Michele D’Amico’s Blog

Balance

How Well Do You Maintain Balance? If trying to maintain balance in your life makes you feel like a tightrope walker, you’re not alone. Most of us have so many demands on our time and energy, life can feel like a three-ring circus. Take this quiz to see how well you are meeting responsibilities, while […]

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Gratitude: Access its Power

"If you want to find happiness, find gratitude."  -- Steve Mariboli The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Long-term studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, appreciative attitude contributes to greater success in work, greater health, peak performance in sports and business, a higher sense […]

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Are You Too Comfortable?

Are You Too Comfortable? When in our comfort zone we’re on auto-pilot.  We may feel confident, relaxed, secure, snug even – it’s an easy and comfortable place to be.  As humans, we do not like to feel uncomfortable.  The question is, have you outstayed your welcome in the comfort zone?  Answer the following questions to […]

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It’s your story, but should you stick to it?

It’s your story, but should you stick to it? You’ve probably heard the expression, “That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. But when it comes to changing our life, we often can do better by changing the story that we tell ourselves about our life. This doesn’t mean telling falsehoods, but it does mean […]

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6 Keys to Building and Leading a Team

6 Keys to Building and Leading a Team "A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves."  -Lao Tzu You don’t manage a team to victory. You lead them. Building a great team requires a great leader. John Wooden […]

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Discover the Many Benefits and Advantages of Using a Life Coach

Discover the Many Benefits and Advantages of Using a Life Coach The trials and tribulations of life can seem overwhelming at times. You are a good person. You work hard, try to do the right thing, and make every effort to please those around you. But no matter how much you give there appears to […]

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Resilience

Resilience: 8 Traits of Resilient People Resilience is a skill that can be developed and honed. Like a muscle, the more we develop it, the stronger it gets. Often times, we simply survive a trauma or difficult experience. By developing our resilience muscle, we can not only survive, but also thrive. Bouncing back from life's […]

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CLEAR Parenting

CLEAR Parenting I don’t claim to be an expert on parenting, but I am a parent and I have learned a few things over the years while raising my daughter and studying parenting and child behavior. This led me to develop what I call CLEAR parenting. Communication and Consistency Love and Laughter Empathy and Energy […]

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Self Doubt

Self Doubt: What Can Be Done About It? We all know what self doubt is.  It’s the lack of confidence in oneself and one’s abilities. I don’t know many people who never have these feelings. Perhaps you’ve heard the quote “When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.” I’ve seen this attributed […]

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How Do You Want To Be Remembered?

How Do You Want To Be Remembered? A recent personal loss got me thinking... My friend wrote this post and I thought it was worth sharing. Guest post by John Manuel It's time for a real talk, friends. It's a lengthy story, but there's a point to it all I promise. Just bear with me […]

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From Home to Assisted Living With Dignity and Grace

From Home to Assisted Living Some transitions are exciting, some transitions are scary and some are harder than others, but all transitions come with at least some uncertainty. Transitioning your loved one into a nursing home or assisted living situation can be one of the most difficult changes for everyone involved. This is not just […]

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He proposed, you accepted…..now what?

He proposed, you accepted...now what? Getting married is a wonderful, magical and momentous occasion. From the excitement of the proposal to the day of the nuptials, there is so much to do and so many decisions to make. Wedding planners are a good start. They help with all of the "I do" details and can […]

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