Your True Calling is Right in Front of You

Your True Calling is Right in Front of You

Are you feeling stuck or unsure of what to do next with your life? Odds are your true calling is right in front of you but you miss it because you’re looking for it in the wrong place. All you need to do to “see” it clearly is change your perspective. This was certainly true for “Maria,” a woman in her late 40s who took one of my first creativity workshops. Frankly, Maria scared the bejesus out of me. She stood...

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Valentine’s Day Tip: How Do You Find True Love?

Valentine’s Day Tip: How Do You Find True Love?

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Many people remain single, some of us settle for less, and a few “lucky” folks thrive in good relationships. What makes the difference? In my experience, true love comes knocking at your door when you stop looking for it outside of yourself, and focus on accepting yourself for who you are—warts and all—instead. Do you remember Gina from our “Embrace Your Inner Weirdo” blog? She...

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When do You Ditch Your Job to Follow Your Dreams?

When do You Ditch Your Job to Follow Your Dreams?

How do you know when the time is right to follow your dreams and ditch your day job? Our last blog discussed how it’s possible to stay employed AND find joy and contentment in your after-hour activities, and pursue your passions full-time once you retire. But sometimes you need to leap into the unknown to follow your heart. Jack Topalian is a perfect role model. I  met him while I was taking acting classes with the renowned Kay...

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Are You Too Scared to Follow Your True Calling?

Are You Too Scared to Follow Your True Calling?

Even though the goal of this blog series is to help you find your true calling, the truth is that most people are too afraid to change. They have mouths to feed, bills to pay, and fear that if they follow their dreams, someone will get hurt.  The old saying “leap and the net shall appear” does not comfort them. Because they hesitate to plunge into the unknown, they stay stuck.  Can you relate? Dan was such a case.  A dignified-looking...

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10 Tips to Reach Your Dreams in 2014

10 Tips to Reach Your Dreams in 2014

How to Reach Your Dreams Every year millions of us pull our collective hair out by making New Year’s Resolutions we don’t keep, as is evidenced by all the near-empty gyms in March. Rather than make goals, why not develop a good habit to help you reach your dreams? Any one of these can change your life. 1. Accept yourself for who you are, warts and all.  Yes, I know I ended my Christmas blog with this thought, but it’s...

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The Secret to Staying Sane this Christmas (Around Our Crazy Families)

The Secret to Staying Sane this Christmas (Around Our Crazy Families)

The Christmas season can be a truly joyful time of year, but it can also be stressful for those of us spending the holidays with families who push our buttons.   According to Charles Whitfield, author of “Healing the Child Within,” 80 to 95% of us grew up in dysfunctional families. Well, pour yourself some eggnog, snuggle up under a warm comforter, and read on to learn how to keep from going crazy this Christmas. Do you remember the island...

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