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Rich and Powerful

I recently found myself in a crisis of self-doubt. I was in a virtual workshop with a coach who is famous for his method of enrolling high-fee clients. I had been gifted the ticket and was curious to learn from him, so I cleared my schedule to attend. Compare and…
May 12, 2022
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“What Can I Do?”

That is the persistent question of Dorothea Brooke, the heroine of Middlemarch, by George Eliot. As I have read headlines and articles about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, I have found myself asking it, too, and it has led me to wonder, “What would Dorothea do?” Dorothea is my favorite literary…
March 18, 2022
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Peace, Self-Love, and Dieting

Since Christmas I’ve made a project of losing weight. I say “project” because I’ve been following Martha Beck’s book on the subject, The Four-Day Win, and it’s not a traditional diet book that tells you how to eat. Instead, it’s full of exercises and practices that are designed to teach…
March 12, 2021
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Put Away Childish Thinking

Last week I wrote about a miscommunication between my daughter and me. It happened years ago, but she brought it up recently in conversation, referring to it as a time I had “crushed a dream.” I call it a miscommunication because, at the time it happened, I had no idea…
March 4, 2021
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I Need to Make a Decision

How to Invite the "Next Right Step" Last week I wrote about a new approach to New Year’s resolutions. What if you want to be resolved about something, but you’re not? You want to act – feel like you should or even need to – but you are deadlocked within…
January 22, 2021