Category: Self Management

The 5 Non-Negotiables of Personal Success

Your body is your vehicle for this life. You will only go as far as it takes you.  Just like your car requires basic maintenance, your body is a machine that has certain requirements in order to function.  Unlike your

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The Upward Spiral

There is always this invisible line.  Above it is positive, uplifting, strengthening.  Below it is negative, depressing, weakening.  Both exist at all times.  Neither is more or less “real” than the other.  There is no neutral.  Everything has an energetic

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The Selfies You Don’t See

Three nights ago I sat in my car, crying The Ugly Cry, gobbling down triple cheese mac & cheese from Sheetz. My mighty war chest of tools was powerless against the downward spiral of doubt, negative self-talk, and exhaustion.  No

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When Manifestation Doesn’t Work (Warning: this post contains tough truths)

You did the vision board. You policed your mind for negative thoughts. You did daily 4-minute visualizations. And still…crickets.  The Universe seems silent in response.  There’s no Maserati. No overflowing bank account.  No perfect partner. This happens to everyone.  It’s

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Adjusting Expectations

“What we expect, we experience,” all the spiritual traditions say. But what, then, explains bad service at an expensive, fancy restaurant, where you go expecting the best? Or not getting the promotion/client/job when we were clearly the most qualified? And

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Cancer-Causing Almond Milk? What’s a Holistic Girl to Believe?

Did you hear the one about brand-name almond milk using a cancer-causing algae called Carrageenan as a thickener? Yeah, it’s no joke. Almonds are expensive; algae is cheap. Do the math. So here we are, making the conscious choice to

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What Are You Expecting?

What we expect, we experience. This is a tricky, often aggravating, truth. When a car broadsided my Miata years ago, I could swear I was not expecting it.  Nor was I expecting past illnesses, divorce, or particular job challenges. Let’s

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Instead of Cussin’

I cannot deny that I occasionally use cusswords. There is something about a well-placed and well-timed expletive. Well, I like to think so anyway. But, if you pay attention, you will find there is a word I very rarely use:

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I Gave Up Oils

Given the opportunity to work with a highly respected professional coach, I was prepared to make a significant investment in time and money, but the highest price to pay turned out to be this:  he was highly sensitive to “scent”

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Why Natural Is Better

Can you count how many personal care products you used before you left your house this morning? Counting toothpaste, deodorant, shampoos, soaps, lotions, cosmetics and the like, probably dozens, at least. You assume they are safe, but they are NOT!

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