Being a Beginner: 5 (Often Forgotten) Benefits

Running (Into) A Beginner’s Mindset A year ago, a friend asked me to fill in last minute.  She had put together a relay team for the Baltimore marathon. One of her teammates had another obligation, and my friend wasn’t about to run two legs of the marathon herself.  (That would have meant she would have run a half marathon). “Six Read More >

Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone: 10 Ideas (Through the Lens of An Enema)

Way Outside of My Comfort Zone  “You want me to give myself an enema?” I asked my friend, Kristin, who had successfully dealt with the same discomfort I was experiencing. “Yes, it will help relieve the pain and discomfort you’re feeling. It’s also really good for your colon,” she said. She wasn’t talking about the kind you get from the Read More >

“You are a beautiful work of art.” She wrote it on a gum wrapper!

Being with difficult emotions can be challenging for all of us. We can feel like we’re insufficient to handle the challenges and difficult emotions life presents. And yet, we have such incredible power to see and acknowledge other people, for their beauty and strength. Through that acknowledgement, we empower others to see the beauty in themselves. Acknowledge the beauty, the Read More >

How To Get The Job You Really Want

Do you know an awesome company, or a specific job you’d like to land, but you’re unsure how to get in the door? Maybe you know someone who works at the company, and they’ve even sent your resume to the hiring manager. But you still haven’t gotten an interview. What gives? And, more importantly, is there something more you can Read More >

Overcoming Difficulty: 5 Steps I Learned From My Cat (Of All Places)

Ever find yourself running in circles in your mind about some difficult thing that happened (or may happen)? There’s a script that can get going, replaying past situations, or future potentialities, over and over.  It seems like our brains are wired this way, trying to figure out what we (or they) should have done differently (or might need to do Read More >

1 VERY Powerful Way I Overcame Adversity

How do you overcome adversity? Cultivating a mindset for success is a process that has more to do with letting simple successes energize you than taking giant steps into the unknown. In this motivational video, Misti Burmeister shares a powerful strategy for using #adversity as a way of #TransformingYourLife

7 Simple Steps To Landing The Opportunity You Really Want

You’ve had your eye on an awesome company. It’s known as a best place to work for its creative environment, industry leadership, advancement opportunity, pay or something else that is a priority for you. You begin to dream. There are a few jobs you know you can do, and one position in particular you’d love to land at this great Read More >

The Uses And Abuses Of The Law Of Reciprocity

Ever find yourself avoiding situations or people who do nice things for you? You want support, encouragement, valuable advice, or even a hug, but yet something inside of you knows that accepting it means you owe something. And so you avoid the people or experiences that leave you feeling indebted. It’s this discomfort that stops you from accepting the “free” Read More >

A Simple Strategy To Strengthen Your Confidence

In an effort to avoid looking self-centered, unfocused or unproductive, it’s easy to fall into the trap of exhausting yourself by doing what you think you should do. Said simply, —Sharing time with people you love, —Learning, —Taking a vacation, —Spending time in nature, —Getting the rest your body needs, —Exercising, —Snuggling your babies (including furry ones), —Budgeting and saving Read More >

The Truth About Freedom

How free are you to appreciate life, even as you wrestle with some of life’s great challenges, climb in your career, contribute to your potential and enjoy the people and experiences that present themselves every day? Throughout the month of July, gratitude ripples through my mind as I think about the many people who fought for America’s independence back in Read More >