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How Do I Thrive; Not Just Survive?

There are 3 types of people in life: victims, survivors and thrivers.Victims allow bad experiences to define their life.Survivors do just enough to “make it” from day to day.But Thrivers realize they have a purpose and they care to believe in a dream and pursue it in spite of what has happened to them. Life happens from you! Dare …

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What If Money Was No Object?

If Money Was No Object, What Would You Do? Many of the clients I work with have trouble, at first, identifying what they most want to do in life, work, relationships… Or what they want to create—to bring into being. So they focus on things they might want, or should want, or maybe want, and …

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When Life Gets Too Hard

In the midst of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.— Albert Camus Many folks find today’s world a complex, complicated, and confusing challenge. Strange weather and climate. Strange politics. Disruptive technology. Things are changing faster than people can cope. Impossible to navigate successfully. Many cannot take charge of their goals and …

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Top 5 Life Design Posts of 2019

I often get asked what blog posts get the most reads, and feedback from readers.  Checking my summaries for last year, I found a nice blend of Life Design posts about simplicity, success and emotional mastery.  So, here’s the short list of the top 5 for 2019. Enjoy!  Top 5 Posts of 2019 1. Positive …

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Simplify For Real, Lasting Success

How Life Design Makes The Complicated Simple “Making the simple complicated is commonplace;  making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creative.”  — Charles Mingus When potential personal life coaching clients first approach me, most come with a mix of problems, issues and vaguely conceived results.  Generally, they seek help getting rid of the things they don’t like …

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How Do I Create Successful New Years Resolutions? “Quitting smoking is easy!” quipped Ken. “I’ve done it hundreds of times.” Ken made resolutions, but they rarely produced lasting results. Like many of us do. We resolve to change, take action, but when things get in the way and/or motivation fades, we drift back into comfortable …


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Good Enough Is Good Enough

If at first you don’t succeed / Try, try again. — William Edward Hickson “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” — Samuel Beckett Do you ever put off today what you could do tomorrow, and then do the same thing the next day? And the next? We all do, more …

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The Black Dog of Depression

Seven Ways To Prevent Or Deal With Depression This is the time of year in the northern hemisphere when depression is on the rise. For two reasons: The diminishing light brings on the symptoms of SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), and Holiday times are coming and many people find themselves sad, down, lonely and hurting at …

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