Is Your Work In Alignment With Your Values?

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Joe Biden

Last week Joe Biden was on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The interview was emotional and touching. Stephen asked him about his son Beau who died this year. He talked to him about his role as Vice President. I had never thought much about Joe Biden but after this interview, I saw a much different person…an emotional, loving, real … Read More

Gratitude For Summer

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Gratitude. Kerstin McInnis, Career Transition Coach

This morning I noticed that the air felt different.  Fall is coming.  Summer is nearly over.  I was surprised by this until I realized it was August 25th.  Where did the summer go?  It has flown by for me.  I’m thankful for the moments I had and the experiences I gained. I’ve taken a short break from writing this blog … Read More

It’s Not Okay

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I’m sorry. It’s okay. No it’s not. A few weeks ago, I found myself participating in this short conversation. I’d say, “I’m sorry”. The person I said it to would say, “It’s okay” and I’d respond, “No it’s not”. In each situation the person I was saying, I’m sorry to wasn’t someone I’d hurt. It was someone who I loved, … Read More

Use Your Words

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When I was in my twenties, I wasn’t very good at using my words or asking for what I wanted. I often went along with what everyone else was doing, saying “fine by me,” when it often wasn’t “fine”. I was very agreeable. I dated a man off and on for years during this time and never asked for what … Read More

Universal Tests

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Universal Tests. This statement really has two meanings – Universal Tests – A question or problem that is evaluated by the whole or applicable to everyone. Universal Tests – A question, problem, or scenario that the Universe places upon us as to help us better determine our values, goals, and desires. Recently, I received a (definition number two) test from … Read More

Slow Down

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Over the last week I’ve been racing around running here and running there – trying to get everything done, ASAP. I moved into a new house a week ago and it’s been petal to the metal to get it set-up and livable. In addition, my sweet little dog, Maggie Lou, had another injury, this time to her low back and … Read More

Home

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“Home is where I want to be.  Pick me up and turn me round.” ~ Talking Heads I love the lyrics of this song.  I was never much of a Talking Heads fan until I read their lyrics.  They’re beautiful. I am moving into a new home this week.  It is the most glorious feeling to know that in a … Read More

Wishing

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Within two blocks of where I live, there is a wishing tree.  It’s a beautiful tree filled with tags that have been filled out with passerby’s wishes.  Some are innocent and sweet.  Some are pleading and desperate.  Most are heart-felt and honest. I love that strangers have stumbled upon this tree and taken the opportunity to share their wish with … Read More

Being Kind to Yourself Is Scientifically Proven to Improve Your Life

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Thank You water crystal

Be kind to yourself. You’ve heard this message before. Perhaps you’re fairly positive and kind to yourself. Good job! Maybe you struggle with this notion and beat yourself up for simple mistakes. Maybe you don’t consider how muttering “idiot” under your breath could be bad and unkind. All of us have good and bad days where being kind to ourselves … Read More

Moving Past the Fear.

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I posted on my Facebook page a link to today’s Daily Buddha post, “Love Your Work”.  We’ve all heard this message so much and I think we all truly want to follow this advice.  I believe in this advice. For many people though, loving your work & following your bliss, may require a leap of faith from your current situation.  … Read More