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Finding Your Way Through Critical Career and Life Decisions

Finding Your Way Through Critical Career and Life Decisions

Are you at a major career and life juncture and struggling with the important "what's next?" decision?  Are you lost in false choices, choice overload, distractions and soul-sucking busyness, the constant search for validation, and nagging self-doubt?  If so, here are five proven strategies to create some breathing room for creative, yet productive decision making.  This is learning for the journey.

Are You Really "Connected"?

Are You Really "Connected"?

The nature and quality of our connections to ourselves, others, and the world contribute significantly to our health and well-being - literally and figuratively.  Connections also enable us to live meaningful lives of contribution.  Here is some practical and research-based advice for the journey.

Four Lessons for Contributing Without Selling Your Soul

Four Lessons for Contributing Without Selling Your Soul

Several weeks ago I was asked to make a presentation at the Women's Business Center of North Alabama (WBCNA) for a networking series called Strong Women, Strong Coffee.  Amazingly, a room full of women and a few stalwart men got up at the crack of dawn and came out to hear me speak.  I was both amazed and humbled.  I was asked to share some of my "keys to success."  One of the most important lessons I have learned is how to contribute without selling my soul.

Are you happy? Or, are you happy?

Are you happy?  Or, are you happy?

It is 2:00 am, the house is quiet but our mind is not.  Alone with our thoughts, we may ponder the question of happiness, that elusive prize which we pursue - whether we admit it or not.  What is happiness?  Am I happy?  Can I be happy?  Will I ever be happy?   Why is it so elusive?