Embracing the Power of Old (and New) Ties: Networking lessons learned over brunch change growth happiness productivity

How connections are important to your well-being, growth, and success!

 

Last Saturday morning, I had the delightful opportunity to serve as the emcee for the University of Minnesota School of Law Alumnae Brunch, hosted by the Minnesota Law AluMNae Network during our alumni weekend. 

As...

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Seasons of life and work: It’s not about having it all; it’s about having what matters! change happiness having what matters self-care work/life balance

Navigate the seasons of work and life for optimum well-being and success!

 

I’m always watching for themes and patterns, and one thing that’s been coming up this last week in questions following the presentations I’m giving and in my private coaching is the theme of...

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Words Matter! Create a culture of caring and belonging using inclusive language. authenticity change growth mindset

Choose your words thoughtfully - words have power!

It’s been a busy few weeks in our home! After the holidays, we got out of the chilly Minnesota winter for a bit to escape to Florida. And since then, we’ve been using at least one day a week to visit colleges with our youngest...

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What to do BEFORE you jump into your New Year’s resolutions change growth mindset

2023 is officially in the rearview mirror! As we bid farewell to 2023 and venture into the uncharted waters of 2024, it's crucial for lawyers and legal professionals to take a moment to reflect on the past year with a sense of gratitude. 

If you’re anything like me, 2023 likely brought...

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What the fall leaves are trying to tell you change growth mindset

Here in Minnesota, it’s the peak of the fall colors. We are very proud of our beautifully colored fall leaves, so much so that we have a “Fall Color Finder so you know where to go on your fall weekends to check out the best autumn leaves in the state. Right now,...

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What I learned from painting my house toothpaste green change confidence fear

After 17 years of living in our home, we finally decided to repaint this year. We’ve done significant remodels to the inside of our home, but the outside was always “just fine.”

So this year we decided it was time for an exterior facelift. I went through the (literally) hundreds...

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You can’t control everything, but you can control this change growth mindset

It’s been a long string of hot days here in Minnesota. We aren’t known for our heat here in the Great North, so 2-3 weeks of 85+ degree days is pretty amazing (and it makes “July babies” like me very happy)!

This summer, I’ve been doing quite a bit of teaching and...

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How to not let your work define you change mindset

I hope your first couple of weeks of summer are off to a great start and that you are settling into your summer routine.

Do you have a summer routine? Does it look a little different than your “usual” routine - either by necessity (kids off for the summer) or design (just wanting a...

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My greatest fear when I was 10-years-old change growth mindset

(I took this for you at our cabin last weekend when I got up to watch the sunrise.)

It’s the last week of school in our home. Here in Minnesota, we start school after Labor Day, so we don’t end until the second week of June. I really don’t mind it - it’s nice to get in...

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What's your greatest fear? Is it stopping you? change fear growth

Spring has finally arrived here in Minnesota. It took longer than usual by a few weeks, and I almost wiped a little tear of joy from my cheek when I looked at the extended forecast and saw that our daily high was over freezing for the foreseeable future, even shooting into the 60's and 70's.

The...

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What story are you telling yourself? Make it a good one! change mindset

There was a recurring theme in my coaching sessions this week - my clients were telling themselves all sorts of stories.

What do I mean?

They were bringing situations to our coaching calls that were troubling them. When we dug in, many times they were contributing to or even creating their own...

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Celebrating MLK Day and Lunar New Year change goals

Today, we observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

One of my favorite quotes of Dr. King is this one: "If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward."

This quote is such a beautiful reminder that no...

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