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Birthday Lunch with Tao

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THE BUZZ: Thursday, May 16th, 2013 was my birthday. I won’t say exactly how old I turned but I will say that I’m happy to see another year! I spent the day with one of my favorite people, Tao Porchon-Lynch.

Look Up!

NYC Sunset

IMPRESSIONS: I took this picture from the top of the Times Square Building which houses The New York Times on 44th Street in Manhattan. I was there for an event, and instead of paying attention to my host, I gravitated toward the window to soak in this view. Every day – twice a day – we are given the most amazing eye candy in the form of a sunrise and sunset. It’s a gift that is free to all. Even if you’re not awake in time for the sunrise…

I Love ME!

I Love Me!

QUOTE CARD: Loving relationships start with self-love so give this card to yourself…”I Love ME!

The Power of… PERSPECTIVE

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PERSPECTIVE. What type of lenses are you looking through? Do you generally see problems or possibilities? Just as a photographer uses various lenses to show “reality” in different ways, we each have a set of filters – experience, culture, economic status, mental and physical health, etc. — through which we see the world. If life constantly looks dismal to you, it could be your perspective. Your viewpoint shapes your thoughts, decisions, actions – and ultimately, your feeling of success. For example, have you ever wondered why people in some of the poorest parts of the world seem happier than those in the wealthiest nations? It’s probably because…

The Power of… PERSEVERANCE

Perseverence Wins

PERSEVERANCE. Are you a “finisher”? How do you remain focused and not let criticism and obstacles shut you down? After the devastating loss to Bobby Rush in his bid for Congress in 2000, Barack Obama could have given up his dream to break into national politics. The defeat weighed heavy on his ego…

The Power of… PARTNERSHIP

Partnership

PARTNERSHIP. Are you a loner or a connector? What type of genuine partnerships have you formed in your life? I was a tom-boy athlete growing up. I ran track, swam and did gymnastics competitively and was successful at winning many medals. Although I was technically on a “team”, I realize now that in all of those sports the final result was really determined by my individual performance. Except for in a relay race, I wasn’t really dependent on the other members like with sports such as football or basketball.

The Power of… QUESTIONS

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QUESTIONS. How curious are you? Do you take things at face value? Do you ever avoid asking questions because you think you’ll sound naive? Are you willing to ask the tough and unpopular questions? If you’ve spent time around a young child then at some point you’ve probably experienced a seemingly endless stream of questions, such as “Why is the sky blue?”, “Why does a dog have a tail?”, “What makes the grass grow?”, “Where do babies come from?”

The Power of… YES!

Yes!

YES. How many times have you said “no” to something you really wanted to do? Does indecision or fear hold you back? What could you experience if you simply said “yes”? An old boyfriend used to accuse me of “thinking too much.”

De-Compress

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Q&A: I feel like I am in a downward spiral… Over the last couple of months, I’ve watched my investment accounts dwindle which is stressing me out.