Whenever someone ignores us, criticizes us, deceives us or leaves us for someone or something else it hurts! It feels like a body blow, and often (I know I’ve been guilty of this) we feel the need to react by telling that person off. After all, how could they do this? ..Or, maybe we respond by sulking and wondering what we did to deserve this treatment. These kinds of negative interactions can be so paralyzing and stressful that they can totally derail us and keep us from being happy, productive

News Flash: It’s NOT About Balance. So much is made of striking a balance in our lives, whether it’s eating a balanced diet, striving for spiritual balance, or the constant struggle for work/life balance. And yet despite our every effort, are our lives ever really balanced? And is that the end game? The older I get the more I question this need to be “balanced”. Maybe it’s just a rationalization but I can’t help but feel that instead of worrying about balance in our lives we’d be better off focusing

Have you ever struggled to come up with an effective “elevator pitch”?  One that you thought really captured who you are and the value you provide without saying too much or being too confusing? As Steve Jobs famously said, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. But sometimes trying to keep it short and sweet can be impossibly difficult. Especially when it comes to describing who we are and why we matter in just a sentence or two. For many people this can be paralyzing. After all, what if we leave out

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