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The Power of Self-Discipline

The Power of Self-Discipline

I love to pick up a good book, but I don’t always have time to sit and read. Every time I do, though, I learn something new. About myself, business, life, relationships, you name it. I recently started reading No Excuses!: The Power of Self-Discipline by Brian Tracy. This isn’t a new book, and the … Continued

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Toss the Resolutions and Set Some Goals

Toss the Resolutions and Set Some Goals

It’s the new year, so everyone’s jumping on the resolution bandwagon. It’s time to make some big changes, right?! But I, for one, won’t be setting any new year’s resolutions to make those changes. A resolution is a decision to make a change, but it usually comes without the action plan to get there. I’m … Continued

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Reflections, Celebrations and Replacements

Reflections, Celebrations and Replacements

17 years ago, I was a newlywed with a full set of dishes and silverware (thanks to my Mom and her friends who got us our “every day” dishes for wedding presents). There have been a lot of changes in the past 17 years. Bowls broken, spoons missing, 4 beautiful children added to our family … Continued

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A Gem in the Desert – Diamond Retreat

A Gem in the Desert – Diamond Retreat

One of the skills that comes in handy for both business and being a Mom is the ability to achieve balance. But as we all know, that is easier said than done most of the time, in both business and in the business of being a Mom. Recently I had a chance to co-host a … Continued

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Mom Guilt

Mom Guilt

  When I became a mom, without me really realizing it, it became okay to put me last. Part of my self-care is not only taking care of my body through nutrition and exercise, but giving myself permission to do things for me. Like most Moms, I have no problem going out and getting my son … Continued

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2016 to Re-Discover Me

2016 to Re-Discover Me

It took me a few weeks into the new year to really figure out where I want to focus my time and energy in 2016. But after a retreat with my sister, I know where my journey will take me this year. At the end of last year, I nominated my sister, Joy, for a … Continued

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How Judgments Hold Us Back

How Judgments Hold Us Back

It’s really easy to want to stay comfortable, to not challenge yourself and refrain from doing things that are scary. Often, we don’t see a vision for ourselves and we keep on doing what we’ve always done. But that prevents us from growing. Most successful people have confidence—in themselves and in the products and services … Continued

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Do You Have a Curious Mind?

Do You Have a Curious Mind?

I’m astounded by the relationships that my son Charlie creates because he connects so well with people. On a recent plane trip from Michigan, Charlie was sitting next to someone he didn’t know. When we gave him the opportunity to change seats, he didnt want to. He was having a great conversation with his 20-something … Continued