When you think of stress, do you think of “bad stuff”?  Dr. Peter Hanson says that “stress is neutral until it lands on a person.”  How you handle stress is a choice you make.  You may not be able to control the events and situations that impact you, but you can choose how you respond.…

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“Give your children the space to make decisions.  Let them make mistakes.  Learn together from those mistakes.” This sounds weird, doesn’t it? Give your children the space to make decisions and let them make mistakes???  Wow.  We don’t’ want our kids to make mistakes, do we?  We don’t want them to be hurt—either physically or…

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It is with great joy that I am responding to the requests of clients and colleagues by offering personal coaching in the area of leadership development.  I believe that we are all leaders of ourselves, of our teammates and employees, our clients—and certainly of our families.  Leadership applies to every facet of life and the…

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You are a branch of Peace. Reach out to another– a family member, a friend, a colleague, a stranger. Reach out your hand to someone in need. Provide food for one who is hungry. Listen to a person who is confused and needs a friend. Give a hug to someone who is lonely and needs…

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“Make time for your immediate and extended family”.  In a world where families fall apart  50% of the time—yes, 50% of marriages end in divorce, there is nothing more critical than spending quality time with those you love. Relationships take time, effort, and interaction.  Is there any anyone or anything in life that is more…

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Let’s revisit our conversation a couple of weeks ago about strategic planning.  A critical element to your strategic planning efforts is the SWOT Analysis.  Let’s dig a little deeper: A characteristic of an outstanding leader—and of a successful business– is to have a strategic business plan that outlines the direction for the stability and growth…

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In a recent blog, I shared that my husband, John, had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. With careful and extensive study of the options for this disease, John chose to have surgery to remove the prostate gland.  His general practitioner discovered the suspicious PSA.  He had established a baseline for John with testing so it…

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I love this story that has circulated over time about Joshua Bell, the world renowned violinist.  And I really love this description of the story by my friend and mentor, Alan Cohen.  Enjoy. As commuters hustled through the Washington, D.C. metro station on a cold winter morning, a musician stood next to a wall playing…

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Let your children see you work toward the achievement of goals.  Teach them the benefits and skills of goal setting and of goal accomplishment.           I haven’t always been a “goal writer”.  I teach goals setting almost every day of my life –now.  But–I must admit–I haven’t always been as committed to the process as…

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