Happiness, Technology and Boundary Setting

Happiness, or more accurately how to be happy appears more and more frequently as a hot topic on bookshelves and talk shows everywhere. As I browsed the shelves of a major bookstore, the sheer volume was inescapable. Apparently, a lot of people are searching how to be...

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Blossoming, A Lifetime’s Work

Blossoming, a Christmas Cactus greeted me as I sat down at my desk this morning. A dainty pink bloom a cheery note on a grey December morning.  Immediately I thought of the occasion of receiving it and am reminded of how similar my life is to the blossoming of this...

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Adversity. Motivation To A Life Of Meaning

In the world of professional speaking, a lot of speakers under the umbrella of motivation get there because of very visible physical challenges. It is immediately obvious that the person on stage has every right to claim the title of motivational and even...

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Communication Failure.

Isn't it just the way? You think you have perfectly communicated your thoughts and the person on the receiving end hasn't interpreted it the way you expected? For all the ways that we communicate, technology hasn't necessarily made it any easier. Especially as we have...

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River Trip Adventures. A Perfect Metaphor of Life

Adventures, they come in all shapes and sizes and locations. Recently a river trip provided adventures and metaphorical thoughts. How's that for excitement?! For most of the summer, my partner and I have cycled the bike  paths in and around the city. Many of the paths...

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My Mantra-Step Out, Step Up, Show Up

If I had a mantra, it would be step out, step up and show up. Over these last three years, those simple words keep me moving forward. As mantras go, I think it is a pretty good one, especially this last week. I am tired. Tired, but in a good way. Tired because I have...

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