My meditation this morning ended with “Every day on this planet is a miracle.” A simple but true way to see the world. Waking up is a miracle. The ice on the trees by the creek is a miracle. Looking out the window on a gorgeous zero degree day while comfortably wearing socks and a…

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Imagine you are walking through your grocery store, I live in the same small town that I grew up in, so going to the grocery store is often like a class and family reunion in one. This is a very real scenario in my life.   You see a woman that you graduated with and she…

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Getting back into a routine after the holidays hasn’t been easy this year.  The slower pace that I enjoyed during the time off from work has made the mornings seem so early.  The goals that I set for the new year seem to be shrinking away from me now that I am getting back into…

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Getting back into a routine after the holidays hasn’t been easy this year.  The slower pace that I enjoyed during the time off from work has made the mornings seem so early.  The goals that I set for the new year seem to be shrinking away from me now that I am getting back into…

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I don’t know about you, but the time change and the colder weather makes me want to come home from work and sit on the couch and watch TV (and eat)  all night long. Not that this isn’t fun to do every once in awhile, but it generally leaves me feeling unmotivated and lazy and…

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I struggled this morning. My bed held me captive and when I did wake up, I felt scattered and unfocused, unsure of where to start or what to do. What do you do when you can’t get out of bed on a Monday morning? I was tempted to chalk it up to one of those…

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  What is the first thing that you say to yourself when you screw something up?  Or are in a new situation with new people? Trying something out of the ordinary? Looking in the mirror?   Something like “ I always screw things up.”  “I’m not good enough?” “Who do I think I am?” Or…

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I recently attended a training that was presented by Alice Del Vecchio of Slippery Rock University.  She created a process model that is geared at improving the systems and productivity of non-profit organizations. A key part of the model is based on reflection.   It encourages us to check on the status of a project in…

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“Vulnerability is the birthplace of creativity, innovation and change” -Brene Brown I have been reading Michael Gerber’s classic business book “The E-Myth Revisited.” His emphasis on creating effective systems speaks to my practical nature but it is his underlying message of “owning your own stuff” as you build a business that speaks to the therapist…

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