Will You Guru

Ponderings & Insights


ENJOY MORE

Can we enjoy life more?  Would life be better if we worked less and had more money? If we got fit and lost 20 pounds? If we had a nicer house and car? Would life be better if it was different? The positive side of not enjoying life “right now as it is,” is that […]

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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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SELFISH V. SELF-CARE

For most of my life, I bent over backwards to assure that I was not being selfish. This led me down a winding path to discover the true meaning of selfishness and self-care, and the vital importance of a life worth living. What is selfishness, really? As my dad always said, “A man wrapped up […]

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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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LITTLE THINGS

Sometimes, it’s the simple “little” things that create great-big change. One of my favorite women in the world, Lady Jane, is a capital “P” for powerhouse. By no means a “wilting Wanda,” this 5-foot-tall-size-zero, dons eyes like an eagle—assessing and finessing every situation for maximum potential. She knows how to make everyone feel appreciated and […]

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