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listen. actually listen to people!

Listening! So important. So easy to kinda sorta just not do. What do I mean? Well, I mean a couple of things. 1. Often times, we multitask when we are talking with someone (think about it … organizing, folding laundry, doing your nails, grocery shopping, making dinner …) 2. We tend…

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this moment is for you. live it. be it.

TA DA! Summer. Has. ARRIVED!   I love this weekend … and the 4th of july … and labor day. More than words can say. It’s the lake girl in me. I just can’t help it.   A little background so this piece makes sense – I was born and raised…

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honest hour. do it to it!

Honesty. Sometimes it’s not the easiest thing in the world. However, all of the time, it’s the best idea in the world. I promise. A few weeks ago, my friend Taylor was in town (he’s awesome). Nick, Taylor, and I had ourselves a delicious dinner at 317 Burger in Broad…

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here’s to yoU!

My mom and dad gave me a gift when I received my coaching certification – it is a book titled “Here’s To YOU!” What’s it about? Well, my dear, it’s about celebrating you. Yes … YOU! This week, I’ve gathered some of my favorite pages and recorded them below. This…

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let’s talk about lovin’ your job …

What do you do with your life? Seriously … what do you DO? Are you in business? Are you a server at a restaurant? An attorney? A school teacher? A student? Whatever it is that you do, good job. Work takes work. Now, my next question is this … how…

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leader. that’s you. yeah … yoU!

One of my FAVORITE things I’ve learned, and truly internalized, via my coaching career is this:  We all lead … either by choice or by default. So, my question to you this week is this:  HOW do yoU lead? Yes … you. You sitting at your computer right now reading…

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encourage SOMEone. (:

Let’s talk about encouragement. How amazing does it feel when someone cheers you on? Champions you. Celebrates you. Believe it or not, a lot of people go day-in and day-out without any love, support, or compassion from others. It’s the routine thing. It’s just “the usual.” No big deal. But…

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get active. now!

Happy day of WARMTH! If you live in the Midwest – cheers to some seventy degree weather. Double cheers to the snow piles going bye bye. Really. Go pour a glass of wine … and cheers. So I bought a bike today. Why? To get active. To get more active….

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lil’ love, lil’ laughter list

It’s Sunday night – what a lovely week the past seven days have served. So I currently work as a behavior coach at an elementary school (shout out to Amy Beverland – best work family a girl could ask for … seriously). I’ve been on spring break for the last…

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get CONNECTed

This has been a very big, and very EXCITING, week for me. I took my final exam to be an official certified professional coach on Friday, March 21. On Monday, March 24, I got the approval to add the letters to my name! The course work is behind me at…

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