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Be Where Your Feet Are

This summer, by early August, the fires in Northern California were in full swing.  At that point, we had no idea how close and how bad it would get around our little cabin at Echo Lakes, but we were already dealing with low air quality and smokey conditions most days. We had invited my childhood friend, Deb Berecz and her …

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Exhaling

One of my favorite mantras is: Life is always working out for me. Boy, did it help to remember and reassure myself of that this past week. As many of you already know, our sweet little cabin at Echo Lakes near Tahoe has been under siege from the Caldor Fire for the past 10 days. Built in 1924 by my …

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What Are Your Emotions Telling You?

There is a simple success formula originally authored by Jack Canfield, E+R=O.  Emotions + Response = Outcome. If you’re liking your current outcomes with your goals, people, or overall business, then your emotions are likely producing the right responses. If there are areas where you are not getting the outcomes you want, your emotions may be telling you something. The …

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Is It Really This Easy?

I’ve made a serious, conscious effort to work in my business and live more of my life from an “in the now” perspective and, since doing so, some days I’m literally overwhelmed with the fullness and richness of my life…. An abundance of love, money, laughter, friends, and experiences that I never dreamed would flow to me this easily. I’ve also …

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The Song within the Silence

Sometimes, when I take a walk with my dog, Sierra, I can tell that she stops to listen to sounds which my ears cannot hear. Sounds for her within the silence for me. Occasionally, at a crowded, noisy event in the midst of competing stories, laughter, voices, serving dishes, and music, I can hear my own internal voice saying something …

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Using my “inside voice”

Every year in July, I disconnect. If not completely, then pretty darn close. With limited cell service and no cable, satellite, or even a TV to play it on in Tom’s rustic cabin in the mountains, my daily Facebook posts, tweets, and blogging slow down to an almost imperceptible crawl. Emails and voice mails are answered within the week, instead of hours. And routine …

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Your Lens Matters

During this time of coronavirus lockdown, many are saying to me, “I’m so bored! Every day is the same.” While that’s certainly understandable in times like these… when we are practically confined to our homes, I think there’s a different lens we can use to view this situation. If we’re bored, we’ve shrunk into ourselves so far we only see …

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All the Good I Can Do

A while back, long before coronavirus, I was speaking to a friend about peace. That friend asked about the attainment of personal peace in relation to current events around the world.  In particular, as it related to my decision to limit the amount of news I watched on television or read in a newspaper. At that time, I wrote the …

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Redemptive Perspectives

There is much we can proactively do to create a personal and professional life that is abundant, meaningful, and filled with positive aspects. But sometimes… bad things just happen. Even the most positive, hardworking, honest people will likely experience pain and suffering at some point in their life. The death of a loved one, an unexpected divorce or financial crisis, …

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Habits

We all have them: habits – good ones, bad ones, ones that seem neutral. We have habits that serve our goals and some that don’t. Habits can appear to wield ultimate power over our choices and decisions, but I’ve discovered that in actuality, they don’t. It’s just the story we’re telling ourselves and others. In January, Tom and I committed …