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Join us for a free introductory hour exploring our upcoming 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion for Women Online Course. Learn how you can integrate self-compassion into your daily life. Self-compassion is an inner adventure guiding you to becoming your own best teacher and friend while learning to respond with wisdom and kindness to yourself in the midst […]

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Happy Birthday Julia Child!

Bon Appetit and Happy 97th Birthday Julia Child! And thank you, Julie Powell, Nora Ephron, and Meryl Streep for keeping Julia’s spirit alive in the film Julie & Julia. It brought back a memory of one of my life highlights. Several years ago I had the good fortune to meet Julia Child, who was 90 […]

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Inspire Yourself ~ 7 Steps to Creative Napping

Have you ever fallen asleep at your desk or had an easier time falling asleep on the couch than in bed? Does your creativity need a boost? Could you use more enthusiasm? Nap your way to success. The National Sleep Foundation reports some astonishing facts that validate the power of a nap: * 48.5% of […]

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San Diego Living – In the Presence of Excellence

The team at San Diego 6 Living is great to work with. Producer Tiffany Frowiss should be cloned. She has amazing relationship strengths to keep all the talent organized and on time in a professional and upbeat manner under a lot of pressure and last minute changes. The day I was on so was comedian […]

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Sacred Walks, Whale Songs, and Wedding Magic

I thought it would be gone by now. A few days ago, the San Diego Tribune had reported a dead 30 foot juvenile male gray whale had washed up on Torrey Pines Beach. They said that it probably been been hit by a boat propeller and most likely wasn’t the young whale “Diego” who has […]

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Discover Your Happiness Strengths

After a four year hiatus, today I repeated the VIA (Values in Action) Strengths survey on the newly updated happier.com. Once again, I was reminded of the power of self-discovery and self-awareness, and the immense value of identifying your personal strengths. The site highlights research and assessments by the gifted Dr. Martin Seligman, founder of the Positive Psychology movement at the […]

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Do You Agree? Is Knowledge the Key to Survival?

“I will say the most important thing the human race has for our survival is our brain. If knowledge is not passed down to the next generation, we will become extinct.”~ George Lucas George Lucas, filmmaker and creator of the movie Star Wars challenged President Obama to make education a top priority as he accepted […]

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Self with a Capital “S”

On my walk today, it was low LOW tide. With the storm having passed, the beach was filled with all sorts of treasures. Two of my favorite finds are always little white pebbles and egg-shaped rocks, both of which I found this morning. As I was nearing the end of my walk (up Piney Mountain, […]

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The Strengths Revolution – Part 2

I first heard about the strengths theory in 1993 and was mesmerized when I found Donald’s Clifton’s book that he wrote with Paula Nelson in 1992 titled Soar with Your Strengths. I had spent so much of my life focused on what was wrong with me and trying to fix it as well as downplaying […]

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The Strengths Revolution – Part 1

One of the key elements of feeling inspired about your work and enthusiastic at work is the ability to know and use your personal strengths on a daily basis. Sadly, most people either don’t know or don’t use their strengths at work. According to research done by the Gallup Organization, only 17% of people are […]

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Tap into Your EnthusiMaster!

This morning at the gym in my yoga class I was in the middle of our final meditation when I heard a voice within say, “This is sooooooooo good!” Because I’ve learned how much wisdom these inner voices can offer when I pay attention and listen, I responded silently to the voice, “Who are you?” […]

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