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Location, Location, Location…

Not too long ago, The New York Times ran an article on the recently recognized phenomenon of "relocation therapy."  It's an interesting idea and so from a coaching perspective, it seemed like a great topic to chime in on. If you didn't see The Times article, then what exactly is relocation therapy?  It's a recent trend real estate professionals have been seeing where people are moving not …

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Spring Forward, Fall Back

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. ~ Helen Keller With Daylight Savings Time approaching, I've become aware of how quickly seemingly "slow" changes can actually occur.  It's kind of a paradox, but the seasons point it out to us each year.  For instance, we tend to …

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Assertiveness vs. Agressiveness

Recently I was chatting with someone on the subway about assertiveness and how difficult it is to be assertive.  As we chatted, it hit me how so many people are unassertive because they are afraid of being too aggressive.  Which humorously, if we are shying away from assertive behavior because of concerns about being overly rude or aggressive, then we …

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500 Items…

It seemed like a simple idea, create more space in my home by getting rid of some unneeded items.  But then the whole thing became a game and suddenly "a few things" became 100 and then 200 and then 300 and now the goal is to get rid of 500 items by August's end. As I say so often, "If …

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Creating Change Through Decluttering

Having worked with several people to create space, clear out clutter and bring a sense of order to material chaos, I've observed an interesting phenomena.  Major decluttering seems to always lead to major life changes.  It sounds weird that letting go of your things could bring about changes like a new job or a new home.  But I've seen it …

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One Doubt…

I was on a bus recently and was pondering what the difference is in working with a client who is succeeding and one who is stalled in their endeavors.  It occurred to me that it really comes down to doubt.  And it seemed specifically one little doubt.  The doubt that the reality could actually happen. It's not meant to sound …

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Using stress as a motivator…

Raise your sail one foot and you get ten feet of wind. — Chinese proverb I was taking The Living to 100 Healthspan Calculator the other day and a question on stress had me take a moment and reflect. The question was, "How do you usually cope with your stress?" The selections proceeded, but the answer that had me transfixed …