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When it comes to personal development, both positive and negative emotions play a role your success. You probably have a desire to feel something more, whether it is more passion, contentment, joy, pride, or the peace of mind that comes with better underst
WanderWoman · 2850 days ago

I subscribe to get a "Google Alert" anytime my name appears online. Thankfully, Marcia Reynolds is not that common, at least in Cyberspace. Last week, hidden in the middle of the links to my blog, to Huffington post feeds, and some Twitter comments was th
WanderWoman · 3036 days ago

I feel absolutely naked.   Metaphorically, of course.   My book is launching today. I'm excited and terrified at the same time.   You've been here too, right?    I'm putting my piece of art on display. What if the response
WanderWoman · 3050 days ago

First, if you buy a copy of Wander Woman on June 15th and forward the receipt to, you'll receive a free workbook and half of the proceeds will go to the Phoenix Crisis Nursery. If we make #1 on any bestseller list, I will donate
WanderWoman · 3051 days ago

I had the opportunity to sit at the feet of the teacher and author of The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz and his incredibly wise son, don Jose, at the Conversations Among Masters conference for coaches last week. I have pages of notes that I feel I can r
WanderWoman · 3057 days ago

Robert Sapolsky, PhD in his wonderful book, Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, says there are two things humans are most afraid of in life: fearing the unknown and fearing loss of control. You want to know what is going to happen next and you want to know that w
WanderWoman · 3078 days ago

If you have a dog or cat, I'm betting that you frequently look them in the eyes and tell them you love them. Iams, the pet food company, found that 91 percent of customers answering a survey admitted whispering those three little words to their furry frie
WanderWoman · 3085 days ago

I loved the movie City Island. It was laugh-out-loud funny with a point. I love when movies provide this type of entertainment.   What's the point? We sometimes hide things from those we love because we are afraid they won't love us if they find out
WanderWoman · 3092 days ago

  I am working with two professional organizations on a similar problem-the leaders do not feel the local chapters represent the image and message of the parent organization.   The problem is that in the last three years, as their members scra
WanderWoman · 3099 days ago

Many of my coaching clients laugh when the concept of work/life balance is mentioned. Some have come to resent it because it implies their overachieving ways are unhealthy and should be changed. Why should they feel guilty about not wanting to stare at the
WanderWoman · 3106 days ago

When I started blogging for the Huffington Post, I felt I had to make sure what I said was profound. Not that I didn't think everything I write, including my posts on Women on the Verge. But Huffington is now the biggest site in the blogoshpere. I felt a r
WanderWoman · 3113 days ago

I read an article in the Wall Street Journal that described how our cultures have been shaped by how leaders use their brains. Although the article didn't state outright that left-brain dominant leaders are at the source of our problems, this is implied in
WanderWoman · 3120 days ago

  Changing your life is all about emotions-acting on them, giving in to them, being sabotaged by them, or being driven to success.   When you want to make a change in your life, you usually want to feel something different than what you are fe
WanderWoman · 3134 days ago

A friend shared the following quote with me and it touched me so much I felt compelled to write about it...   "The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives." - Albert Einstein &n
WanderWoman · 3141 days ago

How often do you say, "What an idiot?"   I was first in line to go through the security station at my gate in the airport in Amsterdam. Before I could get to the conveyor belt, an airline employee took my passport and told me to go to one of the tab
WanderWoman · 3149 days ago

The theme for my coaching this week was: Just because you can doesn't mean you should. Yet you might not know you chose a path of greatness over enjoyment until you are in pain or numbed out by meaningless stress. The topic first emerged when I woke up Tu
WanderWoman · 3157 days ago

We smart, strong women are convinced that if we choose to argue a point, we are right. Right? Always being right not only hurts your relationships, but it is also a heavy responsibility to bear. You have to work harder to discount other people's ideas tha
WanderWoman · 3162 days ago

  There was a great scene in Grey's Anatomy last week that I thought characterized the changes many women are experiencing. With no real guidance, and under the threat of losing love, we are starting to say "NO" to giving ourselves away, including ou
WanderWoman · 3176 days ago

  I saw the leaders of the future in a hotel in The Hague.   When I checked into the hotel, I was disappointed that I would be spending a week far from the city center with snow expected almost every day. I was teaching a leadership class so I
WanderWoman · 3183 days ago

I agreed to go mountain biking this morning on a course the woman defined as ‘easy.' I fell behind in the sand traps but knew the shortcut that would help me catch up. When I finally spotted the group, they were heading up a steep hill. I decided to
WanderWoman · 3211 days ago

As the year, and decade, comes to an end and you begin to reflect on what you want for yourself next year, are you thinking about setting goals to solve your problems?   I hope not.   Instead consider, "What do I want to create next year?" Yo
WanderWoman · 3222 days ago
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