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Making Way For Changing Traditions

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One of the hardest parts of any change is making peace with traditions.

Traditions are a wonderful way to mark the various holidays and occasions. But often, people forget that as their lives change, it's reasonable to expect  the traditions will too.

Traditions are only good so long as they serve the needs of the people participating in them. Holding on to a way of doing something, because that's the way they've always been done, causes emotional pain when things are changing.

This...

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Why Your Version of Life Matters

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In this thing we call life, each of us is meant to create our own version.  What we pull out of it, what we express and put into the world is different because we're different. None of us know how much time we have on this earth to express our version, nor how it will impact others if we're willing to fully live into our lives.

Inspiration, admiration and motivation can find us just about anywhere.

One evening I found it at a local music hall during an open mic night. Over the course of...

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How This One Belief is the Secret to Your Achievements

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What do you consider your biggest achievements? Are they from work, in your community or perhaps in your family? Or maybe you have more personal achievements. A physical or emotional challenge which required you to really decide if and how you would rise to the occasion.

One of the hallmarks of self leadership is the belief that you can meet and handle any challenge that comes your way, it's called "self efficacy". It's not an everyday term, but it is powerful and different from self worth,...

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Rethinking Passion and Finding Your Purpose

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Everywhere you look there is a book, article or blog urging you to follow your passion.

Do you have a passion, or are you, like others, trying to figure out just what that means and what yours might be?

Passion is such a strong word and it might be that you are having a hard time declaring you have one. Maybe instead, there are a lot of things you like, but nothing that really stirs you up. And that is very normal.

The truth is that passion comes from that place where you feel energetically...

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How Claiming "Me Time" Improves Your Life Satisfaction and Happiness

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Do you have a hard time declaring time for yourself?

That's not unusual, given all the roles most women find themselves trying to fulfill. And the roles, they are aplenty. When is the last time you put those aside and thought about yourself as simply - you?

I'd bet it's been months, years, decades?

But doesn't it seem like the time is overdue? This pandemic threw a proverbial wrench into the workings of all of our lives which seems like a moment in time, an invitation even, for some...

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