30 Day Challenge of Embracing Self-care

Halloween is history, but the candy’s not. Photo by Dane Deaner on Unsplash Anyone else groan when you saw Christmas decor displays in August? If we live our lives at the pace advertising dictates we’ll be into 2018 without having taken a breath! I want to do something counter cultural. I want to focus on embracing self-care for the next 30 Days. I want to see if there are ways I can slow down, look around, acknowledge and appreciate...

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Own Your Story #MeToo

I turned 60 just twelve days ago. I didn’t wail or moan. I’m thrilled to be here, to live fully and continue to connect the dots of the life I’ve lived thus far with the life that awaits. That includes owning the hard parts of my story. Too many times to count I’ve shared a piece of my story with a group of women only to be met with blank stares. In my youth there was no acknowledgement of date rape. If something like that happened it...

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What Does Sputnik Have to do with You?

Today I celebrate the 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, the first craft to orbit the earth. History changed on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched their beach ball sized satellite. It’s also the day I was born. The race for space framed my early years; as did the Cold War and duck & cover drills, the Vietnam War, the anti-Vietnam War protests, the Civil Rights movement, hippies and all the music of the...

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Maintaining Margin

When was the last time you made time to take a nap? Go for a walk? Said no to one more thing on your calendar? One of the easiest things to overlook when developing margin is self-care. Short term neglect may not have a strong impact but long term neglect will cost you. Self-care takes many forms: simply getting more sleep, regular exercise, managing money wisely. clearing your desk. Your health, your emotional well being, your financial...

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The Power of Margin

Fall has just begun in the US. It is a season known for change. Schools, weather gets cooler, leaves change color and fall, baseball and football overlap, Daylight Savings ends, days are shorter, so many changes. But what season are you in? Frantic? High stress job? Busy? Kids, work, relationships, aging parents? Do you feel like this place looks? When I found myself in the middle of the “soccer mom” season I discovered the solution...

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Navigating Changes in Life–Lean In

Have you given yourself permission to explore your dreams? You know the ones that you’ve had since you were a child? Flying an airplane, hiking Mt Everest, running a marathon, learning how to ________ ? So often we let go of those childhood dreams labeling them as childish and diminishing that part of ourselves. And sometimes, when we least expect it, a piece of those long buried dreams surfaces and takes us by surprise. What if you gave...

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