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I am a transformation author and coach, blogger, publisher, artist and chief evangelist at Emotionally Resilient Living. I write about the power of emotional resilience and how to put you "unapologetically" in charge of your life.

Reflections on Persevering With Purpose

Written by on July 3, 2017 in Adaptability, Sense of Purpose with 0 Comments
Reflections on Persevering With Purpose

~ Patience, persevering, and sense of purpose are constant themes when talking about resilience, especially when overcoming adversity or striving to achieve dreams and goals. It is that stick-to-itiveness – the motivation to not quit when the road gets tough – that ultimately makes the biggest difference in our lives. But it’s important to understand […]

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In Every Disappointment Lies Opportunity

Written by on June 26, 2017 in Adaptability, Self Awareness with 35 Comments
In Every Disappointment Lies Opportunity

~ Wherever you have hopes or expectations, there is a risk of disappointment. You fell short of reaching an important goal; the bonus you were counting on didn’t come through. A trusted friend let you down, or someone you like didn’t return your feelings. Maybe you didn’t receive birthday wishes from someone you care about. You […]

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How to Have Conversations That Matter

Written by on June 12, 2017 in Breaking Barriers, Self Awareness with 28 Comments
How to Have Conversations That Matter

~ Chances are you’ve heard all the standard advice on how to communicate, especially if you’ve ever worked in management or sales … look the person in the eye, think of interesting topics to discuss in advance, look, nod and smile to show that you’re paying attention, repeat back what you just heard or summarize […]

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Reflections on What it Means to Live Authentically

Reflections on What it Means to Live Authentically

~ The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are. ~ Carl Jung The notion of being “authentic” has been kicked around so much it’s become something of a buzzword. But hype aside, the question remains, just how do we find that special place of truth within ourselves? Seriously, have you ever […]

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Defining Moments Reveal Your True Self

Written by on May 22, 2017 in Self Awareness with 45 Comments
Defining Moments Reveal Your True Self

~ If I were to ask you to list the most defining moments in your life so far, what would you include … graduation, marriage, the birth of your children, possibly a traumatic event such as the loss of a loved one? Today I’d like to challenge your thinking a little by taking a closer […]

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Overcoming Our Inability to Say “No”

Written by on May 15, 2017 in Breaking Barriers, Confidence with 49 Comments
Overcoming Our Inability to Say “No”

~ Do you dread having to say no, even when you really want to? Have you ever made false or elaborate excuses or ignored a request hoping that the whole thing will just go away or that somehow the other person will get the message? While it is true that those who lean toward being […]

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