Category Archives: Personal Change

Posts in this category address personal change

Entry #6: September 24 – Post-Traumatic Growth?

Entry #6: September 26, 2017 – Post-traumatic Growth? Two years ago I was preparing to leave my office and head to my classroom. Just as I was grabbing some materials for my students, I saw an alert on my computer: … Continue reading

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Entry #5: September 23 – Personal Branding

Entry #5: September 23, 2017 – Personal Branding When our five-year-old grandson asked how old I was, I told him I was very old. Then he said, “Oh. You’re now wise like Yoda from Star Wars.” I thought about it … Continue reading

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Entry #2: September 19, 2017 – Guest Speaker Drew Dudley Inspires

Entry #2: September 19, 2017 – Guest Speaker Drew Dudley Inspires Yesterday I sat in meetings all day and wished for nothing more than to be retired at this very moment. Today I got to interact a lot more with … Continue reading

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Entry #1: September 16, 2017 – Endings and New Beginnings

Entry #1: September 16, 2o17 – Endings and New Beginnings I know I’m empowered to live my best life at any age. Yet I still need to work through a definite ending, a transition period, and a new beginning. I … Continue reading

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From Vision Statement to Measurable Action Plan

If you have a clear vision of where you want to go and a plan to get there, then it is much more likely you’ll arrive at your desired destination. To get a vision of what you might really want … Continue reading

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Listen to Your Dreams

For so many of us – particularly those of us who are women — it can be difficult to uncover our own authentic visions. This is especially true when others are constantly telling us who we should be or what … Continue reading

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A Cool Tool to Help Create Your Vision

Recently I shared with  colleague that I had a personal vision and measurable action steps to achieve that vision. She then made reference to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and said, “You are seeking self-actualization.” Abraham Maslow was an American psychologist … Continue reading

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Dream Big: Discover Your Personal Vision

Have you ever had a dream so vivid that you wondered for a few moments after waking up if it was actually real? Can you recall having dreams that were so wonderful you wanted to hold onto them forever? Visions … Continue reading

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From Scared Speechless to Speech Teacher

I was a scared speechless young mother of about twenty. Even though I couldn’t speak up, I could put my thoughts on paper. I wrote a first-person recollection of my experiences as a nurses’ aide working in a horribly managed … Continue reading

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Yes, You Can Change Your Life!

Yes, You Can Change Your Life! I belong to a little community gym about a mile from my house. Normally the place is pretty low key until the first two weeks of January each year. All of a sudden it’s … Continue reading

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