Personal Growth

Being Present is a Choice

I remember when I was a child, this was my favorite season of the year. Christmas! Family reunion, great food with no restrictions on sweets, and lots of presents! It is a season of traditions, and to this day I still find it absolutely amazing with the feeling of love and the hope of a […]

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Believing is the Key to Make it Happen

BELIEVE!! How many times have you heard this before? And, how many times have you heard BELIEVE, BUT…. Most of the time, these BUTS from others are filled with love and have some logic to them. But what’s worse is when the BUT comes from your internal voice. Last year, I attended a Tony Robbins […]

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Your #1 Focus When Creating a Vision Board

It’s time to get ready and start thinking about 2022! You must give your dreams and goals a voice, so please, before your full holiday agenda gets going, start to think about what you want to accomplish for 2022. In Portugal, my home country, we have the tradition of eating 12 raisins at 12 o’clock […]

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What You Should vs. What You Want

During college, I had a job as a teacher. I taught physics and chemistry at a high school. I started as a sub, but then I was offered a full time job.  Now if you do the math, I was close to the age of my students. I was 21 years old, and my students […]

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When It’s Okay to Drop the Ball

Life is busy! It is a fact! If you are working, have a family, have to manage all the household chores, and all the children’s activities… you have a lot to juggle! Now imagine all those activities are balls you are juggling all at the same time. Normally we want to juggle all the balls, […]

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Trying to Change

The other day I was talking with a friend and she was telling me she needed some change in her life. She was feeling empty, even though everything in her life was going just fine. Something was missing, she just wasn’t sure what. As a friend and a coach, I asked her what was stopping […]

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Love Yourself Enough to Be Your Own Paparazzi

Last weekend, it was beautiful! Sunshine, and finally a glimpse of the wonderful Fall temperatures, which just invites you to go outside! Believe it or not, I actually starred in my own photoshoot! Yes, a photoshoot only for myself! I prepared the day before, shopping for new outfits, and bought a hat to match! I […]

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Be in the 8% Who Stick to Their New Year’s Resolution

Q4 has begun, which means this is the last quarter, the last 90 days of the year. Those who are working in corporate or other businesses, the goals are per quarter, and Q4 is one of the most important ones. We assess how the business is closing the year, and how to get started the […]

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Making Our Vision Board Disney Trip Happen

For the first time, we did a vision board this year for our family. It was our activity during New Year’s Eve. It was fun! We did the type of project with magazines, scissors, glue, and markers and we had to discuss each other’s wishes. We were asking questions, building stories for the future, laughing, […]

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Living Without Trying to Make Someone Else Proud

Fact: I like to be liked. It makes me uncomfortable when people don’t like me. Moreover, I seek people who like me. And I try to make the ones who DON’T like me, like me! YES!! It’s true! I am a people pleaser, and I do everything I can to get recognition from others. It […]

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