Posts Tagged as life

The Secret Ingredients for Conquering Your Wildest Dreams

I had thought about writing a book on clutter for years but it wasn't until I was given a deadline by my publisher that it got done. Each stage of the process from the first draft to final manuscript, from the book outline to the marketing plan, I've had deadline ...

Five Ways to See the New in the Old

Melissa and I just returned from a trip to Colorado where the landscapes are vast and the mountains are enormous. As I drove around the streets of Colorado Springs, I was amazed at the majestic scenery around me. "I wonder if you get used to the backdrop-like views if you live ...

Birthday Reflections

Today I celebrate my 45th birthday. Whoa. 45. Shit. I have mixed feelings about this. I don't think of myself as someone who is "middle-aged." In my mind, I'm perpetually 30ish. I feel like it was just last week that I thought 45 was SO old.  I once read somewhere that if you dread turning ...

It Pays To Look at Things Differently

I had a long day at my desk yesterday. I got a lot done, but was feeling a bit spent while trying to decide on a topic for this week's note to you.I decided to go for a walk to clear my head and move my body. Maybe if I ...

Are You Focusing on the Right Life?

I belong to a tiny house Facebook group, and recently read a post by someone who was essentially demonizing a family on a TV show because they didn't fit the member's definition of "living tiny". She berated them for having a large budget, for building a "tiny" vacation home while still ...

A 5-Step Life Evaluation To Do Right Now

Why does it often take some sort of tragedy for us to stop and reflect on how we're living our lives? It's so easy to go about our routine, practically sleepwalking through life, and before you know it, 10 years have passed. Melissa and I just received some heartbreaking news about her ...

Don’t Wait for a Diagnosis

Twenty-nine-year-old Brittany Maynard had planned to take her last breath on Saturday, November 1, 2014 -- two days after her husband's 30th birthday. However, just today she decided she's still feeling good enough to stick around a bit longer. (11/3/14 Update: Brittany did end her life on November 1. 2014. May ...

Soccer as a Metaphor for Life?

y friend, Tim, is a special kind of guy. He always sees the best in people and situations, is generous like nobody I’ve ever met, and has a ridiculously fantastic sense of humor. I don’t get to see him as often as I’d like since he moved to Ecuador, so ...

“You’re So Lucky!”

receive my email and see a note from a local radio station. "Enter here to win tickets to a private, acoustic performance by the band fun." Sure! Why not? I love their music, and how cool would it be to see them in an intimate setting in Boston? I ...

How to Reclaim Your Life

uring a coaching call, my client – we'll call her Marilyn – is talking about how her days are way too busy and not with things that are necessarily important to her. She wants more time to focus on her career and business pursuits, but her current commitments make it ...

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