Pause, Breathe, Receive

Pause, Breathe, Receive

Last week I had a video chat with my friend and colleague Jen. I met Jen 2 years ago when she presented at a women’s retreat I hosted. Her background is eclectic. Jen is a salsa dancer/instructor, mindfulness teacher and career coach. She is compassionate and grounded. In a short period of time, we’ve learned…

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Recharge & Refocus in Between Meetings

Recharge & Refocus in Between Meetings

“How did the conversations go?” I asked Julie. She said, “They went well and people seemed to appreciate the time to ask questions. But boy am I drained!” Talking to people can feel exhausting! See, Julie is in the midst of communicating big changes to her employees, and they have a lot of concerns regarding…

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Is That Your Problem to Solve?

Is That Your Problem to Solve?

This one’s for the thinkers and problem-solvers. Do you love a good challenge to think things through, connect the dots and come up with a solution? Me, too. And that leads to burnout, fast. I didn’t know I had a problem until my friend and client, Gwynne, a former lawyer turned non-profit executive Director, pointed…

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Think Less. Speak Up More.

Do you have a lot of things you want to say, yet sometimes you’re afraid to speak up? Maybe you feel uneasy speaking to groups, have a hard making a clear point or worry about what people will think. Here is what I want you to know: Your ideas matter. Want to make an impact?…

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Video: Breathe. You’ve Arrived.

Do you ever feel nervous, distracted or unable to focus before a high stakes meeting, conversation or presentation? Taking a few slow deep breaths upon arrival can help calm nerves or get focused. Breathing is what today’s video newsletter is all about. Including a short guided breathing activity (starts around the 2 minute mark). Enjoy.…

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How to Motivate People

Whether you own a business or work for a business, you are in the business of motivation. Things like getting buy-in for ideas, selling and promoting products and services, getting staff to follow a process. So, how do you keep people engaged and motivated in order to achieve your goals? *** Twice a week (during…

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What Do You Wish to Accomplish in 2018?

A few years ago my husband and I went rock climbing at Carabener’s, an indoor rock climbing gym in New Bedford, MA. The first few climbs were fine. But as Michael finished his fourth climb, and I prepared for mine, our conversation went something like this: MICHAEL: Watch out for the broken hand hold about…

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What Are You Resisting?

Having trouble viewing the video? Click here. I just got back from picking up a new pair of glasses. With progressive lenses. I admit they are a bit strange. (If interested, you can see them in the video above.) My eye doctor wanted me to get them last year. I refused. I saw it as…

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The Relief of Listening

Last month I attended a workshop called “Working with Mindfulness”. In simple terms, mindfulness is the practice of becoming more aware of our surroundings, other people, emotions, feelings. Our instructor, Mirabai Bush, taught a variety of techniques including breathing, gratitude, and mindful eating. (we stared at and thought about a raisin for several minutes before…

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