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declutter your daytimer

Sharpen your saw

I've spent a lot of the past 10 years writing grant proposals and reports, and I've been musing about the parallels between how a majority of funders invest their money and how individuals invest their time and energy. If you're an organization—particularly a non-profit—with a proven track record of providing highly successful (or, in grant-speak, impactful) programs to large numbers of people ...
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Survey says…

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My brain and I are on vacation this week, so instead of struggling to come up with a new post, I've decided it's your turn! I'm always interested in providing you with the content, products, and services you are most interested in, and in 2019, I will continue to offer the following: 1:1 coaching (virtual and in-person) focusing on—but not limited to—women 40+ The (Sorta) Secret Sisterh...
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Happy Mother’s Day (just say no)

Ahhh, Spring. We wait for it with longing, especially here in Michigan, where it comes quite late and often teases us for a while before committing. And then, just as there's a huge wind storm every Fall that strips off the last leaves (along with a lot of branches), every Spring there's a day of downpours after which everything bursts into bloom (and the worms litter the pavement). That's n...
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Do your own (!@#$%) dishes!

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Why...was it always my responsibility to turn on the stove and begin to think about my family's food needs, even when I wasn't hungry? Why couldn't my husband get the dinner preparations started? Why did my family seem to be almost totally paralyzed when it came to preparing a meal? Why did they all wait in the kitchen, as though unable to set the table or pour a glass of water, until I came into ...
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Unlimited do-overs

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It's pretty common for New Year's resolutions to dissolve just weeks into the new year, and as we approach the start of 2018, I have some thoughts on why that's so. Don't get me wrong: I definitely don't discourage setting resolutions—I am just interested in exploring why we have a hard time keeping them, and I've come up with some tips to make resolutions more keep-able. arbitrary or intentio...
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Where are you hiding?

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Explaining what I do as a health coach can be difficult: while the profession is certainly growing, it's still an alien concept for many. In my workshops, I often like to explain my work using stories, which seem to make more sense than a lot of theory and explanation, so for the rest of this month, it's story time! The first story I tell is titled, "Where are you hiding?" Without reveali...
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