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FORGOTTEN SKILLS DURING THE PANDEMIC

This weekend I met a friend for lunch at a restaurant outside of my neighborhood. The traffic was heavy, and I was trying to make a left-hand turn. My view was obstructed, and I saw a car coming but it seemed far away. Apparently, it just seemed that way because as I made the …

WHEN ALL OF YOUR PEEVES ARE PETTED

I was finally getting around to scheduling my dermatologist appointment that had been delayed due to the pandemic restrictions. Surprisingly, I received my confirmation email the day before the appointment with a different time than I had requested. I called, and the receptionist offered an appointment 15 minutes later than the new time, but …

WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE? Part 2

In the last newsletter, I introduced this topic and I loved your feedback about how this resonated with you! Generally, most of the self-aware and insightful readers of this newsletter admitted that they really don’t give significant thought to this question. Indeed, people think about what they want to be, but not who.
The truth …

PIVOT!

I think it was in late October when I first felt a weird sensation in my leg. I made an appointment with my orthopedist, and he assured me everything was fine. I continued to run, but one day I had a most bizarre and painful, but not entirely unpleasant experience.
You may have heard people …

WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE? Part 1

What I’d like you to think about today is WHO you want to be.

This question does not focus on what we want to do or achieve.  This question is a deeper dive into yourself. Who do you want to be while you are achieving your goals? Who do you want to be as a person?

In our pursuit to achieve goals or milestones, we tend to lose sight of who we are or who we have become.

STOP JAMMIN’ ME!

“Nextdoor” sidewalk arguments, leaf blower debates, politics, sign stealing, virtual learning, storms…it goes on and on.
I am reminded of Tom Petty’s (RIP) song, “Jammin’ Me.” These1987 song lyrics definitely resonate today, albeit with different topics, but providing the same message: STOP IT ALREADY! We are constantly bombarded with angry pronouncements and opinions that tip …

THE 2020 EMOTIONAL GROWTH SPURT

We are all familiar with physical growth spurts and have marveled when a child wakes up one morning and seemingly appears to have grown three inches overnight. The child usually feels very powerful and joyful when this happens.
This year, I have noticed that there is another type of growth spurt taking place. It’s an …

When Passion and Opportunity Collide

We all are impacted one way or another by COVID_19. Some of us try to ignore it, some us tolerate the unpredictability and stress, while others view the pandemic as a vehicle for love and service. In a recent newsletter, you met Aurora Brunel who has embraced this time to sew and provide masks …

HOW CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS?

“She values her political position more than she loves our friendship.”

“She continues to talk about politics when I change the subject. I can’t take it anymore.”

“We’ve always been friends. Why is this the end of a long friendship?”

These statements were made by a client in a recent coaching session. She was distressed …

MASKS OF HOPE

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop”.
Mother Teresa
The Covid_19 crisis has turned our worlds upside down, and daily we witness stories of compassion and generosity that help us to feel hope and beauty …