Isn’t it Obvious?

Isn’t it Obvious?

We say something is obvious when we can clearly see it. It's right in front of us. When something is obvious to us, we expect it to be obvious to others as well. "How can you not see it, it's so obvious?!" I've worked with several small businesses whose founders saw...

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Small Changes in Perspective Add Up Big

When we made the sudden decision to move to Santa Cruz, it was a direct hit on many of my settled beliefs. My first reaction was to automatically say ‘no.’ The very next one was 'what about the money?' And the third one was 'what about all my friends?' Well, now that...

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Living in the Moment

"Living in the moment" Sometimes I know what that means, and sometimes I have absolutely no clue. A cursory look on the internet of 'living in the moment' or 'living in the present,' brings all sorts of instructions and hints. But what does it really mean? How can you...

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Allowing and Accepting What Is

I love living in Santa Cruz. I think it is because it feels so much more relaxed. There is a general vibe of openness and acceptance throughout the whole city. We moved here from a tony neighborhood in the San Francisco Bay Area, and the vibe is completely different....

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When You Don’t Have Clarity

When you have clarity, the world is your oyster. You know exactly what to do and why. Nothing gets in your way because you know you are going in the right direction. Obstacles and challenges are only temporary blimps. I’ve had clarity for many things in my life, like...

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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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