What Does Loving You Look Like?

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With all of the self-improvement books out there, the one underlying foundational advice is that one must love themselves.  Sounds great, doesn’t it?    Yet, how does one know how to love one’s self and if we don’t, how do we go about learning to love ourselves. I’m a self-growth junkie and consequently read numerous books on Read More…

The Drama Of Working For An Entrepreneur

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I have my own business so have a different perspective about entrepreneurs.   In the past, I was an employee of an owner-occupied business and today this is my business niche.   I definitely prefer being a consultant rather than an employee. How do you deal with an owner or a difficult manager who is unreasonable, demanding Read More…

People, Places and Things That Bother Me

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Do you ever get frustrated, annoyed or angry with another person?   Silly question…isn’t it.  We all react to people, places or things in our lives that don’t seem to work for us.  Some things that bother me: The bus ride that made me late for a client’s meeting,  having to wait on line,  healthy food Read More…

Is Peace Possible (cont’d)

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I’ve spoken to several people since writing my last post “Is Peace Possible?”.  The responses varied from blank reactions, in agreement with me, or “be a realist and that peace is not possible.”   Where does the truth lie — in our own beliefs around the possibility of peace in the world and our willingness to Read More…

Is Peace Possible?

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I was trying to write a post on another topic while listening to a new CD I purchased by Zade.    An impossible task…I must write about what I’m experiencing right now. I happened upon this wonderful artist by chance on a Public TV station that was showing: “One Night in Jordan…A Concert for Peace.”  Was Read More…

Do You Feel Powerless?

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I’ve been thinking how we generally accept that there are areas of our lives that we are powerless to control.  We feel that we have no control over the crazy boss, bills, our partner’s habits, or what our children do.  We have no power to choose in some situations.  Yet is that true? I’ve certainly Read More…

One More Thing To Do

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Does anyone else suffer from this annoying habit “one more thing to do before I leave for the day?”    I’m always rushing for the bus or am a few minutes late meeting someone because I did one more thing. I’m not sure when or why I started this habit, but probably when the kids were Read More…

10 Things I Love

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Do you think about the things or people in your life that you love or appreciate?  In my busy and hurried life, I realized that I could easily ignore all the wonderful and simple things and experiences I have in my life right now.  When I embrace the task of appreciating what I have in Read More…

What Is This Thing Called Work

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In these economic times, I’m grateful that I have my own bookkeeping business and am making a living from my work. A year and half ago I had no idea how I was going to pay my bills, and in a short period I’ve built a strong business.  Yet I’ve been running myself ragged with Read More…

Life Lessons of a Funeral

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This past week I’ve spent a lot of time with family.  My brother’s wife died at 66.  Family came from Maryland and Colorado, as well as within New York. As the family gathered and shared sweet memories of her life, I realized that I’ve neglected to envision how I wanted to be remembered when I Read More…