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It Takes Courage to be Vulnerable

I decided to give my representative the boot. You know who I’m talking about: the person that we bring out when we are afraid to bring out our real selves. I found that I was bringing out my representative a lot. She was funny and

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Bake Your Cake and Eat It Too

Wisdom is different from learning. When we learn, we absorb new information into our memetic environment. Wisdom is gained by letting go of the ideas and beliefs that we previously learned that are no longer serving us. Wisdom is gained by deliberate practice—challenging our old

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Why Are We All So Tied To Outcomes?

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with five Milwaukee area community members to talk about some of the hot topics that are gripping our community and our country. Our conversations ran the spectrum of legalizing marijuana to the border wall

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We Are Sorry to Inform You Your Flight Has Been Cancelled

We have all been there, right? The dreaded text message from the airlines letting you know that your flight has been canceled. Not delayed, but canceled …as in erased, removed, ceased to exist, no longer available. I don’t know about you, but for me, it

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Why Do You Donate Blood?

Today I had a lot of time to reflect on my holiday and 2018 in general. It’s been an incredible year for me. I have learned a lot about myself as a person, a coach and a leader. I had a ton of joyous moments

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Do One Thing Every Day That Scares The Crap Out of You

I have a fantasy. I imagine myself serenely paddling on the water in the city I call home in a kayak. I am calm. I am confident. I am enjoying the scenery that surrounds the river that runs directly through downtown and the giant lake

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The Benefits of a 10-Minute Smoke Break

This morning my yoga instructor, Suzy Weyenberg from Empower Yoga in Whitefish Bay, started our class with what she called a 10-minute smoke break. She told a story about how when she worked in the restaurant business (long before she became an amazing yogi), she

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Lessons Learned from Dealing with a Jerk

We all have those people in our lives–the people we call jerks. The ones that push our buttons and make our blood boil. The ones that test our patience and make us think unpleasant thoughts. My jerk happens to be a 19-pound Pug named Diesel

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