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Book Sale Ends Friday

Here’s a meaningful holiday gift for everyone on your list-– CLARITY: HOW TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT MATTERS MOST “A practical, creative guide for living every day the way you really want to. Wise and delightful.” Betty Sue Flowers Buy ten copies of my paperback get TWO COPIES FREE! BUY NOW That’s a DOZEN books for only […]

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Get Two FREE copies of Clarity!

Here’s a meaningful holiday gift for extended family, valued clients & beloved BFFs— CLARITY: HOW TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT MATTERS MOST “A practical, creative guide for living every day the way you really want to. Wise and delightful.” Betty Sue Flowers Buy ten copies of my paperback get TWO COPIES FREE! BUY NOW That’s a DOZEN […]

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5 Fresh Things To Do in October

1. Read about Eudora Welty’s garden. One Woman’s Garden is part picture book, part women’s history, part plant list. 2. Learn something new. Check out Skillshare.com, a community marketplace for live and online classes. 3. Meet someone new. Find a group to hang out with on MeetUp.com. 4. Get inspired by a life devoted to […]

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Julia Child, a Devoted Life

Happy birthday, Julia! To commemorate her 100th birthday, I’m republishing my paean to the great woman: As a kid growing up on Long Island in the 1960s, I don’t think I ever actually sat through an episode of “The French Chef.” I know the now-iconic PBS series not as a memory but as an immutable […]

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Stephen Covey: Remembering the 7 Habits

If I were stranded on a desert island, the one self-improvement book I’d want would be Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” In just seven concepts, he managed to encompass the whole of the personal development process. (Proving, once again, that less is more.) In honor of Covey, who died on Monday, […]

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Career Advancement: Are you a Finch or a Do-Do Bird?

Birds and career success? In her new book, career expert Nacie Carson uses Darwin’s finches as a model for the successful professional who, unlike her less adaptive colleagues, manages to survive and thrive–even in this challenging economy. The Finch Effect: The Five Strategies to Adapt and Thrive in Your Working Life will help you avoid […]

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“An Unknown Woman”

For some unknown reason, I felt called last week to revisit a book that was near and dear to me during my Do-Over! some 20 years ago. An Unknown Woman, by Alice Koller, is the classic memoir of a woman who retreats to a deserted winter beach house to re-evaluate her life. I trust the […]

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Recommended Reading for 2012

As one of my new, beginning-of-the-year coaching clients wrote to me, “2012 will be the year!” Whatever your professional goals, don’t overlook the power of reading as a career advancement tool. Here are my top-10 favorite career advancement titles for women. That’s only one book a month, with time off for the summer . . […]

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On the Road to Independence

As someone who escaped academia to set up a coaching practice, I love the title of this new book: “The Road to Independence.” Starting your own business is indeed the road to independence . . . and autonomy and freedom! This is a terrific new book from the American Bar Association Commission on Women in […]

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Making Choices, Pt. 2 (for Nice Girls)

At the end of the day, my coaching is about helping women make choices. That’s the point of increasing self-awareness, identifying options, and building skills: to make a choice, and implement it. That’s not as easy as it sounds, especially when you’re been raised to be a “nice girl.” In their book, Nice Girls Just […]

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