During one of my coaching sessions, a client shared with me that he’d decided to take a sabbatical from working. He’s going to quit his current job so he can enjoy life to the fullest, figure out what kind of work will make him happy, and live a balanced life. We agreed he wasn’t satisfied…

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If you’ve been wondering how exercise increases productivity, you’re in luck! Last week, a homework assignment I gave to a client included walking while creating her project management maps. She seemed surprised about this assignment – not the project planning, but the walking. This might sound like an odd set of instructions to give during…

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This annual post about avoiding holiday stress has been a tradition of mine since 2012. This year it seems more fitting than ever to share this. As I write this introduction, the governor of California has just announced rules for Thanksgiving gatherings: no more than three households, must be outside, can’t serve food family style,…

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Gin and tonic has been one of my favorite summertime cocktails because it’s so simple to make, it’s refreshingly cool, and I enjoy the flavor. But three incidents have occurred which lead me to believe that I don’t actually love gin. Incident #1: My husband and I drank a flight of Dutch gin at a…

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When I watch movies, I’m in relaxation mode. But afterwards, my brain automatically goes into reflection mode. Call it a blessing or a curse – either way, I enjoy unpacking the different layers. Even though it’s Hollywood and make believe, we can walk away with lessons from what entertains us. The productivity mantra that I…

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