The Totally Avoidable Way We Mess Things Up

So this past week I hit a wall. Literally. Behold... The good news, beside the fact that I’m uninjured and therefore able to write this blog, is that it happened because I was exhausted from our exciting move. To Paris. France. It happened at the tail end of moving day. We’d spent weeks getting ready and were finally in the home stretch, which included...
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The Problem with your Problem-Solver

I’m writing this while in the midst of an emotional whirlwind. The cause: an impending, temporary move overseas. Anyone who's moved knows that things can get a bit...overwhelming. Needless to say, I’ve needed lots of people to figure lots of things out. Actually, I’ve needed more than people. I’ve needed experts. Here’s just a sample: I needed an expe...
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Lessons from Dunkin’ Donuts’ Big Day

It was a wildly anticipated event. For months we watched the signs go up next to our building, the ones announcing the impending arrival of the new Dunkin’ Donuts in town. Despite its reputation for its delectable pieces of sugary wonder,  I couldn’t help but question if a health-conscious, avocado-lovin’ place like San Diego would welcome a Dunkin’ Donuts ...
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The Reason You Can Handle Anything

The mind is capable of playing some pretty nasty tricks on us, yes? It can make us believe anything in the moment. Don't believe me? Just think of a time in the  past when you've completely believed something in the moment...something that wasn't real. Perhaps it happened on a day like Halloween. Here's another example. A few weeks ago I was one of seve...
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The Easy Fix When You Can’t Get Moving

The other day found me driving at – let’s just say – a speedy pace. I was late for an important meeting. I was sweating and stressed...when I finally got there the sheepish look on my embarrassed face said it all. And there was nobody to blame but myself. Just 15 minutes earlier I’d been in my office chipping away at emails. I knew it was time to get my t...
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