I just concluded my first Mardi Gras celebration and it was an unexpected blast! If you’ve never been to New Orleans for the Mardi Gras season, there is nothing that I know of that compares with the experience and it reminded me a lot of what we go through when we’re about to start a new job…

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Why Bother With Goals?

It’s hard to avoid thinking about goals, especially during the first quarter of the year. So much so that it can begin feel a bit overwhelming, and maybe even annoying. If you’re a “professional planner” like me, there’s an extra degree of pressure…

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Work-Life Balance Myth

“Work-life balance” is a concept that is well-known but, do we really know what it is and what it would look like if we found it? Work-Life Balance:  elusive, mysterious, and mythological. For anyone working or unemployed…

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Year-End Reflection

If you’re like me, this is the time of year I start to look at what I want to do next year. But before I can break out my colored pens for a brainstorming session with myself, reflection on this past year is crucial. Without taking the time to reflect on the last 12 months I just might lose an entire year of important moments, celebrations and lessons that I definitely…

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