25 Life Lessons from the Ballroom

Everything you need to know about life you can learn from ballroom dancing.   The way you do anything is the way you do everything, so as you watch Dancing

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What to Do When You Need a Change

Out of all the blog posts I’ve ever written, “50 Signs You Need a Change” post consistently gets the most traffic. Interestingly, the post comes up when people search for

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Should Your New Year Resolution Be Realistic?

Do you wonder as you are making your New Year resolution: “Do my goals have to be realistic, or can I just write whatever I want?”   Go ahead, write

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Volunteer, Donate, and Spread the Word

Many people are asking how they can help provide relief from Hurricane Sandy in NYC. Large parts of NYC still look like scenes from a war movie (read my account

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Recently I wrote a letter to a group of my colleagues, Martha Beck Life Coaches working around the world, and they’ve done an amazing job spreading the word around and

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The Expert Syndrome: Dealing with People Who Already Know Everything

In the past, I wrote about the “I Should Be Happy” Syndrome, for situations when everything seems great, and yet something feels awfully wrong. I also wrote about different aspects

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You Are Your Neighborhood

We are looking for a new house for our family.   As we drive around the different neighborhoods, I notice the people who live there. Mostly, they are oblivious to

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Personal Myth to Debunk: “I don’t know” (Part 5 of 5)

Your mind has a tendency to close the gap between what you think and what you see in the world. For example, if you tell yourself “the world is full of men in blue shirts!”, you will be surprised how many men in blue shirts you will start noticing all of a sudden. It is about you choosing to place your attention on one thing over another.

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Personal Myth to Debunk: “I’m not cut out for this!” (Part 2 of 5)

Yesterday, we started talking about personal myths to debunk for a peaceful and powerful life. Let’s dive right into myth #1, and see how it can be replaced with an

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What Your Parking Strategy Says About You

The way you do anything is the way you do everything, according to a brilliant coach, author and O Magazine columnist Martha Beck.  If you observe a man make coffee,

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