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Create a Life You Love

How? Chip away at all the things that bother you. All your negative emotions hold you back from enjoying your life. When you feel happy and joyful, you are allowing more good to flow into your life, and it feels effortless. As you clear away all negativity, you will have more time and energy to focus on this key question, “What do I want?” Ask yourself that question every day. Get quiet first thing in… Read More »Create a Life You Love

Pave the Way to Success

I recently had dinner with my fabulous friend Tracey Severns and as always, it was a night to remember. I didn’t dare ask her, “What are you going to do now that you are retired?” because if you know Tracey, she is just getting revved up! Her “retirement” is packed with speaking engagements, invitations to be a guest lecturer and keynote speaker at numerous conferences, and she is a regular contributor to DisruptED TV. She’s… Read More »Pave the Way to Success

Be Your Best Self Workshop

I’m psyched to debut my new workshop, “Be Your Best Self” in Cliffside Park this Tuesday! In order to achieve the joy and success we want in life, we have to work on ourselves first. Feeling good is a decision. I will walk you through ways to consciously stay in gratitude and joy. When you feel good, you have the strength and vitality to pursue your dreams and goals. Life gets better and better as… Read More »Be Your Best Self Workshop

Self-Empowerment Workshop this Week!

I am psyched to present at the first annual Self-Empowerment Workshop this Wednesday at William Paterson University. Gerri, Jenn, and I were educational consultants for WPU for years. We share a passion for learning and spent hours creating effective workshops for educators. Now, we are blending our pedagogy with positive, self-care tools to help people cope with the many stressors thrust upon them. Hopefully you can join us. Feel free to share this with others… Read More »Self-Empowerment Workshop this Week!

I’m Presenting Wednesday Night in East Rutherford, NJ

My presentation, Managing Toxic People, is wildly successful.  Difficult people are everywhere in our lives: family members, coworkers, friends and people in our communities, just to name a few.  I teach strategies that help us manage challenging situations with grace and dignity.  One of my favorites is to remain in a state of neutral while dealing with someone difficult. Another favorite strategy is to pause before responding or reacting to a situation, which aids us… Read More »I’m Presenting Wednesday Night in East Rutherford, NJ

Daffodils, A Fresh Beginning

Daffodils bloom early in the spring and are symbolic of rebirth and new beginnings. What an inspirational image for us as we push ourselves daily to grow in our confidence and ability to connect with people in a positive way that builds relationships.  Each day is a new beginning.  Seize the opportunity to be stronger, inspired, resilient – so we blossom into the beautiful people we are meant to be.

The Power of Pausing

There was a time in my life when it seemed like no matter how hard I tried to “fix things,” I was always uncomfortable, irritated and depressed from my interactions with certain people. I was determined to find effective ways to deal with them that didn’t diminish my confidence or energy level.   One day, in the middle of a confrontation, I decided to walk away.  It was the most awkward, uncomfortable thing I have… Read More »The Power of Pausing

Obstacles Make Us Stronger

Obstacles push us to the next level.  Hardships wake us up – nudge us – make us think, “Why did this happen? What do I need to do next?  What am I supposed to learn here?” Our difficult relationships make us uncomfortable and angry.  They shake us up.  We usually fret about the situation, but a great strategy is to focus on the lesson.  How am I meant to grow from this? What did I learn? … Read More »Obstacles Make Us Stronger

Difficult People are Everywhere!

Talking about difficult people has become such a hot topic at my workshops, that I revised my book to include a chapter on how to manage them! Obstinate individuals are not going to change, and they are everywhere whether it’s the bank, your office, your family, your in-laws, and they tend to evoke negative emotions:  stress, aggravation, tension, frustration and anger. That is until now. I’d like to share a couple of my simply brilliant… Read More »Difficult People are Everywhere!

My Best Self at My Ideal Weight

In the New Year, we feel the surge to make our dreams come true, but we are so easily let down by mid January when we slip up – that is, until now! Here are some simple ideas that make a tremendous difference. Be gentle with yourself. Some of my bad habits have been with me for years. If I expect to wake up January 1st  a different person, then I am definitely going to… Read More »My Best Self at My Ideal Weight