trip of a lifetime for us and Tom’s oldest granddaughter, Abigail, and fulfills a promise made to our 8 (soon to be 9) grand delights (otherwise known as grandchildren) that when they turn 16, we will take …

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People Acting Badly

Is it just me? Or have any of you had the out-of-body experience of severely overreacting to something said to you at just the wrong time, in just the wrong way, in just the wrong circumstance, with just the wrong words and intonation, and (BAM!) suddenly you feel your face peeling off, your fangs popping out, and Cujo exploding from …

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Drama-Free Living

One of the things I am most passionate about is the power of operating in work and life “drama-free.” Why? Because I’ve seen the massive positive results that living drama-free can produce with my very own eyes. People who operate drama-free move their personal and professional lives forward in ways that those who live ‘in drama’ can’t even imagine or …

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Looking Under the Hood of Shoulds

I’ve been paying closer attention to my health lately. I’m eating more whole foods, especially more leafy greens, berries, and protein, and consuming less alcohol. I’m stretching and walking daily and strength training 3-4 times a week. I’m monitoring and getting better sleep by shutting off electronics and getting to bed earlier. I’m drinking more water and green tea. Besides …

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The Worst and the Best is Yet to Come

Someone said to me recently, “Just when we survive the pandemic, then we’re hit with skyrocketing inflation and a likely recession… when will all this ever end? When will things finally get back to normal?!” I just smiled because my experience has shown me that “normal” is anything but black and white. Neither is it a straight line but rather …

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The Future

I heard a great quote recently by Amy Mann: If it’s not happening now… it’s not happening. Unlike any other animal on this planet, humans can understand the concept of the future. A blessing and a curse, I think. Our big, powerful brains constantly desire to create a better life, an improved circumstance for ourselves and because we can conceive …

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How to Take a Vacation

Over the years, some of my travels have been better than others. I’ve learned a lot (mostly the hard way!) about how to increase my chances of success, and as summer approaches and many of us plan for family vacations, long holiday weekends, and special outings, I want to share some tips for making the most of our journeys. I …

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Thoughts for a New Year

Undoubtedly, the year of 2021 brought many changes to your life both professionally and personally. You can be sure that 2022 will be no different. What you currently have, do, feel, and understand will change in the next 12 months in some way. Some things you are anticipating, for which you are hoping or dreading, will never happen; some things …