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Do you feel good about yourself?

Recently, I was the featured speaker at a women’s event, and I made this request of the audience:  Please raise your hand if you feel good about yourself. There was some squirming, shifting in the chairs, and a sudden need for everyone in the room to look down at the floor. One hand hesitantly began […]

Reinvention is a Necessity

The expression “Necessity is the mother of invention” has been around forever. I’m exercising some creative license in this post to paraphrase the statement so that it reinforces one of my foundational beliefs: Reinvention is a necessity. When I turned 50, I left my corporate career and embarked on the magic carpet ride of being […]

Has Your Willpower Abandoned You?

According to a recent article in Psychology Today, “Willpower is an essential ingredient in achieving, overcoming, and becoming…” That works for me with an immediate follow-up question – “Why does it often elude me, fail me, abandon me?”  Keep reading to learn what scientists have discovered about willpower, why willpower alone isn’t enough – and […]

Happiness is an Inside Job

This story is so inspiring that I wanted to share it with you – A 92-year old, petite, well-poised and proud man who is fully dressed each morning by 8 o’clock, with his hair combed, freshly shaven, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. His wife of 70 years recently […]