Dear Teressa, My boyfriend was a top performer at his company and was recently laid off! This news has been very painful for him and has affected our relationship in many ways. I am trying to keep him motivated, provide support and get him to move on with his life. Can you provide me tips […]

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We tend to react to familiar situation in familiar ways.  That’s clearly true any time we find ourselves back in a familiar situation – like celebrating a holiday with our family of origin or our in-laws. Without thinking, old ingrained patterns of behavior kick in.  When the pattern is constructive, the gathering tends to feel […]

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Today, I’m happy to announce, we’ve launched the new Spirit of Purpose™ website. This new dynamic website is where our community can come together and learn more about how they can Live Better Now!   It is a place where you’ll find encouragement to make conscious choices that will lead to authentic, lasting growth. The Spirit […]

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“Self.” The center of your universe. No matter how selfless you are or how controlled by others you feel, “I” am at the center of everything you know, love, hate, experience. There’s no denying it.

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Every year, we make New Year’s resolutions only to make the same resolutions again the following year. What gets in the way of us achieving our goals, satisfying our resolution?

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To identify and address the LIES – the Labels, Illusions, Excuses and Stories – that limit my experience of love, joy, satisfaction and success, I serve myself by being open to exploring hard questions that may yield unflattering responses.

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Lessons about limiting LIES are everywhere. Here’s a story about being attached to a definition – a labels that defines what a thing is for.

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Jo Anne Dearden shares her very powerful story of unconditional love and forgiveness. I thank her for telling this very personal and deeply moving story of her relationship with her brother so that each of us can grow.

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Parenting a competitive athlete is not easy, yet there are simple things parents can do to ensure a successful experience and create teachable moments – developing real life skills that will impact your child all the way through adulthood.

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When was the last time you looked back on your life and reviewed the road you’ve traveled? Doing so may open the door to a new story and fresh awareness of important “pivot points” in your life.

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For many of us, it feels like someone else is in the driver’s seat of our lives. Our jobs. Our families. Our previous commitments that seem to have taken on lives of their own.

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During the Q&A, a participant said, “I’m always running late, and I don’t know why. I try to be on time, but it seems like I never am.” Then, she asked, “Why is that?” BIG question…profound question.

The answer appears to be obvious: plan better. Agreed?! Valid perspective; one that probably applies to many of us. But, this answer only scratches the surface. There’s more to uncover.

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Today, take some time to reflect on your 2011 journey to date. Give attention to the road you’ve travelled this year and affirm all you’ve done to serve your sense of purpose and to support the success of others.

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Given the quality of interaction I experienced during “The Reading Circle,” I was reminded of how beneficial cross-generational settings and conversations were for me. I believe they can help more of us feel less alone and more connected; to be seen and accepted by others. They can help us develop and refine skills – reading, presentation and coaching skills. Coming together for pleasurable, constructive reasons gives us an opportunity to learn about and affirm each other’s interests.

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