How Do You Prioritize?

We can’t do everything at the same time. We have to choose what we want to focus on and how we want to prioritize our attention. When we are at work, we prioritize things differently than when we are on vacation. When we are getting ready for bed, we have a completely...

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How Not to Ruin a Family Reunion

I had the most fantastic family reunion this past weekend. It's been decades in the making, so everyone was looking forward to catching up. Going fishing, catching boat wakes, and spending time together as a big group! The whole weekend 'fell into place,' but I submit...

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Removing Layers

Life is like an onion. As we go through life, we have experiences that add layers. These layers seem normal and maybe comfortable. Sometimes the layers are helpful, like when we add experience in building confidence in our abilities. Other times, the layers get in our...

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‘Old Beth’ Makes an Appearance

Have you ever had a time when you were really looking forward to doing something, then it doesn't happen? It happened to me this past week. Interestingly, it was quite a different experience for me than it has been in the past. My usual thinking kicked in when I...

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Why Do You Work?

Why do you work? For the vast majority of people living in the US, that’s a silly question. Almost 80% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. That means they work because they need the money to make rent this month and provide food for themselves and their family. Of...

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The Road Less Traveled (Lyft, Bus, Feet)

I met two friends at the Cheesecake Factory in San Mateo to celebrate a birthday and since there was going to be wine, I used Lyft to get from Redwood City (RWC) to San Mateo (SM). We all had a mighty fine time and my friends left and all of a sudden I realized I did...

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Don’t Turn Left at the Post Office

When you actively work to change the way you're thinking, you start to notice little things that are different from what they were earlier. The other day I had to run some errands. As per my long established thought patterns, I mapped out the most efficient route to...

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Surfing (and Life) Advice …

The other day, Beth and I were getting ready to go surfing. We've only been a few times since we've moved to Santa Cruz, but were looking forward to it. As we were peered down from the cliff top at the other surfers and checking out the waves, an old surfer dude said...

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There is No Poop Fairy

We take our little dog out for walks a few times a day. It's such a great excuse to stop doing whatever it is we are doing and get out and enjoy the outdoors. During our walks, we get to check out what's new in the neighborhood and talk to our new neighbors. There is...

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You Don’t Need to Beat Yourself Up

The past weekend we offered our Law of Resistance Workshop. Ten of us worked through a bunch of exercises to understand all about the resistance we create that gets in the way of getting what we want in life. It was a great experience and everyone learned together. It...

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How Quickly We Form Habits

We just moved into a new house. When we first moved in, to make the kitchen usable, we put things in drawers and cabinets to get them out of the boxes and someplace findable in the morning. After a few days, we got around to shifting various items based on how we...

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