This blog is about my reaction to words we run into every day. At different times in our lives even simple words mean different things. My wish is that when you read my blog you feel something you did not feel before and motivate yourself toward something new.


July 26, 2016

The messages of conflict presented to us in the news every day may keep us from feeling like we have control over what happens in our lives.  Now more than ever, we need to uncover ways to communicate successfully. I said YES to an invitation to speak alongside the former President of Planned Parenthood, Gloria […]

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July 7, 2016

There are events in life that present themselves over and over again and there are events in life that happen only once. This past month, I watched my oldest son graduate from high school and attend his college orientation. These milestones went off without a hitch, but not without some struggle and a lot of […]

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April 15, 2016

I recently had a meltdown and caused a scene in front of my children in reaction to something their father – my former significant other – said to me. I am not proud of the way I yelled and lost my temper. I am not proud of how long it took me to pull myself […]

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February 13, 2016

You can love anything. You can love a day of the week, you can love a particular kind of food, you can love a song and you can love a sound. You can love anything. Love is available to you in every space you enter. I encourage my clients to tap into the way they […]

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December 15, 2015

In the past week, two clients told me they would like to develop the skill of “being brief”.  They feel they talk too much therefore sounding less confident when they communicate. Mastering and knowing when to activate this skill can mean closing an important deal or simply empowering a colleague or someone we love to […]

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September 20, 2015

We all use words that are unnecessary, whether it’s over-communicating or inserting a negative overtone.  Working one-on-one with clients, together we carve out certain words they are using that may be keeping them from saying what they want to say or from having their family, friends or co-workers understand them more fully. I call the […]

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July 22, 2015

Life is not easy. I used to work hard to not say that because the focus of my work is what is working. This statement worked against my mantra. It’s hard for me to write and harder to say because all the words surrounding the word YES are light and make it sound like “easy” […]

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May 23, 2015

                                  Last month,  I took a trip with my men, James (16) and Harry (13), to visit a few colleges James is considering when he applies next year.  In six days, we covered five campuses in four states. The […]

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March 31, 2015

I have the “model walk” down solid. You know the one seen on the runway, showing the styles for next year?  One hand on my hip, the other dangling like spaghetti, my eyes staring forward, and then a horse-like strut lifting my legs and stomping as I walk. The model walk comes out when I’m […]

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January 28, 2015

Here we are, a few weeks into a new year! For many of us it’s time to look at the lists of things we’d like to do, commitments we need to make and things we need to change. Clean the slate. Start over. What about the many events we had in 2014? How did you […]

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