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The Midlife Sage Says: You Don’t Need to Shop ’til You Drop

Using free time. While on a business trip, most women use their free time to exercise in the hotel gym, find the nearest wine bar, or pretend they are comfortable browsing in Saks Fifth Avenue. I usually combine all three by briskly walking [...]

What Sports Taught Me about My Business Plan and Yearly Goals

You’ve probably read plenty of headlines hawking that you need to plan your year wisely with success in mind. You’re told to make new resolutions that fix challenges, and you’ve heard the pumped up messages intended to inspire change [...]

Why Exceptions are Important Especialy on the Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house . . . Mice or not, I just needed a room at the inn. I scheduled a well-known hospitality venue for a stay over the holidays. Rather than the traditional hotel, I opted for this billion [...]

You Are Valuable During Each Life Session

You are a blank slate as of this breath, neutral. Whether you were very kind to many or you forgot to be, or became scared to be, you are loved. You are valuable. Whether you succeeded at your most yearned for endeavors, or fell short, or were [...]

Mother Nature Reaching The Edge of Silence

In the corner of my office, near my computer, a white marble statue stands against a dark blue velvet cloth to create a dramatic contrast. The statue? As a college sophomore, my humanities professor introduced me to the eminent Italian sculptor [...]

Change is good. Transformation is even better.

We use words all the time. Often we don’t really know or think about their meaning. Heart murmur was a word like that. Until my dog was diagnosed with one, I didn’t really know what it was. In business we use words like change and transform [...]

A Boomer’s Secret to Success

There is more to life than planning for retirement. It’s really about making good choices and living life to the fullest. It’s about making a promise to yourself to discover the joyous secrets that will change the rest of your life. [...]

When Bad Things Happen Choose to THRIVE! Don’t Just Survive

Bad things happen to everyone. People get sick. They get hurt. They lose their job. They get a new job and have to move or take on more responsibility. Their best friend moves away. People die. No one escapes life’s inevitable events. When [...]

You Can Make a Difference at Midlife

I am always impressed with people who risk their own lives to save another, who will help you all hours of the night, who open their wallets to help those less fortunate. I wish I was more like that. I try to be. I’m not selfish. I’ve given [...]

The Greatest Gift Of All

Everyone wants to give meaningful gifts, no matter what the occasion. There is only gift that tops all others for time eternal. Interesting, don’t you think, that people usually buy or make things – physical, material things? Things [...]

Podcast: Take The Plunge & Re-Invent Yourself!

Listen Here: Victoria Hargis is an expert in life transitioning.  At age 30 she became a widow and learned her youngest child had a terminal illness, ultimately passing away when he was 13. Victoria then spiraled into a deeper level of grief [...]

Pedaling For Peace

Lori Bell pedals a bicycle around the United States in order to create a much-needed discussion on America’s continual participation in wars: she pedals for peace. Bell, 49, single, and having taken a non-traditional path in her life and work [...]

Your Inner Connection To Others

On first glance, you may assume I’ll be talking about communicating to others via phone, email, texting, writing, video, photos – heck even talking to them – but I have more in mind here. In my happiness research, the prime principle [...]

Happy People Thoughts

Most positive people have a deep belief and understanding that things always change and evolve. They realize that emotions come and go, a bad moment does not mean a bad day.  Tomorrow is a brand new day.  They always remember to have hope [...]

Bucket List, Here I Come!

Recently in one of my latest trips to the doctor the topic of discussion was what was new regarding my cancer. “Karen,” the doctor opened up her conversation, ‘Your cancer has spread to your liver. As it looks you have a few months to [...]

Life: Your Highest Performance Of Function

“Life” charges around your body every second of every day until your last breath on Earth. Your red blood cells race through thousands of miles of arteries, capillaries and veins. Everything about you thrives toward performance and function. Blood [...]

Do You Look Forward To Each Day In Your Life?

When we don’t look forward to something, when we simply don’t enjoy it, we are not living in the present moment. It’s like life is rushing past us and we feel we are simply waiting for something more interesting to come along. [...]

I Am Not My Hair

Every beautiful woman seems to be concerned about one thing. Can you guess what that one thing is? No, you may be thinking relationships, work, children, self worth. Yes, she may think bout those things including health. You could say that what [...]

Life Choices: Confidence Versus Insecurity

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this trauma. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must [...]

The Elusive Happiness Factor: How To Discover It

If you look around your community whether you share a schoolroom, workout class or meeting place—someone laughs a lot, smiles and expresses their happiness. How come some people express happiness while others slog through their days? What [...]

Wired For Accountability

“I really want to establish a spiritual practice, Beth. And I find myself struggling to be consistent with anything,” my friend, Stephanie confided. “When I find I have the time to spend in my practice, it seems that I inevitably [...]

Shakin’ The Salt!

When I first started dating my college sweetheart, I thought his last name was so cute – Bud Peppers. Of course the Beatles popular Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was still popular and I sang it all the time. Then as graduation [...]

You Always Command Choice In Your Life

Many people drag the past back into the present. Others make excuses for poor choices. Still others wave personal responsibility onto circumstances. Others abandon themselves in favor of the modus operandi of their “shadow” side. When arrested [...]

Life Is Full Of Bumps In The Road

In the face of adversity and uncertainty, it is so important to remain “mindful” of how much control you have over your life. It’s all about perception. What you perceive to be bad, may not be as bad as you think. One of my [...]

In Cahoots With The Universe

Those who know me are used to hearing me talk about the universe did this, and the universe did that. I feel I’m in a relationship with greater forces, and that, so long as I align my consciousness with this field of energy and its many paths [...]

Podcast: Poetry for Healing

Listen Here: Stacey Renee Marcus has in her 51 years has survived practically every abuse imaginable. She has a story to tell and does so through her collection of poetry, now in book form titled Revelations of the Anonymous. Poetry for Healing What [...]

Oracle Of The Soul: Discovering Gems Of Understanding

As you grew up, you experienced different lessons along your life-path. You discovered a hot stove hurt when you touched it. A candle flame caused pain when you passed your finger over it. A rosebush thorn made your finger bleed. A bee sting [...]

Sports: We Can Learn As Much About What NOT To Do As What To Do

Sports “guys” have written about the lessons sports can teach business and the world. They have written books, become well paid speakers, and evolved into respected talking heads experts like Stephen A. Smith. John Wooden wrote Pyramid of [...]

My Gift To You: The Gift Of Clarity For 2014

I wish for you the gift of clarity for 2014 and beyond. When we have clarity as to an answer or a direction we want to go, it is like it is heaven-sent. There are no good definitions for this word, clarity. It is not about being clear or being [...]

Take A Cruise Or Face The Blues?

Join the “club” if the days right after the holidays are the most difficult times of the year. We have been singing “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” for the past month and then suddenly – it’s [...]

Presence You Don’t Need to Wrap

No need for ribbons, bows, and wrapping paper for the gift of your Authentic Soul. As this year draws to a close, I feel like there’s so much to do because of the imminent holiday gatherings that are on the horizon. Buying presents, wrapping [...]


“Celebrate!” I used to hate this time of the year because I didn’t WANT to celebrate, I didn’t believe in ANYTHING and all the people who put up obnoxious decorations and sang carols made me hate the season even more! Then [...]

Conversations With The Tuesday Night Girls: Do You Ever Think You Are Going Crazy?

Have you ever done something that really made you think you were “losing it?” I got a call from Eva; she was laughing hysterically.  “I’m texting you a picture,” she said, then followed that with, “Have you [...]

Don’t Let A Downturn Economy Drag You Down

Whether we have stable jobs or are really feeling the financial pinch, the economic downturn is affecting us all, often to degrees that we are unaware. Fears about making a proper living cascade into every aspect of our lives: family, friends, [...]

Podcast: Lessons In Defiant Resilience

Listen Here: Actor/screenwriter Michael Genet is the author of They Must Not Know Who I Think I Am: Lessons in Defiant Resilience. In this podcast, Michael discusses how defiant resilience is the difference between letting rejection defeat [...]