Archive for the ‘General Blog Posts’ Category

How the word of the year has been incorrectly co-opted  Wherever you look, it’s there.  “Grit” is the showcased word in this year’s commencement speeches, sports pages, and any internet viral stories of overcoming any variety of ills.  There are gritty scholars, gritty pole vaulters and gritty entrepreneurs.  These are the same folks who used

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Katty Kay and Claire Shipman Argue in “The Confidence Code” That Women Need to Take More Risks To Succeed in New Ways and Live Without Regrets This week I spoke to a group of men and women about risk-taking, happiness and goals and success.  My book, “Creating Your Best Life,” had been selected as their

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How One Man’s Sharing of His Own Dream Made It Come True Every few months I’m asked for my opinion about a TED talk by Derek Sivers that advises people NOT to tell other people about your goals.  The thinking in the talk is that if you tell other people, you begin to feel like

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We Need More Role Models, Robust Relationships & Raptures Recently I have read several unrelated news reports and book reviews that underscore something that has been accelerating in the last few years in the fields of psychology, medicine, alcoholism, drug abuse and eating disorders: middle-aged women are hurting, and even dying, in record numbers.  Regardless of

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About seven years ago, my daughter did well on an erg test in middle school, and that’s when everything changed in the Miller family.

Shane Lopez’s new book, Making Hope Happen , reminds all of us why the quality of hope is essential in daily life in order to thrive This week I was fortunate to be in the audience at the Gallup World Headquarters in Washington, D.C. where Shane Lopez, one of the leading experts on hope, launched

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No matter where you turn at this time of year, you’ll be hit with advice from everyone about how to save more money, set better resolutions, be a better parent, act a little happier, and be more successful in 2013.  Some of the advice will be good, some will be the same old stuff you’ve

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Like millions of others around the world, I am still in a state of disbelief and sadness about the mass slaughter of little kids at school in Newtown, Connecticut last week.  As a mom, I can’t wrap my brain around the fact that 20 six-and seven-year olds were wiped out at once while surrounded by

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This morning I launched a free new course that can help you create a vision for your “best self,” which includes unique content, exercises and questions for reflection.  This five-day class begins the moment you sign up, and by the end of the week you will know how to articulate your purpose, identify your top

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