Trust

“That’s one high trust cat!” My husband said last weekend while we were relaxing by the fireplace. (I snapped the picture because I KNEW it would make a good post.) Before I go further, please meet Habibi. He’s our finicky, sometimes cranky, 17 year old boy, who, despite this chill photo, shows no signs of slowing…

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Resilience

  The thermometer read 28 degrees. Would have been easy to say, “Nope, not running outside today.” And yet the desire to get outside, move my body and breathe fresh air proved too strong to ignore. So, I bundled up from head to toe – sock liners, fleece layers, running pants, hat, gloves, neck warmer…

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Receive

  Every Friday at 10:30am I have singing lessons. (Via Zoom, of course)  My teacher, Emily, starts the session with the same question: “Stacey, what do you need from your voice lesson today?” In the beginning I didn’t get it. “I just want to sing!” I’d tell her. The more she asked, though, the more…

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Hey, how you doing?

  I tried to write this newsletter 100 times over the past 2 weeks. At least it felt like that many times. So much to say, no creative or brain space to say it the way I wanted to say it. Client work, networking events, prospect calls, website updates, business and household changes, are taking…

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Reinvent Yourself

  I’ve been talking to lots of people who took time over the Summer to pause, reflect and reinvent themselves, their career or their business. Some on their own and others forced into it due to layoff or furlough or lost business resulting from the pandemic. People who… Started a new business Got a new [dream]…

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Change and Comfort Zones

  Lots of folks, myself included, are facing big changes due to the pandemic. Today I share 20 questions to help you find clarity and boldly move through change with more ease. Sometimes we need a nudge to get us from where we are to where we want to be. The nudge can be small,…

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Burnout is Real

  The emotional heaviness of the past three months got to me and at the beginning of June. I had nothing left to give. Didn’t write a newsletter or publish a podcast (Will be restarting this week!) Cancelled one of the virtual gatherings  Felt lost and unsure of where I fit in the “Covid world”…

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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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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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You Are Good Enough

  I don’t know anyone – men, women, early career professionals, entrepreneurs, executives – who doesn’t struggle with being good enough. Do you? (I’d like to meet them!) For example, just last week I met with a client via Zoom video and listened as she explained the angst she felt going into a meeting with…

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