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Managing Individuality Across Generations

Please note: This post has been moved from its original location at to provide a bit of historical reference. The links may no longer be active / accurate. — Are you a traditionalist? a boomer? a gen ‘X’? a gen ‘y’? a millenial? Are you sure? As an existential coach, I don’t like to group people together in stereotypes. I believe each individual is very unique and can add value to any situation. But I have to face facts: my...

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Too Much Stimulation

I just finished reading The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D. and would recommend the book to coaches and other helping professions. Although this is one of those books where I did not read every single word (see how not to read) I did benefit from what I’ve read and know my clients will as well.  First you may want to take the SELF-TEST on Dr. Aron’s site (caution: no self-test is completely accurate). Go ahead, I’ll wait. So are...

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How Not to Read

I love books. No, this isn’t a new realization. Anyone who knows me knows that my home away from home is the local Barnes & Noble bookstore. I have shelves and shelves of books on topics from science to Snoopy. But I have a problem. I buy more books than I can read, and I feel I should read everything…and now!

Am I alone? How many books have you bought because they either:
1) look interesting,
2) are a classic and you feel you ‘should’ have it, or
3) it’s on the ‘must read’ list of some respected person.

expectations managed

Well, today I’ve come to the realization that I will never be able to read every book I want…because I want to read them all! My expectations were set high once I discovered the magic and power of books many years ago. I’ve often had the fantasy of being independently wealthy enough to do nothing but read. I wanted to read every book. Not only that, but I wanted to understand everything in those books! And finally, I wanted to write my own books. Now that I read that I’m thinking…how boring!

(read more of the goodness!)

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