When to keep going vs when to let go

Alexia desperately wanted a promotion. She worked long hours to prove she was worthy of the next step. Yet, the long hours took a toll on her friendships and her young child that she only saw for an hour before bedtime each evening. Alexia thought, if only I could get...

How to become a CEO

I have a juicy, dirty, secret to tell you. Do you want to know what it is? Seriously, do you really want to know? Hee hee –  here it is: You are the CEO of your life. From the moment your brain wakes up for the day, you chose whether to get up, hit the snooze...

Holiday Parties: From boring to exciting

Have you ever wondered how to make holiday parties more enjoyable? Sarah stands alone in the dimly lit corner of a room filled with holiday attendees. Sarah scans the room to see if she knows anyone. She was invited by the host who was busy greeting all the guests as...

What’s better than holiday shopping? This!

As the holiday sales and discounts are in full swing, what’s the real reason you want to buy gifts for others? A father asked his little girl, Janie, to write a letter to Santa Claus asking for what she wanted for Christmas. Janie rushed to her room, shut the door,...

Are you really grateful?

John woke up one morning thinking he was all alone. The world was out to get him. He wondered why he was working so hard yet felt that he had nothing. A friend sent him a podcast and said, “You really should listen to this 10 minute audio.” While John ate his usual...

Purge, nourish, and growth

As winter approaches, our lush, bountiful garden begins to wither and dry up. It’s time to plant the spring bulbs and wait for their beauty to arrive in the spring. The same holds true for our own lives. As we crave more in our life – more friends, more money,...

Does the time change bring on fatigue?

With the change of season, the hours of sunlight diminish quickly. You may want to sleep more. You may feel less inclined to go out after work. Your energy seems less. You feel like you have less energy. And, all you want to do is curl up on the couch with a warm cup...