“Timeless Truth Stories” Keeps Growing Us If We Let It



15 years? How is this possible? It’s a blink of an eye and a lifetime ago all in the same moment. 14 years… of reading names and ringing the bells and moments of silence. What is left to be said? Or learned? Plenty. It is tempting to say “I know this” or “I have heard it all before” or to say […]

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You Can’t Hoard Love



To Make Love Grow We’ve Got to Fill Ourselves Up & Spread It Around! This is the day the greeting card industry hath made… let us rejoice in the true meaning of love… instead. If you live in a place that celebrates Valentine’s Day, you will know that this is a holiday that brings with it a mixed bag of stirred-up […]

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Merry Christmas, Marilena- Your Credit Card’s Been Hacked!



There is nothing like waking up first thing on a holiday morning to have an 800 number ringing on one’s cel phone. I tried to send it to voice mail, but I accidentally picked it up instead and found a real person on the other end from my credit card company apologizing for the intrusion on Christmas morning but wanting to verify […]

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My Thanksgiving Prayer for Coaches



Let Me….. On this Day of Thanksgiving, I am so grateful for each of you, my dear coaches and friends. We are like-minded, like-hearted and soul-connected. You inspire me through your vision and purpose to love and serve others… your families, friends, clients and the world. In turn, so much of my meaning and purpose is to love and serve […]

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Do You Re-Member?



  This was the picture from my window this morning of the moody skyline of Manhattan… An expression of tempestuous emotions and energies that are still conjured by the events and memories of 9-11. As the names were read for the 13th faithful year this morning and as the bells were rung to commemorate four fateful moments, we focused our collective attention […]

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What if You Were On A Path Only You Could Walk?



Well. You are. It seems to me that we spend a lot of time worrying about the path we are on… Is it the right one or is the person next to us on a better path than we are.  The old “Compare and Despair.” What if truly, your path was designed just for you. No one else could stand on […]

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The Swing’s the Thing! Re-Learning to Play



Work-Life Balance, for most people, might as well be called, Work-Work Balance. We work “at work” and then we “work more at home” and what falls down on our list… is Play.  Even if you are a stay-at-home parent or solopreneur, the to-do list seems never-ending.  So let’s not talk about work-life balance shall we? Let’s talk about Work-Play balance. […]

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Celebrating Health Coach Week: You Know You Are an Amazing Health Coach If…



Thanks to the efforts of Joshua Rosenthal, the founder of  The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, this week has officially been declared “National Health Coach Week.” When I first started coaching many years ago and I told people what I did for a living, they replied, “You’re a coach? Where is your whistle?” Now the term Health Coach, Wellness Coach, and […]

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It’s Easy to be Thankful for the “good things”



In this season of focusing on Gratitude, I find my heart and mind easily gravitate toward all the wonderful blessings I experience regularly. Maybe for you this is just an extension of an already existing gratitude practice.   Typically, when I am asked, “What are you grateful for?” my mind begins to take inventory of everyone I know and everything currently going on […]

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If You See Something… Say Something



I woke up this 9/11 and saw the sky from my bedroom window. Gloomy, Overcast. Hmmm seemed to fit the mood of remembrance for the day. I knew there would be flags hung at half mast today… there would be the reading of the names and firefighters standing at full salute outside their houses at 8:46 and 9:03 this morning. […]

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