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How to Get Your Peeps to Embrace the New YOU (without defending yourself or alienating anyone)

Blog Everything Else July 26, 2012

You’ve committed to yourself and you’ve made a major effort to really do it this time.  You got your butt into gear, and you’re so excited to be moving forward after putting it off for so long. After marinating on what you SHOULD do for weeks, months, maybe even years, you’ve FINALLY stepped up to the plate and decided it is YOUR time.  You’re ready to play a bigger game, and nothing’s gonna stop you! BUT – just when you’re... View Article

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The Mom Identity Crisis

Blog Everything Else May 23, 2012

I was someone before I had my son.  Once I became a mom, who was I other than my little man’s mom?  And was I going to become “someone” again?  And if so, who?  Or what?  And how?  And when? After the little man entered my life, I discovered pretty quickly that my legal career, while at times exciting, generally prestigious, and certainly lucrative, was no longer working for me.  I saw other people “pulling it off”, but not in... View Article

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You’re Not the Boss of Me!

Blog Everything Else May 16, 2012

As a kid, one could have reasonably concluded I was either lazy or didn’t like reading, because every year that my school assigned mandatory Summer reading, I refused to crack any of the books on the list. If you know me, you know that lazy isn’t an attribute that particularly applies to me. And as for not liking reading, my work as a nationally competitive debater in high school, a philosophy major in college, and a successful law student and... View Article

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Happiness is a Choice

Blog Everything Else May 2, 2012

I have an old friend from law school who had a term for people who – when asked how things were going – always said things were simply fabulous no matter what the circumstances were in their lives.  We had a classmate who – even if she was going through a difficult break-up, or didn’t do as well on an exam as she had hoped – she’d still keep a smile on her face and confidently declare her life was... View Article

There is No Such Thing as Rejection (VIDEO)

Blog Everything Else March 7, 2012

Hi Peeps!  This week we’re talking about how our negative thoughts lead to our negative feelings, which then inform our actions… So I encourage you in this vlog to witness those negative thought patterns and consider how you can change them to allow a better outcome for yourself.  When we retrain our minds to a positive frequency, we experience the painful emotions of rejection no more.  How good does that sound?  While you’re here, please show us a little love... View Article

Don’t Be the Type! (VIDEO)

Blog Everything Else February 28, 2012

Hi Guys!  This week we’re talking about moving out of our comfort zones and trying something NEW!  Stop saying you’re not the TYPE to do something, and instead give that something a shot – you never know what a little new adventure, a little risk might attract into your life.  And even if it’s not something you want to try yourself, just by shifting your thinking away from “type-casting”, you’ll find yourself less judgmental, and maybe even  judged less by... View Article

What to Do When You’ve Let Yourself Down (VIDEO)

Blog Everything Else January 24, 2012

Hi Guys!  This week’s vlog is all about forgiving yourself when you haven’t done what you said you were going to do, because it’s not until you forgive yourself that you’ll be released from that negativity and then be able to go forth and conquer.  The irony is, as you’ll see in the video, I nixed my original vlog that I recorded on Friday because I thought it was too long… alas, this one isn’t any shorter!  As we say... View Article

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The Simplest and Most Foolproof Way to Get the Answers to Life’s Big Questions

Blog Everything Else August 16, 2011

I spent the last weekend in July at Kripalu. Kripalu is a center for yoga and health in the Berkshire mountains. I have never been to a retreat, or a workshop of this sort, nor have I ever been much of a yogi. But I was so meant to be at that retreat. I was so meant to have that time, that space, for myself. We too often don’t allow ourselves time to heal, time to reflect, time to just... View Article