Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Patience of Impatiens

A few years ago, in the fall, at the end of the growing season, I decided to transplant one of my pink impatiens plants and bring it indoors. Initially I thought I might extend the enjoyment of the flowering plant … Continue reading

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Cherish a New Thought

With the trend towards “reduce, reuse, recycle” and protecting the planet, we might believe that everything old is new again.  And yes, I would be the first to advocate for sustainable solutions and the benefits of recycling.  One of my … Continue reading

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Choose Your Words Wisely

“Lack of money is the root of all evil.”  ~ George Bernard Shaw When this quote landed in my inbox recently, it gave me cause to pause and reflect on what I have learned to believe as true.  The saying … Continue reading

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There Is Only Feedback

Today I was facilitating a workshop for a client and there was a key point that I made in the context of strategic goal setting. When you don’t know where you are going, how do you know when you get … Continue reading

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Culture of Possibility

Today I accomplished something.  I finished reading a book.  This wasn’t just any ordinary book, it was the story of success as told by Malcolm Gladwell in “Outliers”.  On page 285, the last page of the book, Gladwell uses the … Continue reading

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How Far One Can Go

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.  ~T.S. Eliot In early December I tried something different.  It wasn’t necessarily risky, yet it was something new.  I decided to try a … Continue reading

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Impossible No Longer

Last week I did something entirely different.  My daughter and I attended a mother/daughter yoga class.  Neither of us has much experience with yoga and we agreed that it would be fun to give it a try.  At about the … Continue reading

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Juice from Carrots

The other day I was using my juicer to make a veggie drink for lunch.  As I was dropping the vegetables into top of the juicer, I noticed the loud noise of the machine as it worked its way through … Continue reading

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The Moment When

I’ve always been fascinated by the accomplishments of successful people, aren’t you?  What makes them successful?  Were they destined for greatness?  Or, was there a single moment when their life took a turn towards success, after which, they accelerated towards … Continue reading

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