DO YOU ABANDON YOURSELF FOR “LOVE?”

During Valentine’s week, our hope for love can be heightened—so much so that we might abandon what we know is best for us for the sake of steamy, hot … “chocolate.” In my work to inspire people to kick their deadbeat habits to the curb, I’ve consistently seen that if instead, we refuse to abandon […]

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THE HEART OF THE HOLIDAYS

Religious choices aside, there’s a special something that we all seek to feel during the holidays. It’s a feeling beyond words and might be best described by “feeling moments.” Moments like walking into our home and watching family members leap across the room with excitement to be with us. Moments like walking out of the […]

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PRETEND POWER

My sweet and sometimes sinister young mentee called this week, bursting to share the joy of her “healthiest relationship ever.” After ten years of hearing stories and mentoring her through fear and disempowerment, she sounded surprisingly solid. She went on to exclaim, “We tell each other everything now! We’ve gotten past that big hurdle. You […]

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WEDDINGS, WHITE LIES AND WILLPOWER

All of sunny yesterday, I flitted furiously over a freshly-mown field, setting the ‘rustic yet elegant’ décor for a friend’s wedding. After already having given countless hours ordering, meeting, delivering and directing—before the 15 hour wedding-day-workday, I was totally spent. Weddings are as lovely as they are challenging. For those of you who have dreamt […]

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LOVING BY GIVING

In her early days, my mom was the queen of loving by giving. Like many mothers, she was happiest when she knew that everyone around her was happy. Mom’s kitchen Mom liked to bake, and her bounty was my reward for walking home after school. I didn’t mind the two-mile walk, except for during the […]

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UNCONDITIONAL LOVE is not a Welcome Mat

Loving our self unconditionally, frees us to love others in healthy ways! Unconditional love: what is it, what does it look like and how can we give it without getting walked on? Love, love everywhere and not a drop to drink. Love is such a vast topic. Love is like water, we depend on it […]

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