Month: December 2015

Paper is patient…

“I wanted to let you know that I’ve kept at the journaling stuff. Man, I sound so mad at myself and disappointed.”-C. I received this text from a friend who’s trying to make some substantial changes in her life. I suggested she start keeping a diary, to understand all the thoughts swirling around in her…
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December 28, 2015 0

No resolutions, just commitment.

‘Tis the season….for me to frequently get asked to speak and write about New Years’ Resolutions…and  frankly, I hate resolutions. They seem so smug. They’re not very helpful.  Also, they tend to notch up the pressure on what’s already an innately high-pressure situation: the situation of improving one’s life. Not to mention, if you want to learn French…
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December 19, 2015 0

“If I’m not a success in my 20s…is it all over for me??”

Oy vey. Spoiler alert: The answer is, “Calm down, you’ll be okay, as long as you don’t panic.” Because seriously.  You know how many people are successful in their 20s…and then burn out? You know how many people, spend their 20s in an unsuccessful blur, not really figuring themselves and their talents out till they…
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December 14, 2015 0

3 Steps to Successful Networking*

*…for people who hate networking, the holidays, their jobs…but know that time’s a-wasting! Aw, Sunshine. I know how it is: the holidays bring serious pressure, combined with the realization that soon it’ll be a brand new year, with brand new regrets opportunities. And let’s not even talk about that this new year includes a presidential…
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December 7, 2015 0

Make Yourself Uncomfortable.

      Talking to a friend earlier this week, she mentioned her very high tolerance for uncomfortable situations, and how that characteristic, perverse as it may appear, has consistently improved and enriched her life. Her ability to make a home for herself in the space where things get tricky, has allowed her to move beyond…
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December 4, 2015 0