Everything Changes… Now What?

Everything changes … Now What? This Thanksgiving Holiday weekend held a lot of ‘firsts’ for me. The first time in years I haven’t hosted the party at my house The first time I went to the beach for a morning meditation (thanks Shantel Springer for the invitation) The first time all I had to cook…

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Unexpected Presents During the Holidays

You can feel it in the air, you can see it in the stores, on the highway light poles and even pumping in through elevator musak … the holiday season is upon us!  The sense of anticipation, excitement and fun times with family and friends fills our spirits.   We’re checking our budgets, checking our…

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The Nest is Empty and I’m About to Fly the Coop!

It kind of snuck up on me – being an empty nester.  In August my daughter moved to Tallahassee to attend FSU (Go Noles!) but the nest still wasn’t empty.  My son lives with me and I get the pleasure of his 6 year old on weekends too, but Zack works in the ER at…

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Conversation Marketing (More Than Just Word of Mouth Referrals)

Conversation Marketing (More Than Just Word of Mouth Referrals) by Nancy Matthews Conversation marketing has been around since the beginning of time – well, ever since someone shared an opinion or excitement about something they purchased or experienced.  We know it best through word of mouth referrals.   Someone knows you, likes you and trusts you…

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Aim, Fire, Ready!

Wait a second — isn’t that backwards (or sideways)?  Well, I suppose some would think so and that is ‘the norm’.  For me, as a Visionary with Guts, I know that the success I’ve achieved, the fun that I’ve had and the exciting surprises and opportunities that have come my way did not happen as…

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Is September Your New Year?

I was on the phone the other day with my friend of 40 years (yikes! am I really that old? that sounds like something my mother would have said) and she shared how September triggers a feeling of new beginning.  She went on to explain that as children we were conditioned that the end of summer…

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Changes… The Ones We Ask For and Those Other Ones!

We all know it’s true – Everything Changes.  This weekend my daughter, Megan, leaves for college.  While I’m not going to be an empty nester (with my son and grandson still here with me), it’s definitely a change – both for me and for her. At the moment I am feeling pure joy and excitement…

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Do You Follow Your Intuition?

I have learned to trust my intuition (i.e. my ‘Gut’) to give me guidance, lead me in the right direction and, to my delight, the more I pay attention and listen to my intuition, the more my life seems to operate in that magical place I refer to as in the flow. This wasn’t always…

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Going With the Flow; Even When the Waves Try to Knock You Down

Because you’re reading this article, I know that you, like me, are someone in the continuous process of growing and developing yourself; that you are committed to living your best life and enjoying the journey.  I also know  that at times waves of disappointment, frustration or overwhelm seep in and try to knock you down…

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The Christmas Clock

Every year when I take down my Christmas decorations invariably there’s something I miss.  The boxes are packed up, ready to go into storage and then I see it and say “Ugh, how did I miss that?” A little frustrated that I thought I was done with the work, I take it down and perform…

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