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Goals and Change

My son at the top

It was a beautiful blue sky day. One or two wisps of cloud danced in the sky. The temperature was perfect. Not too cold and not too hot. The snow was soft, fast, and plentiful. Continue reading

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Heart in leafYesterday I attended a presentation by Brian Keating, a wildlife expert and anthropology professor. He talked about and showed videos on animals such as the narwhal, the penguin, the elephant, and the beaver with infectious enthusiasm. He spoke in such a juicy way that I wanted to brush off my hiking boots and get out there–right now! Continue reading

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Ducks behind the 8-ballI just got back from a two week vacation in Mexico. It was heavenly. Really relaxing and really fun.

As we started to come back though, sh*t started to happen! My husband caught the stomach flu just hours before our flight. He was in rough shape. Then the winds prevented our last plane from being able to leave on time. Continue reading

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Woman hikingYou can’t teach an old dog new tricks

We’ve all certainly heard the excuse, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” How often do we let ourselves off the hook from starting something or sticking to it when it comes to goals we create for ourselves?

If you’ve read any of my previous blogs, you may know that I love to share stories. I’m going to share some more about people who did things later in life-when many would’ve said it’s too late. Continue reading

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Reaching for the starsI know I’ve been talking a lot about goals this month. But t’is the season when we’re often setting goals for ourselves! And we need to do so thoughtfully. I’ve been writing a lot about goals: visualizing goals, creating S.M.A.R.T. goals, adversity, perservering Continue reading

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Woman with eyes closedWant to get in the right head space to reach your goals? Being relaxed before you think about your goals puts you there. Ever heard of progressive relaxation?

Progressive Relaxation

Find a comfortable place to sit or lie down. Take a few deep breaths to slow down. Start with your toes on one foot. Breathe relaxation into them. Breathe in relaxation and out tension. Continue reading

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Warren Macdonald climbing

Nobody welcomes adversity into their lives. Sooner or later though, we all face it. What helps someone carry on despite adversity? Continue reading

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Man walking tightrope“We are all born with extraordinary powers of imagination, intelligence, feeling, intuition, spirituality, and of physical and sensory awareness. For the most part, we use only a fraction of these powers, and some not at all. Many people have not found their Element because they don’t understand their own powers…Many people have not found their Element because they don’t understand their constant potential for renewal.” (Ken Robinson) Continue reading

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pen and paper

It’s been a little over a week since January 1st–the day lots of us make New Year’s Resolutions.

The first little while lots of us are motivated to make our resolutions happen. It’s a new year! This time we’re going to drop those pounds, spend more time with family and friends, and enjoy life more. Continue reading

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people having fun

This is often the time of year when people take some time off work to relax, visit friends and family, and hopefully have some fun.

I know though that this time of year isn’t fun for everyone. For some, it’s a matter of surviving the holidays.

Suppose you decided to make fun a priority,

what would you do? Continue reading

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