Good Energy

  Last week, I took an online yoga class on Facebook through Burning Wheel Yoga (located in Medfield, MA. I’ve never been to their studio and am enjoying their online classes.) And at the end of class the instructor, Jordan, talked about Karma Yoga. And, even though I’m a certified yoga teacher and avid practitioner,…

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Range of Emotions

  Emotional awareness is not only vital during a global pandemic but anytime you feel uneasy or unsettled. (i.e., like a meeting, pitch or client conversation.) To name and acknowledge your feelings, get curious about them, and take action to manage them effectively allows you to maintain a good relationship with yourself and others. And do good…

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Virtual Meetings

  I’ve had more Zoom video calls in the last two weeks than I’ve ever had before. Everyone, it seems, wants to stay connected virtually. And I know I’m not the only one. For example, my dad, John, retired to Florida a number of years ago and spends a good amount of his time teaching…

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Managing Stress and Change

  How are you holding up this week?  Me? I’m living in confusion and questions: How bad is this coronavirus? (I know, it’s bad) Why haven’t they locked us down? To charge a fee or not to charge a fee? How can I balance staying connected to others and still have quiet time to simply…

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Playing It Safe

  The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Have you seen it? Over the holidays I binge watched season 3 … twice. Once alone, and once with my husband. To say I love the show is an understatement.  But that’s not what this post is about. Without giving away any spoilers, the final scene in season 3, episode…

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Creating a Business Vision for 2020

  Do you have 2020 vision? I’ve worn glasses since 4th grade. My mom realized it when she took my sister and me to see the movie The Toy starring Richard Pryor. During the lake scene, when Pryor gets bitten by piranhas (see clip below or click here), I couldn’t make out the marks on…

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Stop Settling in Business: Make Yourself Heard

  “It’s fine.” “No big deal.” “That’s OK.” How often have you settled for something you didn’t really want in business? That’s what today’s blog post is all about. Let 2020 be the year you stop settling, speak up and make yourself heard. It all started with a couch. My husband and I finally decided…

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Do Your Presentations Lack Energy?

  My husband gave up eating french fries 4 years ago after reading an article stating that as men approach a certain age, french fries and potato chips are often the biggest contributor to weight gain. And just like that he hasn’t had a french fry since. Since he didn’t mention anything about women in…

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communicate change

  Whether a business owner or a leader inside a company, at some point you’ll have to communicate change to clients, employees or other important audiences. How you communicate that change matters. I remember the conversation like it was yesterday, not 14 years ago. The CEO of the small analyst firm where I worked stopped…

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