The Limits of Reliability.

When Values Fail to Serve, and the Lessons Therein. Values, as the name implies, are beliefs we find personally meaningful. Many of us cherish our values and yet fail to recognize the power of these principles. Because I acknowledge these ethics as fundamental to an authentic existence, I became certified in the Point of Value…

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Coffee and a Smartphone.

How to Avoid Disaster Using Mindfulness. Here’s an important question. Do you text while driving? Your reflexive response might be, “Of course not. Around 3,000 people die each year due to texting and other distractions while driving”. Duly noted! So, may I ask you this? Have you ever texted while walking? “Well, yes! We all…

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The Stanley Effect.

Three Central Tenets, One Huge Inspiration. I’m leaning into my independence and taking creative license this month. This is one of the perks of being my own boss! Not only have I delayed the release of DRIVEN’s monthly newsletter and blog article by one week, but today’s piece is not even our traditional type of…

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The Marathon of Life Requires CADENCE.

Announcing My 2022 Word of the Year! I was on the track team in High School. In my senior year we were 6 girls and usually won our meets (Talk about “small but mighty”!) Our strategy was that we would each compete in four different events at every meet, and four was the max. We…

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Walking The Talk, And Stumbling

My Real-Time Experience With Neuroplasticity! I’m once again reminded that I’m DRIVEN’s best client. Over the past several months, I’ve been leading lots of DRIVEN to Wellness workshops for organizations who want to support their employees as the uncertainty of the workplace continues. Learning to manage stress, build resilience and incorporate mindfulness in the workplace…

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With Choice, Resilience is Possible!

Being Kind to One’s Current and Future Selves is a Good Place to Start. Way back in July, I wrote about my intentional efforts to extend Hedonic Adaptation. It was a reflection on my delight following my first visit to NYC in a year. Armed with a full Covid vaccination, I had felt ecstatic about…

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Extending The Honeymoon Period

The 3 Ways I Avoid Hedonic Adaptation Last week I put my toe into the water by spending 2 days in NYC, thereby ending my 16-month exile to Putnam County, NY. My body’s response to this reintegration took me by surprise until I recognized the “hot stove effect” of my voluntary sequestration. For 16 months…

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Give Yourself Some Space

Reframing Your Relationship with Stress Stress is essential to living. Even amoebas experience stress. If you had zero stress, you would merely exist. And while “being more, doing less” is an aspiration, too much of anything is not healthy. Of course we know that too much stress can be hazardous. This said, I invite you…

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In Our Own Worlds

Differentiating Between YOUR Reality and Objective Truth Following a comprehensive season of Clarity, another such exploration is about to unfold before us! We’ve covered a lot of ground since January, gaining Clarity through the foundational practice of Journaling, the essential practice of Self-Compassion, the beauty of personal Aspirations, and in the face of Crisis. That…

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Adjusting To Our New World, Mindfully

DRIVEN’s Resources For Staying Productive and Healthy in Mind & Body This month DRIVEN is feeling particularly connected, as we’re now part of an online community of international coaches, project managers, facilitators and consultants. We came together to create a 4-day virtual conference to help people convert to work-from-home protocols, manage off-the-charts stress and downright…

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