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More Than Annoyed

July 20th, 2010

Are you an imploder or an exploder? So many of us have been taught to stuff our anger, never make waves, pretend all\’s fine….but is it? Underneath the masks of make believe can lie a seething discontent ready to boil up when least expected. This over-reaction causes much pain and confusion, while suppres- sion creates illness.  Read More

Wooden, Wimbledon, Wrong Calls and World Cup

July 19th, 2010

Wondering what all these W\’s have in common? They provide cases of excellent role models in sports that we can pass on to our children and grandchildren. After witnessing so many instances of poor sportsmanship over the years, it\’s impressive to have examples of positive behavior by athletes. Legendary U.C.L.A. basketball coach John Wooden was known for his inspiration and motivation, on and off the court. His philosophy of life – as well as his entire persona – exemplified the values we wish to impart to our children. His style was gracious, even as he focused on creating... Read More

Creating Change: Identify your inner obstacles to change

February 1st, 2010

I\’m sure you aware of some things you want to change in your life, that your heart longs for. It is likely that these longings have been with you for quite a while, but you have not been able to achieve them – yet. Now is the time to find out what has been stopping you, so that you can finally dissolve those blocks. Although objective real-life obstacles may sometimes exist, what usually holds us back are our inner obstacles – our fears and negative beliefs. Some of them we hear in our self-talk, the things we tell ourselves. This self-talk can be very harsh – we may even call... Read More

Tips for Widows—Surviving the Holidays

November 30th, 2009

Holidays can be difficult for widows. Whether it is a birthday, anniversary, Thanksgiving or New Years, the memories of past holidays can keep widows stuck in the past and unable to move forward in their life. It can feel impossible to even consider participating in a holiday without one\’s spouse. Those shared traditions and memories from past years probably do not feel appropriate now. Sometimes widows feel guilty when they think about participating in special days without their spouse. These special days can also bring up a lot of sadness for widows. Widows can also experience a great... Read More

Anything To Please

September 21st, 2009

We are all on a personal path of awakening to our higher self. Let\’s call that “self” our Wise Woman. She is the non-judgmental observer part of ourselves who watches over our life\’s drama and gives us knowing nudges. Some call this awareness our inner voice, our authentic self or just plain intuitive knowing. Our ego, however, that finely formed false identity we\’ve molded and used for so long, rarely listens to the quiet voice of our Wise Woman. The ego\’s mask has hardened by our posture of performing its familiar acts. How can we listen to our Wise Woman when... Read More

Growing a New You

July 31st, 2009

People should behave like lobsters, says Rev. Sheila Pierce, and spend their lives continually molting. We have a lot to learn from a clawed creature that removes himself from his old shell in order to grow a new one dozens of times over, said the pastor on a recent Sunday at the Center of Peace in Philadelphia. Our inner growth process can change just as often in the search of our true self. While a lobster prepares for molting, his old shell cracks and he backs out of it, leaving it behind. In the new soft shell, he is vulnerable to predators, and must remain in hiding while waiting for his shell... Read More

Personal Board of Directors

July 31st, 2009

I called a close friend soon after my daughters left for college. Parts of me felt hallow as I was alone in the house for the first time in 20-plus years. Tearfully, I told her, “I miss my babies.” “Then,” she said, “it\’s time for you to grow.” I was taken aback by her response. Time for me to grow? I was an adult; wasn\’t my growing completed? In the mid-80s, there weren\’t many resources to help me on my journey. Talk shows like “Oprah” and self-help books weren\’t as prevalent as they are today. I was able to find “Pulling Your Own Strings” by Dr.... Read More

It’s Boomer Energy Time!—Five Ways to Practice Presence in Critical Times

July 8th, 2009

These critical times can actually be the Baby Boomers’ finest hour. We are survivors of many life challenges such as career changes, job loss, personal or loved one’s illnesses and shattering events such as death of parents and relatives. More than that, we are learning to thrive in difficult times and discovering ways to share our inner wisdom with others. Staying centered and present in critical times is one of the Boomer’s greatest gifts. It brings us to the spiritual wisdom that allows our energy to flow from within to help others. We can be the caring presence for others in the center... Read More

You ARE who you hang with…

June 22nd, 2009

I read once that you are the “average” of the people you hang around. If you hang out with people who are unmotivated, are complainers, look for problems rather than solutions and are “talkers” not “doers”, you’re putting big barriers up toward reaching your goals. Take a look at the people you spend time with. Are they like-minded? Do they have similar values? Are they working on their personal and professional strategies for success? Are you? If you’re feeling stuck in your own story and frustrated with your life and career, part of your problem could be who you hang out with! Get... Read More

Susan Boyle\’s Beauty on the Inside

June 8th, 2009

Thanks to the Internet, we all had a chance to learn a lesson from Susan Boyle when she sang “I Dreamed a Dream” before judges of the TV show, “Britain has Talent.” What a surreal and thrilling moment for her. And what a wake-up call for the rest of us. Her 15 minutes of fame aren\’t over yet. So far, almost 100 million viewers have seen her on YouTube. Why the viral nature of this phenomenon? Of course we\’re all pretty fed up with the media focus on the economic meltdown or vapid teen pop stars, and desperate for a heartwarming story. Or are we really looking... Read More