Holding on In 2020

ďThis is what we do in Oregon. We take care of one another.Ē Governor Kate Brown “Eat good quality food and make good decisions.Ē Chef Rich Hull at A Broken Angel These two phrases are pinging around my mind this morning. I like many of you have struggled as life adversity has stacked up upon the ambiguous loss from COVID we are all in together. I know I am not alone, these stressors stacking upon us all like a delicately…

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Called to Evolve

I’ve tried many times to write something meaningful since going into COVID lockdown but have come up short many times. The situation feels like it’s continuing to evolve and showing up fresh and ready to serve my clients to the best of my ability via video conferencing has been all I can seem to muster. The common denominator of all the recent events we are experiencing together is that each one of us is being called to evolve. For our…

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Yeah, but is virtual therapy awkward?

To be honest, when I leapt into offering phone and video conference sessions March 15th this was my thought too. I was uncertain how it would go but I felt called to protect some of my more vulnerable clients. What really sealed the deal was finding research that video and phone sessions are equally as effective as in person sessions. After five weeks, I can say with confidence, it isn’t awkward! Well, that is probably a nerdy therapist over statement……

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The Unique Opportunity We All Have

This morning as I sat down to make a plan for how I’d like the business to operate during this time it occurred to me that these are very unique circumstances. My mind was drawn back to September 11th, 2001. The last time in my memory that our economy and life was tangibly interrupted. It occurred me that during that event, unless you were a person or family directly affected, the rest of us had to figure out how to…

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Strength Focused in a Culture Focusing on Weaknesses

In America, highlighting weaknesses in people is a billion dollar industry. If a problem can be created, a solution can be purchased. The focus on weakness gets perpetuated by the belief that working on weaknesses as a step toward success. This methodology is effective in sports for instance. I tend to be a slow long distance runner, so recently I have been adding intense interval running to my workout schedule. After just a few months I can feel an improvement…

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Eight Dates Challenge – Week 4 – Work & Money

Welcome to week four of our progress in the Gottman’s Eight Week Challenge! In case you were keeping track or read our previous blogs, you might be wondering to yourself “wasn’t week three of the challenge in April ?” Clearly we have not been able to keep up with the eight week challenge as it was laid out. Life presented us many personal and professional obstacles for us to overcome. So just as we teach our clients, it is always…

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10 Most Interesting Construction Inventions

Have you ever tried to close a sale, only to hear the disappointing news that the prospect chose to go elsewhere? You know your product and services are better than your competition. You know your organization is more stable and capable of a smooth implementation. But you canít figure out what happened or why they didnít take your offer. Itís because you lacked influence. Here are the steps you should take to remedy that. 1. Become an influencer. Some people believe…

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Minimalist Eco-Hotel

Have you ever tried to close a sale, only to hear the disappointing news that the prospect chose to go elsewhere? You know your product and services are better than your competition. You know your organization is more stable and capable of a smooth implementation. But you canít figure out what happened or why they didnít take your offer. Itís because you lacked influence. Here are the steps you should take to remedy that. 1. Become an influencer. Some people believe…

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Atelier Reach Breaks Ground on New Housing Model

Have you ever tried to close a sale, only to hear the disappointing news that the prospect chose to go elsewhere? You know your product and services are better than your competition. You know your organization is more stable and capable of a smooth implementation. But you canít figure out what happened or why they didnít take your offer. Itís because you lacked influence. Here are the steps you should take to remedy that. 1. Become an influencer. Some people believe…

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Lost in Lagos Portugal

Have you ever tried to close a sale, only to hear the disappointing news that the prospect chose to go elsewhere? You know your product and services are better than your competition. You know your organization is more stable and capable of a smooth implementation. But you canít figure out what happened or why they didnít take your offer. Itís because you lacked influence. Here are the steps you should take to remedy that. 1. Become an influencer. Some people believe…

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