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Paws For Thought

Paws For Thought

Tomorrow is National Love Your Pet Day and I thought it was a great topic for this week’s blog for a couple of reasons. First, I’m a dog mom and have always been a dog mom. I had Basset Hounds growing up, then Airedales (um…Airheads) and now I have my 4th and 5th...

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Don’t Look Back

Don’t Look Back

I recently read Christine Caine's transformative book, "Don't Look Back: Getting Unstuck and Moving Forward With Passion and Purpose." Honestly, I read it in about 2 days because I just couldn’t put it down. And, I’ve written on almost every other page and have dog...

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What goes “poof” in retirement?

What goes “poof” in retirement?

Retirement signifies a significant lifestyle shift. Suddenly, the structured schedule, sense of purpose, and social connections tied to your career are gone. Poof. Just like Houdini. Maybe leaving you with a void in your life? Or worse, putting you in the front car of...

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New Year, New You?

New Year, New You?

It’s the new year, and to some that means a new you. Social media posts and ads offer advice on how to plan for the new year. Start with reflecting on last year. Yep. I agree with that. Select a word for the new year based on who (or what) you want to be. Set goals...

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A Year Of Reflection

A Year Of Reflection

As the year draws to a close, I wanted to wish you a very happy and prosperous 2024. I hope the year unfolds just the way you envision it, according to your hopes, dreams, and desires. You deserve to have an amazing year. I believe that, and I hope you do too. And...

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A Peaceful Christmas

A Peaceful Christmas

By celebrating the true gifts of the season, I believe you can have a peaceful Christmas. As the holiday season approaches, the air becomes filled with excitement, anticipation, and a flurry of activities. But amidst all the hustle and bustle, it's easy to lose sight...

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Regaining Control in Life Transitions

Regaining Control in Life Transitions

Is it possible to regain control in life transitions? You bet. Life transitions, such as retirement or an empty nest, often signal a significant shift in our daily routines and roles. These changes can disrupt the familiar structures that have guided us for years,...

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The Science Behind Change

The Science Behind Change

This week's blog is about rediscovering your purpose and the science behind change. It lets a little of my geek out. Sometimes I can't help it. It's about neuroscience, transitions, and finding purpose. Oh, and, maybe your ruby slippers. You see, transitioning from...

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I Almost Forgot My Gifts

I Almost Forgot My Gifts

When I was in the thick of my transition from my career to a new chapter, I almost let something slip away. I almost forgot my gifts. The fact that my existence in this world is not a random occurrence, but a purposeful presence meant to make a positive impact. But, I...

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Neuroscience, transitions, and structure. Oh my!

Neuroscience, transitions, and structure. Oh my!

What's understanding neuroscience got to do with transitions and structure? A lot. Life is a series of transitions—some planned, others unexpected—that often redefine our routines and daily structures. Moments like leaving a career with its scheduled meetings and...

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