Motivational Speakers in the House!

Even at my age (it will be raining later this week according to my knees!), there is nothing better than starting your day with a big hug and kiss from your parents. Well, I guess that depends on whether you like your parents, but mine rock. And if I really think about why I’ve become…

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Make Your Word Gold or it Has No Value

What is the value of your word? One of my coaching clients recently hosted a direct sales party. If you’re unfamiliar, the get-togethers follow the Tupperware party model, but showcase everything from cooking tools to clothing, anti-aging creams to adult toys.  Fifteen people said they would come, and eighteen more said maybe.  Not wanting to…

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5 Ways to Stress Less Through the Holidays!

Every year I send out an email around Thanksgiving about gratitude. Personally, I’m grateful I’ve learned to speak my truth in my thoughts, my words, and actions.  Doing so has led me to stress less, laugh more, and enjoy what the holidays really mean to me – spending quality time with loved ones instead of…

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The Gift of Time in Aisle 9

Colette Carlson, speak your truth, holiday stress, sharing, compassion, slow down, gift of time, holiday giving, finding meaning, joy of giving, veterans, perspective

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Life Lessons: Songs in the Keys of Life

“Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you,” I sang quietly given that I was in a crowded airport. Our tradition of forcing family members to sing their age to the same melody hasn’t changed. “I am 85 years old, I am 85 years old. Today is my birthday. I am 85 years old!” my…

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