Earth Day Perspectives On Leadership & Parenting

When my son was younger, he was obsessed with plants and trees and soils and seeds. When most boys his age were collecting baseball cards, he was carrying around a little field guide that showed the growing regions and seasons for plants. His first grade teacher nicknamed him Johnny Appleseed. In her classroom at Christmas,…
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5 Ways To Remove The Entitlement From Divorce

I’ve experienced first-hand the effects of divorce. As a life coach, I’ve worked with clients who were struggling to find their new normal and learning to forgive and accept. While divorce can and may be the best choice for you and your spouse, it is never easy – or simple. I admire couples who can…
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The Fire And The Fuel

The relationship was deteriorating. We spent more time apart than we did together. We no longer shared the same interests. His obsession was with cold weather activities – I preferred the sunshine and warmth. I valued activities that required my body to generate energy through movement. His activities involved a motor generating speed. Not only…
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Golden Gift Of Losing

I’ve watched with intrigue as the Little League International stripped Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Little League of the 2014 United States title for falsifying boundary districts and using ineligible players. I’ve read myriad perspectives on this story including those that claim the decision to expose the “cheat” was racially motivated; or stemmed from jealousy. Most…
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Love Advice

I will never pretend to be an expert when it comes to love. If experience dictates expertise, what I know well is that matters of the heart can cloud our vision and skew our judgment. I once had a crush on a guy who was horrible for me. I couldn’t see his shortcomings, only his…
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