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50 Random Things I Learned by Age 50

Turning 40 freaked me the heck out. But turning 50 feels just fine. I’ll officially hit the half-century mark five days after I’m writing this, so you may want to ask me again when the birthday is actually here – but at the moment I feel much more excitement than dread. The 40 mark can …

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Healthy Boundaries: Do You Have Them?

We’re all way too familiar with boundaries lately, thanks to the social distancing stuff that tells us to Stay Back 6 Feet. But those aren’t the only boundaries going on in our lives. We also have personal boundaries we need to set – and maintain – if we want to remain centered, balanced and at …

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We’re Magically Connected

How many times have you thought of a friend, only to get a phone call from them later that day? Or had a song run through your head, only to hear it two minutes later on a random playlist? Or wished you took more time to get back to writing poetry – only to get …

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Diary of a Teenage Runaway: The Greyhound Bus

Forgetting my toothbrush was the least of my worries. But then again, I wasn’t really worried about anything. I was too annoyed to be worried. Too fed up to be worried. Too angry at the world to be worried. My favorite comeback to anything for as long as I could remember was: “I never asked …

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Does this Coronavirus Shirt Offend You? It’s BANNED from Online Shop

The following is an open letter to the online shop that banned my Social Distancing Shirts, saying they were in violation of their policies. Dear Sir or Madam: I do hope this letter finds you well. I also do hope I am not offending any sensitivities using the term “Madam” in my greeting. Because it …

Top Tip to Avoid Coronavirus (that goes beyond washing your hands)

There’s one thing that’s spreading faster and is even more infectious than the Coronavirus – fear. We’re at the stage where we’re reading headline after headline carefully crafted to get clicks and spread our panic. We’re getting emails from every other company and their brother, perpetuating the panic even further with tips, tricks, statistics and …

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Spiritual Practices to Kill Time at an Airport Layover

While many view flight layovers as a time-wasting pain, you can turn them into a blessing. Or at least a tolerable situation. All you need is the right attitude – and the right activities to keep you in a high-altitude state of being. Here are some spiritual practices I tried during my most recent flight …

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Ready to snap, relapse or binge? Try this cool recovery trick instead

We’ve all met the straw that breaks the camel’s back. It’s typically an incidental, tiny-little thing that sends us into an emotional explosion. If we’re really lucky, it’s accompanied by some type of behavior that leaves us needing to: Apologize for lashing out like a wicked banshee at the nearest person Borrow money to pay …

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Eek! Mercury in Retrograde – WTH does that actually mean?

I just had one of those scatterbrain weeks where it feels like you’re juggling 800 different things – and 799 of them come down and hit you squarely in the head. Yeah, not good. Not very productive, either. Although, as I mentioned to someone, I can be a functioning scatterbrain. I guess the same way …

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Absurd Ways We Wreck Our Own Success

Ever been on the brink of something REALLY COOL only to  have something really crummy happen? What if I told you it’s not bad luck – but something we do to ourselves. No kidding. One of my coaching clients was about to have a phenomenal breakthrough with a discussion with a friend as they were …