Getting it on with GQ (but not the way you think)

  There’s IQ, EQ (emotional intelligence) & now GQ (guts or grit quotient).   A little girl puts her nose to the table, eyes wandering everywhere but the fluffy marshmallow in front of her face. She’s part of the famous marshmallow experiment, which showed that kids that could delay gratification for double the treat, overall […]

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Sshhh don’t tell your brain ears this effective communication tip

  When my kiddos were little I told them about our brain ears. You know, the ears that are buried deep inside your brain that aren’t so smart.   The ones that hear you (or someone else) say ‘you can’t do that,’ ‘you’re not smart enough,’ ‘there’s no way you’ll succeed at that,’ ‘you suck […]

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What I learned (& you can too) from the dragons hidden under my butt

  ‘Here be dragons’ was a term some say, used by explorers to describe unexplored territory. Unknown, mysterious territory.   Like the territory we all face when we set out to seek, to find the betwixt & between.   Working with 20,000+ participants in 80+ countries to help them laugh, learn & lead has shown […]

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An unusual Happy Valentine’s Day gift for you based on a true story with a twist

  In Europe keys are given on Saint Valentine’s Day to unlock hearts. On this day, a day of love & of celebrating affection & tenderness I’m giving you a key. A particular type of key.   A key that’s meant to unlock difficult situations, particularly those where love, affection & tenderness are not central. […]

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My recipe for days when even the easiest thing is beyond you

  Some days everything is hard. Nothing flows. Mess is looming. Conflict is lurking around every corner. And everything is an effort, even keeping your eyes open.   (You might be having one of those days today.)     On those days be gentle….   …with yourself & others. Grab your comfort clothes of choice […]

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The honeymoon’s not over; use my free, easy, peasy worksheet to help plan a wonderful year for yourself

  I’m here to tell you that the honeymoon is not over. The new year honeymoon that is.   You can still drink deeply from the fresh start to the year.   The Heath brothers, in their wonderful new book ‘The Power of Moments’ say ‘we have a hunger for these landmarks in time’ (aka […]

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Take charge of your 2018 with a spa for your mind (without all the goopy stuff)

    –> Did you set some goals for yourself for 2018 that have already crashed & burned? –>  Are you blanching at the thought of even setting some goals? –> Do you feel lost even attempting to think about the kind of year you want?   Have I got something special for you.   I’m offering […]

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Here’s how to plan a fun, fab 2018 for yourself

  Welcome! To the new year that is. Happy 2018.   → Are you finding yourself hard pressed to describe the kind of year YOU want? → Are you having difficulty expressing YOUR vision for 2018 (as opposed to someone else’s)? → Do you groan inwardly at the thought of creating goals only to feel […]

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Sleep, Eat, Wake Me Up for … Shopping?

  During the hustle bustle of the holidays, no matter how you celebrate, may your basics get fulfilled & then some.   You may have seen these stickers that are given out on some airlines.   They’re meant for you to stick on the top of your seat so the airline staff know what to […]

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A Gift For You: May the Music Move You

  No matter how you choose to celebrate this time of year, may you find peaceful pockets of tranquility, balanced with enough adventure to get your adrenaline zinging & zipping along.   It’s been an honour to share my musings with you this year & I’m looking forward to more next year. Come along with […]

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