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Ma’am, Step Away From The Goldfish.


I had just finished up several days of morning hearings  and I felt like crap.  I had a constant upset stomach, I was tired and feeling like I had brain fog.  I knew I hadn’t been taking care of myself but it suddenly hit me that I had been grabbing a coffee and Egg McMuffin […]

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It’s Rally Time!

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Step Three To The Ignited Life:  Move It Feeling tired, sleepy or have a little brain fog even though you absolutely HAVE to be focused and energetic?   If I don’t get enough sleep or if I haven’t been exercising, I can easily find myself moving slowly in the morning.  Coffee may get my butt […]

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Calm Is My Superpower


Step 2 to the ignited life:  Breathe. I was conducting the second session of a divorce mediation when the wife blurted out, “I don’t know why we’re here, we don’t need you!  A monkey could do your job!”  All sorts of comebacks popped into my mind, starting with a sarcastic “Gee, you are so kind, […]

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What I learned about friendship from getting stepped on.

Mullets help you keep your hair from getting stepped on.

Step One to the Ignited Life:  Find (or cherish) your posse. I was stopped at a light, weeping with laughter while listening to a Fresh Air interview of Russell Brand on NPR.   I looked over at the car next to me and saw my friend in the driver seat.  It looked like she might […]

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I Want to Ignite a Fire Under Your A**


Ignite – that’s my guiding word for 2013.  Have you heard of these groups online that promote the idea of choosing one word to guide your year?  The concept is to consider what you’d like to invite more of into your life.  As I slog through my 40’s, I’m finding more and more that what […]

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