60 Life Lessons: Insights from Oprah’s Life Class

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Call me a traitor to my gender, but I didn’t grow up watching Oprah. I didn’t have parties with other ladies that involved a television and tissues. I didn’t fill my library according to her book club recommendations. And I didn’t live my life around the question, “What would Oprah do?” Considering my penchant for […]

How To Deal With Criticism Well: 25 Reasons To Embrace It

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“Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” ~Aristotle At the end of the day, when I feel completely exhausted, oftentimes it has nothing to do with all the things I’ve done. It’s not a consequence of juggling multiple responsibilities and projects. It’s not my body’s way of […]

11 Simple Ways To Supercharge Your Time In The Now

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“To be alive is to totally and openly participate in the simplicity and elegance of here and now.” ~Donald Altman Five years ago, my life was a mess compared to now. I was anxious, worried, afraid, and running away from my feelings–I was running away from the present moment. So, what happened? I started applying […]

Accepting Your Battles: How Struggles Bring Gifts

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“It isn’t what happens to us that causes us to suffer; it’s what we say to ourselves about what happens.” ~Pema Chodron I love acceptance. Acts of surrender create forward momentum. If we all pause for a moment and observe what we are fighting, right here and right now–maybe depression, anxiety, weight gain, low self-image, […]

3 Steps To Stop Making Comparisons And Start Valuing Yourself

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“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~E.E. Cummings It seems like everywhere I look, I don’t measure up. I was giving a presentation recently and noticed that several people seemed bored or distracted.  I looked around the room to gauge my audience’s response to something I said and found […]