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Making Your Case for Having a Life

You’re drowning in tasks and a list of priorities longer than you can possibly fit into any reasonable life, and your dreams of contribution, progression and quality time with those you love are getting way-laid. It’s time for *the* conversation. With your spouse. With your kids. With your communities. With your boss. And then there’s […]

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Sacred Space, White Space, Your Space

A couple of weeks ago, I had one of those days. Only there were several of them in a row. Not one thing went as planned. That was OK the first day. It wasn’t OK multiple days in a row and I did not handle it as well as I wanted to. When I finally […]

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What Does an Integrated Life Mean, Anyway?

Our souls desire to behave in ways that line up with what we believe and value.  That is called living an integrated life.  When behavior matches values, we are whole.  We live without apology, heads held high.  Not in arrogance, but in quiet authority that we are on the right path. Join me for She […]

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Sweet & Sour

I spent the Christmas/New Year week focused on my family.  It’s a different kind of work than the usual weekly rhythm, but it is still work.* We had a wonderful few days.  Friends and wonderful food and the thrill of all my children engaged and in a magical frame of mind for the most part.  […]

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The Admiral, Half Days and Laundry

It’s no secret that I became a bit of an Admiral Mike Mullen groupie after he spoke at the Families and Work Institute’s Work Life Legacy Awards Dinner back in July 2010.  OK, maybe a lot of a groupie.   Then there’s my crush on Ted Childs.  (still can’t do justice to the two hour interview […]

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Throwing It All Up In The Air

There comes a time, many times actually over the course of a life, when a wholesale analysis, reflection and reinvention is required.  This is one of those times for me.   I have so much to ask, to learn, to say.  I am at a point where I need to follow through on that in a […]

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A Segmented Life

Imagine rolling acres of gorgeous New England countryside replete with the entire cliche of chirping birds, humming insects and a beautiful, hot summer’s day.  Add several structures scattered over the property – each a ground-breaker in architecture and contemporary design.  One for cooking, sleeping and conversation, one for guests, intimacy and play, two for inspiration, […]

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Rocking the House of Work

There is something powerful when people gather around a table.  In the midst of too many other to-dos to mention this week, I took several hours and went to lunch with an amazing group of work+life commentators and implementers. Plain and simple, the conversation rocked the house. From the founder of the work+life research movement […]

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