How to use emotional intelligence for end-of-year business development goals growth money

Thanksgiving is behind us, and “year-end” is in full swing. This means three things: Starbucks is using their seasonal coffee cups, holiday music is playing in every store, and clients are reevaluating their current legal representation. 

For this week, I wanted to take a moment...

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World Mental Health Day Edition: It’s okay not to be okay! growth self-care strength vulnerability

Tomorrow (Tuesday, October 10) is World Mental Health Day. Mental health is a foundational component of well-being, so I want to devote this blog to mental health and breaking down the stigmas around it.  

World Mental Health Day: A Brief History

Every year on October 10th, the...

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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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The fastest, easiest, and cheapest way to calm down growth habit simplicity

Full confession: the last few weeks have felt a bit more harried than usual, and even though I try to be a good role model in all things well-being (you know, “walking the talk” and all), sometimes I have to remind myself of the very things I speak and coach about.

This time of year...

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How healthy pressure fuels your performance growth stress work/life balance

Happy Tuesday!  This is coming to you Tuesday morning (rather than the usual Monday morning jumpstart to your week) since yesterday was Labor Day, and I hoped you were offline enjoying time with family and friends during the long weekend.

My family hit the Minnesota State Fair as we do each...

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The terrifying joy of taking risks fear growth vulnerability

Hello from Antigua, Guatemala!

I’m out of the country on a service and learning trip to El Salvador and a little tourist stop in Antigua, Guatemala. 

It’s been an incredible trip with my husband and our two daughters. We’ve spent the last week building schools and improving...

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Deep life lessons from blood-sucking mosquitoes growth strength

Welcome back to a five-day workweek after last week’s shortened 4th of July week! It’s tricky when the Fourth of July falls on a Tuesday, isn’t it? 

I don’t know about you, but I barely knew what day it was most of last week, and I found myself pushing pretty hard to...

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Anything worth having is worth waiting for goals growth well-being

It’s Fourth of July week, and I hope you had a wonderful long weekend! Did you get to see fireworks? With such a dry spell in so many areas of the country, I saw that some areas were having “laser shows” rather than fireworks because the burn risk was so high. Whatever you did...

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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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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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No pain, no gain - but not the way you think growth health mindset self-care

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

If you have kids and they are out of school, I hope your summer is off to a great start. I know (from years of personal experience) that this can be a particularly crazy time of year, and I hope that you are walking through it as gracefully as...

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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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