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Common Threads

Through my years of working to help people realize the power that they have over their lives, I am repeatedly surprised and saddened to see their frustration at being “victimized” by the world around them. But magic and lessons happen every day. I see the magic in all of our everyday lives and share the lessons. I hope you enjoy my tales and share them.

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If You Want Change—Be the Change

I was going to write a blog this week about a unique perspective on the opioid crisis, but it’s going…

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How to Present an Idea: Just Say It

Many people find it scary to make a request, but Bottom Line Inc President Sarah Hiner is here to let you in on a little secret: Just say it!

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Does Your Sister Drive You Crazy? Happy(?) National Sisters Day

Someone decided that the first Sunday of August is National Sisters Day, which means that in a few days social…

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Living Your Life vs. Living Obliged to “Them” 

How much of what you do each day is because you choose to do it? And what things are you…

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Saturday Night at the Bocce Court—and the Old Ladies Win!

It was a best-of-three-game match. And the winners were…the team of Mom and Grandma, “out-aging” their young, former Division 1…

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Health Lessons from The International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine

What could be better than combining business and a little pleasure at a business conference in an exciting city? That…

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The Magic Of Old Friends

Last week, while I was in London with my husband and younger daughter for the International Conference on Naturopathic Medicine,…

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In Defense of Brick-and-Mortar Stores: 5 Simple Ideas for Retailer Success

Attention retailers: Stop blaming Amazon because you can’t get it right. It seems there is an announcement about store closures…

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A Moment to Honor the Men

How sad…last Friday, I wished a male acquaintance “Happy Father’s Day,” and he sullenly replied that “Father’s Day really isn’t…

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When Ordinary People Turn Extraordinary

Last weekend, I attended my 35th college reunion at Hamilton College, and honestly my reunions get better each time. Sure,…

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Use This In Case of Emergency—My Favorite Instant Stress Busters

Sometimes you just need some plain simple how-to advice—such as when you are sitting in traffic and are totally stressing…

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Never Be the Smartest One in the Room

When I was in my early 30s, I interviewed someone in her 50s to work for me in customer service…

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The Newest Tiny Luxury: The Micro-cation

All too often, I hear people complain that they need a vacation, but they have neither the time nor the…

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Anyone Can Be Happy – You Just Have To “Choose Happy”

Flashback to one week ago—e-mail conversation with my daughter Jackie, who is currently in college… Sarah: “ Jackie, can you please…

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They Become Us

Believe it or not, when my kids were younger, they were not always perfect angels. In fact, they ran me…

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Believe It Or Not, Excellence Takes Effort

To say that Derek and Julianne Hough’s Move Beyond dance show was an extraordinary experience is an understatement. Not because their…

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Businesses Have It Wrong on Millennials

It’s easy to blame the millennials and their alleged self-absorbed, attention-depleted, immediate gratification–demanding ways for why it seems these young…

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What It Takes To Be Courageous

Running a marathon is a feat that few people can ever accomplish, let alone even consider. Yet I watched videos…

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Blowing the Lid Off the “Science” of Medicine

Be scared…be very scared—because NPR science journalist Richard Harris’s new book blows the lid off one of the best-kept secrets…

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What a Fun Funeral It Was

“Not once, when I have been with a dying person, have they talked about the accomplishments on their résumé, no…