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What are you waiting for?

Okay, so we've moved on to a new topic, since it's a new month, after all (what? It's May? How'd that happen?). However, I'd be remiss if I didn't post this, because I forgot how perfectly it went with a previous post of mine on timing. Yes, there is a subtle irony in...

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Being Human

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”― C.G. Jung After a year of intense personal development and world-class training as an ontological coach, I made it to the finish line only to realize two things: There really isn't a finish line (thank...

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You are so grounded

Oh, consequences. Those rewards (or punishments) of our efforts (or lack thereof). Now, this post only applies to people who have ever broken a rule. In other words, this post applies to you (and me, and everyone else who is currently or ever was alive). What happens...

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Just go.

My niece Emily had been in London, having an awesome adventure with a friend as they travel about the UK and Europe for the next couple of months. She's such a courageous, fun, witty and intelligent girl; I am immensely proud of her for stepping outside her comfort...

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That’s a “pretty good” story.

"When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either." – Leo Burnett Every now and then, I meet people who have an interesting story that their lives are "pretty good." When I say I find this interesting, I mean...

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Fact or Fiction?

I minored in professional writing, back in my undergraduate days. This meant that for the first two years of my bachelor's degree, I had to focus on the facts. This proved to be somewhat difficult for me: "Your lead mentions that the Queen's corgis ran through the...

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Because they said so

"Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self. There is something which you can do better than another. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that. Do the things at which you are great, not what you were never made for."  -- Ralph Waldo Emerson....

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Why you might try quitting things.

I am not a quitter. Far from it: I tend to keep going long after it’s no longer a good idea, or of particular value to me, simply because I said I would do it and that means I finish it, damn it. I complete things. It would almost be admirable, if it weren’t my...

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Quitting before you start – Part II

"You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."- Martin Luther King, Jr. Last week, I talked about ways that we quit before we start things. More accurately, I shared some of the ways I've held myself back from starting things that were, or are,...

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