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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAY: How to have a great week – bookend your days

Bookend your days

  Do you sometimes go through the week getting to bed way too late, having a hard time getting up in the morning, rushing to work and having your whole day really not feel good and flow because of it? It’s a pattern many of us often mindlessly fall into. In this week’s Wellness Tip Wednesday I’m sharing a tip I refer to as ‘bookending your days.’ An awareness and intentionality about how you not only begin each day, but how you end them, really makes a powerful difference in [...]

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WELLNESS TIP WEDNESDAYS

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  Does your busy life often leave you feeling stressed out, low on motivation, yearning for more balance? I have just the thing for you… I call it Wellness Tip Wednesdays. Check back here for a weekly video post with useful tips and ideas for managing stress and living a more balanced, empowered life. And sign up below if you’d like them conveniently sent to your inbox every week. First Name Last Name Email Website:      

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The usefulness of Yay me! moments

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  What went well for you this week? When I work with my coaching clients, that question is an important part of our conversations. Did it take a couple minutes for you to think of something? What if I asked you about what didn’t go so well? Went right to it, didn’t you? That’s why that first question is important. Important to ask first. A coach I once worked with adds a layer to that question that makes it even more powerful… she regularly asked me to connect it back [...]

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My secret about why some resolutions stick & others fizzle out

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  I admit it, I love January and all that new year intention setting energy. I’ve spent plenty of years writing down, in those first weeks, what I want to accomplish in the rest. Strategic plans and lists for the things I want to do, the new habits I want to commit to (again).   Sometimes I found myself riding the wave of a resolution the whole year through. Other resolutions – not so much. Here’s the huge secret I’ve come to realize about what sticks and why… The important [...]

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My New Year Breakthrough

new years breakthrough

  I am ready. Well, maybe I’m not. But heck, it’s a new year. And I actually love that new year energy of intention and commitment. So this year, I’ve decided to channel that energy toward something I don’t usually do. I’m going to follow Brian Johnson’s advice and sink into a ‘fire, ready, aim’ approach. When I first heard Brian talk about that concept as he summarized Jason Selk’s book, 10 Minute Toughness, oh boy, did the perfectionist in me bristle uncomfortably. I’m a thinker, a planner. Jumping right [...]

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Do you Trust your own Resiliency?

DoYouTrustYourOwnResiliency

  This winter really pushed the edge. I’ve lived in New England most of my life. Freezing temperatures and lots of snow are nothing new for me. And, since those conditions are familiar, I can also say I do carry with me that automatic, inner sense of “We’ll get through it” or even an eager “Spring is just on the other side of this” as I move through the season. This year however, I’m not sure eagerness is quite the word I’d use to describe what I’m noticing. This Boston [...]

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This Year’s Reflections BEFORE New Year’s Resolutions

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I have to admit… I’m a big fan of the New Year season. I know, some folks aren’t. And understandably so. There’s often this ever present assumption, expectation even, that we should be always doing more, should be better. Resolutions can feel heavy rather than inspiring. That’s not what New Year’s time is for me. What I learned long ago is that “should” has never been an empowering or effective motivator.  And I definitely no longer view New Year goal setting through that lens. I’ve found there are much more stirring [...]

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