Are you sabotaging yourself as a leader by attempting to do more and more and perpetually working? It’s not unusual for leaders to have lofty goals and countless responsibilities that keep them in perpetual motion seven days a week. Sadly, it all adds up to wearing you out! There was a time when people worked…

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Working from home has been my life for the past 30 years! I wouldn’t have it any other way! With all the recent craziness, many of you have been forced to work from home without much warning! It might even be something you not too keen on if you are energized by working in the…

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If you don’t have an evening routine, you are missing out! OK, it’s true, I’m a big fan of routines in general! Routines are a sequence of actions regularly followed. When followed, they assist you in regularly participating in necessary and desired actions. Routines are how I roll. Maybe the concept of routines doesn’t excite…

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True confession: I’ve struggled to follow through and see projects to their completion. Tucked away in a box is a dress I started that ultimately got too frustrating to finish. That dress was a maternity dress and I haven’t been pregnant for 25 years! I’m embarrassed to say that I was very jazzed about a…

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When you were a kid, waiting for Christmas to arrive seemed like it took forever. As an adult, it’s quite a different story! The pace seems to pick up substantially the last two months of the year! On top of the usual work and life activities, there are extra goings-on to juggle too! It’s like…

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Burnout is a very real possibility, and not just for those Type A folks that are predisposed to being ambitious and driven. Burnout happens to all personality types. It’s a sign of unmet needs, which leads to striving, doing life backwards, or your Fear Monster is running the show. While blaming might make you feel…

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She’s full of spunk and determination. She wants what she wants, and she communicates her desires with gusto as she points her sweet chubby little finger. (You may remember me mentioning her confidence here.) Still lacking the words to communicate her desires verbally, her points are frequently misunderstood. She adores Grammy’s house; unlike her own…

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Who doesn’t like chocolate? Now you might prefer dark chocolate over milk chocolate, but most people like chocolate. There are those rare birds…but this is not about them. It’s about one of my four brothers – I’m not even positive which one now -it’s been so long. Whichever one it was, his love of chocolate…

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It’s hard to fathom, but it won’t be long before my first born will be 30. He’s now the proud father of two. When he was much younger, he was prone to whining and crying when things didn’t go his way. He heard the phrases “stop whining” and “stop crying” so often that he would…

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