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Marie Beattie – A New Kind of Client Need

Marie has counted days in her new role since its inception. Today is Day 3437 in a job she did not apply for, wishes had never been assigned, but one at which she excels beyond any human's expectations. Since Saturday, October 2, 2010, Marie has served as the...

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What 3 Things Do You Want?

There's a heart-warming and affirming documentary on Netflix called Harold and Lillian that will inspire movie fans as well as creatives who love what they do. Its subtitle, A Hollywood Love Story, tells you about the unusual marriage of two major contributors to the...

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Very Gail – Another Extraordinary Entrepreneur

When I received this beautifully calligraphed envelope early in the New Year, I knew exactly who it was from. Gail Brill has been a friend since the early 2000's, but we haven't been in close touch since she moved to Saranac Lake in 2003. It took receiving her...

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My Word for 2020

I've enjoyed taking note of my friends' and colleagues' well-considered Word of the Year in the past, but had never participated. Hearing their successes and how having a specially selected unit of language impacted them throughout 365 days motivated me to consider my...

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Closing Thought for The Decade

I shared a list of my accomplishments with my action partner this morning, and her feedback was, "I love how you have built so much support for yourself." She reiterated the helpers I'd named--a copy writer, therapist, colleagues and fellows, doctors, etc. -  and...

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Take an Action, Take a Nap

When I was working on my memoir a few years ago, I went on two separate self-designed retreats where I rented an AirBnB for a week or two, holed up with my manuscript, and spent each day focusing on the task at hand. I spread out the pages of each chapter, re-read...

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Beautiful Quote by Amaryllis Fox

I just finished reading Life Undercover by Amaryllis Fox, a former CIA operative's story of her life. She worked in a profession as wildly different from mine than anyone I know, yet her riveting story is filled with beautiful writing and wisdom. After living a life...

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