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Overcoming Performance Anxiety: Don't Think of It As A Performance

Who is afraid of public speaking? We all are, at least some of the time. Here's a piece I wrote on Huffington Post about overcoming performance anxiety. Hint: It's about connecting not perfecting.

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In Forgiving Others, You Set Yourself Free

Forgiveness. What a load it lifts-- from our own shoulders. Here is a piece about forgiveness on www.lifetimemoms.com for which I was interviewed.

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Overcoming Procrastination: 7 Strategies to Get the Job Done, Today

procrastinationIf only we could list procrastination as a skill on our resumé. We've all been practicing diligently for years, and now qualify as experts, thanks to the internet and all it's must-see nooks and crannies. But don't despair, there's hope for procrastinators.

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Overcoming Vacation Anxiety: How to Get Your Inner Workaholic to Take a Break

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Vacations are great in theory, I just don't have time to take one! We all want to get away, but it's a challenge to get away from our work when our work is holding on tight (and maybe we just need to see this one project through, but we'll take a break when it's done, promise!). Here are the do's and don'ts of making vacations work so you don't have to.

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Making Expectations Work for You

You can’t always get what you want—The Rolling Stones

Why is it that this most basic of human truths, which we are exposed to from day one of our lives, is the hardest to grasp? Like trying to put a square peg in a round hole, it just doesn't seem to fit. If we can work some flexibility into our expectations, we may just find that the second most basic human truth, namely, that we usually get what we need, is always there for us at the ready. Let's see how.

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Name that (Worry) Tune: How to Catch Worry Early, Before it Catches You

Worry operates stealthily in our lives because we just start reacting to it without realizing it. When you name your worry voice, recognize the tune, you can quickly decide if this is the soundtrack you really need to your life, or if you'd be better served by changing the channel.

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Happy New Year! How to Make this a Great Year (Without the Pressure)

The way to make this a great year is to not expect it to be the best year ever.

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