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4 Tips for Launching Your New Business Idea

Launching is about following my intuition and my feel-good instincts. I know how to market, it's what I did for many years. But, when I started asking the question "Does that feel good?" The answer…

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Don’t Think You’re a Leader? Here’s Why You’re Wrong

For as long as I can remember, I've been telling a story that doesn't serve me. The story is this: I'm a behind-the-scenes person who gets her kicks from supporting others. In other words, I'm not a l…

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My Journey to Forgiveness

In December of 2011, I decided to head up to Calistoga for a few days. Calistoga is a small town in Napa Valley, about an hour from where we live. For the past few years, Michelle and I have each go…

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The Simple Mind Trick That Transforms Lives

Whether we realize it or not, our lives revolve around stories and have done so since our cave-painting days. Picture it:†Cave people hunkered down around a blazing fire situated in the middle of t…

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The Annoying Secret to Finding Yourself

Iím not sure who learns more: the life coach or the client. Perhaps itís how a teacher feels when a genius kid shows up in their classroom and starts to school them. Either that or they mix up a stiff…

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My Father Passed Away. This is What He Taught Me

With my 40th†birthday last month, Iíve been in a deep process of self-reflection and have been looking back on my own life and all that has unfolded in the past four decades. I, too, can clearly see…

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Should I Get a Hysterectomy?

Bright and early Monday morning, I head to the doctor to discuss my proposed total hysterectomy. The doctor wants to talk with me to find out if he will tackle the procedure or, due to my case histo…

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10 Things I Learned from Healing an Incurable Disease

Five years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, a condition that is commonly believed to have no cure. I was given the options of surgery and medication for the rest of my life, still without the…

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What Grocery Shopping Really Does to Your Brain

Iím convinced the American food supply is determining our body weight as much as caloric intake, genetics, metabolism, exercise and self-control. I stand at the end of a well-lit grocery aisle se…

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One Father’s Struggle With Body Image

I was in the bathroom one morning a number of years ago getting ready for my day. As I was shaving and taking care of my morning routine, my inner critic was actively and negatively commenting about a…

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