The Dash

On December 18th my mother died. Exactly four weeks later, a beloved colleague died in his sleep. At the second funeral, the funeral director read this poem, which had been shared with me by my rabbi 19 years ago on the death of my father. I had tucked it away in a file that I call...
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I Would Be A Crock Pot

For years I taught interviewing skills to groups of managers and executives -- behavioral interview questions that focus on past performance, the best predictor of future performance. I would conduct “mock” job interviews in which I played the role of the applicant and took actual interview questions from the group. Often I would be asked, “If...
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7 Loving Things

Valentine's Day is a very special time of the year for love and self love.

So, for Week 6 of my 52-Week Best Self Program, I posted a quote by David Wilkerson, pastor of the non-denominational Time Square Church in New York City.

“Love is not only something you feel, it is something...

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Journaling Approaches

There are many ways to fill a journal. Some of the approaches that I encourage are: Sprint Suggesting a subject or providing a prompt (questions and/or thought starters) and specifying a time for the write. When we have a time limit, our brains feel a sense of pressure and Sarah finds they work harder. It also reassures...
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Why Keep a Journal?

Many folks ask why journaling is so powerful and transformative. Here are a few reasons you might find it beneficial for your life: 1. Keep a record for the future of how your life unfolds. Soren Kierkegaard once wrote, “We live life forwards; we can only understand it backwards.” Being able to go back into your...
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Sarah’s Encore Career – A Leap Of Faith

After three successful careers spanning four decades -- as an operations manager and bank  Vice President, a licensed clinical social worker working with families involved in the juvenile justice system, and a human resource management consultant helping individuals and organizations to be more successful – I have taken a leap of faith to shift my...
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