Will I have regrets?

“Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, “It might have been.”― Kurt Vonnegut I was talking to a friend a while ago about her children and their father who is gone much of the time. I commented that he would regret his absence someday. My friend responded that she was sure […]

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Love, Loss and Family

  My family is complicated, like many, i know but complicated. I didn’t have a traditional wedding, in part because I didn’t truly appreciate value of the ceremony. The other part was that my family and my husband, Steve,s family were very different and have different ways of celebrating, to the point that I couldn’t […]

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Stressed out

“ The greatest weapon against stress is to choose one thought over another”  William James I took a health evaluation for work the other day. I scored well on choices around activity and diet, but not so well on stress in my life. The test said that my stressors were higher than they should be. […]

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You’ve Got to Have Friends

“I found out what the secret of life is:  Friends.  Best friends.”    Ninny,  Fried Green Tomatoes I was listening to an “On Point” radio show last week about the importance of friendship.  A 25 year old journalist, Julie Beck, was being interviewed after having her article  published in The Atlantic Magazine.   The show was talking […]

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Play is serious business for our health

“It is a happy talent to know how to play”  Ralph Waldo Emerson In health coaching there are lots of tools to help find out the part/s of our lives we might want to work on.  when I look at these parts, ie career, social network, finances, etc, it is fun and recreation that always […]

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Giving

  “the meaning of life is to find your gift.  The purpose of life is to give it away” Pablo Picasso I recently read the book, “29 gifts” by Cami Walker.  This author was diagnosed with MS and was challenged by a friend to give to others as a way to “get out of  herself”. […]

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