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Transitions: Scary AND Exciting

Here on Cape Cod, turning the calendar to September brings with it many mixed emotions.  For the local business owners who rely on the tourist season to make the bulk of their income, this transition into September is cause for boisterous celebration because they made it through another CRAZY Cape Cod Summer Season!  Other locals […]

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Summer and Simple Go Together

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” ~Confucius What comes to mind when you think of simplicity? Is it the smile on a child’s face? Is it a kitten playing with her favorite toy? Or is it more extreme, something such as, a cabin in the woods without any connection to the […]

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The Start-Up Routine

My senior year of high school, I took a college English course.  One of the requirements for this course was to write an essay every week.  I don’t remember what the topics were; however, I do remember each essay had a minimum number of words and I started off the year by putting off writing […]

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3 Keys to Success

Recently I had the pleasure of running two segments during the spring training day for Cape Cod Tree & Landscape (https://www.capecodtreeandlandscape.com).  The co-owners, Chris and Virginia Smith, were proud to have most of their crew come back for another season and several of the people had been part of the company for a number of […]

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Cape Cod Times Writes About Helen’s Women’s Walking Retreats!

With retreat season right around the corner, I thought I’d share the link to an article Lorelei Stevens wrote for the Sunday Business Spotlight of the Cape Cod Times last spring (June 12, 2016).   Lorelei participated in the Cool, Calm & Collected: Discovery EASY Ways to Stay SANE When Life Gets CRAZY! Women’s Walking Retreat. […]

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I Love Tea!

I love tea!  When all my friends were drinking coffee in college, I drank tea.  Even when I worked in corporate, I drank tea.  I drank regular black tea, green tea, decaffeinated tea, etc.  Since I drank tea all the time, I found myself collecting many different types of teas.  One entire cabinet in our […]

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Not busy = Unproductive

Recently my networking colleague was lamenting because she normally is a very productive person; however, over the past few weeks things have been slow and she finds it difficult to get anything done!  Does this happen to you, too? It definitely happens to me!  I’ll be zipping through things at maximum speed, crossing things off […]

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If at first you don’t succeed…

Let me start by saying two things… I am not a huge sports fan You don’t have to like the Patriots or even football to take something away from this newsletter After watching the New England Patriots win the 51st Super Bowl this past Sunday I was inspired to write this newsletter. In case you […]

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Do It Differently!

Happy New Year!  It’s fun to think of all the possibilities that lie before you at the beginning of a brand New Year!  Do you have a new business or personal goal you are really excited about?     For many years in my business, I approached a New Year excited about how much I was […]

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Is Balance Better?

“Balance is overrated.” ~ Thomas Leonard, Founding Father for the Coaching Profession Balance…what do you think of when you read that word?  A balance beam?  A balanced diet?  Maybe you think of someone standing on one leg. I think of a see-saw or teeter totter, which is what it’s more commonly called today!  I remember as […]

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