End of Year Review: The Best and Worst of 2015

I’ve sent this exercise out for the past several years before New Year’s Eve, and each year I get requests to send it again. I’ll make this short and sweet. I’ve done this exercise for the past six years and since then every year I have grown my business, made a … Read more

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Are You Doing You?

Lately, I’ve received a lot of questions about how to step up to your next level and get what you really want. In my work as a Life Coach I receive many questions from people along these lines…how can I get paid to do work I love? How do I … Read more

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Before Saying “Yes,” Answer Four Simple Questions

When I stood on the El platform after arriving at my stop in downtown Chicago, I realized I couldn’t move.  My breath was labored. I could see what I needed to do, but my body wouldn’t do it. This was my first introduction to the concept of balance.  I was … Read more

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Ever Been Stuck In Your Story? This Will Help.

I recall several years ago my husband leaving for two weeks to China. It’s not unusual travel for him now, but in the beginning of our marriage it wasn’t easy. The first time he went we had an 18-month old daughter, and I was five months pregnant with our second.  … Read more

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Your Reset Button When Work or Life Knock You Down

When my computer starts giving me lackluster or “wonky” results that I don’t understand or like, the easiest thing to do is hit the “restart” button.  Just yesterday I pushed it when my wireless printer went down.  One minute later—BAM! — I was up and running again. Don’t you wish … Read more

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Your Reset Button: 10 Changes When Work or Life Knocks You Down

When my computer starts giving me lackluster or “wonky” results that I don’t understand or like, the easiest thing to do is hit the “restart” button.  Just yesterday I pushed it when my wireless printer went down.  One minute later—BAM! — I was up and running again. Don’t you wish … Read more

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10 Signs You’ve Found the Work You’re Meant To Do

I love summer reading. This summer as I head to the beach I’ve added the autobiography,  I Am Malala, to my bag. I’m sure you remember her. She’s the young Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban on her school bus when she refused to be silenced in her … Read more

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Ten Things Boot Camp Taught Me About Life

In my years as an executive life coach for driven professionals, executives, entrepreneurs and CEO’s of Household, I’ve noticed a common and frustrating theme.  I call it the Nagging Half-Version Syndrome. It’s the sense, the knowingness, that we are not showing up to our greatest version of ourselves. It’s a … Read more

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My “I Love My Life” Movement

It happened at a popular Starbucks in Chicago’s Lincoln Park on a busy Friday morning as commuters grabbed their first cup of Joe before heading to work. I heard four words I’d never heard before:  “I love my life.” “Was that me? Did I just say that out loud?” I … Read more