That Damn Second G&T!

Alcohol, alcoholism, gin tonic, Madrid, fear, courage, power

I got drunk recently while on vacation with friends in Madrid. It was easily done during a sun-filled day infused with endless laughter.  However, it wasn’t the countless vinos blancos, nor the friendly Venezuelan waiter, Humberto, that did me in. It was that damn second G&T! As soon as I said ‘yes’ to a second…

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Knock. Knock. It’s Inner Diva calling.

bold, daring, living fully, empty chair

Let me preface this by saying I’m not completely crazy.  Maybe a little, but not completely.  When I sat down to write this blog, I had only a persistent feeling and a vague idea of what I wanted to express.  After spending the weekend practicing the Empty Chair technique during my life coaching training, I…

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A Good Death

mother, daughter, bond, love, death,

Death is one of only two certainties we experience in life. But talking about death still remains largely a taboo. It would seem that for such an important life experience, most of us would want to have a ‘good’ one. But what does that mean?  Is there even such a thing as a good death? …

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3 Unexpected lessons learned from topless sunbathing

overcoming fear, courage, personal power

It took all my courage. But once I did it, I was instantly hooked.  The power was intoxicating. The implications went far beyond the shores of the Canaries. Like many of life’s unknowns, we don’t always know how an event or action will impact us. We may need ‘processing’ time before it sinks in. It…

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Leaving after the election for greener grass?

American expat, US, UK, Canada, migration, election, trump, brexit

Many Americans are afraid of who will become the next president, causing them to consider leaving their homes.  Google reported a 350 percent jump in searches for ‘how can I move to Canada’ following Super Tuesday.  One poll says 1 in 4 are ‘likely’ to consider leaving the US if Donald Trump becomes president.  The…

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