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Sometimes You Shouldn’t Run the Marathon

I signed up for a half marathon this fall…that I didn’t end up running. I stopped training about halfway in. That wasn’t an easy decision for me to make, especially since I sort of pride myself on “doing hard things.” But it was the right decision for me for several...

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The Naughty List

For those of us who celebrate Christmas, you and/or the children in your life have probably feared the dreaded promise of coal from Santa for being “naughty”. Let’s face it, we’re all naughty sometimes, even during the holidays. With the fear of being a Scrooge, I’ve...

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Imposter Syndrome: Am I a fraud?

Back when Sheryl Sandberg, who is the current chief operating officer of Facebook, was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society at Harvard, she felt like she had everyone fooled and that “one day soon, the jig would be up.” Even after the success of her book Lean...

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Walking Through Post-Partum Depression

I gave a presentation last month and afterwards one of the attendees came up to me and gave me a compliment that took me off guard. She told me, “You are just so happy and full of life!” This compliment threw me because of my experience the previous year. I felt...

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Up in the Air

Coming to you this month from above the clouds. I’ve been given a very unique privilege of traveling to an island I’ve never heard of to represent one of my nations of citizenship in an international soccer tournament. For the past two weeks, people keep asking me,...

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Dear Diary, Are you really worth my time?

I have always been a journal keeper.  I still remember my first legit journal:  a small, pink journal with a matching pen and lock and key.  Though that first journal is long gone, I still remember my bedtime ritual of climbing into bed, carefully unlocking the super...

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Just Be Whelmed

To those of you who share my love for 1990’s rom-coms, you may remember this particular exchange from 10 Things I Hate About You: Chastity: “I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be, like, whelmed?” Bianca: “I think you can...

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Comparison is Defeating

I’ve been having an interesting experience of self-reflection the last few months. Some of it I have been doing deliberately, and some of it has been reactionary. I mentioned in my blog post last month that I attended the High Performance Academy with Brendon Buchard...

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What Self-Care is Not

The topic of self-care is trending these days. Strategies to promote self-care are openly shared in numerous online platforms, making it easily accessible for anyone searching for tips on nourishing their personal well-being. A quick Google search on “self-care” will...

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Confidently Uncertain

Whether you’ve just lost a job, are trying something new, received a poor grade, or experienced some sort of rejection or loss, we’ve all had moments of waning confidence in our selves and our abilities.  I’ve recently had several interactions with both clients and...

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Getting My Act Together

This last week I attended the High Performance Academy hosted and led by Brendon Buchard. My colleague, Melissa Smith, invited me to attend with her and since she offered me a free ticket, I thought, “Why not?”  I went into the experience with no expectations. Who is...

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Don’t Forget to Schedule YOU Time

Feeling overwhelmed? You’re not alone. With fall underway, most of us are dealing with transitions with school, work, schedules, and with various other responsibilities. On top of that, the holidays are quickly approaching. Many of my clients, friends, and family have...

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